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Women are more sensitive to some of the effects of methamphetamine

http://bit.ly/2noQzjw “In particular, clinical and epidemiological reports suggest that women are more vulnerable to developing a methamphetamine use disorder. However, it is unclear what contributes…

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Is there such thing as an addictive personality?

http://bit.ly/2p7Rjdj To understand why the idea of an addictive personality is flawed, it’s important to first understand what psychologists mean when referring to personality. Personality…

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Addiction nursing – Matua Raḵi

Addiction nursing is in good hands with these leaders! Great insights at today’s Addiction Nurses Symposium. ⁦@minhealthnz⁩ ⁦@nznep⁩ ⁦@DavidClarkNZ⁩ ⁦@shearer_robyn⁩ ⁦@WaikatoDHB⁩ ⁦@nzdrug⁩ pic.twitter.com/YeYezRrEcE — NZAddictionWorkforce…

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Drug therapy important for preventing relapse into substance abuse – not a crutch

Dr. Willenbring is especially distressed about patients who are treated for opioid addiction, then relapse in part because they are not given maintenance therapy with…

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Education is not effective in reducing alcohol misuse

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12237972 From pulling a sickie because of a raging hangover, to staring bleary-eyed at the computer for hours on a Monday morning – employees’ drinking…

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Is sex addiction real?

“It’s not about the kind of sex you have, who you have it with or even how often you have it,” explained certified sex addiction…

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DSM-IV-TR specifies four caffeine-related disorders

In the clinician’s handbook for diagnosing mental disorders (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , known as the DSM-IV-TR ), caffeine-related disorders are classified under the rubric…

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What Is Successful Addiction Treatment?

Let’s take a look at what it means to have an effective treatment outcome in terms of addiction. The primary goal is usually abstinence or…

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