Physiological Actions of Alcohol and Drugs

Co-Occurring Disorders

General Principles for the Use of Pharmacological Agents to Treat Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012)

This document provides general principles to assist in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of pharmacologic approaches to support the recovery of individuals with COD.

Schizophrenia vs PTSD? Why it Matters in Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

National Association for Counselors and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Webinar (March 2015)

This free webinar is designed to raise awareness of the importance of accurate diagnosis and ethical treatment of patients that experience severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms but may have been treated traditionally across multiple systems for psychotic disorders. These patients may have poor response to anti-psychotic medications and express fear of sedatives. Trauma informed care requires clinicians to be sensitive to such differential diagnoses so that the focus can be on recovery rather than symptom management or subdued central nervous system.


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