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 …∞
Image via Wikipedia Alcohol abuse and dependence, referred to as alcohol-use disorders (AUDs), affect 76.3 million people worldwide and account for 1.8 million deaths per year. AUDs affect 18.3 million Americans (7.3% of the population), and up to 40% of hospitalized patients have AUDs. This review discusses the development and progression of critical illness in …∞
12-Step participation reduces medical use costs among adolescents with a history of alcohol and other drug treatment Adolescents who attend 12-step groups following alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment are more likely to remain abstinent and to avoid relapse post-treatment. We examined whether 12-step attendance is also associated with a corresponding reduction in health care …∞
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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 …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous benefit adolescents who attend
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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. …∞
Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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This study examined alcohol and licit and illicit drug use in a highly educated medical related workforce.
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About a quarter of individuals screened for alcohol misuse in hospital emergency rooms reported unsafe drinking levels, according to a study concluding that hospital-based brief interventions for alcohol problems are effective. This target population has previously been thought to be unresponsive to intervention. Medical News Today reported Dec. 26 that the study sponsored by …∞
Bipolar Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorders; Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder (BD) and alcoholism and substance use disorders (SUDs) represents a serious public health problem and a major challenge to treatment systems. Bipolar disorder is among the top causes of disabilities worldwide, and reportedly the fourth leading mental illness as a …∞