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AOT will help those who need treatment the most, which will improve outcomes for this population and reduce the burden on law enforcement, said Chief of Police Richard Beary, IACP's president.
Nationwide, under half the population lives in jurisdictions that use proven programs for reducing criminalization, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington,
"Treating people with severe mental illness is less expensive than hospitalizing them - not to mention more humane," says Doris A.
Mandating outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness, while controversial, results in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and increasing outpatient care.
Treatment Advocacy Center awards Munetz accolade for efforts in encouraging use of assisted outpatient treatment as alternative to incarceration for people with severe mental illness.
The relationship between untreated severe mental illness and violence is well-established.
In a study published May 20 in the journal Addiction, researchers have determined that treatment for smoking dependence is as effective among people with severe mental illnesses as it is for the general population.
By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than one-quarter of people with severe mental illness say they were victims of a violent crime within the past year, giving them a more than 11-fold higher risk than that seen in the general population, according to new study findings.
More than one-fourth of individuals with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime in the past year, almost 12 times general population rates, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.
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