DEC 23, 2020 – Happy Holidays and welcome to our last episode of 2020. We hope you and your families stay safe and sober as we look forward to 2021. This is also the last episode of Season 1 of The Point is Recovery Podcast but we will be bringing you more great content in Season 2, which kicks off on January 6th!
This week we ask the Chicken or the Egg question, in regards to Dual Diagnosis. Experts like today’s guest, Ryan Estevez, MD, PhD, MPH, have long studied this topic.
Dual Diagnosis is the condition of suffering from a mental illness and a comorbid substance abuse problem. On today’s episode we learn more about dual diagnosis from Dr. Estevez who is the Director of Psychiatric Services here at Turning Point of Tampa.
Dr. Ryan Estevez is a psychiatrist who has earned several Ivy League advanced degrees in the behavioral and health sciences, including a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degrees in both social psychology & public health and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology. Dr. Estèvez is board certified in 5 subspecialties including adult, geriatric, and forensic psychiatry, as well as psychosomatic and addiction medicine. He is also an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of South Florida here in Tampa. Let’s just say he is more than qualified to speak on today’s topic.