Co Occurring treatment is the care that is provided when a person has symptoms of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. This comorbidity can be any drug or alcohol diagnosis, combined with any mental health diagnosis (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.). In most cases, the symptoms and issues related to one can worsen the issues of the other. It essential to address the dual presentation simultaneously, as brain changes take place in the same areas of the brain that are affected by other mental illnesses. This includes alterations in the structure of neurons in the reward pathways, increase in dopamine receptors and increases and decreases in production of neurotransmitters.
Instructor: Joel M Levine, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT
Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class!
Our courses courses have been approved for six initial and renewal hours (unless otherwise stated) toward the Addiction Counselor License and Certification (LCADC and CADC) in New Jersey. They are also approved for CEU's needed for the MFT, MFT-Permit, LPC, LAC, and LRC credentials, as well as re-certification hours for all credentials issued by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) (Provider #208). As an IC&RC member Board, APCBNJ-approved courses may have reciprocity with all other IC&RC member boards. NCADD is also an approved NAADAC provider # 108000 and Florida Certification Board #5241-A.