Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102183
About the Course:
Roughly half of people with severe mental disorders also experience a co-occurring substance use disorder, and recovery from both is a critical objective for health care services. While understanding of abstinence initiation has grown, the strategies people with co-occurring disorders use to maintain sobriety are largely unknown. This article reports strategies for relapse prevention as described by men with co-occurring disorders who achieved one or more years of sobriety. The findings suggests people with co-occurring disorders who achieve sobriety use a variety of self-management strategies to prevent relapse—seeking support, activities, and a healthy mindset. The findings suggest a relapse prevention model that focuses on social networks, role functioning, and self-monitoring, and conceptualizes self-care as critical to extending periods of wellness.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Long-term Sobriety Strategies for Men With Co-occurring Disorders created by Alison Luciano, Elisabeth L. Bryan, Elizabeth A. Carpenter-Song,, Mary Woods, Katherine Armstrong, and Robert E. Drake in 2014.
Journal/Publisher:Journal of Dual Diagnosis
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Substance abuse counselors and related clinical professionals working with clients having both severe mental disorders and co-occurring substance use disorder.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- To identify and describe strategies for maintaining sobriety as reported by males having both severe mental disorders and co-occurring substance use disorder.
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