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    Addiction Top Rated
    This guide to contemporary addiction resources provides: listings of methods to help oneself and others; self-directed wellness tools and methods; trained specialists in addictive behavior change; and self-help support group networks. - 10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 628 - Rate This | Details Top Rated
    Providing education, prevention and intervention services rooted in 21st Century brain and addiction-related science for range of addiction-related concerns, including: substance abuse, mental illness, addiction, secondhand drinking, dual diagnosis, underage drinking, help for families, treatment, recovery, brain health and more. - 8-Feb-2014 - Hits: 81 - Rate This | Details
    Don't Make it Worse! Use of Alcohol or Drugs After Trauma
    "My friend has survived a traumatic event and I want to help them. Wouldn't the best thing be to just take them out and get them drunk?" This is a common question posed by many friends, neighbors or family members. Alcohol is ubiquitous in our culture. It plays a part of many family, social and religious celebrations and traditions. Confusion about its safety occurs because it is a legal substance for people 21 years of age and older. The use of alcohol or minor tranquilizers after a traumatic event used to be a fairly standard treatment protocol. However, the research over the last decade clearly shows the deleterious effects of alcohol to a traumatized person. Authors:Angie Panos, Ph.D., CEAP and Patrick Panos, Ph.D., ABPP - 9-Jan-2004 - Hits: 372 - Rate This | Details
    Trauma Addiction - Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma Top Rated
    There is a fairly common phenomenon where trauma can lead to addiction and addiction leads back to trauma. A survivor of trauma is at a significantly greater risk of developing some type of addiction and the reverse is also true. Having this awareness, it is imperative that we look at more effective ways of treating this unique condition. The challenge of providing effective treatment and interventions for persons with both posttraumatic stress and addiction has caused many a seasoned clinician to shudder. "Dually diagnosed," seems to rank with Borderline Personality Disorder as one of the more pejorative and emotionally laden labels that saddle clients. Addicted survivors of trauma are often the recipients of the anger, frustration, and trepidation of health care workers due to the difficulty in both conceptualizing and administering effective treatment to this population. - 14-Oct-2004 - Hits: 653 - Rate This | Details