Lois Dugmore is currently a full time PhD student at University of Nottingham. She specializes in addictions and mental health and is a keen supporter of mainstreaming substance use into mental health settings and veterans services. Lois has published papers and contributed chapters to a number of books related to risk, sexual abuse, dual diagnosis and substance misuse. Lois has a keen interest in mainstreaming sexual abuse within mental health services and is currently involved in delivering the Department of Health’s violence and sexual abuse training for healthcare professionals. Lois has a keen interest in forensic settings and experience of working with forensic and prison settings. Lois is a member of PROGRESS nurse consultant group and all parliamentary groups on dual diagnosis. That provides guidance on dual diagnosis information and policy recommendations.