Dual Diagnosis: Double Trouble in Recovery – DTR Meeting Schedule, Readings

December 30, 2020 Albert N. Milliron 0

What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe a person who is diagnosed with a mental illness and substance dependency at the same time. More than half of persons who have a serious mental illness also have some form of  substance abuse. Dual diagnosis is sometime also referred to as co-occurring disorder.  It can be difficult to find treatment for someone who has a mental illness […]

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Rep. Conyers wife can't afford a Lawyer? Gets Public Defender

March 17, 2010 Politisite 0

The National Law Journal reports that former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has been declared indigent by a federal judge. That means she gets a public defender in her attempt to appeal her three-year prison sentence on a bribery charge to which she pleaded guilty. [Conyers] says she can’t afford a lawyer…despite the fact that her husband — who is the second-longest […]