Millions of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness also suffer from an equally powerful substance use disorder. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with dual disorders, this book can help. Addiction and Mood Disorders: A Guide for Clients and Families is designed primarily to educate individuals with dual disorders and their families about mood and addictive use disorders. It not only gives a message of hope, but also provides practical suggestions on ways to manage these disorders. The author provides guidelines and strategies for recovery from dual disorders based on, and adapted from various treatments that have proven effective for addiction, mood disorders, or both. This book is filled with case examples that show growth and positive change, as well as the difficulties many individuals struggling with a dual diagnosis face. Advocating a recovery model in which the affected individual takes responsibility for getting the most out of professional treatment and self-help programs, this book shows that being an active participant is the key to getting the most out of your recovery. This book is for use not only by those individuals who suffer from addiction and mental illness, but also by their family, friends, and other members of their support system. Professionals who work with these individuals will find this book to be a useful guide in their clinical work as well.
About the Author
Dr. Daley has over 240 publications, including clinician treatment manuals, family and client educational books, workbooks, and videotapes on recovery from alcohol and drug problems, recovery from psychiatric disorders, recovery from dual disorders, and relapse prevention. He was the first professional in the U.S. to publish interactive workbooks on co-occurring disorders, and one of the first to publish similar materials on recovery from addiction. Dr. Daley's treatment models and recovery materials are used in numerous substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment programs throughout the U.S. and other countries.
Table of Contents
1. Dual Disorders: Addiction Combined with Depression or Bipolar Illness
2. Understanding Addiction: Alcohol and Drug Abuse or Dependence
3. Understanding Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Illness
4. The Recovery Process for Addiction and Mood Disorders
5. Setting the Foundation for Dual Recovery
6. Medications in Dual Recovery
7. Managing Feelings
8. Building a Support System
9. Working With Your Family
10. Changing Your Lifestyle
11. Strategies for Self-Improvement
12. Maintaining Gains over Time: Relapse Prevention Strategies