The Dual Diagnosis Of Addiction And Mental Illness
When someone in the family has a mental illness, life becomes more difficult for everyone.
If the ill person also has an addiction problem, the difficult situation is amplified.
Dr. Kathryn Gill, psychologist talks to us about the prevalence of this dual diagnosis,
the self medication hypothesis, what treatments are available and how to access them, whether both problems can be treated simultaneously, success rates, and much more.
The role of the family in the recovery process, and self care for the family is also addressed.
Her presentation is followed by a question and answer period.