I have been asked to write about Addiction, to write in plain and simple English not fancy medical or psychological words.
One of the most fascinating things about addiction is that, although it has biological antecedents, it revolves around choice. A lot of people don’t know that.
Consider the epidemiological data and the clinical challenges of treating patients who evidence concurrent comorbid psychiatric diagnoses of PTSD and Substance Abuse Disorders (SUDs). As summarized by Brady et al. (2009), Mueser et al. (2003) and Ouimette and Brown (2003):
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has found its way into addiction treatment. Originally developed as a therapeutic tool for women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT currently has been modified by many treatment professionals for use in the field of addiction.
We live in a time when the need for addiction treatment has never been greater and in an era where technology has the potential to improve the human condition as never before.