Co-Occurring Disorders

Please no plagiarism and make sure you are able to access all resource on your own before you bid. Main references come from Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018) and/or American Psychiatric Association. (2013). You need to have scholarly support for any claim of fact or recommendation regarding treatment. APA format also requires headings. Use the prompt each week to guide your heading titles and organize the content of your initial post under the appropriate headings. Remember to use scholarly research from peer-reviewed articles that is current. I have also attached my discussion rubric so you can see how to make full points. Please follow the instructions to get full credit for the discussion. I need this completed by 04/17/19 at 7pm.

Discussion – Week 8

Co-Occurring Disorders

Co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders are so common in treatment that they are considered the norm, not the exception. More than half of clients with one diagnosis will have the other–a broad statistic that emphasizes the importance of mental health counselors having a working knowledge of addiction and its treatment. Further, it’s important to recognize that the presence of co-occurring disorders complicates treatment considerably–the total is far more than the sum of its parts.

For this Discussion, you will analyze the efficacy of integrated treatment in co-occurring disorders. To facilitate your response to the prompt, consider a hypothetical client example–such as an individual with bipolar disorder and cocaine use disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder. In reality, many individuals with co-occurring disorders have multiple mental health and addiction diagnoses; however, for simplicity of this Discussion and ease in making your points, consider just one diagnosis under each area.

Post by Day 4 an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of an integrated treatment approach for co-occurring disorders. Then, describe how you would conceptualize a client with co-occurring addiction and mental health issues using a hypothetical client example to help illustrate your points. Be sure to include ideas for assessment and treatment planning using specific examples to support your assertions.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

Required Resources

  • Van      Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R. (2018). Addiction treatment: A      strengths perspective (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.
    • Chapter       4, “Substance Misuse with a Co-occurring Mental Disorder or Disability”       (pp. 151-190)
  • Drapalski,      A., Bennett, M., & Bellack, A. (2011). Gender differences in substance      abuse, consequences, motivation to change, and treatment seeking in people      with serious mental illness. Substance Use & Misuse, 46(6),      808–818. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Kennedy,      K., & Gregoire, T. K. (2009). Theories of motivation in addiction      treatment: Testing the relationship of the transtheoretical model of      change and self-determination theory. Journal of Social Work      Practice in the Addictions, 9(2), 163–183. Retrieved from the Walden      Library databases.
  • Kerfoot,      K., Petrakis, I. L., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2011). Dual diagnosis in an      aging population: Prevalence of psychiatric disorders, comorbid substance      abuse, and mental health service utilization in the Department of Veterans      Affairs. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7(1/2), 4–13. Retrieved      from the Walden Library databases.
  • Lachman,      A. (2012). Dual diagnosis in adolescence—An escalating risk. Journal      of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 24(1), pv–vii. Retrieved from      the Walden Library databases.
  • Torrey,      W. C., Tepper, M., & Greenwold, J. (2011). Implementing integrated      services for adults with co-occurring substance use disorders and      psychiatric illnesses: A research review. Journal of Dual      Diagnosis, 7(3), 150–161. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Woods,      M. R., & Drake, R. E. (2011). Treatment of a young man with psychosis      and polysubstance abuse. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 7(3),      175–185. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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