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 …∞
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 …∞
Helping, spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine how helping activities and spirituality–perhaps key influences on sobriety–change over alcoholism recovery. The study also explores interrelations among Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), helping and spirituality. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to recovering alcoholics (118 men, 80 women) recruited at AA and Women for …∞
Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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Multiple psychiatric disorder risk for families with alcohol dependence First-degree relatives of people dependent on alcohol are not only at increased risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs such as cocaine, but also of developing psychiatric disorders such as depression and panic disorder, study findings indicate. Noting that alcohol dependence tends to aggregate …∞
Using Imagery and Storytelling to Educate Outpatients about 12-Step Programs and Improve Their Participation in Community-based Programs The longer a patient remains engaged in recovery activities the greater the success of long-term abstinence. Self-help community programs that use the 12-steps such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are known in the addictions field …∞
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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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The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) as screening instrument for adolescents. BACKGROUND: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is an international screening instrument extensively employed in adult target groups. However, there is scarce information on screening with the AUDIT in adolescent populations. The purpose of this study was to determine the cut-off point …∞
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Spirituality plays an important role in the rehabilitation of many substance-dependent people
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This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞
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