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At Wit's End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness

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Publisher Comments:

A must-read for families seeking answers about a loved one's co-occurring disorder.

"My mother has become forgetful and seems especially sad lately. I know she takes too much pain medication. Where can I find help for her?" "My teenage son has hallucinations. I think he's depressed. He sees a psychiatrist and takes medication, but he doesn't seem to be getting better. What can I do?" "My wife is euphoric one day and suicidal the next. Her doctor told her to stop drinking while she's taking antidepressant medication, but she hasn't stopped. How do I intervene?" Families at wit's end about a loved one's co-occurring psychiatric and addictive problems will find vital information--and inspiration-- in this important guide. As the authors explain, when psychiatric and addictive disorders travel together, they cause confusion among family members and even misdiagnoses for patients. Here, families learn how psychiatric diagnoses mimic addictive disorders, why chemical use exacerbates psychiatric problems, what various treatment approaches offer, and when intervention is needed. Real-life stories throughout the book offer hope, illustrating that people do recover from co-occurring disorders and that families do heal.

Synopsis:

At Wit's End is a guide that will provide vital information - and support to families dealing with a loved one's co-occurring psychiatric and addictive problem.

Addiction experts Jay and Boriskin demystify complex terms and provide you with helpful insights about how psychiatric diagnoses mimic addictive disorders, why chemical use exacerbates psychiatric problems, and when intervention is needed.

Excerpt: "Once a person has a powerful reason to live - whether for love, faith, friendship, or goals - obstacles become challenges and stubbornness turns into determination."

About the Author

Jeff Jay, a certified addictions professional, devotes his private practice to intervention. He is the coauthor of Love First: A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. His work has been featured on CNN, PBS, and the Jane Pauley Show.Jerry Boriskin, PH.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in co-occurring conditions. He the author of PTSD and Addiction: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Counselors, and he is the founder of Advanced Recovery Center in Delray Beach, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592853731
Subtitle:
What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness
Publisher:
Hazelden
Author:
Boriskin, Jerry
Author:
Jay, Jeff
Author:
Boriskin, Jerry A.
Location:
Center City
Subject:
General
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Mood Disorders
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2007
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.38 in

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Product details 280 pages Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services - English 9781592853731 Reviews:
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At Wit's End is a guide that will provide vital information - and support to families dealing with a loved one's co-occurring psychiatric and addictive problem.

Addiction experts Jay and Boriskin demystify complex terms and provide you with helpful insights about how psychiatric diagnoses mimic addictive disorders, why chemical use exacerbates psychiatric problems, and when intervention is needed.

Excerpt: "Once a person has a powerful reason to live - whether for love, faith, friendship, or goals - obstacles become challenges and stubbornness turns into determination."

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