Understanding Co-Occurring Disorders (COD Lesson)

The field of chemical dependency treatment is rapidly changing. With each passing year we have a greater understanding of how mental health issues affect substance abuse disorders. Additionally, substance abuse problems impact, launch, or exacerbate mental health problems. Many treatment programs are responding to the multifaceted interaction of substance use and mental health problems. This lesson presents information imperative to understanding the complexity of co-occurring disorders and examines three very different approaches to treatment. Learn the strategies effective treatment programs have in common and explore some fundamental therapeutic interventions. Good resources are necessary for good treatment.