High-Dose Methadone Boosts Cardiovascular Risk (Build 20110413222027) Tags: 12 steps. Drug and Alcohol Findings home page. National Institute on Drug Abuse - The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction. Focus - Nature Neuroscience. Booz&brain - Science of Addiction. The Limbic Lizard The Physiological Basis of Addiction & Understanding how to Defeat Urges and Cravings People begin using alcohol and/or drugs for a variety of reasons.
They may use them because they feel depressed, anxious, sad, lonely or to create courage, excitement, to socialize, celebrate etc., The alcoholic/addict is no different in this respect and an association is established in the minds of most drinkers and users that alcohol/drugs = pleasure/relief. This is usually reinforced by some enjoyable experiences connected with drinking/using and by the social acceptability of alcohol, and of drugs within youth and other sub-cultures. However, while the majority of people can use alcohol without becoming chemically dependent upon it, (and a tiny minority can use some drugs occasionally without becoming hooked), alcoholics/addicts are biologically different from other people. The Lizard Brain Addiction Monster. The Lizard Brain Addiction Monster by A.
Orange Ah, okay. As Daffy Duck said, "And another thing! " In the back of my mind, I'm hearing someone ask, "Well, if it wasn't our natural desires warping us, why did we drink destructively? Isn't it insanity to drink until you are so sick that you are dying? " Fair question. I can't help but think you might have wanted to kill the pain, and just relax and feel good. Gee, how could I guess that one so accurately?
But isn't that just what Bill Wilson said, "our desires warping us? " What goes wrong, what happened to us, is: we got confused about what would make us feel good. People can get high on many different things. Web of Addictions - What's New. We're Back!
It's Easier to ask for Forgiveness than for Permission It has been a darn long time since the Web of Addictions has been tended to. I'd like to ask for your indulgence, life just got in the way. However, I'm making a renewed commitment to the site, and will be getting it completely shipshape over the next several weeks. Bear with me as this work takes place. What About You? I am most interested in learning about the people who visit this site. Send your reply to Dick Dillon. What makes the 12 steps (and other social support groups) a good part of addiction treatment aftercare? University of California, Los Angeles Expectations of 'Recovery' - Changes associated with seeking and entering treatment through an online service-matching system You are asked to participate in a research study conducted by Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. and associates from the Integrated Substance Abuse Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles.
You were selected as a possible participant in this study because of your indication that you are seeking treatment for alcohol or drug dependence or another addictive disorder. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. After reading below, please choose whether to continue on to the study's screening portion or to exit from the study by pressing the appropriate button. Why is this study being done? We are conducting this study in order to test whether people's ideas regarding recovery from addiction changes as they move from treatment seeking to exploring treatment options, contacting, and enrolling in treatment.
Addiction as Disease: Policy, Epidemiology, and Treatment Consequences of a Bad Idea. In J.
Henningfield, W. Bickel, and P. Santora (Eds.), Addiction Treatment in the 21st Century: Science and Policy Issues. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2007) pp. 153-163. The effect of conceptualizing addiction as a disease on policy and treatment has been predictably disastrous. We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. — Albert Einstein Policy amid the Consensus That Addiction Is a Disease The idea that addiction is a disease has become almost received wisdom among conservatives and liberals alike. These contradictions present fundamental dilemmas for conservatives and liberals. The Epidemiology of Addictive Drug Use There are two worlds of addiction: the one glimpsed through clinical dealings with addicts and the one viewed through broad population, epidemiologic studies (Room, 1980).
There are many clinics but few massive epidemiologic studies, so we only periodically get the broad view the latter reveal.
Battling Addiction: Are 12 Steps Too Many? This story has been updated from its original version.
January is a big month for winter sports and post-Christmas sales. It's also — as people who treat substance abuse know — a big month for drinkers who want to quit. The holidays are over and bank accounts are thin, but addicts can't stop partying. Many choose January to ask, at long last, for help. But what sort of help is the most useful? For decades, the primary approach to rehabilitation in the U.S. has been 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
In last month's Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, University of New Mexico addiction specialist William Miller and his colleagues presented findings from two controlled trials in which patients underwent drug treatment. While both groups eventually benefited relatively equally from their treatment — abusing substances on fewer days — it took longer to see improvement among those in the spiritual group. Read "A Brief History Of: Hangover Cures. " State University - LISTSERV 16.0 - ADDICT-L List at LISTSERV.KENT.EDU. All About Addiction.