Addressing Co-occurring Disorders in Nursing Facilities
October 11, 2023
2 - 3 p.m. EST
ACCME credits will be offered.
Substance use disorders and mental illness overlap at the rate of 50-70%. Compared to individuals with a single diagnosis, those with co-occurring disorders experience more instances of hospitalizations, suicide attempts, actual suicides and relapse. Topics covered in this presentation include the definition of a co-occurring disorder; how substance use disorders and mental illness interact; person-centered recovery; integrated co-occurring disorders treatment; stage-based interventions; and how to support residents with co-occurring disorders.
1. Define co-occurring disorders.
2. Articulate seven (7) ways substance use disorders and mental illness interact with each other for residents with co-occurring disorders.
3. Explain the differences between three (3) types of co-occurring disorders treatment.
4. Be able to provide services and make referrals based upon a resident’s level of readiness to change
5. Provide support for residents with co-occurring disorders.
Speaker: Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC