Co-Occurring Disorders for Addiction Professionals
COM HLT X 470.8
In preparation of being an addiction professional, this course focuses on terminology, knowledge, and issues of the mental health field and substance use disorders.
What you will learn.
- Evaluate alcohol and drug symptoms, which often mimic psychiatric symptoms
- Focus on co-occuring disorders as a result of psychiatric diagnosis given alongside the primary diagnosis of substance abuse
- Familiarize yourself with the terminology of the mental health field, substance abuse, and dependence
About this course:
Alcohol and drug symptoms often mimic psychiatric symptoms. The addiction professional must be familiar with the terminology and issues of the mental health field, in addition to knowledge of substance use disorders. This course focuses on co-occurring disorders, a condition that occurs when a psychiatric diagnosis is given alongside the primary diagnosis of substance abuse or substance dependence.