Community Connections
Research & Grant Funded Initiatives: Dual Diagnosis
For the past fifteen-plus years, Community Connections has examined the complex and interacting mental health and substance use problems of consumers.  One current and one previous project are described in more detail when you click titles below.
West Institute for Co-Occurring Disorders Study (West Program) (2007-present)
Community Connections has partnered with the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center in implementing the West Institute Study for Co-Occurring Disorders. This is a multi-level project testing psychosocial and pharmaceutical interventions for substance abuse among people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Services for Homeless Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
In the late 1980's, the complex and interacting mental health and substance use problems of many homeless individuals were increasingly evident. With funding from the National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Community Connections and the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center conducted a study to examine the effects of integrated mental health, substance abuse, and housing interventions for homeless, dually diagnosed adults.
For information about related training opportunities, please see our Training & Consultation page, Events Calendar, or contact Lori Beyer, MSW, Director of Trauma Training, at 202-608-4788 or at
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See Employment for current opportunities to join the staff of particular projects or team specialty areas at Community Connections.