Understanding the Complex Intersection of Co-Occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Join us for an insightful presentation that delves into the intricate relationship between co-occurring depression and substance use disorders. This session aims to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals grappling with both conditions simultaneously, providing a comprehensive understanding of their interconnected nature.

Through an evidence-based approach, our speaker will explore the underlying causes, risk factors, and the intricate interplay between depression and substance abuse. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the mutual reinforcement of these conditions, the impact on mental and physical health, and the associated social and economic burdens. The presentation will highlight various treatment approaches, emphasizing integrated interventions that address both depression and substance use disorders concurrently. Attendees will learn about the importance of early detection, screening tools, and comprehensive assessment techniques to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs.

1) Gain awareness about the complex relationship between co-occurring depression and substance use disorders
2) Understand the mutual reinforcement and interconnected nature of these conditions
3) Educate about evidence-based treatment approaches for co-occurring depression and substance use disorders
4) Highlight the importance of integrated interventions and multidisciplinary collaboration in addressing both conditions simultaneously

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 contact hour for drug and alcohol counselors pending approval from the Maine Board of Drug and Alcohol Counselors.
1 Category I contact hour for Maine psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Maine Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.


  • Jonathan Fellers
    Jonathan Fellers
    MD, PA LLC

    Dr. Fellers, MD, PA LLC is an addiction psychiatrist who works with patients, families, and our health care system to promote high quality evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Dr. Fellers held various roles in medical and graduate medical education over the past 10 years, serving as a lecturer, mentor, site supervisor, rotation supervisor, and program director. Skilled in public speaking, he has delivered presentations at the local, regional, and national level and is a frequent presenter for continuing medical education through Grand Rounds, webinars, and conferences. He developed from the ground up the curriculum for the newly formed Addiction Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center. He has participated and presented at several ECHO programs during his time at MaineHealth. Currently, Dr. Fellers serves as Medical Director for two treatments programs. At Crossroads, he oversees the delivery of gender-responsive addiction, eating disorder, and behavioral health treatments for women in two residential programs and two IOPs. Through Foundation House, he supervises an extended care residential program that combines transitional sober living with clinical services (including IOP) for men age 17 to 35. He operates a small private practice and serves on the Board of the Portland Community Recovery Center and the Law and Addiction Committee for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.


Sep 28 2023


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine