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Calif. program balances treatment, monitoring

A non-punitive approach for impaired nurses: Calif. program balances treatment, monitoring Cynthia Grauvogl Susan, an experienced orthopedic RN, began to dread her patient assignment when she assumed care of Mary Ellen’s patients at change of shift. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Mary Ellen was recognized for nursing excellence at her hospital, but for some reason, her patients seemed […]

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youths’ perceptions about the drug can cloud prospects for effective treatment

When marijuana is the drug of choice: youths’ perceptions about the drug can cloud prospects for effective treatment Candis Siatkowski Marijuana is the most widely abused illegal drug in this country, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more than 2 million […]

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Online drug education attracts young teens

Online drug education attracts young teens Kimberlee J. Trudeau In 2006, more than 2.1 million youths ages 12 to 17 reported abuse of prescription drugs, Predominantly opioids, according to results from that year’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Did these young people know that a single use of prescription drugs with other drugs […]

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Treatment Works! Is it time for a new slogan? Field’s catch phrase oversimplifies recovery process

Treatment Works! Is it time for a new slogan? Field’s catch phrase oversimplifies recovery process William L. White Catchy slogans that convey complex ideas and sentiments have a rich history within the alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems arena. They have been used to: * Promote drug use (“I’d walk a mile for a …”; […]

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substance abuse in China; Few Chinese are receiving the addiction services they need

Millions of patients: substance abuse in China; Few Chinese are receiving the addiction services they need David J. Powell China will be a major player on the world stage in the 21st century. Business knows well the impact of 1.3 billion customers on the world economy. China is a vast country with 22% of the […]

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Book-based online education

Book-based online education Essential Learning, a provider of e-learning services in the behavioral health and human services industry, and publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., have partnered to offer behavioral health professionals continuing education credits through a book-based online education program. This partnership makes possible the approval of more than 80 Wiley books for CE […]

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Addiction/substance abuse

Addiction/substance abuse 12 & 12 Inc. 6333 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK 74135 * Phone: 918-664-4224 * Toll-free: 800-680-8979 * Fax: 918-663-0203 * brett@12and12.org * www.12and12.org * Tom Bray, Exec. Dir. tom@12and12.org * Brett Kilgore, Admissions Supv. * Steve Stewart steve@12and12.org 1-800-Patches 4505 Wasatch Blvd., Ste. 130, Salt Lake City, UT 84124 * Phone: 801-277-8600 […]

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How therapy can reinforce spiritually based healing

How therapy can reinforce spiritually based healing Phyllis M. Hanlon The Spirituality of Sobriety: Finding the Spiritual Awakening in Recovery from Alcoholism Gregg D. Awakened Recoveries, Richmond, Mass. (www.awakened-recoveries.net), 2003. ISBN: 0-9754106-0-1. Paperback, 201 pages. Based on personal experience, this book recounts the author’s journey to sobriety and the important role spiritual awakening played in […]

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campus programs seek to meet demand for a higher level of training

Making counselor education relevant: campus programs seek to meet demand for a higher level of training Anne S. Hatcher Addiction counseling as a discipline arose from a grass-roots movement designed to meet a need that was not being met by counselors from the traditional mental health professions. Coordination between 12-Step programs and the preparation of […]

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Restoring hope in substance-using teens with learning disabilities

Restoring hope in substance-using teens with learning disabilities Franklin Cameron Warren was a 17-year-old high school senior who had been diagnosed as “high-functioning Asperger’s.” He started smoking pot at the beginning of 11th grade. Ten days prior to our first meeting, he had tried to commit suicide by overdosing on an over-the-counter cold medication at […]