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. …∞
Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Loss of control, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Spirituality, Stages of Change and tagged affiliation, behavioral, cognitive, dependent, depression, dual disorder, substance, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
A pilot study of the role of AA sponsors An AA sponsor is a close 1-on-1 collaboration between an older sober member and a relative newcomer to sobriety. Its a two way helping relationship â€“ the sponsor affirms their own sobriety and the sponsee gains new insights. AIMS: The aim of this study was to …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Disease of addiction, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help and tagged Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale, Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire, sponsor, sponsoree. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Psychotherapy is a unique relationship, a kind of connection that is unlike any other kind of relationship a person has in their life. In some ways, it can be more intimate than our most intimate relationships, but it also paradoxically values a vestige of professional distance between therapist and client. Therapists, alas, are just as …∞
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Co-dependency, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Men, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Relationships, Self-help, Training, TSF and tagged bad habit, therapist. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Rethink – A guide for mental health professionals This is the first in a series of Rethink reports on mental health recovery. It identifies 100 ways in which people working across the mental health sector can support the recovery of people with mental health problems. It highlights four key tasks: Developing a positive identity Framing …∞
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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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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Topiramate as add-on therapy in non-respondent alcohol dependant patients: a 12 month follow-up study. INTRODUCTION: Topiramate is a neuromodulator drug with different action mechanisms that could be implicated in alcohol dependence. It has been studied in open and double-blind studies. METHOD: In a group of patients (n = 64) undergoing standard treatment for alcohol dependence …∞
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
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.