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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Jan 30, 2015

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?” was presented on Tuesday January 27, 2015; by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Substance use and mental health disorders often travel together.  This presentation explores historical and clinical aspects - including assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and recovery - of concurrent mental health and substance use disorders, also referred to as co-occurring disorders, co-morbid conditions, or dual diagnosis. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see

Dr. Stephen Strobbe holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor at both the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry. He served as the first Clinical Director for the University of Michigan Addiction Treatment Services (UMATS) in the Department of Psychiatry, for which he received the Administration Management Award from the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) in 2007. He completed doctoral studies in 2009, with a concentration in bio-behavioral health. His dissertation was titled, “Alcoholics Anonymous: Personal Stories, Relatedness, Attendance and Affiliation.” Dr. Strobbe has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and was co-author for a chapter in the Cambridge Textbook of Effective Treatments in Psychiatry. 


Dr. Strobbe has served as a lecturer, preceptor, clinical instructor, faculty of record, and specialty lead for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the areas of psychiatric and addictions nursing. He has presented numerous jury-selected papers, posters, symposia and workshops, served as a consultant, and given invited talks both nationally and internationally. Prior to his appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN), Dr. Strobbe was an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Clinical Adjunct Faculty Network (CAFN) from 2010 to 2012. He is board certified in both psychiatric and addictions nursing. Dr. Strobbe is currently serving as he President Elect for the International Nurses Society on Addictions.