Mary Woods

One Hour AT A Time

Mary Woods

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Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders: What works and what Doesn’t!

Monday 19th May 2008

Learn about the connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders in this episode of One Hour AT A Time. Expert Dr. Crabtree shares insights on effective treatments for co-occurring disorders.
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Recovery and Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Personality Disorders and Substance Use Disorders

Recovery is a lifelong process that requires a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the individual's specific needs. It's important to understand the connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders to effectively treat co-occurring disorders.
In this episode of One Hour AT A Time, Dr. Lauren Crabtree shares insights on the connection between personality disorders and substance use disorders. As an expert who has worked with over 40,000 individuals with complex psychiatric difficulties, Dr. Crabtree stresses the importance of a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to each individual's unique needs.
One of the most effective treatments for co-occurring disorders is dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which teaches dysregulation skills to help individuals work on alternatives to self-harm or relapse. Dr. Crabtree also discusses the therapeutic community and village, which are designed to create an environment that supports individuals with serious mental illness. Graduation from treatment is emphasized over discharge, and community support after treatment is crucial to maintaining recovery. Dr.
Crabtree also addresses the connection between borderline personality disorder and substance use, stressing the importance of relationships in recovery. Westbridge Community Services is also highlighted as a valuable resource for individuals and families experiencing co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights and resources for anyone seeking to better understand and effectively treat co-occurring disorders.