The Garden City Community Coalition, its partners and its network of fellow community organizations support national, state and local wellness campaigns and activities as well as developing its own campaigns.
When a community commits to promoting healthy events and activities it sets the norm for healthy choices and offers adults and leaders options to model positive choices particularly to youth.
The Prescription Take Back, the Santaland Parade, and Project Graduation are examples of some of the activities GCCC sponsors or supports.
Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series
May 30, 2017
Co-Occurring Disorders, also known as Dual Diagnosis, is the term used to describe having both a substance use disorder and a mental health or medical illness; the symptoms of one influence the symptoms and treatment of the other. Diagnosing and treating these disorders can be challenging, as the two are often so entwined that they are difficult to separate. People with dual diagnosis issues often use substances to self-medicate to treat the symptoms of their medical or mental health issues, but the consequences of that use include poorer mental and physical health. The cycle of dual diagnosis can be a challenge for both providers and patients during recovery. This presentation will provide an overview of what co-occurring disorders are, how they are identified, their prevalence, and the most effective methods of treatment. Emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive model of recovery that provides for emotional and physical health recovery as well as ongoing sobriety.