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  • Double Trouble in Recovery

    For dually-diagnosed individuals, continued participation in dual recovery self-help groups plays a significant role in the recovery process, particularly in the area of substance use.

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    Aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics

    There is a long-recognized association between alcohol consumption and aggressive behavior. But does aggression and hostility continue into sobriety? This study was designed to examine aggression in a group of socially well-adapted recovered alcoholics. The question addressed was whether the treatment, together with long-term abstinence from alcohol, could reduce aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics. …∞

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    Prayer Cuts Alcohol Consumption?

    Prayer reduced drinking by about half.

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    Role of AA Sponsors

    The aim of this study was to explore the roles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsors and to describe the characteristics of a sample of sponsors.

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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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    The Twelve-step Recovery Model of Alcoholics Anonymous

    Analysts describe the AA recovery program as complex, implicitly grounded in sound psychological principles, and more sophisticated than is typically understood.

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    AA as adjunctive therapy works

    An Evaluation of the Therapeutic Programme Conducted by the Southern Regional Alcohol-Abuse Treatment Centre: Study on the Programme’s Results One Year after Discharge from Inpatient Care. Given the clinical and social problems caused by the consumption of alcohol in most industrialised countries, there is a strong need to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of integrated …∞

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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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    Bad Bedside Manners

    8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞

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    Treatment Setting

    Brief-TSF Treatment Setting Brief-TSF can be used with both individuals who have never sought treatment and those who had previous treatment and aftercare clients. The model is flexible enough to accommodate all of these client groups. However, since Brief-TSF relies heavily on client involvement in community-based 12 step fellowship and meetings, it would be less …∞

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