Imagine going through treatment numerous times but not being able to stop using. Imagine deciding not to use and doing everything you possibly can to stop using but relapsing despite all your efforts. If this sums up your situation or If this story keeps repeating in your journey of recovery from substance use disorder, then chances are you might be suffering from substance use disorder together with another disorder or comorbidity.
This educational event has been designed with illustrious researchers in the field of psychiatry, psychology, neurology, professionals from academia as well as from health care, and eminent researchers contributing their research outcomes and views to the expansion of addiction research and therapy. The event is looking for new approaches and scopes to thoroughly review the scientific as well as clinical aspect of addiction.
Introduction: Descriptive data about co-occurrence of alcohol and cocaine consumption is scarce, despite its important prevalence. Dual disorders show high prevalence in clinical samples, and patients report worse evolution and need more health services.
A continuing professional development conference on addiction, highlighting integrated treatment practices that providers are using internationally today.
The event will bring together a wide range of academics, researchers and practitioners to join discussions on the most innovative developing research and trending topics in the specialties of mental health, behavioural health, addiction and recovery.
19th International Congress on Addictions: "Dual Disorders and Comorbidity Associated with Substance Use"
In recent years, it has become evident that in order to better understand the phenomenon of psychoactive substance use and its implications for physical and mental health, a multidimensional approach is necessary, since there are many and varied aspects involved in the consumption of psychoactive substances and the development of addictions.
Despite a growing evidence base and numerous policy changes, the association between addiction and other mental health problems is often ignored.
It remains that many patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUDs) also have Other Psychiatric Disorders (OPDs), suggesting that an integrative treatment approach sophisticated enough to address both SUDs and OPDs is necessary.