By Kenneth A. Montrose, Dennis Daley

A primer of methods and attitudes for supporting consumers with twin issues written in a simple kind that avoids assumptions and jargon, celebrating small victories is an interesting paintings that praovides an excellent beginning for these new to treating coexisting psychological sickness and substance abuse. It presents clean insights to skilled clinicians, medical professionals, nurses, and directors.

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Publisher : Hazelden Publishing isbn10 | asin : 1568380925 print isbn13 : 9781568380926 ebook isbn13 : 9780585150079 language : English subject Dual diagnosis. 89/1 subject : Dual diagnosis. A. W. HAZELDEN® Page iv Hazelden Center City, Minnesota 55012-0176 1995 by Hazelden Foundation All rights reserved. Published 1995 Printed in the United States of America No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the publisher Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Montrose, Ken.

Do not give him time to rationalize away the need to quit using substances. It is easier to sell people life insurance when they are having chest pains. A consumer who abuses substances may only appear to have stable housing. Several questions need to be asked. Have friends, family, and outside agencies kept him from becoming homeless? How long before he drinks and drugs his way into the homeless shelter? Help him assess when the goodwill of others will dry up and he will be on the street. It may help to show the consumer a homeless shelter.

Doing everything possible to overcome a mental illness is much more important than deciding whether someone's use is abuse or addiction. To avoid sexist language and repeatedly using the consumer, we alternate the use of he and she to describe consumers. Page xiiPage 1 INTRODUCTION Imagine sitting in a rowboat in shark-infested water just offshore from two islands. On the larger one, TGIF Island, people laugh and indulge in all manners of hedonistic pleasures. TGIF lies just above sea level, and now and then a wave carries some of the revelers off the island to the hungry sharks.

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