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.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Health Care & Counseling-General

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning