Casa Palmera News Interview on Addiction and Disease

Bruce Figuered, PhD, Director of Clinical Services at Casa Palmera treatment center, was recently interviewed by San Diego Made, San Diego Proud.

Watch the video below to hear his explanation on the importance of viewing addiction as a disease for both those with addictions and their family and friends to help better understand their issues and get the best treatment possible. Also included are discussions on co-occuring disorders, or dual diagnosis, as well as the gratification that the staff at Casa Palmera receives when a patient is positively rehabilitated.


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