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Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions: A Conversation with the Nation’s Leading Expert Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.
Co-occurring conditions or dual diagnoses refers to any person of any age who has any combination of any mental health issue AND any substance use issue, including trauma, gambling and nicotine dependence, whether or not they have already been diagnosed.
Check out these questions young adults posed to Ken Minkoff, M.D., a national expert on co-occurring conditions, and his responses. This section addresses dealing with peer pressure, accessing services and supports to address co-occurring conditions, supporting a family member or friend with co-occurring conditions and much more.
Navigating this Topic:
How often do young adults living with a mental health condition experience a co-occurring substance use disorder? How does a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder impact the lives of young adults?
What are effective approaches to treating a young adult with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions? What are the key factors that make these approaches effective? Where can I go to find more information and materials on the most effective approaches in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions?
How can I know whether a health care provider is using an effective approach to treatment? Where can I find health care providers who are trained in these approaches? What questions should I be asking about the treatment I am receiving to ensure it is effective?