SUD and Psychiatric Comorbidities: Helping Clients Manage the Amplification of Stigma and a Dual Mental Health Diagnosis

DATE: Saturday, March 25th, 2023

TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST  //  12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $47


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF Included
  • Provides for 3 CE hours of (SS) HIV Training

The term “dual diagnosis” describes the clinically challenging comorbidity of a substance use disorder (SUD) along with another major mental illness. Evidence-based psychotherapies for addiction, including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, contingency management, skills training, and/or case management, are a necessity and must be balanced with rational and appropriate pharmacotherapy targeting both the SUD as well as the other disorder. Treating patients with co-occurring disorders (CODs) within integrated dual-disorder treatment (IDDT) programs sounds straightforward. However, implementing evidence-based “best practice” treatment is a significant challenge in the real world for several reasons. In this webinar, we will explore the challenges of working with a dual-diagnosed client from accurate diagnosing to determining the best-integrated dual-diagnosis treatment (IDDT) plan, and the challenges in the ‘real world’ that these clients face to managing their diagnoses.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explore diagnostic dilemmas and the most common dual diagnoses.
  • Review “real world” challenges that dually diagnosed clients face in recovery and mental health management.
  • Implement evidence-based treatments effective in working with dually diagnosed clients.
  • Discuss pharmacotherapy and medication-assisted treatment and contraindications.