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Key Facts: Integrating Services for Persons with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

  • By: NYSHealth
  • Date: January 2009
  • Priority Area: Integrating Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Type: Resources
  • Category: Fact Sheet
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Overview

This NYSHealth fact sheet lists important figures regarding the current system of care and the need to reform integrated services for persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in New York State.

Presently 1.4 million New Yorkers suffer from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and 50% of New Yorkers suffering from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receive no care. Only 10% of New Yorkers with these co-occurring disorders receive evidence-based treatment for both conditions, with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders accounting for more than $100 billion of lost productivity each year. The New York State Health Foundation awarded a $3.2 million grant to the National Development and Research Institutes to establish the Center of Excellence for the Integration of Care (CEIC) to standardize screening, assessment, and treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.