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. …∞
This is good news for people who have a gambling problem
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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 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
according to the U.S. Drug
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
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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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Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms
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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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