Mental Health and Addiction

Is the addiction caused by mental health issues? Or are mental health issues the result of the addiction?

All too often the debate arises on how to best treat concurrent disorders. If a client is sober, then you are free to start treating their depression, right? But it is so hard to motivate them towards change when they are too depressed to even attempt getting clean!

Listening to the story. Understanding where the client is at and what THEY are needing. Treating them as a whole person, not just a list of symptoms or problems. That is the most effective form of treatment.

To learn more about how to provide this type of care and some of the effective skills to promote connection and change with our clients, sign up for some of our FREE training workshops by visiting our training calendar!

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November 9, 2015


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