Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment



The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




Topics covered in this presentation include: Three types of co-occurring disorders treatment; the 10 components of integrated co-occurring disorders treatment; how to evaluate your program’s effectiveness in addressing co-occurring disorders and how to help clients with co-occurring disorders avoid slipping through the cracks, which involves going back and forth between mental health facilities, substance use disorders facilities; prisons and medical hospitals without recovering.




  • Articulate the tenants of 3 types of co-occurring disorders treatment.
  • Utilize the 10 components of integrated co-occurring disorders treatment in your work.
  • Evaluate your programs current effectiveness in addressing co-occurring disorders and be in position to improve effectiveness.




Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC is the State Project Manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC and PTTC. Mark has worked for 40 years as a social worker, educator, and part of the SUD workforce. He is founder of the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery and co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery-oriented high school in Illinois. Mark is also an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and the British Islands. 


Recently, Mark Sanders was named as the 2021 recipient of the NAADAC Enlightenment Award in recognition of his outstanding work and contributions to NAADAC, the field of SUD services, and SUD professionals. He is also the recipient of the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health’s 2021 Lawrence Goodman Friend of the Field award in honor of the many years of dedicated service Mark has provided to communities throughout his home state of Illinois.

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