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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Buprenorphine is an effective medication for the treatment of opioid addiction, but current barriers to buprenorphine access limit treatment availability for many patients. We identify and characterize regions within the United States (US) with poor buprenorphine access relative to the observed burden of overdose deaths.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions These findings support the hypothesis that aerobic exercise results in changes in the mesolimbic pathway that could mediate exercise-induced attenuation of drug-seeking behavior.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Basic Sciences Source Type: research
As a physician licensed to prescribe narcotics, I am legally   permitted to prescribe the powerful opioid methadone (also known by the brand name Dolophine  ) to my patients suffering from severe, intractable pain that hasn ’t been adequately controlled by other, less powerful pain killers. Most patients I encounter who might fall into that category are likely to be terminal cancer patients. I’ve often wondered why I am approved to prescribe methadone to my patients as a treatment for pain, but I am not allowed to prescribe methadone to taper my patients off of a physical dependence the...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
APA has been awarded a five-year, $14.2 million grant to create an educational and support system to expand access to care for the 11 million adults in this country who have serious mental illness.The funding for the project, known as the Clinical Support System for Serious Mental Illness (CSS-SMI), was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Serious mental illnesses are those that substantially interfere with major life activities and include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. At least one-third of people with these diagnoses do not receive treatment.“Th...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
The authors agree with Freimuth (2018) that addiction training among clinical psychologists would be enhanced by offering addiction-related training to all clinical students, including those who do not aim to specialize in substance abuse. It is argued that Freimuth’s points in fact support Dimoff, Sayette, and Norcross’s (2017) recommendation that clinical programs bolster their addiction training but, contrary to Freimuth, in all evidence-based (abstinence and nonabstinence) treatments predicated on patient needs, not on practitioner preferences. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)
Source: American Psychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A large proportion of normal-weight female students used intermittent overeating episodes as a time-limited response to emotional states, especially anxiety. DIO was negatively correlated with alcohol use, which suggests two distinct and somewhat exclusive ways of coping with negative emotions. It was higher in the minority of students with disordered eating symptoms and loss of control over food intake, highlighting the need for a systematic screening in all female students entering college. PMID: 30009932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Appetite - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Appetite Source Type: research
Various types of therapies have proven to be useful in alcohol and drug rehab programs, but music therapy is a tool that many individuals seeking treatment may not understand fully. Studies have shown that music therapy provides significant healing, emotionally, physically, and mentally, and it may end up being an important aspect of your own substance abuse treatment. What Is Music Therapy? Music therapy is very different from music in the form of entertainment. It is a clinical and evidence-based therapeutic practice that utilizes music to accomplish goals within an individual’s therapy program.1 Each client&rsquo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Creativity Habits LifeHelper Psychology Psychotherapy Recovery Substance Abuse Treatment Drug rehabilitation Music Therapy Source Type: blogs
by HANS DUVEFELT, MD My second foray into Suboxone treatment has evolved in a way I had not expected, but I think I have stumbled onto something profound: Almost six months into our in-house clinic’s existence, I have found myself prescribing and adjusting treatment for about half of my MAT patients for co-occurring anxiety, depression, bipolar disease and ADHD as well as restless leg syndrome, asthma and various infectious diseases. Years ago, working in a mental health clinic, we had strict rules to defer everything to each patient’s primary care provider that wasn’t strictly related to Suboxone treatme...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Patients Small Practice Opioid Addiction Opioid crisis Treatment Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThis eye-opening study reveals that smartphone problematic use among older adults is considerable and warrants further exploration. Smartphones are turning into essential accessible communication tools of daily life. Adults should be aware when to draw the line to avoid problematic use of their smartphones.
Source: Computers in Human Behavior - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2017Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Anna M.W. TaylorAbstractThe transition from acute to chronic pain is accompanied by increased engagement of emotional and motivational circuits. Adaptations within this corticolimbic circuitry contribute to the cellular and behavioral maladaptations associated with chronic pain. Central regions within the corticolimbic brain include the mesolimbic dopamine system, the amygdala, and the medial prefrontal cortex. The evidence reviewed herein supports the notion that chronic pain induces significant c...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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