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  • Adolescents have deficits in frontal brain activation

      Adolescents at risk of developing a substance-use disorder have deficits in frontal brain activation < Brain synapse x 10,000 Children and adolescents at high risk for developing a substance-use disorder (SUD) tend to show deficits in executive cognitive function (ECF). A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess eye movements in adolescents …∞

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    Common Problems in Recovery

    Common Problems in
    Patients Recovering from
    Chemical Dependency
    Chemical dependency is a
    common, chronic disease
    that affects up to 25
    percent of patients seen in
    primary care practices. The
    treatment goal for patients
    recovering from chemical
    dependency should be to
    avoid relapse. This requires
    physicians to have an
    open, nonjudgmental
    attitude and specific
    expertise about the
    implications of addiction for
    other health problems.
    Firstline treatment for
    chemical dependency
    should be
    nonpharmacologic, but
    when medication is
    necessary, physicians
    should avoid drugs that
    have the potential for
    abuse or addiction.
    Medications that sedate or
    otherwise impair judgment
    also should be avoided in
    the recovering patient.
    Psychiatric illnesses should
    be aggressively treated,
    because untreated

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    Alcoholism Drug Helps Gamblers

    This is good news for people who have a gambling problem

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    10 Things Known About Addiction

    Image via Wikipedia The 10 Most Important Things Known About Addiction If you were asked: ‘What are the most important things we know about addiction?’ what would you say? This paper brings together a body of knowledge across multiple domains and arranged as a list of 10 things known about addiction, as a response to …∞

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    Painkiller abuse

    Painkiller abuse Painkiller
    abuse continues to grow;
    new treatments offer hope
    Increasingly, drug abusers
    are getting their next fix
    from their medicine
    cabinets, instead of from
    drug dealers. More than 6
    million Americans abuse
    prescription drugs,
    according to the U.S. Drug
    Enforcement
    Administration. One in 10
    teenagers admits to
    abusing painkillers, such as
    Vicodin and Oxycontin.
    Painkillers cause more
    overdoses than cocaine
    and heroin combined.
    “Access to prescription
    painkillers has never been
    easier,” says addictions
    psychiatrist Donna Yi, MD,
    associate chief of staff and
    clinical director for The
    Menninger Clinic and
    assistant professor in the
    Menninger Department of
    Psychiatry & Behavioral
    Sciences at Baylor College
    of Medicine

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    Top Articles

    AA & 12-Step Treatment AA Assists Alcoholics Avoid Alcohol AA Can Help Most Alcoholics AA Fact File AAs 12-Step Recovery Program Al-Anon offers new life Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defense Mechanisms Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing Alcoholics Anonymous Program in India Alcoholics can benefit from Al-Anon Alcoholics Have Trouble Identifying Emotions Alcoholism / …∞

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    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals

    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals November 30, 2009 Nurses, doctors, dentists and other health professionals in California who are in treatment for alcohol and other drug problems will now be subject to stricter oversight and could be immediately removed from practice should they relapse, the Los Angeles Times reported. Health workers will now …∞

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    Lesbians’ Process of Recovery from Addiction

    Lesbians’; Process of
    Recovery from Addiction
    This article presents the
    results of a qualitative
    study on lesbians’;
    recovery from addiction.
    The study involved semi-
    structured interviews with
    20 lesbians in recovery
    from addiction and was
    analyzed using grounded
    theory method. The central
    theme that emerged was
    self-acceptance, both as a
    lesbian and as a recovering
    alcoholic/addict, with
    considerable interaction
    between the two.
    Categories that
    contributed to this theme
    were learning to recover,
    relationships with other
    people, and relationship
    with something bigger than
    self. The discussion
    addresses how this
    information can be used to
    assist lesbians trying to
    recover from addiction.
    Connie R. Matthews,
    Peggy Lorah, Jaime
    Fenton,

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    The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – Detox

    Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms

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    Treatment and AA Attendance

    7-year trajectories of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and associations with treatment Although many members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are introduced to AA during treatment, the relationship between treatment and AA attendance over time is unknown. This paper describes four latent classes of AA attendance among 586 dependent alcoholics interviewed by telephone 1, 3, 5 and 7 …∞

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