In the U.S., millions of people, at some point in their lifetime struggle with problematic drug use. Substance use disorders pose significant health risks not only for the individual and their family, but also can have far-reaching consequences that affect employment, health care systems, local communities, and society as a whole. Research has shown that often times substance use disorders co-occur with a range of mental health disorders further adding to the complexity of identifying, assessing and treating the disorder.
This webinar will assist participants in understanding the basics of the disorder, scientific principles of addiction as a brain disease, symptomology, prevalence, availability and access to care, effectiveness of treatment as well as seek to dispel common misconceptions and biases within the culture about substance use disorders.
substance use, substance use disorders, tailoring treatment