I’m sure some is used to suppress withdrawal, but if it’s possible to get high, then you have to figure people are doing that, too.
Topics: addiction medications, MAT, opioids
What is a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)?
Perhaps 20% of users will experience withdrawal– evidence of their dependence on the drug– regardless of whether they have other symptoms.
Topics: cannabis, diagnosis, signs and symptoms
Opioid Addiction and Probation: Effective Support
Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.
Topics: book plug, criminal courts, family involvement, opioids
Crystal Ball: Cannabis Use Disorder
Topics: cannabis, diagnosis, recognizing addiction
Drug Seeking in the ER
Topics: health care, physicians
Medication Assisted Treatment
In terms of a comfortable detox, Suboxone was a success. In terms of a return to opiate use, it was a failure.
Topics: addiction medications, harm reduction, MAT, treatment models
Social Media and Recovery
In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.
Topics: maintaining sobriety, recovery support groups, tools for recovery
“Uninformed” versus “Misinformed”
It’s often true that the folks who are technically most misinformed on an issue have the greatest degree of confidence in the rightness of their beliefs.
Topics: bad information, communication, patient education
Changing the Tipping Point
Try thinking of recovery as a learning process based in experience rather than the acquisition of information.
Topics: consequences, counseling skills, relapse, resistance manipulation ambivalence
A Sad Story That’s Sadly Common
Sexual relations between therapist and patient can seriously damage the public’s trust in the safety of their loved ones.
Topics: clinical management, ethics, supervision