Concurrent Disorders Videos – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
posted on August 26, 2017
According to Canadian Mental Health Association, “Concurrent disorders describes a condition in which a person has both a mental illness and a substance use problem.” People with mental health issues are more likely to struggle with substance abuse issues than the general population. Therefore it’s not surprising that, according to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, “At least 20% of people with a mental illness have a co-occurring substance use problem.”
Below are links to videos by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) about concurrent disorders and treatment.
Integrating Traditional Indigenous Healing with Western Medicine
Integrating Traditional Healing And Western Medicine (pdf) is a research paper that compares and contrasts Traditional Indigenous healing and Western medicine. By exploring the merit of each form of healing a better understanding of the pro's and con's of integration are explored. Rather than champion one or the other this paper focuses its attention on the importance of combining Indigenous healing and Western medicine into an integrated health care program that allows both sides to learn from one another and reap the benefits of both forms of healing. The importance of the differing worldview behind each approach to healthcare is...