The Relationship Between Mental Illness, Substance Abuse, Crime & Violence



In this episode we discuss the interplay between mental illness & substance abuse and how this interplay affects negative outcomes. Dr. Price provides a comparison between serious mental illness and personality disorders, and together we review general risk factors, policy issues, and provide and overview of substance abuse. MATURE THEME

References for this episode:

Treatment Advocacy Center 

The Vera Institute

The Albany County Mobile Crisis Team

Previous episodes referred to:

Insanity Defense (S2, E2)

Psychopathy (S1, E2)

Interview with John Snook of the Treatment Advocacy Center (S2, E1)

Other related episodes:

Mental Illness & Violence (S1, E5)

A General Discussion on Risk (S1, E3)

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Artwork & Music:

Our artwork was hand-painted by Jenn Koonz, Ph.D. and used with her permission – digitalized by Steve Koonz.

Our theme music was composed and performed by Adam Price, used with permission. Our transition music was composed and performed by Steve Koonz.


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