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Targeting Physicians in Intervention Results in Fewer Inappropriate Prescriptions

Targeting Physicians in Intervention Results in Fewer Inappropriate Prescriptions

A new study finds that educating doctors about potentially inappropriate medications for seniors may be more effective than targeting patients with similar information. The effort among Italian doctors resulted in a significant decline in the prescription of such drugs in a three-year period. The drop in potentially inappropriate medications for those aged 65 and older […]

When Program Friends Relapse | Relapse Prevention

When Program Friends Relapse | Relapse Prevention

It has happened to every addict in recovery. You join a fellowship and begin to make friends among the members. You find the people whom you really respect and seek to emulate their Twelve Step lifestyle. You begin walking through life together. You develop deep, life-changing bonds. You experience authentic relationships unencumbered by food, alcohol, […]

Violence in Childhood Primes Soldiers for PTSD

Violence in Childhood Primes Soldiers for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of Combat PTSD Basics potentially debilitating anxiety that appears in some people following exposure to highly disruptive or traumatic life events. Although a number of events can trigger the onset of the disorder, it’s frequently associated with exposure to combat during military service. However, according to the results of […]

Acamprosate an Effective Treatment for Alcoholism

Acamprosate an Effective Treatment for Alcoholism

Acamprosate is a drug used to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients sold under the brand Campral. Many of the people who take acamprosate experience a significant reduction in their urge to drink alcohol, as well as a reduction in symptoms associated with a form of alcohol withdrawal called post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Doctors caution that the […]

Benzodiazepines and Driving Impairment

Benzodiazepines and Driving Impairment

Benzodiazepines are a group of medications used to treat medical conditions such as insomnia and anxiety. They belong to a larger class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics; medications in this class get their name because they produce a reduction in agitation and irritability (i.e., sedation), and also have sleep-inducing (hypnotic) characteristics. People under the influence […]

Using Art as Addiction Therapy

Admitting you have a problem with substance abuse is the first and most critical step in working through your addiction and towards recovery. Moving from admission to help is next. You may be receiving assistance in an inpatient rehab setting, or seeking help through outpatient counseling and support groups. No matter where you are getting […]