Addiction is a chronic disease. A form of mental illness that cannot be cured, like all mental health disorders, only treated. It's worth pointing out, before the article proceeds, that people with any form of mental illness are far more likely to experience a substance use disorder, than those...
Benjamin Wahl, CADC-II, ASW
Benjamin Wahl, CADC-II, ASW, has been with our clinical team since 2010. His tenure here at Hemet Valley Recovery Center began as an Intern, to House Manager, to then Chemical Dependency Counselor/Case Manager, then to Lead Counselor for the Detoxification and Partial Hospitalization levels of care. After that he advanced our Family Program as Family Services Coordinator, moving on to becoming Manager of Counseling Services, and is now our Program Manager. He is both a CADC II and an ASW, who has earned his Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology & Social Service with certification in Gerontology, Associate’s degrees in Social Behavioral Studies and in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Certification for Counseling with Co-occurring Disorders. In this profession he has had the pleasure to work extensively with the chemically dependent from young adult through older adult populations. He has provided counsel for both those suffering from addiction and for their loved ones who have been impacted by this disease.