Tuesday, November 4, 2008

OASAS Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2008-2012 - Co-occurring disorders

In Chapter II of the OASAS Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2008 - 2012, these is a system's overview of various characteristics of the population in treatment in New York State in 2007. Here is a bar chart of the percentage of patients who had co-occuring psychiatric disorders with their substance abuse disorders.

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Interestingly, while the Statewide average percentage outside of New York City appears to be about 37-38 %, at GCASA the percentage of clients with psychiatric disorders was 38% and in Orleans County it was 38.7%. The community residence population in New York State outside of New York City was about 32% while at GCASA's Atwater Community Residence it was only 10.9% and about the same in GCASA's Supportive Living Program. I wonder if the data is accurate.

At any rate, in GCASA's outpatient programs a little more than 1/3 of our clients have had, or have, psychiatric problems.

Video lasts 3:29.

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