A NATURALISTIC COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES AT SOCIAL AND CLINICAL MODEL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS. Since the 1970s, much of the public treatment system in California has been based on a social model orientation to recovery for alcoholics, but there has been minimal research on program outcomes. This article reports on follow-up interviews conducted with a …∞
Lesbians’; Process of
Recovery from Addiction
This article presents the
results of a qualitative
study on lesbians’;
recovery from addiction.
The study involved semi-
structured interviews with
20 lesbians in recovery
from addiction and was
analyzed using grounded
theory method. The central
theme that emerged was
self-acceptance, both as a
lesbian and as a recovering
between the two.
contributed to this theme
were learning to recover,
relationships with other
people, and relationship
with something bigger than
self. The discussion
addresses how this
information can be used to
assist lesbians trying to
recover from addiction.
Connie R. Matthews,
Peggy Lorah, Jaime
This study investigated alcohol use, misuse and abuse in a sample of dentists, nurses, pharmacists and physicians. Previous studies have lacked cross healthcare group comparisons and have rarely included dentists. METHODS: As part of a larger mail survey, 479 healthcare professionals (68.7% response) completed self-report items on patterns of alcohol use, monthly drinking, heavy episodic …∞
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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Brief-TSF Treatment Setting Brief-TSF can be used with both individuals who have never sought treatment and those who had previous treatment and aftercare clients. The model is flexible enough to accommodate all of these client groups. However, since Brief-TSF relies heavily on client involvement in community-based 12 step fellowship and meetings, it would be less …∞
In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.
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Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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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 …∞
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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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Many Patients Approve of Nurses Delivering Alcohol Screening in Hospital Many hospital patients are comfortable with having nurses deliver screening and brief intervention for alcohol, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, the findings indicate that nurses can be important partners in helping to screen for hazardous drinking. Medical News Today reports the U.S. …∞
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