SAMHSA releases advisory on treatment for co-occurring disorders
SAMHSA has released a new advisory regarding substance use disorder (SUD) treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders. The advisory, based on a previously released Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), highlights strategies for counselors and administrators to properly screen, assess, diagnose, and manage the treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders. The advisory also provides strategies for working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and workforce and administrative concerns in working with this population. Finally, the advisory includes additional resources from SAMHSA, the American Psychiatric Association, Faces & Voices of Recovery, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the American Association for Community Psychiatry.