Casting Out Our Demons Alcohol Abuse - Dr. Delvena Thomas
Please join me on the couch with Mr. Richard Johnson to discuss his many life challenges, some of which were nearly fatal, associated with alcohol abuse/addiction/use disorder.
Mental health and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover. Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices. Reaching a level that can be formally diagnosed often depends on a reduction in a person’s ability to function as a result of the disorder.
For example:- Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home.