Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 1, P53-62 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0002 View full text
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Jennifer Alvidrez, Barbara E. Havassy

Abstract: This study examined the racial distribution of dual-diagnosis clients in public sector residential mental health and drug treatment settings. In a sample of 179 dual-diagnosis clients, there was a significantly larger proportion of blacks in the drug treatment cohort than the mental health cohort. There were black-white differences in the types of substance use disorders found, but not in the types of mental health disorders. Diagnostic and drug use pattern differences did not account for the differential raci…

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