Question: In adults with psychosis and comorbid substance misuse, how effective is family/carer work, in improving patient outcomes?


Evidence from one small, high quality randomised controlled trial indicated that family interventions may benefit both patients with psychosis and co-morbid substance misuse and their family members. However, there were problems in establishing initial engagement and maintaining continued participation. Further research is needed to confirm these findings, and to explore the relative effectiveness of different types of family intervention.

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