CPS HR Consulting
Social Security Administration

SSA LogoDirect Payment to Non-Attorney Representatives

Continuing Education (CE) Activity for Non-Attorney Representatives
Course Summary

Course Title: Drug Addiction and Alcoholism (DAA) with Co-Occurring Mental Disorders Prepared for: Fiscal Year 2022

Summary
This video presents an evidence-based approach to assessing drug addiction and alcoholism (DAA) involving co-occurring mental disorders.

Objective
Evaluate cases involving DAA and a co-occurring mental disorder in accordance with Social Security Ruling (SSR) 13-2p. Identify the evidence needed to establish that a claimant has the medically determinable impairment of substance use disorder. Understand when the DAA materiality analysis is necessary.

Key Points
This video presents an evidence-based approach to assessing drug addiction and alcoholism (DAA) involving co-occurring mental disorders. The presenters cover topics from assessment to treatment, including signs/symptoms, response to treatment, functional limitations, and prognosis. The presentation also discusses how the materiality determination is made for cases with DAA and co-occurring mental disorders and illustrates this with an example. The video includes information from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders on substance use disorders.

References

Please take a few minutes to complete the optional end of course survey.