Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Bipolar Disease and Addiction
This week Denise interviews a panel from the International Bipolar Foundation in San Diego. Many people have questions about the term “dual diagnosis” and what that might mean when they hear that their loved ones are being treated at a rehab facility for this.
Dr. Tom Jensen, the medical director of the International Bipolar Foundation, along with the president and creator, Muffy Walker and member Lynn Hart Muto join Denise this week to discuss what Bipolar Disease is and how it can be related to addiction. They try to answer many of the questions brought up by loved ones about mental illness and addiction. David Sheff, the author of “Beautiful Boy” and the new book “Clean” has recently become an honorary member of this organization. Both he and his son Nic have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.
If you want to do a little “brainstorming” with Denise about your situation with your love ones or ask any questions about her story and experience, please go to her website http://addictsfamilylifeline.com/ and click on the calendar button in the right hand corner to make a phone appointment. Perhaps it is only a little bit of talking with someone who knows that will brighten the day!