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Substance Abuse

Stages of Change

Stages of Change

In the 1980s, two well-known alcoholism researchers, Carlo C. DiClemente and J.O. Prochaska, introduced a six-stage model of change to help professionals understand their clients with addiction problems and motivate…

Symptoms of Alcoholism

DSM-IV Criteria for Alcohol Dependence A maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three (or more) of the following, occurring at any…

Suicide and the Military

When someone commits suicide, it’s a tragedy. When we are losing more soldiers to suicide than to the Afghanistan war, it’s a tragic epidemic. In June of 2010, there were…