Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-medication and Complex Recovery

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Event Description: 
Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery will be presented by Jeremy Suttles, MSE, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital – Adult Inpatient Psychiatry. Co-Occurring Disorders, also known as Dual Diagnosis, is the term used to describe having both a substance use disorder and a mental health or medical illness; the symptoms of one influence the symptoms and treatment of the other. Diagnosing and treating these disorders can be challenging, as the two are often so entwined that they are difficult to separate. People with dual diagnosis issues often use substances to self-medicate to treat the symptoms of their medical or mental health issues, but the consequences of that use include poorer mental and physical health. The cycle of dual diagnosis can be a challenge for both providers and patients during recovery. This presentation will provide an overview of what co-occurring disorders are, how they are identified, their prevalence, and the most effective methods of treatment. Emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive model of recovery that provides for emotional and physical health recovery as well as ongoing sobriety. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Free, open to all, no registration required. Provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals.
Type of Event: 
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
80
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
Address Line 2: 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
48197
Website for additional information: 
http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
Contacts
Contact Name: 
Emily
Last Name: 
Hagen, LLMSW
Address Line 1: 
Dawn Farm
Address Line 2: 
6633 Stony Creek Road
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Zip Code: 
48197
Phone: 
734-485-8725
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Yes
Last Updated: 08/21/2017