Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Be a Part of the Conversation & Minding Your Mind are joining together to address the co-occurrence of substance use disorders and mental health challenges. People addicted to drugs are roughly twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders, with the reverse also true.
We will feature a panel including someone recovering from both mental health diagnoses and addiction, a family member, and a treatment provider.
Together, we’ll navigate co-occurring disorders, which can be difficult to diagnose due to the complexity of symptoms, as both may vary in severity. In many cases, people receive treatment for one disorder while the other disorder remains untreated.*
*SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
An Inpatient Program Director
Kathy Tunney, MSW is the Executive Director of Ocean Recovery and has 28 years experience in the field of addiction treatment. She has developed numerous family programs designed to assist the whole family towards recovery, as well as worked extensively with individuals who are dually diagnosed.
A Private Practice Clinician
Patrick Dowling, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy. For the last 20 years Patrick has brought his passion for mental health and addictions recovery to his work with individuals and families.
Pam will share her insights as a family member who has been impacted by co-occurring disorders, and the opportunity she has had to develop healthy boundaries and serenity. Pam, along with her husband, Bill, worked with dozens of other family members to develop the series of manuals called Standing in the Storm, which provide support, understanding, and valuable resources.
A Person in Recovery
Kristen is a public speaker with Minding You Mind, and will be sharing her experience as someone who experienced trauma early in life, which ultimately lead her to self-medicate and develop an addiction to alcohol and other drugs.