Comorbidity Addiction and Other Mental Health Disorders Brief Intro
The course begins with an overview and definition of both mental illness and addiction and goes on to describe the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Common factors in co-morbidity are also reviewed. Changes in the brain through development are reviewed, as well as how co-occurring disorders are diagnosed and treated. This course is based upon material published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), whose materials are freely available.
This course on co-occurring disorders is designed for peer support counselors, recovery residence administrators, substance abuse counselors, and paraprofessionals who want to work in substance abuse treatment. This course is appropriate for beginning level practitioners.
Authors: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with an introduction to co-occurring disorders. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe co-occurring disorders and social factors common to persons with co-occurring disorders.
- Identify incidence of comorbidity.
- Recognize diagnostic procedures for comorbidity.
Citation: National Institute on Drug Abuse (2010). Research Report Series: Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses. NIH Publication Number 10-5771 Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- Florida Certification Board
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
This course is Non Interactive .