Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders
This recovery book is designed to help people with dual substance abuse and mental health problems.
Millions of people have a substance-related disorder and at least one other mental illness. Those who are dealing with a combination of these disorders are met with a powerful recipe for destruction, especially self-destruction.
The good news is that there is help.
This book draws on research by internationally recognized pioneers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders from the Dartmouth Medical School.
Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders is the first handbook designed to inform and empower those with dual disorders.
From this book one can make decisions about his or her own treatment and recovery and adopt a program that treats both disorders together. Key topics include:
- understanding the situation
- getting an assessment
- balancing the brain’s chemistry
- finding the ideal treatment
- choosing and working with a therapist or counselor
- setting achievable goals and making positive changes within
- cognitive-behavioral therapy
Informative, thorough, and easy to follow, this book is designed to help the millions of people with dual disorders be their own best advocates for health and sanity, and build lives worth living.