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Treatment for Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders

Course #: 06-1460

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description 

Many individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) are also diagnosed with mental disorders and vice versa. Often, people who struggle with substance use also have an underlying mental health issue. While neither condition actually causes the other, they often exist together, and one condition can exacerbate the symptoms of the other. Approximately half of those with a mental illness or a substance use disorder will struggle with the other at some point in their life. Research suggests that co-occurring conditions need to be treated at the same time, and early detection and treatment for both conditions can greatly improve the person's recovery and quality of life. Since individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD) are common, professionals must be equipped with the skills and competencies to treat individuals with such issues. This course will introduce behavioral health professionals to co-occurring behavioral health disorders along with assessment, diagnoses, and treatment models.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify methods of assessment and diagnosis of co-occurring behavioral health disorders. 
  2. Explore Models of treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. 
  3. Examine relapse prevention strategies that may improve treatment outcomes.


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Course Date: 2024-01-02

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