Safe Treatment of Pain in the Patient With a Substance Use Disorder Conditions associated with severe pain can and do develop in persons who have active addiction or who are in remission from an addictive disease, and these patients may require treatment for pain relief. This presents a challenge to clinicians: How can pain be …∞
Dissociation and alexithymia among men with alcoholism Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between alexithymia (The Inability to label or identify emotions) and dissociation (See below) among men with alcoholism. Methods: Participants were 176 patients consecutively admitted to the inpatient unit of a addiction treatment center. The Toronto …∞
Marijuana Use and Adolescents: What Clinicians Need to Know As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver. Paula Riggs, PhD, …∞
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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Experiences of alcohol dependence: a qualitative study INTRODUCTION AND AIMS OF THE STUDY: Despite the increasing incidence of alcohol misuse and the costs it incurs, British society continues to hold equivocal and ambiguous attitudes towards drinking, and understanding of the nature of alcohol dependence and related issues is limited. This qualitative study aimed to investigate …∞
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How Heavy Drinking Damages the Brain Chronic alcoholism typically takes a heavy toll on the brain. Exposed to years of heavy drinking, neurons may stop functioning properly and brain tissue can atrophy. In fact, chronic alcoholism is one of the leading causes of dementia, second only to Alzheimer’s disease. In total, an estimated 50 to …∞
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Women Physicians and Addiction. Doctors get addicted just like other people and female doctors have earlier addiction and develop worse medical conditions. Researchers compared case histories of 969 male and female (13%) substance dependent doctors. Their conclusions; â€œThese findings suggest different characteristics between male and female impaired physicians which may have implications for identification and …∞
Brief-TSF Theoretical Rationale/Mechanism of Action The theoretical rationale is based in the 12 steps and 12 traditions of AA and includes the need to accept that willpower alone is not sufficient to achieve sustained sobriety, that self-centredness must be replaced by surrender to the group process/conscience, and that long-term recovery consists of a process of …∞
Alcohol screening brief intervention and referral in the emergency department an implementation study INTRODUCTION: Alcohol is the single greatest contributor to injury in the United States. Numerous studies have reported that a standardized screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) intervention can effectively minimize future alcohol consumption, reduce injury recurrence, and decrease the …∞
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