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Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: An Information Guide Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Concurrent Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: An Information Guide

This guide is for people with concurrent disorders and for their families. It is also for anyone who wants basic information about concurrent disorders, their treatment and their management. This guide should not replace treatment from a health professional.

The term “concurrent disorders” covers many combinations of problems. This guide talks about issues that are common to most concurrent disorders. More...

Table of Contents

Authorship

Introduction

  1. What Are Concurrent Disorders?
  2. What Are the Symptoms of Concurrent Disorders?
  3. What Causes Concurrent Disorders?
  4. How Are Concurrent Disorders Treated?
  5. Recovery and Relapse Prevention
  6. How Concurrent Disorders Affect Families
  7. Explaining Concurrent Disorders to Children

References and On-line resources

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to pay special tribute to clients at CAMH and their families who, through their openness, have taught us so much.

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