Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorder (DA2020)

Author(s): US Dept of Health & Human Services

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, MCBAP-Specific, NAADAC, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 2

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage.

Course Overview

This research report provides information on the state of the science in the comorbidity of substance use disorders with mental illness and physical health conditions.
I. Introduction
II. Part 1: The connection between substance use disorders and mental illness
III. Part 2: Co-occurring substance use disorder and physical comorbidities
IV. Part 3: The connection between substance use disorders and HIV
V. Part 4: Barriers to comprehensive treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders

Course Objectives

  1. Enhance assessment of the patient's condition and determine the best treatment method in collaboration with the patient and, when possible and desired, the patient's family and caregivers

  2. Improve understanding of the connection between substance use disorders and mental illness

  3. Optimize methods for HIV prevention and treatment

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