Concurrent Substance Use And Mental Health Disorders
A person with a mental health problem has a higher risk of having a substance use problem, just as a person with a substance use problem has an increased chance of having a mental health problem. This guide:
- explains the symptoms and causes of concurrent disorders
- outlines the different kinds of treatments available, including psychosocial and biological treatments
- describes integrated treatment and how it helps
- discusses recovery and relapse prevention
- discusses family involvement
- gives guidance on how to explain concurrent disorders to children
This guide gives a thorough introduction to concurrent disorder treatment options, and sensitive and sound coping skills to help people with concurrent disorders — and their families — toward recovery.
Addiction: An Information Guide is the latest in the series of CAMH guides for clients and families.Written by professional counsellors, this concise and easy-to-read booklet includes information on:
- what addiction is
- what causes addiction
- addiction treatment and other support options
- recovery and relapse prevention
- help for partners and families
- explaining addiction to children.
The guide also recommends books and websites where people can learn more, and includes contact information for organizations and services that can offer support. Professionals may wish to offer this guide to their clients and families and use it to introduce and discuss issues. People with substance use problems and their families may wish to order this guide for themselves. The guide is also useful for health and social service workers, students, journalists and anyone else wanting to gain a basic understanding of addiction, its effects and treatment.
This guide explores the difference between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders, and the different ways that anxiety is expressed. It explains the causes and theories of anxiety in simple, straightforward language, and gives an overview of treatments. The guide also looks at long-term strategies to manage anxiety and prevent relapse, and suggests ways that family members can help, as well as finding support for themselves.
People who have extreme mood swings may have bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness. Their moods may have nothing to do with things going on in their lives. The symptoms of bipolar disorder affect not only mood, but also how people think, what bipolar disorder is behave and function. This guide discusses:
- the symptoms, patterns and causes
- the treatment options
- what to expect during recovery from an episode of mania or depression
- how partners and family members can be supportive and helpful.
The guide will help people with bipolar disorder, along with their families and friends, navigate through the highs and lows toward recovery.