La santé mentale et les troubles de l’usage d’une substance (revue spécialisée Familles et santé mentale)

This special bulletin (in French) aims to inform and provide tools to caregivers of individuals with mental health disorders and substance use.
Year: 2018
Languages: French
Format: Document (article, report, guide, etc.)
Dimension(s) of caregiving:
  • Realities of caregiving

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This special bulletin (24 pages, in French) aims to inform and provide tools to caregivers of people with mental health disorders and/or who are substance (drug or alcohol) users. Topics addressed include:

  • Mental health and addiction
  • Diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders
  • Toxic psychosis
  • Personality disorders and substance use
  • Cannabis use
  • Concurrent disorders (co-occurring addiction and mental health problems)
  • Substance use among the elderly

Note that in 2022, the Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de la maladie mentale (AQPAMM) changed its name to Arborescence: pour les proches en santé mentale.