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Info for Families
      • What is the issue?
            a) What you need to know about concurrent schizophrenia and substance use
           
b) Why do people with schizophrenia use substances?
           
c) What is the impact of using substances on someone who has a psychotic illness?
           
d) What are some common misconceptions about concurrent schizophrenia and substance use?
           
e) Which came first, the schizophrenia or the substance use?
         
   f) Information on specific substances
          
  g) What is the impact on family and friends?
           
h) Can people recover?
      • What can I do to help?
            a) Role of family members
           
b) How can you support your relative's recovery?
           
c) Helping your family member get help
          
  d) What helps people recover?
          
  e) Working with service providers
       
     f) Dealing with crisis and emergency
     
       g) Taking care of yourself
      • Stories and experiences
      • Tools and resources

Info for Consumers
     
What is the issue?
           
a. What do you need to know about schizophrenia and substance use?
           
b. Why do people with schizophrenia use substances?
           
c. What is the impact of using substances on someone who has a psychotic illness?
           
d. What does schizophrenia and substance use look like?
           
e. Which came first: schizophrenia or substance use?
          
  f. Information on specific substances
         
   g. What's it like for your family and friends?
     
       h. Can people recover?
      • What helps?
           
a. Do I have a substance use problem?
           
b. Hints on reducing risk of harm
           
c. Working as a team with service providers
      • What can I do?
           
a. Treatment for schizophrenia and substance use
       
     b. Self Management
    
        c. What is self-management?
     
       d. Self management for people with concurrent disorders
            e. Your self management team
            f. Relapse management
            g. Crisis planning
  
          h. Self-help
      • Stories and experiences
      • Tools and resources

Info for Service Providers
     
What is the issue?
          
  a) Defining Concurrent Disorders (CD)
        
    b) Prevalence of substance use in people who have schizophrenia
         
   c) Relationship between substance use and schizophrenia
       
     d) Impact of CD
            e) Signs and symptoms
            f) Best practices in treatment and support
            g) Recovery
      • What do I ask: As a service provider, what do I need to know about screening and assessment?
           
a) Screening
      
      b) Assessment
            c) Screening and assessment tools and options
      • What can I do?
      • Where can I go?
      • Glossary
      • Additional resources

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