My interest in creating this website and the book                     
"Face of Dual Diagnosis: A Canadian Perspective"            
stems from my experience in dealing with dually                
diagnosed patients for years. What has increasingly      
captivated my interest has been the role of belief         
systems in those who have braved the gauntlet and  
won. I have discovered that almost in every case, a
conscious decision upon the part of the individua  
not to personalize his or her experiences opened 
the door to a transformation of consciousness.     
The accumulated wisdom herein will serve you     
well especially if you, yourself, or a loved one        
have been dually diagnosed. Those in the             
mental health field be they physicians,                     
psychologists, nurses, counsellors, social                
workers or other "healers" may also better                
understand dual diagnosis and the treatment              
alternatives.