Opioid Use Disorders and Common Comorbidities
Goal:

The learner will be able to recognize the psychiatric and physical comorbidities that frequently present with opioid dependence as well as recommend treatment for dual-diagnosis patients.

: 1 hr

After completing this activity participants will be able to:

  • Be familiar with assessment and treatment measures for co-morbid conditions.

  • Identify mental and physical disorders that co-occur with opioid use disorder.

  • Distinguish between primary and secondary comorbid conditions.

  • Understand the treatment challenges health providers face when working with dual-diagnosis patients.


Professional Practice GapsPsychiatric and physical comorbidities frequently co-occur with opioid use disorder, but often go unrecognized and untreated.