Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The prevalence of persons with dual diagnosis has considerably increased throughout the past 20 years. Adequate counseling and treatment services are necessary to assist these persons with a successful recovery. This paper outlines areas of concern by counselors and clients; Prevalence, Homelessness and dual diagnosis, Reason for use, Reason for use Triggers and relapse, Medication, Treatment challenges, and Counseling challenges. Adequate treatment therapies and programs are outlined. Results of a questionnaire are included along with the implications for counselors.

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