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Addiction 101: Addiction, Mental Health, and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Addiction 101: Addiction, Mental Health, and Psychiatric Comorbidities

Update: 2021-09-03
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Sections from today's episode


  • How someone becomes addicted and what keeps them addicted are not usually the same things

  • Keep in mind the ‘self-medication theory’ and ask “what are they treating with their substance use?”

  • It's important for diagnostic and treatment reasons to understand if the substance use or mental disorder occurred first because likely one causes the other and this may impact the treatment


Today's guest

Dr. Nissen is a Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow and Resident Physician in the HMS Department of Psychiatry. He is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of InsideTheBoards. He is interested in addiction medicine and medical education and spends his free time experimenting on new dinner dishes with his wife.

Check out Dr. Nissen's podcast, Brain Health:

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If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help available.

SAMHSA National Helpline

Confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information.

www.samhsa.gov

1-800-662-4357


Shatterproof

Browse addiction resources from treatment finders to recovery groups to grief support.

www.shatterproof.org/

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255


Further Learning

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports and conducts research across a broad range of disciplines and leads the nation in scientific research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction.

www.drugabuse.gov


Health Management Associates

Helping Communities Improve Care for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

www.HMAedu.com


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Addiction 101: Addiction, Mental Health, and Psychiatric Comorbidities

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