More than 65% of people with a substance use disorder have at least one co-occurring mental health condition. Common co-occurring conditions are depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder. People with co-occurring disorders can be more challenging to treat due to the complex nature and impact of these conditions on their overall functioning. Integrating treatment of both conditions is critical as is helping the person identify motivational goals and strategies.
In this training, participants will learn about treatment and support needs of people living with co-occurring conditions. This training will explore engagement and motivational strategies to help a person develop recovery goals. Read the agenda.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Identify common mental health disorders, their symptoms, and treatment
- Describe the three elements of effective treatment for substance use disorders
- Identify common risk factors for developing a co-occurring disorder
- Explain how trauma can impact the development of a co-occurring disorder
- Identify possible barriers people with co-occurring disorders face in accessing treatment
- Employ SAMHSA’s four dimensions of the recovery process to create a holistic treatment plan so that persons with cooccurring disorders can thrive in their communities of choice