The Prevalence of Co-occurring Disorders: Mental Health and Substance Use Essay

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There are three parts to this essay. The first part focuses on prevalence; the second part focuses on symptoms of substance use disorders; and the third part focuses on the two systems of care (mental health and substance abuse/dependence). The length of the entire essay should be 750-1,000 words.

Part 1: The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders

The purpose of this part of the assignment is to identify the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Read Chapter 1, “Introduction,” in the Treatment Improvement Protocol, No. 42 and Chapter 1 of the text. Answer the following questions regarding prevalence of COD (co-occurring disorders).

  1. What is at least one statistical piece of information that you do not find surprising? Explain why.
  2. Conversely, what is at least one statistical piece of information that was interesting or surprising? Explain why.

Part 2: Clinical Symptoms of Substance Use Disorders

The purpose of this part of the assignment is to become familiar with the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders. Read pages 483-484 of the DSM-5. Answer the following question regarding substance use disorders.

  1. What are the 11-criterion used for identifying and diagnosing a substance use disorder? Provide a brief description of each.

Part 3: The Similarities and Differences in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems

The purpose of this part of the assignment is to examine the similarities and differences between the mental health and substance use disorder systems. Read the “Substance Abuse Treatment System” and “Mental Health Service System” sections from TIP No. 42, Chapter 3, “Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Systems: Philosophical and Treatment Approach Issues,” in TIP 9, and Chapter 7 of the text. Address the following:

  1. Describe at least two differences and two similarities between the two systems.
  2. Discuss the importance of using an integrated approach to treat a client with co-occurring disorders.

Include at least three scholarly references in your paper.

Prepare this essay according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

READING MATERIALS

  • TIP 42
  • Read pages 483-484 of the DSM-5
  • Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Systems:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK14528/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK25981/

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Part 1
1. What is at least one statistical piece of information that you do not find
surprising? Explain why.
The information I did not find surprising is that around 7.9 million grown-ups in our
country suffer co-occurring disorder annually. Individuals with co-occurring disorder regularly
encounter more serious and chronic medical, societal, and obsessive disorders than individuals
encountering a mental health condition or substance-utilize clutter alone (Kessler, 1996). Since
they contain two disorder, there are over 55% chances making them helpless against both relapse
and a declining of the mental disorder. More so, a 60% chance of addiction relapse frequently
prompts mental pain, and declining of mental disorders regularly prompts impulse relapse. Thus
most adults are oblivious to the fact that there are higher chances of severe outcomes due to
addictions. Consequently, relapse prevention ought to be particularly intended for one of a type
needs of individuals with the co-occurring disorder. Drawing a distinction between patients who
suffer from the single disorder, patients with co-occurring disorders frequently require longer
treatment, have more emergencies, and advance progressively in treatment.
2. Conversely, what is at least one statistical piece of information that was interesting
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