In 2018, 9.2 million adult Americans had a co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder.¹ Additionally, 2 million individuals in U.S. jails have a serious mental illness, with most having a co-occurring substance use disorder.²
While it’s widely known that medication adherence greatly improves outcomes in the treatment of substance use disorders and mental illness, and also helps to reduce rates of recidivism in the criminal justice system, clinicians generally overestimate their own ability to identify and quantify non-adherence among their patients.³
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1 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
2 Improving Outcomes for People with Serious Mental Illness and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders in Contact with the Criminal Justice System
3 Medication Matters: Causes and Solutions to Medication Non-Adherence, National Council for Behavioral Health’s Medical Director Institute, September 2018
Medication non-adherence accounts for 30–50% of treatment failures.
Cordant Health Solutions® supports the full spectrum of treatment, of which mental health is a critical component. We understand that medication adherence is vital in the effectiveness of treatment protocols, which is why we offer the most comprehensive mental health testing menu in the industry.
An analysis of drug test results from mental health patients in Cordant’s program where medications were reported as prescribed revealed surprising insights:
Analysis of 17,720 samples from mental health patients in Cordant’s program where a medication was reported as prescribed with the test order; Jan 2018–Sept 2019
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