Co-Occurring Medical and Psychiatric Conditions (TIP 45, Chapter 5): Detoxification and Substance Abuse (TIP 45)

About the Course:

Co-Occurring Medical and Psychiatric Conditions (TIP 45, Chapter 5): Detoxification and Substance Abuse explains how patients undergoing detoxification frequently present with medical and psychological conditions that can greatly affect their overall well-being and the process of detoxification. These may simply be pre-existing medical conditions not related to substance use or the direct outcome of substance abuse. In either case, the detoxification process can negatively affect the co-occurring disorder and vice versa. Furthermore, people who abuse substances often present with medical problems in the advanced stages or in medical crisis. This chapter also presents a cursory overview of special conditions, modifications in protocols, and the use of detoxification medications in patients with co-occurring disorders or conditions.

Course materials are from Chapter 5, found on pages 121 to 144 of pdf document (pages 134 to 157 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



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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 medical and psychiatric conditions. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the general principles of care for patients with co-occurring conditions.

  2. Explain the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric conditions.

  3. Describe the standard of care for co-occurring conditions.

Detoxification and Substance Abuse (TIP 45)

The exam only covers Chapter 5

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Course Number: 102110
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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