A healthy dentist is one of the most important ingredients in a successful dental practice. An ingredient not to be taken for granted. Professionals, dentists included, can and do experience illnesses and problems that can disrupt or impair a practice. In addition to the vulnerabilities of the human condition–addictive disorders, psychiatric illnesses, infectious disease, family …∞
Dropout from 12-step self-
help groups: Prevalence,
influences The prevalence,
predictors, and treatment-
related factors affecting
dropout from 12-step self-
help groups in the first
year following professional
substance abuse treatment
were assessed in 2,778
male patients. The patients
were asked to complete an
inventory at baseline, at
discharge, and 1 year after
discharge. Attendance at
12-step groups either in
the 90 days before
treatment or during
treatment was reported by
91% (2,518). Forty
percent had dropped out
at the 1-year follow-up.
Logistic regression analysis
revealed that the odds of
having used substances by
the time of the 1-year
follow-up were almost
three times higher for
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 …∞
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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.
Â Mutual Support: For Professionals This article at Faces and Voices of Recovery details some of the issues in working with mutual and self-help fellowships for recovery from various substance abuse issues. Subjects include; A. Problems and Pitfalls in Working With Mutual Support Groups Taking Over the Peer Helper Role Over identification with Resistance Problems …∞
An ongoing process: A qualitative study of how the alcohol-dependent free themselves of addiction through progressive abstinence Abstract (provisional) Background Most people being treated for alcoholism are unable to successfully quit drinking within their treatment programs. In few cases do we know the full picture of how abstinence is achieved in Taiwan. We tracked processes …∞
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A comparative evaluation of substance abuse treatment This article first explains the conceptual framework and plan of a naturalistic, multisite evaluation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) substance abuse treatment programs. It then examines the effectiveness of an index episode of inpatient treatment and the effectiveness of continuing outpatient care and participation in self-help groups. …∞
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 Facilitation Therapy facilitates patients’ active participation in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. TSF regards such active involvement as the primary factor responsible for sustained sobriety (recovery) and therefore as the desired outcome of participation in this treatment program. This therapy is grounded in the concept of alcoholism as a spiritual and medical disease. …∞
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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 …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brain, Detoxification, Disease of addiction, Higher Power, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Self-help and tagged Minnesota Model, psychiatrists, residential treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.