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ACDP and Dual Diagnosis Programme

Alcohol and Chemical Dependence Programme and Dual Diagnosis Programme Outcomes

The Alcohol and Chemical Dependence Programme (ACDP) is designed to help individuals with alcohol and/or chemical dependence/abuse to achieve abstinence by enabling them to develop an increased awareness of the implications and consequences of their drinking and/or drug-taking.

The Dual Diagnosis Programme is designed for adults who have a dependence on alcohol or chemical substances, and, in addition, a co-morbid diagnosis of a mental health difficulty, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. The aim of this programme is to enable service users to not only achieve abstinence and recovery in relation to substance use, but also to facilitate awareness and understanding and to provide practical support and knowledge in relation to their mental health difficulties. 

Since 2014, the Leeds Dependence Questionnaire (LDQ) has been used to measure the clinical outcomes of the multidisciplinary, stepped-care ACDP and Dual Diagnosis Programme. The LDQ is a ten-item questionnaire, designed to screen for mild to severe psychological dependence on a variety of different substances, including alcohol and opiates. This measure was completed by service users pre- and post-programme participation, and, in 2018, for both programmes, showed significant improvements in service users’ mean scores following completion.

Total Scores on Leeds Dependence Questionnaire

ACDP: LDQ Total Scores 2018

Dual Diagnosis: LDQ Total Scores 2018

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Eating Disorders Programme