5 Things To Know About Mind and Body Approaches for Substance Use Disorders

Mind and body approaches, such as mindfulness-based interventions, have shown some success when used along with the treatment of substance abuse and addiction. Mindfulness-based approaches, in part, attempt to decrease the impact of negative mood, which is thought to serve as a trigger for substance use. Mind and body approaches can be part of a comprehensive addiction treatment plan that includes behavioral modifications, and may include pharmaceuticals to decrease cravings, group therapy, or  counseling.
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Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
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Authors: Resch F, Sevecke K Abstract Identity - An Illusion? Self Development in Adolescence With support from their social environment, five out of six young people progress through adolescent development relatively well, while approximately 15 % are at risk of developing psychological problems (Kaess, Ghinea, Fischer-Waldschmidt, Resch, 2017). Those who cannot cope with the challenges of society and who do not have a safe space in the family or among friends to deal with worries and adjustment issues may attempt to stabilize their identity and self-esteem through risk-taking behavior (Kaess et al., 2017). Addicti...
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Know your triggers A major part of a successful recovery process is knowing what your triggers are. During the holidays, it can be a time that they present themselves more often than not. It can also be time when new triggers can arise that you didn’t realize you had before. It’s important to sit down and make a list of all the triggers that you think may pop up, and come up with a plan for each of them. This will give you better confidence for handling the situation when it pops up, and you will be able to move past it successfully with your newly-honed coping skills. Common holiday triggers Traveling Pressur...
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Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
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Our time would be better spent trying to help people recover in whatever way is most effective for them rather than pushing and shaming everyone into one particular recovery pathway. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard someone say that a person might be sober, but that they’re not in recovery, or describe them as a “dry drunk,” because the person doesn’t attend some defined program of recovery. I find that attitude divisive, dogmatic, and unhelpful, particularly because it shames others to believe in only one gold standard of recovery. This simply isn’t true. And it&...
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Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide  and is available for free to download. It provides a road map to help communities create a system for effective data collection and review. Once the data is collected, communities can understand the e...
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The holidays can be a joyous time of year, but it can also trigger a lot of stress. There are many celebrations, social events and possible opportunities where triggers and temptations could arise. Whether or not it is your first time navigating the holidays sober, it’s always a great idea to know what may come, and that includes having a plan in place so that you don’t slip into a relapse. Make a plan and prepare Just like the rest of the year, it is important to take your sobriety one day at a time. Waking up in the morning with a plan on how to stay sober the rest of the day is important, especially during t...
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Even though it’s a positive change, adjusting to marriage with a newly sober spouse is a challenge. Some situations are a little tricky to navigate. After being with my husband for 15 years, it might seem like there would be few suprises left. We have the kind of relationship that includes conversations like, “Hey, Harmony, will you cut off this skin tag on my back?” followed by, “Um, no; I’ll make you a doctor’s appointment.” And later, “Does this look infected to you?” Robbie is what people in recovery like to call a “normie.” When it comes to alcohol, he ...
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Although patients with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) have been identified as one of the most expensive client groups with excess use of social and health care services (de Weert-van Oene, Termorshuizen, Buwalda,&Heerdink, 2017; Graham et al., 2017; Leskel ä et al., 2013), the current knowledge of the patterns and continuity of alcohol-related use of social and health care services among this patient group is limited. Many studies have noted that substance use treatment services are heavily underutilized, and many people with AUDs are not receiving a dequate care for their addiction.
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How Addiction Takes a Toll on Your Nutrition Drug and alcohol abuse can take a major toll on your body. The recovery process is gradual, and nutrition is one of the major issues that often get overlooked, yet need attention. Our brain functions are influenced by food, and when your brain isn’t producing the chemicals it needs to maintain balance you can feel irritable and anxious. Some of the effects of having an improper diet can also be: Paranoia Fatigue Depression Impaired memory There is a belief that in recovery you can indulge in sweets and junk food. Some studies show that these diets can hindering your path...
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