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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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    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals

    Stricter Sobriety Standards for California Health Professionals November 30, 2009 Nurses, doctors, dentists and other health professionals in California who are in treatment for alcohol and other drug problems will now be subject to stricter oversight and could be immediately removed from practice should they relapse, the Los Angeles Times reported. Health workers will now …∞

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    12 Step Involvement and Peer Helping

    This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞

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    Abstinence Seekers More Ready to Change

    What They Want: Motivation and Treatment Choice in Non-treatment-Seeking Substance Abusers Although a variety of therapies exist for the treatment of substance use disorders, little emphasis is placed on allowing individuals to choose their own treatment trajectories. Considering the preference of a person for the type of substance abuse treatment; he or she would want …∞

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    Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) Reduces Substance Abuse

    Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.

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    Alcohol Brief Intervention in Primary Practice

    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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    Longer AA Attendance Predicts Change

    Predictors of changes in alcohol-related self-efficacy over 16 years Self-efficacy is a robust predictor of short- and long-term remission after alcohol treatment. This study examined the predictors of self-efficacy in the year after treatment and 15 years later. A sample of 420 individuals with alcohol use disorders was assessed five times over the course of …∞

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    Medical students’ knowledge about alcohol and drug problems

    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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    12-Step Activities and Abstinence

    Categorical 12-step involvement and continuous abstinence at 2 years  Abstract A longitudinal analysis of 12-step involvement was conducted among a U.S. sample of patients exiting treatment for substance dependence. Categorical involvement in a set of 12-step activities and summary scores of involvement from the Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale were examined in relation to continuous abstinence …∞

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    Elderly Tend to Drink Too Much

    Older Adults Often Exceed Alcohol Consumption Limits Guidelines for “safe” alcohol use among older adults recommend daily limits no more than 2 drinks for men and 1 drink for women, weekly limits no more than 14 drinks for men and 7 drinks for women or a combination no more than 1 drink per day, 7 …∞

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