Holistic Approaches to Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders (6CECs–CT, NJ, MA, RI, VT)
Connecticut Women's Consortium
Over eight-million Americans meet criteria for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. People with co-occurring disorders range from the executive with obsessive-compulsive disorder who drinks a fifth of hard liquor a day, to a homeless person who smokes cannabis heavily and has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, to the 35-year-old mother with PTSD and a life-threatening opioid habit. What is clear, is that of all people who seek treatment for substance use or mental health, fifty percent or more have at least one co-occurring problem. Sadly, this often goes unrecognized, unaddressed, or under-addressed.
This training presents the complex matrix of co-occurring disorders and how to think through both the assessment process and craft effective and integrated treatment, where the focus is on the person in search of help, their goals, priorities, and aspirations.
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