Dual Diagnosis: A Compounding Challenge

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Walter* came to The Well ready to be honest about his struggles. When he showed up for the first time, he told Well Community staff that he was coming off of methamphetamines and struggled with alcohol; he was addicted, he said, and ravenous.

Walter willingly poured out his alcohol, and three Well Community staff members stayed with him as he ate two lunches and shared his story. He was a veteran dealing with PTSD, and though he wanted to get help, he didn’t know how or where.

Stories like Walter’s are not uncommon among those who live with mental illnesses. Continue reading