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Possible Solution to the “Poppy Seed Defense”

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Fentanyl Fueling Heroin Deaths

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ASAM Releases Standards of Care for Addiction

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Does the Transtheoretical Model of Change Work for Addiction?

Topics: Addiction | Free Articles | Substance Abuse

The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of behavior change has become almost universally accepted in addiction treatment. Like all dogmas, it is rarely critically examined, leading to blind belief and unskilled use. In a nutshell, the TTM assesses an individual’s readiness to both change problem behaviors and act on new, more positive behaviors. The model h

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Chronic Care Management Doesn’t Improve Outcomes

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Still Waiting for Good Data on Electronic Cigarettes

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Controversy Surrounds FDA Approval of New Opioid Drug

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Welcome to the Future: Drug Testing with a Fingerprint

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Treatment Interventions for Cocaine Addiction

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Treating Cocaine Addiction and ADHD

Topics: Addiction | ADHD

Cocaine addiction involves a host of maddening issues related to psychiatric comorbidity. Perhaps none is more vexing than co-occurring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), whether real, misdiagnosed, or malingered. In this article, I’ll parse through three recurring questions that clinicians confront when treating addiction and ADHD.

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Cocaine Addiction: Tough to Overcome

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Addiction in Sexual Minorities

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Relapse: Why It Occurs and How to Prevent It

Topics: Addiction | Free Articles

Relapse usually does not occur suddenly, nor do people plan their return to addictive substance use. From the client’s point of view, it just seems to happen. But there are always indictors that trouble is brewing. Early students of addiction—the members of Alcoholics Anonymous—noticed a paradox: people with substance use disorders often act in

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Substance Cravings and Addiction Relapse

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Patients with addiction complain of cravings so frequently that sometimes it’s difficult to make sense of them. They are a common symptom and one that may serve as a predictor of whether a patient will relapse. What are cravings? At the most basic level, cravings are thoughts and urges to use a substance. Studies have shown, however, that cravings

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Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

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Training Healthcare Professionals in Addiction Treatment Despite the prevalence of addiction in the US, very few physicians are specifically trained to diagnose and treat substance abuse. However, change is underway as a number of physician groups and private organizations are working to better educate future doctors. The American Society of Add

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FDA Makes Safety Labeling Changes

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Want Some Fries With That?

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Smoking Continues to be “Out”

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Psychological Interventions for Cannabis Addiction

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Despite a large body of evidence providing overwhelming proof that misuse of cannabis can lead to the typical problems of substance abuse (see for example, Budney AJ, Addiction 2006;101(Suppl. 1):125–133; Budney AJ and Hughes JR, Curr Opin Psychiatry 2006;19(3):233–238), some people continue to question the entire concept of cannabis (marijuana) add

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Cannabis by the Numbers: What the Statistics Reveal

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Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance in the US About 7% of Americans are current marijuana users compared to less than 1% for cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine (“Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings” report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrati

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