Opiate addiction Archive

The consequences of combat exposure, assaults and injury

    A recent study indicates that injuries, assaults and combat exposure can have a long-lasting negative impact for women serving in the military. Results of the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded study, indicate that women with histories of serving in Iraq or Afghanistan had a 20 times higher risk of developing PTSD

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What can EMDR treat besides PTSD?

  In a recent article on this subject, http://ThePsychologist.BPK.ORG.UK, Psychologist Robin Logie asserts that EMDR can be reasonably utilized in the treatment of many other psychological disorders beyond PTSD. Logie says EMDR has enough backing from sound scientific research to now be considered a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment approach, on par with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The

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EMDR Treatment of PTSD with Alcohol and Substance Use

      A recent study in Australia studied the use of  treating people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Substance or Alcohol Dependence, (http://dxdoi.org/10.1891/1933-3196.10.1.33). For those unfamiliar, it is extremely common for those with PTSD to have alcohol or substance use disorders. Recent prevalence rates are quite varied. However, one of those

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The Top Ten Warning Signs of Possible Relapse

The reason the word “possible” is in the title is because everyone is different.  What might be signs for someone else might not be signs for you. But I would be willing to bet that at least a few of these apply to everybody struggling with staying clean and/or sober. So without further ado,

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First Implant To Treat Addiction Receives FDA Nod of Approval-Substance Abuse, Indianapolis

Indianapolis–The FDA has approved the first-ever implant to help in the battle of addiction to opiates. These drugs, which can include painkillers like Vicoden and Oxycodone and other drugs in the same class, such as heroin, have become a national concern, given the soaring the numbers of people addicted and/or dying of accidental overdoses.

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