The Co-Occurring Disorders online textbook can be used for students in the Behavioral Health program at Whatcom Community College, taking Chemical Dependency Professional certificate or degree courses.
The Co-Occurring Disorders online textbooks is broken up according to course title and will be listing recommended articles, publications, graphics, videos, and webinars that relate to course topics. One of the main sources for learning resources within this online textbook is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). It is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health in our country. Many of the Technical Assistance Publication series and the Treatment Improvement Protocol series are integrated within the textbook. For accessible versions of these documents, please contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration accessibility page. Another recommended learning resource for this course is the independent study exam Integrating Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders: An Introduction to What Every Addiction Counselor Needs to Know, by NAADAC.