Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous produces many materials for education and training of professional workers. Here are three of the most common occupational groups that encounter alcoholics. AA Video for Healthcare Professionals A.A. Video for Legal and Corrections Professionals A.A. Video for Employment/Human Resources Professionals Related articles Counseling and the 12 Steps of AA (twelvestepfacilitation.com) Peers Help Alcoholics …∞
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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 …∞
Addictive drinking, but not minor slips, is associated with increased mortality.
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Online Videos Train Clinicians to Help Patients Who Drink Too Much A new, interactive video training program from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), demonstrates quick and effective strategies for screening patients for heavy drinking and helping them to cut down or quit. “The …∞
A.A.s 12-Step Recovery Program Al-Anon Offers New Life Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defence Mechanisms Â· Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing Â· An Introduction to Medication for Alcohol Dependence Â· Anti-Craving Drugs Â· Binge Drinking & Brain Damage Â· Brain Damage & Cirrhosis Â· Brief-TSF Description Â· Brief-TSF Learning Objectives
By Mary Cook, MA Whether clients or counselors, students or teachers, we are all imperfect human beings. We are here because we have a yearning to grow. And the strongest motivator for growth is pain. When we are significantly harmed or deprived mentally, emotionally or physically and have no safe people or role models …∞
New medications for addiction treatment can significantly improve treatment outcomes for many patients, especially when combined with counseling, support and aftercare. This free online course helps addiction treatment counselors understand how these medications work with the brain mechanisms involved in alcohol dependence, and how medications can be part of a comprehensive treatment program that …∞
Free Online Training for Drug Abuse Counselors Created and hosted by: Health Care Evaluation, Program Evaluation and Resource Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University School of Medicine This self-paced online course is designed to provide practicing substance abuse counselors with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully implement Cognitive Behavioral …∞
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 …∞
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