Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you outline the nature and effects of co-occurring disorders on the assessment and treatment of substance abuse and dependence. Include the following:

  • Describe what constitutes a co-occurring disorder.
  • Identify 2 to 3 disorders that commonly co-occur with substance-related and addictive disorders.
  • Describe each co-occurring disorder in-depth, and discuss which substance or substances are most likely to be abused by individuals with this disorder.
  • Describe specific issues related to the assessment and treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Include a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources other than the course materials.