The Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders (Overview Paper 8)
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101550
About the Course:
The Epidemiology of Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders is presented in two parts. Part 1 is intended for non-scientists and explains what epidemiology is and how it can be used by practioners, administrators, and policymakers. Part 1 also presents some highlights from past epidemiologic studies of co-occurring disorders (COD) and introduces three major national studies that are regularly used as sources of information on the nature and extent of COD problems in the United States. Part 2 presents some detailed technical information on these three studies and is intended for audiences who have some familiarity with epidemiologic methods.
SAMHSA’s Co-Occurring Center for Excellance
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the epidemiology of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.
Define epidemiology and tell why it is needed.
Explain the major aims of the three national epidemiologic studies which include NCS-R, NSDUH, and NESARC.
Discuss the main similarities and differences in the methods and findings of the epidemiologic studies inclusive of NCS-R, NSDUH, and NESARC.
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