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This area of our site is still under construction. We will continue to provide additional information regarding dual diagnosis, its treatment and services available in the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Links to related Web sites

A reading list 






Reading List

For Families of People with Serious Mental Illness

Factual Information

The Broken Brain: The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry by Nancy C. Andreasen (Harper and Row 1984) - Provides a very readable discussion of the bio-medical aspects of serious mental illnesses, including a description of how the brain works.


The following Web sites offer a wide variety of resources for those interested in learning about mental illness and substance abuse.

NAMI-East Bay 2010 Speaker Notes National Alliance on Mentally Illness - East Bay Chapter, July 28, 2010: Bonita House's Rebecca Woolis presents some thoughts on recovery.


Isn't Bonita House a residential treatment program?

Bonita House was the agency's flagship program first opened in 1971 by a group of concerned citizens and mental health consumers as a more humane response to traditional psychiatric institutionalization. Since that time the agency, Bonita House, Incorporated, has expanded its services considerably, including four other residential sites, case management services, and a day socialization program.

What do you mean by "dual diagnosis"?

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