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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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Despite decades of using a chronic disease metaphor for alcoholism and, more recently, drug addiction, we continue to provide treatment based on an acute model of care. Is it time to shift to a chronic care approach similar to disease management models? To explore this question, a recent study analyzed data demonstrating the chronic …∞
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 …∞
Five-year follow up for sobriety in a cohort of men who had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous programme in India. BACKGROUND: There are little data from India on the long term follow up of patients with alcohol dependence who have undergone a de-addiction programme. A cohort of patients who completed a detoxification and de-addiction programme based …∞
Studies have demonstrated that between 30 and 80% of alcoholics are thiamine deficient, and this puts them at risk of developing the Wernickeâ€“Korsakoff (WK) syndrome.
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Diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in youths Description This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in adults and in young people aged 10–17 years. This is one of three pieces of UK NICE guidance addressing alcohol-related problems and should …∞
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