To the Dual Diagnosis Chat Room

The Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMA)
states that at least 50 percent of the 1.5
  to 2 million Americans who have severe mental illnesses also abuse alcohol or illicit drugs.  For half of the people with Bipolar Disorder this means more difficulty in diagnosis, treatment and control.  A person with concurrent diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder and Addiction is said to have a Dual Diagnosis.

Treating only one of half of the problem isn't good enough.  For stabilization and recovery "BOTH" the mental illness and addiction must be treated together.

This chat room is provided for those who have dual diagnosis, have been through recovery and stabilization, and for those who are seeking recovery.  This room, like the other chat rooms at Bipolar World, is opped by persons who have "been there", so for warm, understanding friendship and support please come in.

Please read our Chat Guidelines

This application requires java support. You can also join the chat using any IRC client to connect to, and join the #dualdiagnosis channel. 


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