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  • Double Trouble in Recovery

    For dually-diagnosed individuals, continued participation in dual recovery self-help groups plays a significant role in the recovery process, particularly in the area of substance use.

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    Binge Drinking & Brain Damage

    Binge Drinking & Brain
    Damage Injury Risk Highest
    Among Binge Drinkers
    Binge drinkers have a
    higher risk of alcohol-
    related injury than chronic,
    heavy drinkers, the Health
    Behavior News Service
    reported Feb. 22. Binge-
    drinking women who
    otherwise drink in
    moderation had seven
    times the risk of injury as
    nondrinkers, while binge-
    drinking men increased
    their injury risk sixfold.
    “It’;s not only the amount
    of alcohol consumed that
    shapes the risk for injury,
    but also the usual
    consumption pattern,” said
    study author Gerhard Gmel
    of the Swiss Institute for
    the Prevention of Alcohol
    and Drug Problems. “At
    highest risk are those who
    usually consume
    moderately but sometimes
    binge drink. This is true for

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    Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Addictive drinking, but not minor slips, is associated with increased mortality.

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    Self-help Reduces Costs

    Can Encouraging substance abuse patients to participate in self-help groups reduce demand for health care? Over a period of one year, low-income, US veteran men (N=1774) receiving substance abuse treatment in either a 12-step or cognitive-behaviorally oriented inpatient program were compared on participation in a self-help group, use and costs of inpatient and outpatient mental …∞

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    Substance use among Dutch dental students.

    The objectives of this research were to assess the prevalence of substance use among Dutch dental students and to determine their attitudes about substance use and its consequences. METHODS: In association with a national study of drug use among US dental students, a questionnaire was translated from English into Dutch and administered to dental students …∞

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    AA and Recovery Houses

    Known as “social model recovery,” these programs were staffed by individuals in recovery

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    Are 12-Step Programs for Teens Effective?

    Image by beachblogger42 via Flickr Are 12-Step Programs for Teens Effective? Research shows that these types of programs are beneficial for teens. One particular study tracked the progress of 160 youngsters with an average age of 16, over the course of four and six week treatments based on AA’s 12-Step Program. The teens were re-evaluated …∞

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    Medical Marijuana

    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 …∞

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