“Of the 14 million alcoholics in the United States, 7 million have psychiatric disorders. Of those 7 million, a little over 2 million have an addiction to drugs or alcohol or both; the BPD/alcoholism combination alone is 1.8 million or 26% of the 7 million dually-disordered.”
The number of people who suffer from a dual diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and addiction is not insignificant. Neither are the struggles faced by this population.
Drawing on her own experience as someone diagnosed with BPD and alcohol addiction, Amy Allison published a meditation book that focuses on the needs, concerns, and questions faced by someone looking for dual diagnosis treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder and an addiction.
In “Prepare for the Harvest: Daily Reflections for People with Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder,” Allison provides daily essays that can help people looking to achieve recovery from BPD and an addiction. She covers such topics as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT skills, 12-step programs, sponsors, relapse, anger, and dual diagnosis treatment and recovery.
Allison herself has been in recovery from alcoholism since 1989. She also underwent DBT treatment beginning in 2004 after she was diagnosed with BPD, 15 years after she became sober.
“Prepare for the Harvest: Daily Reflections for People with Addictions and Borderline Personality Disorder” is available for download in an electronic version.