|Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Welcome to what we hope will be a value-added educational experience for you, as you seek to increase your knowledge and skills in the area of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and the effective treatment thereof.
This project has been a year-long effort to produce interactive, web-based materials that can assist individuals in developing and improving dual disorders treatment competencies. If you are a mental health professional seeking to expand your skills in the direction of co-occurring addictions treatment, these modules are for you. If you are a substance abuse professional seeking to expand your knowledge base in the direction of co-occurring mental health disorders, these modules are also for you. If you are a family member or natural supports person in the life of a loved one with dual disorders, these modules are also for you, to assist in gaining a greater understanding of the elements and processes involved in successful, integrated treatment. And last, but not least, if you are an individual up against the dual challenge of recovery from both mental health and substance use disorders, we hope that there is also benefit to be gained from reviewing much of the material contained in these learning modules.
However you come to the information presented here, we are interested in providing the most helpful learning experience possible. Please do not hesitate to send along any and all feedback, so that future versions of material can be even more effective in supporting the sometimes difficult, yet incredibly important challenge of successful dual recovery.
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Respectfully submitted: Stephen R. Wiland, LMSW, CAC-R
Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services (CSTS)
Clinical Practices Administrator
Scott McKeown, Stephen Towery, Diane Heinlein, Tracy Gomez, John Berridge, Bertha Lopez, Marci Scalera, Ruth Shabazz, Julie Cushman, Tom Powell, Heather Dagenais, Greg Smith, and Darren Beland, as well as the contributions of other CSTS and WCHO
Administrators, Case Managers, Clinicians and Grant Support personnel.
Funded by a
State of Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Grant
awarded to the Washtenaw Community Health Organization
and Community Support and Treatment Services