Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for individuals with cocaine and amphetamine addiction.Medscape Psychiatry
Everyone is struggling with isolation as much of the world hunkers down to slow the spread of COVID-19, but this time poses even greater hazards for folks recovering from addiction, experts say.
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 -- Recovering alcoholic Catherine Collins normally attends five to seven face-to-face program meetings a week. Collins still attends meetings, but now they're online -- and there's something important that's missing. " In the...
For those with issues of substance abuse, or those in recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic is an added stress to an already heavy burden.
The penalty system implemented by Italian law still represents a barrier against psychoactive drugs and drug addiction, especially at a time when the age of first consumption has considerably dropped. Presidential Decree n. 309 of October 9, 1990 entitled ...
Journal of Addictions&Offender Counseling, Volume 41, Issue 1, Page 1-1, April 2020.
Substance use disorder counselors are at risk of experiencing burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress. These phenomena can lead to counselor impairment. The authors describe how trauma ‐informed supervision can mitigate the risks of impairment for substance use disorder counselors.
Little is understood about distinct traumatic exposures and their relationship to later coping strategies. Adults receiving treatment for substance use were assessed for experiential avoidance and a range of traumatic exposures. Only childhood emotional abuse significantly predicted experiential avoidance.
This repeated measures quasi ‐experimental study evaluated the effectiveness of 2 interventions, Seeking Safety and canine‐assisted therapy, with female prisoners with trauma histories on a mental health unit. Results indicate both are effective at reducing anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Regardless of preexisting trauma history, offenders regularly experience traumatic events while incarcerated. Current therapeutic approaches focus on coping skills and behavioral responses. The authors recommend integrating the use of trauma ‐informed care to address the deeper emotional responses tied to trauma.
AbstractBehavioral addictions have been related with biased emotional reactions to risky choices. However, few studies have analyzed the role of both explicit and implicit emotional expression in gambling disorder (GD). This pilot study aims to examine emotion regulation in treatment-seeking patients with GD. The sample includedn = 35 participants classified into three groups: patients with current GD, patients with GD in remission, and a control group without GD. Implicit emotional expressions were evaluated through a serious videogame (Playmancer) and explicit emotions were measured through self-reports. ...