Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders

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This educational course covers The National Institute on Drug Abuse research report: Common comorbidities with substance use disorders. Comorbid is described as a sequential or simultaneous occurrence of two or more disorders in a person.  Comorbidity also implies that the illnesses interact, affecting the course and prognosis of both. This training covers prognisis and treatment. This education covers the Counseling Services and Treatment Planning skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of comorbidity in substance use treatment;
  2. Describe the relationship between substance use and mental illness;
  3. Identify comobidities between co-occurring disorders and physical conditions;
  4. Identify barriers to comprehensive treatment with co-occurring disorders.



AuthorNIDA. 2020, May 27. Introduction. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/common-comorbidities-substance-use-disorders/introduction on 2020

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C