Link Betweeen Drug Use and Mental Health Webinar

Don’t forget to tune in this Thursday for the latest installment of CADCA TV:
Link Between Drug Use and Mental Health
August 29, 2013, 1-2 PM EST
Partners: MCTFT, CADCA

Does a mental health issue lead to substance use? Does substance abuse lead to a mental health issue? The answers to those questions are not clear, but we do know millions of adults in the United States have both. A very small percentage of people receive treatment for both conditions and a majority doesn’t receive any treatment at all. Research has shown that treatment addressing both conditions at the same time has better outcomes with lower costs, yet it still isn’t happening nearly enough. Join us on Aug. 29th for our next CADCA TV show where we will explore this complex issue.

During Exploring the Link: Drugs & Mental Health, we’ll look at the most common co-occurring disorders, learn about treatment options, and see how the shift towards a behavioral health model can make a difference. We’ll travel to Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to see how coalitions and health professionals there have been linking substance use and mental health for some time.

Featured guests include:

Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services

John R. Knight, M.D., Founder and Director, Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP , Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Credentialed Prevention Professional, and the Executive Director of Student Assistance Services, a non-profit, corporation in Tarrytown, New York

CLICK HERE to learn more about this CADCA TV show.