Recommendation ID

Barriers and facilitators:- What are the barriers and facilitators for young people and adults with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse to obtain an optimal service (including optimal time frame for delivering interventions) to meet their needs and enable their recovery?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is limited evidence that identifies the triggers for deterioration and the turning points for recovery for people with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse.
Although review 2 contains evidence on the views and experiences of this group, their family or carers, it is not always clear which point in the care pathway the views and experiences expressed relate to. As such, it is difficult to fully break down the experience of care received at various intervals along the care pathway. Understanding the experience of people who are at different stages of recovery and how they have maintained their progress and success (1 year, 3 years, 5 years, 10 years+) will help with designing more effective services and planning services that deliver interventions at the right time.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services
Date issued
November 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2016