Decision-Making Measured by the Iowa Gambling Task in Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders Choosing Harm Reduction versus Relapse Prevention Program

Conclusion: This study confirms that the decision-making process of patients with an alcohol use disorder is impaired. However, the 2 groups differ on the IGT scores, despite comparable clinical and cognitive profiles. The patients ’ decision-making abilities could be a useful guide when developing therapeutic programs.Eur Addict Res
Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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We described trauma experienced by the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) longitudinal sample (N = 831) participants and examined drinking over 4 years. We hypothesize that more traumatic events and PTSS will predict transition to moderate/heavy drinking.SummaryA total of 658 no/low drinkers at baseline were followed yearly for 4  years for transition to moderate/heavy drinking using logistic regression models. Youth were grouped by no trauma (n = 257), trauma (n = 348), and trauma with PTSS (n = 53). Those with traum...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
This study extended the literature by testing different pathways to problem alcohol use. We hypothesized that approach impulsivity/disinhibition and alcohol use frequency would mediate the relationship between emotion dysregulation and negative alcohol use consequences. We also hypothesized that alcohol use frequency would mediate the relationship between sensation seeking/reward sensitivity and negative alcohol use consequences. A cross-sectional chained mediation effects model was tested using data from 508 Amazon Mechanical Turk workers who resided in the USA (mean age  = 33.66, standard deviation =...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
While some people who’ve become addicted to alcohol and drugs have to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to accept treatment, most realize or can be convinced of the need to get professional help long before such a calamitous event. As for the timing, knowing when you are ready for treatment, it’s different for everyone. It may help to know some of the common signs you’re ready to take the crucial next step.  You’ve Had Enough — And So Has Everyone Else The list of addictive behaviors is long and varied, including problem drinking and alcohol abuse that descends into alcohol use d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
Addiction experts are calling the coronavirus pandemic a national relapse trigger. Online support groups, doctors and even federal agencies are rushing to aid people in recovery.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Therapy and Rehabilitation Alcohol Abuse Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Naloxone (Drug) Epidemics Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news
Conclusion: Masculinity and nonconformity were related to addictive behaviors in men, which might have health policy implications. In this paper, associating traditional masculinity with health orientation in society is proposed as a possible preventive intervention. PMID: 32204648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Patterns generally involve repetitive action, a task or behavior engaged in frequently, often without giving it much thought. Much daily behavior is fairly automatic, an activity done so many times that it feels comfortable and there’s no inherent harm in it. Or, it’s a behavior that we’re reluctant to change because of a reward associated with it. Toxic behavioral patterns are also often automatic, don’t necessarily present themselves as inherently harmful, and they’re more likely to continue due to the associated reward.  Some patterns have caused trouble in the past, are currently cont...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alcoholism Habits Self-Help Substance Abuse alcholism Habit Change Personal Growth Source Type: blogs
With the rise of the opioid epidemic, stories of addiction and its casualties feature prominently in the media with unprecedented frequency. According to the CDC, in 2016, more than 60,000 individuals died of drug overdose. Though we would like to imagine that this modern-day plague has left youths untouched, research suggests otherwise. According to the authors of Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Use, “when considering substance use etiology and interventions, one obvious reason to focus on adolescence is because that’s where the drugs are” (p 17).
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research
AbstractThe present study investigated the prevalence, the potential different profiles, and the associated psychological factors of disordered gaming using data from a large-scale epidemiological study (TURBAHAR [Turkey ’s Addiction and Mental Health Risk Profile Map Project]) carried out in Turkey in 2018 with 24,494 participants aged 18–81 years. Participants completed a comprehensive survey comprising a demographic questionnaire, Gaming Addiction Risk Questionnaire, Brief Symptom Inventory, Personal Well-Be ing Index Adult Form, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, and Expe...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
March 23, 2020—National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) marks its 10th anniversary March 30 through April 5, 2020, encouraging communities around the country to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about substance use and addiction. NDAFW is a joint initiative of the National Institute on...
Source: NIDA News - Category: Addiction Tags: Children, College Students, Parents, Pre-Teens, Students, Teachers, Teens, Young Adults Source Type: news
Corrigendum to "The epidemiology of alcohol use disorders cross-nationally: Findings from the World Mental Health Surveys" [Addict. Behav. 102 (2020) 106128]. Addict Behav. 2020 Mar 21;:106381 Authors: Glantz MD, Bharat C, Degenhardt L, Sampson NA, Scott KM, Lim CCW, Al-Hamzawi A, Alonso J, Andrade LH, Cardoso G, De Girolamo G, Gureje O, He Y, Hinkov H, Karam EG, Karam G, Kovess-Masfety V, Lasebikan V, Lee S, Levinson D, McGrath J, Medina-Mora ME, Mihaescu-Pintia C, Mneimneh Z, Moskalewicz J, Navarro-Mateu F, Posada-Villa J, Rapsey C, Stagnaro JC, Tachimori H, Have MT, Tintle N, Torres Y, Williams DR...
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Behav Source Type: research
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