co-occurring disorders

WCADA Conference on Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health

Porthcawl, United Kingdom,

The Welsh Centre for Action on Dependency and Addiction is hosting its latest conference on Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health.

The event will take place on Thu, 7 November 2019 in Porthcawl.

The conference will address the question- How do we best meet the needs of people affected by co-occurring substance use and mental health?

National Trainers Trained on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 12 and 15 in Turkmenistan

From 15-21 July 2019 team of national trainers from Turkmenistan attended the National Training of Trainers held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. There were 12 representatives of drug dependence treatment service of the Ministry of Health of Turkmenistan and non-profit organizations (ICAP 1 holders) trained on the two following courses of Advanced Level UTC: Course 12: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Course 15: Managing Co-Occurring Disorders Trainer-led presentations, small-group and reflective exercises, role-plays and case study discussions helped participants to

Hazardous Alcohol Use among Patients with Schizophrenia and Depression

Subramaniam, Mythily, Mithila Valli Mahesh, Chao Xu Peh, Junda Tan, Restria Fauziana, Pratika Satghare, Bhanu Gupta, Kandasami Gomathinayagam, and Siow Ann Chong. "Hazardous alcohol use among patients with schizophrenia and depression." Alcohol 65 (2017): 63-69.
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Harmful alcohol use is known to increase the risk of alcohol dependence as well as physical conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cirrhosis.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common co-occurring disorder in people with mental health conditions. This can negatively impact the course and treatment outcomes.

Finding Ambivalence and 10 Other Things About Motivational Interviewing


The greatest challenge using motivational interviewing (MI) may be finding the “true” ambivalence it’s supposed to address. This webinar is designed to assist clinicians who want to use MI effectively with clients with co-occurring disorders. By returning to the basics and exploring the areas of focus and evocation, each participant will learn when it’s appropriate to use MI.

NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference


NAADAC invites you to its 2019 Annual Conference: Navigating the Addiction Profession in Orlando, FL from September 28 - October 3, 2019.

Don't miss six days of education, training, networking, and capacity-building with leaders in the addiction profession!  

Topics include:

Cognitive and Mindfulness‐Based Therapy for Adolescents with Co‐Occurring Post‐Traumatic Stress and Substance Use Disorder

Fortuna, Lisa R., Michelle V. Porche, and Auralyd Padilla. "A treatment development study of a cognitive and mindfulness‐based therapy for adolescents with co‐occurring post‐traumatic stress and substance use disorder." Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice 91, no. 1 (2018): 42-62.
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Early life experiences of trauma are known to significantly increase the risk of substance use in adolescence and adulthood. It has been suggested that individuals may use alcohol or drugs as a means of temporarily relieving themselves from psychological distress, however this can lead to increased emotional dysregulation in the long term.

Dilemmas in Recovery‑Oriented Practice to Support People with Co‑Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Brekke et al. (2018). Dilemmas in recovery‑oriented practice to support people with co‑occurring mental health and substance use disorders: a qualitative study of staff experiences in Norway. Int J Ment Health Syst 12:30
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Recovery-oriented practice is recommended in services for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Understanding practitioners’ perceptions of recovery-oriented services may be a key component of implementing recovery principles in day-to-day practice.

Co-Occurring Disorders for Adolescents

Spokane, United States,

Participants will be introduced to terminology, assessment and treatment strategies and models related to co-occurring treatment. The training will provide foundational knowledge on evidence-based practices in the field of behavioral health including differential diagnosis of individuals that have a substance use and mental health co-morbidity.