Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders (Overview Paper 1)

About the Course:

Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders (Overview Paper 1) provides definitions of terms associated with substance-related disorders, mental disorders, co-occurring disorders and programs. The purpose for which a definition is used and the context in which it is used will affect its meaning, dimensions, and precision. Thus, context and purpose should be made explicit in any policy, initiative, financing mechanism, or system in which a definition is used.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Center for Excellence

Publication Date:

Printed 2006 Reprinted 2007

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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 screening, assessment, and treatment planning for persons with co-occurring disorders. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participates’ knowledgeed levels, all levels) of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify terms associated with substance-related and mental disorders.

  2. Acknowledge distinctions between mental disorders and serious mental illnesses.

  3. Discuss terms associated with co-occurring disorders.

  4. Explain terms associated with programs.

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