Telepsychiatry in an Alaska Native Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program - Legha RK, Moore L, Ling R, Novins D, Shore J.

Introduction:  Alaska Native communities experience high rates of alcohol and substance abuse and face challenges accessing quality, culturally appropriate treatment. Telepsychiatry could hel...
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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
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
CONCLUSION: Presence of MI appears to be the most important in influencing participant attitudes about perceived risk of criminality, though type of MI may influence beliefs about severity of future crimes. The impact of race could not be examined but should be examined in future studies. PMID: 32208898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
UNISON members running Wigan and Leigh’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation service have suspended their strike action at We Are With You (formerly Addaction). The service was taken over by the charity in April 2018, having been run by Wigan council, with workers who were part of the NHS. But members have been in dispute with We Are With You after it reneged on promises to pay NHS rates to staff whose roles were transferred. The dispute is a long-running one, with 11 days of strike action in 2019. A recent five-day strike came to an end at the beginning of March, shortly before the coronavirus outbreak hit. But now...
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Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Published: 3/19/2020. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) epidemic has created countless primary and secondary challenges for those delivering care to the most vulnerable populations. An additional concern has arisen for those with alcohol use disorder, benzodiazepine use disorder, or other conditions that increase the risk of seizures. This five-page document offers precautionary guidance to those that are prepared and capable to receive and treat these individuals. (PDF)
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This study aimed to improve the efficacy of outpatient alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment by adding elements that target behavioral economic mechanisms of change.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Men and women experience schizophrenia differently; from the age of onset to symptoms and how society treats those with mental disorders.  Schizophrenic, Rachel Star Withers and co-host Gabe Howard continue the discussion of the differences from the last episode but change the focus to men.  Jason Jepson, an author who has schizophrenia joins for a man’s perspective and Dr. Hayden Finch returns to explain the clinical side of the issues. Highlights in “Schizophrenia in Men” Episode [01:30] Age of onset [04:00] Symptoms in men vs women [05:00] Interview with Jason Jepson [07:30] Jason discusses ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Men's Issues Psychiatry Psychology Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
Because alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in patients living with HIV/AIDS are associated with a reduction in therapeutic outcomes and increases the risk of morbidity/mortality, finding an appropriate pharmacothera...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Brief screening tools based on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) consumption items (e.g., AUDIT-C and AUDIT-3) are commonly used in general medical settings to identify at-risk drinkers who may benefit from alcohol interventions. Conversely, in specialty alcohol treatment settings with a high volume of self-referrals, there may be a need for brief screening tools that can help to identify patients who are unlikely to require intensive treatments, but there has been little research on the use of AUDIT-C or AUDIT-3 in this context.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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