Articles and Reports - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

By: Dual Diagnosis  05/12/2011
Keywords: mental health, Treatment Planning

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These are articles or links to articles from newspapers, contributors or academic research within Ireland.

Irish Government/Agency reports

In June 2009, the Controller and Auditor General completed a value for money review on treatment services for illegal drug addiction. This points to a lack of assessment of treatment planning  & outcomes  with data not being collected correctly.The lack of good measurement data means clients with dual diagnosis who are not getting the right treatment are not being identified. Specific recommendations made include

  • “Improving the accuracy and coverage of the NDTRS(information system) needs to be addressed so that better estimation of the size of waiting lists can occur, delays in access to treatment can be recognised, progression between forms of treatment tracked, treatment drop-out rates monitored and outcomes and treatment effectiveness evaluated.
  • The delivery of care planning needs to be managed on the basis of clear performance targets for care planning, with regular monitoring and reporting of achievement.
  • Targets should be set in relation to the expected outcomes of treatment and rehabilitation service
  • The national framework for care planning and management needs to be developed by the HSE.”

Mental Health Assessment Tools

Other reports & articles

We would like to thank Declan Byrne for contributing two documents (below) he has written, which we hope will be interesting and informative to those concerned about Dual Diagnosis in Ireland:

Reports from Dual Diagnosis Events

Participant Feedback Report January 2010 on

Keywords: mental health, Treatment Planning

Other products and services from Dual Diagnosis


Services - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

Develop a panel of therapists and counsellors with particular expertise in Dual Diagnosis treatment. Dual Diagnosis Ireland is developing a panel of counsellors and therapists. You must have experience in Addiction and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The relationship will be solely between the therapist and the client. You must understand the link between addiction & mental health. Dual Diagnosis Ireland will simply act as a referral agency.


Panel of Therapists - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

You must have a recognised qualification from a professional counselling organisation.You must have experience in Addiction and Cognitive Behavioural TherapyYou must be familiar with DSMIV and mental health issuesYou must understand the link between addiction & mental healthYou must work in a holistic manner with clients. Dual Diagnosis Ireland is developing a panel of counsellors and therapists.


Books - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

The very moving readable biography of Irish singer Mary Coughlan detailing how her abusive childhood led to psychiatrist care, numerous addiction rehabs at huge personal cost, until finally her underlying problems were addressed. A useful insight into the world of addiction & mental health for those suffering & those caring. The Road to mental health and addiction recovery. Treatment planning for person-centered care.


Online Resources - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

Dual Recovery Anonymous™ is an independent, non professional, twelve step, self-help fellowship organisation for people with a dual diagnosis. This Irish Government agency has a number of research reports on addicition and mental health in relation to homelessness. American based Linked-in discussion group For professionals interested in the area of dual diagnosis. Useful links on mental health.