Acceptability of mental health screening in routine addictions treatment Abstract Objective The objective was to investigate patients’ views on the application of case finding and screening methods for common mental disorders in an addiction treatment service. Method Qualitative thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 19 participants. Participants took part in diagnostic …∞
Self-reported mental illness in a dental school clinic population The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of mental illness in a university-based dental clinic population. Dentists routinely review the patient’s medical history to identify any physical disease or condition that may impact dental treatment. Mental illness may also affect dental treatment and …∞
Posted in Addiction, Alcoholism, Drugs, Relapse prevention, Target populations and tagged anorexia, Anxiety, bipolar, bulimia, clinic, dental, depression, hypertension, medical, mental, ptsd. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
In Alcohol-Dependent Drinkers, What Does the Presence of Nicotine Dependence Tell Us About Psychiatric and Addictive Disorders Comorbidity? AIM: To examine the pattern of psychiatric comorbidity associated with nicotine dependence among alcohol-dependent respondents in the general population. METHODS: Drawn from a US national survey of 43,000 adults who took part in a face-to-face interview (The …∞
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Research, Symptoms of addiction and tagged antisocial personality, Anxiety, depressive episode, manic disorder, Nicotine dependence, panic disorder, social phobia, suicide attempt. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞
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Encouraging post-treatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomes Background: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. …∞
Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Buy Brief-TSF, Disease of addiction, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Stages of Change, Training, TSF and tagged behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, cost effectiveness, intervention, motivational interviewing, treatment outcome. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Twelve-Step and Mutual-Help Programs for Addictive Disorders This important statement was made after an extensive review of outcomes research on addiction treatment. It reflects the conclusions of recent scientific reviews that alcohol and other drug addictions are chronic, relapsing diseases of the brain. The Minnesota Model, which throughout the 1980s featured 28 days of intensive …∞
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The Process of Reconnecting: Recovery from the Perspective of Addicted Women This study examined women’s experiences with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and their process of recovery. The techniques of in-depth interviews and participant observations were employed to elicit the perspectives of the women. The study consisted of 12 participants, 6 who were currently involved …∞
Youth Involved in AA-Related Helping Less Likely to Test Positive for Alcohol and Drugs Youth who become active in Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping (AAH) while they are in treatment are less likely to test positive for alcohol and drugs during treatment, a new study finds. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University studied almost 200 juvenile offenders. …∞
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 such a question. Editors note; These things apply equally to addiction, …∞
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