What Every Addictions Counselor Should Know About Psychotropic Medications
Due to the increasing number of addiction patients presenting themselves to our programs with co-existing psychiatric diagnosis and on medications, it has become necessary for counselors to familiarize themselves with these conditions and their treatment. We will explore the most common conditions and medications; drug uses; purposes doses; potential for abuse; side effects and risks. The importance of interacting with your client’s physicians and the need for patient education regarding their medications will be discussed.
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