Treatment response of bipolar and unipolar alcoholics to an inpatient dual diagnosis program BACKGROUND: Depressed and bipolar alcoholics represent a significant affective subgroup that has a poorer prognosis than either diagnosis alone. To date few systematic treatment programs have been developed to treat dual diagnosis. METHODS: An inpatient treatment program was developed at St Patrick’s …∞
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Drugs, Research, Target populations and tagged affective, anxiety, bipolar, craving, depession, drinking, dual diagnosis, Dublin, inpatient, treatment, unipolar. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Early treatment response in alcohol dependence with extended-release naltrexone. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the time course for onset of effect of intramuscular injectable extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), which has demonstrated efficacy for alcohol dependence. METHOD: A post hoc analysis of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study was conducted. In the study, actively drinking men and …∞
Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Pharmacotherapy, Research and tagged alcohol dependence, counseling, drinking, Naltrexone, psychosocial, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Buy Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Stages of Change, Target populations, TSF and tagged affiliation, behavioral, cognitive, dependent, depression, dual disorder, substance, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Alcohol abuse also seems to reduce both sensitivity to interferon and adherence to treatment.
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous, Alcoholism, Assessment, Demographics, Detoxification, Disease of addiction, Pharmacotherapy, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Target populations and tagged co-morbid.liver, disease, hepatitis, interferon, treatment, virus. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Study Examines Link Between Stress Relapse A new animal study finds that a stress-related gene and brain chemical may play a role in addiction relapse, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Researchers from NIAAA and Camerino University in Italy found that rats that showed a preference for alcohol were more …∞
The Co-Occurring Center for Excellence. Addressing mental disorders and alcoholism, addiction co-occurring. The Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) was created by SAMHSA in 2003 to provide information and a range of services to mental health and substance abuse administrators and policymakers at state and local levels, their counterparts in tribal and Native populations, clinical providers, …∞
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Contrast to other models, Drugs, Medication, Pharmacotherapy, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Symptoms of addiction, Target populations, Training and tagged clinical, co-occurring, disorders, mental, native, SAMHSA, substance abuse, treatment, tribal. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Training; Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Description: This course is designed for Substance Abuse Counselors and Professionals in the Social Service field with an overview of domestic violence and substance abuse. This education course will cover various forms of domestic violence, identification of risk factors and causes, intervention and treatment approaches. http://www.nattc.org/addictionEd/courseDetail.asp?org=262&CourseID=1401 See also; Twelve …∞
Addiction Treatment Cuts Crime, Boosts Employment, Kentucky Research Concludes Providing addiction treatment saves the state of Kentucky $10 million annually, or $4.98 for every dollar spent providing services, according to a new report from the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported July 16 that researchers who …∞
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Research, Stages of Change, Symptoms of addiction, Target populations and tagged crime, employment, Kentucky, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Predictors of a suicide attempt one year after entry into substance use disorder treatment. Background: The present study examined the patient intake and treatment-related risk factors associated with a suicide attempt in the 30 days before a 1-year post-treatment assessment. Methods: A national sample of 8,807 patients presenting for treatment of substance use disorders (SUD’s) …∞
Naltrexone Works Better for Some Populations More than Others Naltrexone is one of the most effective pharmacological treatments for alcohol dependence. However, naltrexone does not work for everyone. A new study has found that naltrexone is effective for women, and individuals with the A118G polymorphism of the mu opioid receptor gene (OPRM1). There are few …∞
Posted in Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcoholism, Drugs, Medication, Pharmacotherapy, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Target populations, Women and tagged alcohol dependence, Naltrexone, opiate, substance abuse, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.