Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Understanding and Helping Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: A Simple Look at a Complex Problem

Event date: 
October 11, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Face-to-Face Training
Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of North Carolina
Winston-Salem, NC
Additional address info: 

Northwest AHEC

Deacon Tower

475 Deacon Boulevard

Substance abuse by clients served within the mental health treatment system is an established concern and pervasive clinical challenge. Attempts to serve these individuals within mainstream mental health or substance abuse treatment settings has had mixed results. This presentation is designed to provide an introductory overview of the challenges associated with treatment planning and treatment delivery for clients with co-occurring disorders as well as a review of emerging best practice treatment strategies based on an integrated approach to working with this population. In particular, this presentation will review the principles, approaches and interventions for providing services to this population and will include a description of The Integrated Treatment for Dual Disorders (IDDT) model which is recognized as an evidenced based treatment for serving persons with co-occurring chronic mental health and substance use disorders.   To register for this face-to-face event, please click the following link:  


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