Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

  • At Wit's End: What you need to know when a loved one is diagnosed with addiction and mental illness

At Wit's End: What you need to know when a loved one is diagnosed with addiction and mental illness

Monday 3rd March 2008

Join host Mary Woods in discussing the effect of trauma and substance use disorders on individuals and families. Gain insight from Dr. Boriskin's experience and learn how to best support your loved one's recovery. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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One Hour AT A Time
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Mary Woods
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Sobriety Toolkit
Innovative Treatments & Recovery Paths
Family Recovery from Addiction
Recovery from Trauma
Creative Recovery Journeys
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At Wit's End: Understanding Addiction and Mental Illness with Dr. Boriskin

Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in.
In this episode of One Hour AT A Time, host Mary Woods talks with Dr. Boriskin about the effects of trauma and substance use disorders on individuals and families. Dr. Boriskin explains the connection between addiction and mental illness, highlighting the importance of understanding both to effectively support recovery. He also addresses common misconceptions about treating addiction and PTSD, and shares effective techniques for recovery. Throughout the conversation, Dr. Boriskin emphasizes the importance of firing on all cylinders for the best outcomes, taking into account the interpersonal, biological, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. He also speaks to the challenges of transitioning from primary treatment and offers guidance for individuals and families.
One key takeaway from this episode is the importance of approaching recovery from a holistic perspective. Dr. Boriskin stresses that clinicians who can address all aspects of a person's life, including their mental health, interpersonal relationships, and spirituality, are much more likely to see positive outcomes. He also notes that recovery is a journey that requires patience, and that individuals should not be afraid to ask questions and advocate for themselves in their treatment.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and mental illness, this episode offers valuable insights and guidance. Listen now on alcoholfree.com and gain the knowledge and skills you need to support your recovery journey.