Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 43, Chapter 12): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43)

About the Course:

*_Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (TIP 43, Chapter 12): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs*_ addresses issues for patients who have substance use and co-occurring disorders. These patients often exhibit behaviors or experience emotions that interfere with treatment and require special interventions. This chapter describes the prevalence of co-occurring disorders, screening, and diagnosis of these disorders, and the effects of such disorders on treatment outcomes. In addition, this chapter explores special issues such as acute psychiatric danger, how to handle emergencies, and the effect of co-occurring behaviors that increase the risk of infectious diseases.

Course materials are from Chapter 12. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from:

Course materials are from Chapter 12, found on pages 189 to 209 of pdf document (pages 210 to 230 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



Publication Date:

Revised 2011


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about co-occurring disorders in opioid treatment programs. It is appropriate for introductory to immediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the treatment for co-occurring disorders in medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs.

  2. Acknowledge the prevalence for co-occurring disorders, how to obtain motivation for treatment, etiology of co-occurring disorders, and the need of screening for co-occurring disorders.

  3. Explain how to make and confirm a psychiatric diagnosis, and understand the prognosis for patients with co-occurring disorders.

  4. Identify the treatment issues of co-occurring disorders.

Course Article

This is the entire TIP 43 text, however Chapter 12 only is the material for this course.

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Course Number: 102069
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1.5cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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