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ERIC Number: EJ911493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders within a Countywide System: Who Interfaces with the Jail and Who Does Not?
Kubiak, Sheryl Pimlott; Essenmacher, Lynnette; Hanna, Julie; Zeoli, April
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v50 n1 p1-17 2011
The presence of a co-occurring substance use disorder increases the risk of incarceration for those with a serious mental illness. To examine the interface between jail and mental health systems, a sample of 1,440 individuals diagnosed with both disorders was followed for 48 months using administrative data. The majority (63%) experienced incarceration with a median length of stay of 14 days. Predictors of incarceration were a more severe substance use diagnosis and younger age. These findings inform community-wide discussions aimed at enhancing coordination and collaboration between systems with the specific goal of decreasing the high prevalence of jail interface for this population. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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