Integrating Therapy and Medications for Alcoholism (March)

Date of Issue: 03/01/2015 | Volume: 3 | Number: 2

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In This Issue


Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Dependence

Topics: Addiction | Free Articles | Substance Abuse

Chances are good that we under-medicate alcoholics. According to one estimate, only 10% of alcoholics receive medications as part of their treatment (Jonas DE et al, JAMA 2014;311(18):1889–1900). That’s too bad, because these medications work. In this article, we focus strictly on medications that appear to be effective, both those approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and those that are commonly used off-label.

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Expert Q&A

Using Positive Psychology to Help People with Addictions

Topics: Addiction | Substance Abuse

Learn about the ways positive psychology techniques can be used to help patients with addictions, in an interview with researcher Amy R. Krentzman, MSW, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work in St. Paul.

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Research Update

High Potency Cannabis Increases Risk of First Episode Psychosis

Topics: Addiction | Research Updates

A recent study out of London found that users of high potency cannabis (also known as “skunk” weed) are three times more likely to experience a psychotic episode than those who never use cannabis; and those who use it daily are at a fivefold increased risk.

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News of Note

How Deadly is Alcohol Poisoning? Very.

Topics: Addiction | News of Note

Drinking too much alcohol in a short period of time is proving deadly for many Americans.

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