During this webinar, you’ll hear an overview of the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and risky alcohol use. Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a prevalent problem among individuals in the U.S. Approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population is in recovery from a SUD, including those of both drugs and alcohol. Even among those receiving treatment for any SUD, quality of life scores are low and relapse rates are high. Over 25 percent of adults reported engaging in binge drinking in the past month. Those with a serious mental illness are at increased risk for a co-occurring substance use disorder and binge drinking as well as significant negative consequences of this dual-diagnosis. Treatment of these individuals can be challenging. The presentation will also address motivational interviewing techniques, which are particularly efficacious at improving change rate and sustaining change. And, medication management and other treatment strategies for providers from psychiatric specialties and primary care will also be discussed.