SAMHSA announces a working definition of “recovery” from mental disorders and substance use disorders

A new working definition of recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders is being announced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The definition is the product of a year-long effort by SAMHSA and a wide range of partners in the behavioral health care community and other fields to develop a […]

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Link Between ADHD and Addiction

Link Between ADHD and Addiction Wendy Richardson, MA, LMFCC, CAS People with ADHD commonly attempt to soothe their restless brains and bodies with addictive substances such as alcohol, marijuana, heroin, prescription tranquilizers and pain killers, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, cocaine and street amphetamines. When people use substances to try to improve their abilities, or decrease and/or […]

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Christian Counseling Ministers Therapists Psychologist value Systems Marriage Counseling

Christian Counseling Ministers Therapists Psychologist value Systems Marriage Counseling By: Mona Gallagher Published: September 15, 2008 Christian marriage counseling offers faith based Christians a way to confront marital problems while keeping core values close. However, it is also true that professional Christian therapists and psychologists, employ some of the same tested and tried principles that mainstream […]

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DrinkChoice Prospectus

DrinkChoice Prospectus A. Introduction DrinkChoice is a brief intervention program intended to prevent and eliminate alcohol problems among its clients by offering a choice to either cut down or quit drinking altogether. Brief intervention consists of a 1-hour assessment, then four 1-hour sessions, or five-1.5 hour group sessions, or three 40-50 minute self help sessions. […]

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Alternative Treatments for addictions: Promises & Perils

Alternative Treatments for addictions: Promises & Perils Michael Scott, MD, Medical Director of Sierra Tucson, an Arizona treatment center for addictions, says that “Medicine has set itself up as a body of knowledge that is almost impenetrable by the public. For some decades, it has spoken little to its patients; and when it did, it […]

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Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol’s Effects?

Are Women More Vulnerable to Alcohol’s Effects? National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 46 December 1999 ———————————————————————— Women appear to be more vulnerable than men to many adverse consequences of alcohol use. Women achieve higher concentrations of alcohol in the blood and become more impaired than men after drinking equivalent amounts of alcohol. […]

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Can Marriage Survive Addiction?

Can Marriage Survive Addiction? By Erica Orloff G and his future wife, S, met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting when both were newly sober. Ignoring advice from their respective sponsors to avoid forming new relationships in the first year of sobriety, they embarked on an intense physical and emotional love affair that culminated in marriage […]

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