About eleven million people in North America have a substance use disorder and at least one other mental health disorder. Those who struggle with this combination may be faced with a powerful recipe for destruction, especially self-destruction. The good news is that there is help.
This handbook draws from an evidence-based program by a team at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, internationally recognized pioneers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders. Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders is designed to inform and empower those with such "dual disorders." Author Mark McGovern shows how they can make informed choices about their own treatment and, together with a trained clinician, shape 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 has helped many people with co-occurring disorders thrive and be their own best recovery advocates.
Updated Author Bio:
Mark McGovern, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, specializing in treatment of and research with persons with co-occurring disorders. He is an author of the Hazelden Co-occurring Disorders Program, designed for professionals in addiction and mental health treatment.
Scott Edelstein is a consultant, literary agent, and widely published freelance writer.
Read the introduction and chapter one of: Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders. This file is in PDF format.
Drawing from an evidence-based program 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 a handbook designed to inform and empower those with a substance use problem and a mental health disorder.