Common Medications for Disorders (TIP 42, Appendix F): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

About the Course:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 42) adopts a program perspective to examine both outpatient and residential settings for treating clients with co-occurring disorders, highlighting promising treatment models that have emerged both within the substance abuse field and elsewhere. It discusses various treatment approaches and models available to those working in substance abuse settings and addresses common medications for co-occurring disorders. Course materials are from Appendix F, found on pages 459-486 of pdf documents (pages 484-511 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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 common medications for co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify pharmacologic risk factors associated with common medications used to treat mental illnesses.

  2. Identify the components of a stepwise treatment model for psychiatric disorders.

  3. Discuss psychotherapeutic medications, including usual dose, frequency, side effects, emergency conditions, cautions, and special considerations.

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