Treatment of co-occurring disorders: Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs

When patients with heroin and opioid addiction also have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, failure to identify and treat them as early as possible interferes with recovery.If you or a loved one is prescribed methadone or buprenorphine for help with their addiction and suspect that treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD or other psychiatric conditions might be of benefit, request assistance from the treatment provider.  If that fails, obtaining it independently might be necessary.Research publications by Dr. Marc Shinderman, a past director at our Illinois clinics, and hundreds of others demonstrate the benefits of concurrent treatment of addiction and psychiatric disorders for methadone maintenance patients.Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs. Chapter 12. Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders<target=”_blank”></target=”_blank”>In This Chapter …Prevalence of Co-Occurring DisordersMotivation for Treatment and Co-Occurring DisordersEtiology of Co-Occurring DisordersScreening for Co-Occurring DisordersMaking and Confirming a Psychiatric DiagnosisPrognosis for Patients With Co-Occurring DisordersTreatment IssuesMany people who are opioid addicted have […]