Opioid Use Disorders and Common Comorbidities

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.