101216: Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia

Alcohol Research and Health

About the Course:

Co-Occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and Schizophrenia reviews several aspects of alcohol use disorder (AUD) among people with schizophrenia, including the prevalence of this co-occurrence, biological and psychosocial factors that contribute to this relationship, and the correlated problems dually diagnosed people experience.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

2002

Authors

Kim T. Mueser; Robert E. Drake

About the Authors:

Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., is a professor in the departments of psychiatry and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and the New Hampshire Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Robert E. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the departments of psychiatry and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and the New Hampshire Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about co-occurring alcohol use disorder and schizophrenia. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors for the co-occurrence of schizophrenia and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

  2. Identify the correlated problems and the effects of AUD on the course and outcome of schizophrenia.

  3. Explain the four stages of treatment patients with schizophrenia and AUD generally pass through.

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