Addiction and comorbidity over the lifespan: mechanisms and interventions
Substance use disorders and behavioral addictions are frequently comorbid, and in substance use disorder treatment settings, comorbidity is the rule rather than the exception. In this structured session the aim is to provide the audience with an overview of innovative study results on interventions for and mechanisms of comorbidity in addictions across the lifespan. We aim to discuss opportunities for innovation within these different groups. The presentations give an overview of innovations and developments issues across the lifespan and different comorbidities: starting with results of an RCT on treatment of PTSD in addiction (Presentation 1), to mechanisms of action in older adults concerning the interactions between alcohol use disorder and affective symptoms (Presentation 2), effects of an add-on e-health intervention in a large-scale RCT on young adults with a depressive disorder and problematic alcohol use (Presentation 3) to finish with risks of drug use and detoxification options in pregnancy (Presentation 4).