Rehab center for vets adding capacity, new clinics nationally

Bandera-based Warriors Heart is looking to expand to other cities in Texas and North Carolina, based on first-responder need, and to increase the number of beds at its current location, co-founder Josh Lannon told the Business Journal. Warriors Heart is the only private accredited treatment program in the U.S. for active duty military, veterans, first responders and EMTs/paramedics dealing with alcohol, prescription medication and drug addiction; post-traumatic stress disorder; mild traumatic brain…
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Abstract Despite support for the role of self-medication alcohol use in the etiology and maintenance of comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD), theoretical and empirical models of PTSD-AUD rarely account for the role of common comorbidities in risk processes, such as major depressive disorder (MDD). The current study examined the main and interactive effects of PTSD and depressive symptoms on patterns of trauma and alcohol cue reactivity to elucidate potential influences of depression on conditioned craving responses to trauma memories. It was hypothesized that depressive symp...
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Behav Source Type: research
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Talk therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) doesn't appear to increase addiction treatment patients'risk of relapse, a small new study says. Roughly a quarter of people with drug or alcohol use disorders also...
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Conclusions: ADHD in patients with AD is associated with a higher frequency of PTEs and PTSD with more severe and more impairing PTSD symptoms. In alcohol-dependent patients with ADHD, regular screening for PTSD should be considered.Eur Addict Res
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AbstractOwing to its anxiolytic effects, pregabalin is used to treat many distressing symptoms, with various clinical observations supporting its potential benefits in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, a decade-long concern has been raised regarding the risk of patient misuse. A 27-year-old immigrant male self-treated with massive doses of pregabalin for at least 6  yr to alleviate his re-experiencing of the past war events he faced in his native country. PTSD and pregabalin-use disorder were diagnosed upon his arrival at our addiction care center. A controlled pregabalin withdrawal failed becau...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
  What is the link between addiction and mental illness? Is addiction a choice? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe and Lisa discuss whether addiction should be classified as a disease and whether or not it should require medical treatment. Gabe also shares his personal story of addiction and how it tied in with his bipolar disorder. What’s your take? Tune in for an in-depth discussion which covers every angle of this often controversial topic. (Transcript Available Below) Please Subscribe to Our Show: And We Love Written Reviews!  About The Not Crazy podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning...
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CONCLUSION AND SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE: The interpretation of the results is limited by the pilot nature of this study. The combination of psychosocial treatment with medication management mimics real-world treatment. In order to isolate the individual contributions of medication vs psychotherapy a much larger study would need to be conducted. (Am J Addict 2020;00:00-00). PMID: 32462773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract Pituitary adenylyl cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) was originally isolated from the hypothalamus and found to stimulate adenylyl cyclase in the pituitary. Later studies showed that this peptide and its receptors (PAC1, VPAC1, and VPAC2) are widely expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). Consistent with its distribution in the CNS, the PACAP/PAC1 receptor system is involved in several physiological responses, such as mediation of the stress response, modulation of nociception, regulation of prolactin release, food intake, etc. This system is also implicated in different pathological states, e...
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This study used large-scale genomewide molecular data to examine shared genetic risk for AUD, specifically alcohol dependence (AD), and PTSD through cross-trait linkage disequilibrium (LD) score regression (LDSC; also known as LDSR). Summary statistics came from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) PTSD Workgroup Freeze 2 European ancestry (EA) participants (N = 174,659) and AD summary statistics in EA participants (N = 38,686) came from the PGC Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Workgroup. We performed LDSC to estimate genetic correlation between AD and PTSD using HapMap3 variants and LD scores from the 1000 Genomes proje...
Source: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction 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 ...
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In this study, we examined the 6-year course of co-occurring PTSD and alcohol use to explicate the directional and possible enduring effects of PTSD on alcohol use severity over time. Our study included 1,649 returning veterans (M age = 37.49; SD = 9.88) who completed 4 waves of data collection between 2010 and 2016. We used parallel process modeling to evaluate temporal associations between PTSD symptoms and alcohol use severity across 4 (T1–T4) waves of data collection. PTSD and alcohol use both decreased significantly between T1 and T4 and in tandem with one another. That is, decreases in one were associated with ...
Source: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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