Dual Diagnosis Protocol

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The Dual Diagnosis operational Protocol is designed to give a clear framework within which Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust and Spectrum Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service staff can operate with regard to providing comprehensive service user focused services to those with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Misuse Disorders (Dual Diagnosis).

Spectrum and Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust have clear agreements about how to meet the needs of those with co-existing mental health and substance misuse disorders (Dual Diagnosis), as defined in this protocol, under their care. These are based on the principle of working jointly to provide individualised packages of care that are most suited to individual service users, rather than allowing the ways services are organised to dictate how care is provided.

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