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Intoxication Lasts Longer Than You Think

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See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health A study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has confirmed that not only does alcohol impair ECF (Executive Cognitive Functioning) but, surprisingly, are more impaired when blood alcohol levels are falling than when they are rising. Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising […]

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Women respond very differently to pharmaceuticals, tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs: Key Facts We Need to Know

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See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health Here is an extremely helpful fact sheet from The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) about sex differences in response to pharmaceuticals, tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs. It should be of interest to clincians as they seek to educate their patients and adjust treatment based on the fact […]

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Dependent on Prescription Drugs, Even Before Birth

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See on Scoop.it – Parents in Recovery Growing numbers of newborns across the country are struggling with addiction as prescription drug abuse ravages communities. Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home‘s insight: This article highlights the dilemma for doctors who treat expectant mothers who […]

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Dependent on Prescription Drugs, Even Before Birth

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See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health Growing numbers of newborns across the country are struggling with addiction as prescription drug abuse ravages communities. Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism and Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home‘s insight: This article highlights the dilemma for doctors who treat expectant mothers […]

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Hoffman’s Heroin Points to Surge in Grim Trade

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See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health Packages of the drug found in the apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman died offered a window into the actor’s struggle with addiction and exposed a seedy underground where heroin sells for as little as $6 a bag. Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of Children of Alcoholism […]

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What Is Recovery? (INFOGRAPHIC) from Addiction Blog

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See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health Who better can explain what recovery actually means (and how they got there) than someone who is actually in recovery? Based on data collected by The Alcohol Research Group, we visualize the results of the What is Recovery? survey here. Barbara Wood, Ph.D. www.alcoholismandthefamily.com / Author of […]

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A Hair of the Dog: Meaningful Relationships Help Addicts Heal

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(Jacques and Flin Flon. Photo taken by Hired Lens.)       It’s better to stand by someone’s side than by yourself–Jack   London A study that will be published online  on April 14 in  Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research found that patients who receive anti-craving medications first, and then psychotherapy,  had a reduced or delayed relapse […]

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Emotional Honesty in Alcoholic Families

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Last week I wrote about the power of one parent who remains emotionally sober to preserve the mental and emotional well-being of children growing up in a family struggling with addiction. A colleague,Glenn Richardson who is a trainer and consultant in Texas, responded to my post and observed that 12 step guidance about emotional honesty, […]