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Exploring the Correlation Between Substance Use and Cluster B Personality Disorders
Joanne Schwartz, PhD, MSN and Kimberly Garcia, DNP, MSN
Target Audience
This activity is primarily for nurses and nurse practitioners.
Webinar Description
This course explores the correlation between substance use and cluster B personality disorders. The current state of the science is explored. Information regarding the unique challenges associated with treating these co-occurring disorders is provided. Treatment considerations and recommendations are reviewed.
Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the Cluster B personality disorders;
  • Consider the risk factors associated with disease expression and progression;
  • Identify the correlation between personality and substance use disorders;
  • Formulate treatment recommendations that are guided by the state of the science;
  • Recognize the unique challenges associated with treating individuals with substance use and cluster B personality disorders.
Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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