AHS 7670 Wilmington Wk 1 Psychiatric Health vs Substance Abuse Medication Reaction

After reading the assigned chapters and viewing the videos for this week…

Discuss the history of mental health vs. substance abuse treatment systems, and describe why it became necessary to integrate mental health and substance abuse (co-occurring) treatment services for individuals.

It is suggested that you use headings to address each topic requested. This will help to ensure that you cover all of what is asked for this assignment.

Please make sure that your paper is written in the appropriate APA format, including specific references to the learning resources used in its preparation.

Please attach your assignment as a Word document (.doc or .docx). Please refer to the AHS 7670 Online Reaction Paper Grading Rubric for grading criteria.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 42

Additional Resources:

The Science of Addiction

What is Mental Illness? (Links to an external site.)What is Mental Illness?

Fighting Stigma – A closer look at Mental Illness Through out History (Links to an external site.)Fighting Stigma - A closer look at  Mental Illness Through out History

Co-Occurring Disorders — Introductory Video (Links to an external site.)Co-Occurring Disorders -- Introductory Video

Substance Abuse to Self-Medicate: The Perpetuation of Co-Occurring Disorders (Links to an external site.)