By Mark McGovern, Ph.D., and others
#7672 Approximately 11 million people in North America have a substance use disorder and at least one other mental health disorder. Those who are struggling with a combination of these disorders may be met with a powerful recipe for destruction, especially self-destruction. The good news is that there is help.
Drawing from an evidence-based program by internationally recognized pioneers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders from the Dartmouth Medical School, this handbook is designed to inform and empower those with dual disorders. It allows each person to make the best choices about his or her own treatment and, in collaboration with a trained clinician, sculpt a program that works.
Key topics include:
- Getting an assessment
- Reviewing treatment options
- Selecting the right treatment team
- Setting achievable goals and making positive changes with cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Building a support network of family and friends and connecting with others recovering from co-occurring disorders
Informative, thorough, and easy to follow, this book is designed to help the millions of people with co-occurring disorders thrive and be their own best recovery advocates. 240 pages. Softcover. 2009.