Praxis Regional Training: Northeast MA: Co-Occurring Disorders, Lowell Community Health Center, Friday, 24. April 2020

Between 2013 and 2016, the number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts increased by 91 percent. Between 2016 and 2017, the state saw a 5 percent decrease in opioid-related deaths which can be attributed to less stigma and increased resources and services for people with a substance use disorder.
More than 65% of people with a substance use disorder have at least one co-occurring mental health condition. Common co-occurring conditions are depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and bipolar disorder. People with co-occurring disorders can be more challenging to treat due to the complex nature and impact of these conditions on their overall functioning. Integrating treatment of both conditions is critical as is helping the person identify motivational goals and strategies.
In this training, participants will learn about treatment and support needs of people living with co-occurring conditions. This training will explore engagement and motivational strategies to help a person develop recovery goals. Read the agenda.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:


Recognize symptoms of common mental health conditions


Learn about non-pharmacological treatments that may be helpful to people with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions


Describe treatment, social services, and recovery supports that help people with co-occurring conditions to live, learn, and work in communities of their choice


Friday, 24. April 2020, Lowell Community Health Center, Praxis Regional Training: Northeast MA: Co-Occurring Disorders

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