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Addiction and Attention Deficit Disorder
Special considerations in treating individuals who have both attention deficit disorder and substance abuse.
http://www.baltimorepsych.com/add_and_addiction.htm - 11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 1471 - Rate This | Details
Facts About Marijuana Use
An informative article describing straight facts about marijuana and marijuana use.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_factsm.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1578 - Rate This | Details
Levels of Treatment for Substance Abuse
There are four main types of substance abuse treatment: Level I -- outpatient treatment; Level II -- intensive outpatient treatment; Level III -- medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment; Level IV -- medically managed intensive inpatient treatment. This article describes them all.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_txlevels.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1098 - Rate This | Details
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.
http://www.addictioninfo.org/ - 10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 617 - Rate This | Details
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.
http://www.BreakingTheCycles.com/ - 8-Feb-2014 - Hits: 68 - 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
http://giftfromwithin.org/html/alcohol.html - 9-Jan-2004 - Hits: 364 - Rate This | Details
Lifting the Right Stones: Surviving Addiction in a Loved One
Are you part of the approximately 43 percent of the U.S. population that falls into this category? If so, then you well know this emotional toll and you have probably tried countless ways to influence your partner, parent, sibling, child, or friend to stop. And, undoubtedly, none of these measures has helped. In fact, despite your best intentions and sincere attempts, things have probably gotten worse. If a friend or loved one has a problem with alcohol or drugs, this article may help both of you.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/lifting-the-right-stones-surviving-addiction-in-a-loved-one/000272 - 9-Sep-2006 - Hits: 191 - Rate This | Details
Reducing drugs misuse and dependence (Gov.uk article)
Between 2011 and 2012, an estimated 8.9% of adults used an illegal drug. For young people aged between 16 and 24, the figure was 19.3%. Although this is the lowest level of drug use since we started collecting figures in 1996, drug misuse continues to have a negative effect on the health, wellbeing and quality of life of too many people.
It also drains public resources. For example, crimes related to drugs cost the UK £13.3 billion every year.
https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-drugs-misuse-and-dependence - 5-Sep-2006 - Hits: 92 - Rate This | Details
Trauma Addiction - Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma
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.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/safety.html - 14-Oct-2004 - Hits: 637 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Marijuana Abuse
This article describes the kinds of treatment that is available for people who have a problem with marijuana use or abuse.
http://psychcentral.com/library/sa_txm.htm - 25-Jan-2002 - Hits: 925 - Rate This | Details