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The Nexus of Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The third of this 3-part series will focus on the nexus between substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion efforts. We recognize that drug and alcohol addiction as well as substance use disorders are commonly associated with underlying or untreated mental health disorders. Anxiety disorders, depression, and other psychiatric disorders frequently coincide with an individual’s substance use.


  • Discuss the complex relationship between mental health disorders and substance misuse.
  • List shared risk and protective factors between mental health and substance misuse disorders
  • List the barriers to collaboration between the mental health field and substance misuse prevention
  • Describe collaboration strategies for substance use prevention professionals and the mental health field to improve public health and community conditions.




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