Are Brief Alcohol Interventions Likely to be Effective in Routine Primary Care Practice? A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the modest efficacy of brief interventions (BI) for nondependent unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. Whether this level of efficacy can be expected when BIs are delivered outside of research studies in not known. This …∞
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In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.
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Medical students’ knowledge about alcohol and drug problems: results of the medical council of Canada examination. PURPOSE: To determine knowledge of a national sample of medical students about substance withdrawal, screening and early intervention, medical and psychiatric complications of addiction, and treatment options. METHODS: Based on learning objectives developed by medical faculty, twenty-two questions on …∞
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Spirituality plays an important role in the rehabilitation of many substance-dependent people
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Â Study Examines Link Between Stress RelapseA new animal study finds that a stress-related gene and brain chemical may play a role in addiction relapse, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).Researchers from NIAAA and Camerino University in Italy found that rats that showed a preference for alcohol were more sensitive to …∞
American Society of Addiction Medicine Public Policy Statement on Medical Marijuana Background In the last twenty years, both the scientific community and the public have become interested in the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. Scientific interest has been based in large part on the discovery and elucidation of the endocannabinoid receptor system. Popular interest …∞