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Treatment of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders

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About the Course:

Drug use disorders (DUDs) frequently co-occur with alcohol use disorders, affecting approximately 1.1 percent of the U.S. population. Compared with alcohol use disorders or DUDs alone, co-occurring disorders are associated with a greater severity of substance dependence; co-occurring psychiatric disorders also are common in this patient population. Many effective medications and behavioral treatments are available to treat alcohol dependence and drug dependence when these occur independent of one another. There is a paucity of research; however, specifically focused on the treatment of persons with co-occurring alcohol and other DUDs (AODUDs). The evidence to date on treating this patient population suggests that combining some of the behavioral and pharmacologic treatments that are effective in treating either drug or alcohol use disorders alone may be useful in the AODUD population as well.

Journal/Publisher:

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Alcohol Research and Health, Volume 21, Number 2, 2008

Course Material Authors

Henry R. Kranzler, M.D.

Henry R. Kranzler, M.D., is professor of psychiatry, associate scientific director of the Alcohol Research Center, and program director of the Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., General Clinical Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.

Albert J. Arias, M.D.

Albert J. Arias, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.

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 treatment of co-occurring alcohol and other drug use disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss assessment, placement, and treatment matching for patients with co-occurring alcohol and other drug use disorders (AODUDs).

  2. Identify evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders, including behavioral therapies and pharmacotherapies for the abuse of alcohol, cocaine, opioids, and marijuana.

  3. Describe possible and recommended treatments for patients with
    AODUDs, including co-occurring alcohol and cocaine dependence, opioid and cocaine dependence, and opioid and alcohol dependence.

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Article: Treatment of Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorders

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Course Number 101651
1 credit hour
  • Online Article
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