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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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    The Personality Traits of Alcoholics

      Psychopathological symptoms and personality traits in alcohol-dependent patients: a comparative study. The aim of this paper was to describe the psychopathological and personality profile associated with alcohol dependence and to compare it with those of non-addictive disorders and the normal population. The sample consisted of 158 alcohol-dependent participants attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic, 120 …∞

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    Binge Drinking & Brain Damage

    Binge Drinking & Brain
    Damage Injury Risk Highest
    Among Binge Drinkers
    Binge drinkers have a
    higher risk of alcohol-
    related injury than chronic,
    heavy drinkers, the Health
    Behavior News Service
    reported Feb. 22. Binge-
    drinking women who
    otherwise drink in
    moderation had seven
    times the risk of injury as
    nondrinkers, while binge-
    drinking men increased
    their injury risk sixfold.
    “It’;s not only the amount
    of alcohol consumed that
    shapes the risk for injury,
    but also the usual
    consumption pattern,” said
    study author Gerhard Gmel
    of the Swiss Institute for
    the Prevention of Alcohol
    and Drug Problems. “At
    highest risk are those who
    usually consume
    moderately but sometimes
    binge drink. This is true for

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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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    Characteristics of Students with FAS

    Characteristics of Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect Students with FAS/E are as different from each other as any group of children. They come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Each child presents a complex individual portrait of competencies and delays. Students with FAS/E must be recognized as individuals rather than as members of …∞

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    Top Articles

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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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    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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    Understanding Stress & alcohol

    Understanding Stress:
    Characteristics and
    Caveats Hymie Anisman,
    Ph.D. and Zul Merali, Ph.D.
    Exposure to stressful
    situations is among the
    most common human
    experiences. These types
    of situations can range
    from unexpected calamities
    to routine daily
    annoyances. In response
    to stressors, a series of
    behavioral, neurochemical,
    and immunological changes
    occur that ought to serve
    in an adaptive capacity.
    However, if those systems
    become overly taxed, the
    organism may become
    vulnerable to pathology.
    Likewise, the biological
    changes, if sufficiently
    sustained, may themselves
    adversely affect the
    organism’;s well-being.
    Several factors may dictate
    an individual’;s response to
    environmental stressors,
    including characteristics of
    the

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