Living with Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders (Handbook and Worksheets)
posted on November 20, 2017
“Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders is a handbook designed to inform and empower those with dual disorders.”
What is a Co-Occurring Disorder? This is a condition where someone is suffering from an addiction issue and a mental health issue.
This handbook is designed to allow a person with a co-occurring disorder/dual diagnosis to make their own choices about his or her treatment. In cooperation with a clinician, through using this handbook, you can create a program that fits your specific needs.
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
There are also 10 downloadable worksheets available. “Living with Co-occurring Addiction and Mental Health Disorders includes several exercises to introduce readers to the early stages of recovery. Clinicians or their clients can download the following worksheets, print them and do the exercises.”
For more information about this handbook for co-occurring disorders, and for access to the downloadable worksheets, visit this page.
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