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  • Aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics

    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. …∞

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    Alcoholism Drug Helps Gamblers

    This is good news for people who have a gambling problem

    Posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Disease of addiction, Gamblers Anon, Loss of control, Research, Stages of Change, Symptoms of addiction and tagged , , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

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    Painkiller abuse

    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
    prescription drugs,
    according to the U.S. Drug
    Enforcement
    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
    of Medicine

    Posted in Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Relapse prevention, Research, Stages of Change. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

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    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals

    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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    The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – Detox

    Although some patients have mild symptoms and may even be managed in the outpatient setting, others have more severe symptoms

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    Treatment and AA Attendance

    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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    Bad Bedside Manners

    8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞

    Posted in Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcoholism, Assessment, Co-dependency, Contrast to other models, Doctors, Loss of control, Policy, Relationships, Spirituality, Stages of Change and tagged , , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

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    Understanding Stress & alcohol

    Understanding Stress:
    Characteristics and
    Caveats Hymie Anisman,
    Ph.D. and Zul Merali, Ph.D.
    Exposure to stressful
    situations is among the
    most common human
    experiences. These types
    of situations can range
    from unexpected calamities
    to routine daily
    annoyances. In response
    to stressors, a series of
    behavioral, neurochemical,
    and immunological changes
    occur that ought to serve
    in an adaptive capacity.
    However, if those systems
    become overly taxed, the
    organism may become
    vulnerable to pathology.
    Likewise, the biological
    changes, if sufficiently
    sustained, may themselves
    adversely affect the
    organism’;s well-being.
    Several factors may dictate
    an individual’;s response to
    environmental stressors,
    including characteristics of
    the

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    100 Ways to Support Recovery

    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 …∞

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    Mutual Aid Groups in Psychiatry and Substance Misuse.

    In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.

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