Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101362
About the Course:
The criminal justice system has experienced substantial growth over the past decade. The growing correctional population includes a large number of individuals with special treatment needs. This publication addresses the prevalence of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders in jails.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Prevalence of Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in Jails created by The GAINS Center
The GAINS Center
Spring 2002/Revised Winter 2004
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the prevalence of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders in jails. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Identify the prevalence rates of mental disorders among male and female detainees and the distribution of disorders among genders.
Discuss the rate of substance use disorders among those entering jails and the comparative rates of alcohol and drug use disorders.
Explain the prevalence of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders in the jail population.
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