Handbook of Alcoholism While the war on drugs continues to attract world attention, it is often overlooked that alcoholism remains a major worldwide health concern. No matter what your expertise, the Handbook of Alcoholism can help you acquire the necessary skills to treat problem drinkers and alcohol-dependent patients. In three sections; Patient Care, Research, and …∞
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 …∞
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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. …∞
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Harry Tiebout: The Collected Writings One of the first psychiatrists to describe alcoholism as a disease rather than a moral failing or criminal activity. Harry M. Tiebout was also one of the first to wholeheartedly endorse Alcoholics Anonymous as an effective force in the struggle against compulsive drinking. This volume brings together, for the first …∞
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Early detection, including screening and brief interventions (for nondependent problem drinkers) Comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment plan Care management Individually delivered, proven professional interventions Contracting with patients Social skills training Medications Specialized services for medical, psychiatric, employment or family problems Continuing care Strong bond with therapist or counselor Longer duration (for alcohol dependent persons) Participation …∞
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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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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Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Primary Care Settings Michael F. Fleming, M.D., M.P.H. Primary care practitioners are in a unique position to identify patients with potential alcohol problems and intervene when appropriate. Screening, the process by which practitioners can identify at-risk drinkers, can be followed by one-time or repeated short counseling sessions, known as …∞
Women Physicians and Addiction. Doctors get addicted just like other people and female doctors have earlier addiction and develop worse medical conditions. Researchers compared case histories of 969 male and female (13%) substance dependent doctors. Their conclusions; â€œThese findings suggest different characteristics between male and female impaired physicians which may have implications for identification and …∞
What Is Craving? Models of
Craving and Implications
for Treatment Raymond F.
Anton, M.D. Although
many alcoholics experience
craving, researchers have
not yet developed a
common, valid definition of
Numerous models of the
craving have been
suggested, however. One
of those models-the
suggests that the
prolonged presence of
alcohol induces changes in
brain-cell function. In the
absence of alcohol, those
changes cause an
imbalance in brain activity
that results in craving.
Furthermore, the adaptive
memories of alcohol’;s
pleasant effects that can
be activated when alcohol-
stimuli are encountered,
even after prolonged
leading to relapse