RECERT: Medication: Psychotropic drug use working with co-occurring clients

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 09:00am - 04:00pm

Contact Lissetet Bacharde @ 732-254-3344 ext. 114

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According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug use and Health, more than 8 million adults aged 18 and older (3.4% of all adults) had both a mental illness and substance use disorder in the past year, and 2.6 million adults had co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders in the past year.  Much like medical conditions that cause other medical conditions to worsen, people who suffer from mental illness often experience serious symptoms when drugs or alcohol addiction is involved.  Some of these symptoms include intrusive thoughts, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation or a fear of public situations.  The more the individual uses substances to cope with their symptoms, the greater the risk of developing addiction.  Co-Occurring Disorders can be described as major depression with cocaine addiction, alcohol addiction with panic disorder, alcoholism and multiple-drug addiction with schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder with episodic multiple-drug use disorders.  When it comes to recovery from co-occurring disorders, treatment must target both the mental illness and the addictive disorder to produce effective, lasting results. Medications that will enhance the individual with co-occurring disorders maintain ongoing recovery will be discussed and reviewed.

 

Instructor: Dr. Shaheed Shabazz

 
Number attending this event: 4
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Location

Middlesex County Fire Academy,
1001 Fire Academy Drive,
Sayreville,
New Jersey, 08872, USA.
Telephone: 732-727-0008

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