Life in Active Addiction compared with Recovery from Addiction

Australian First – Survey Compares Life in Active Addiction with life in Recovery from Addiction This national survey will shed light on the impact of Recovery in the lives of people who have travelled the road from drug and alcohol dependence. In an Australian first, researchers and drug and alcohol treatment providers are collaborating in a groundbreaking national survey. The survey will track and measure the lives of Australians with …

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Successful Mental Health Approach To Teenage Alcohol Prevention

Dr Patricia Conrod Targeted psychological interventions aimed at teenagers at risk of emotional and behavioural problems significantly reduce their drinking behaviour, and that of their schoolmates, according to the results from a large randomised controlled trial published in JAMA Psychiatry. The authors argue that the intervention could be administered in schools throughout the UK to help prevent teenage alcohol abuse. The ‘Adventure Trial’ is led by Dr Patricia Conrod, King’s …

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Membership Survey Results Narcotics Anonymous Australia

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, non–profit community based organization for people recovering from substance abuse. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs. NA is a vital community resource and a free, accessible after-care support opportunity. NA cooperates with professionals by providing NA meetings in treatment centres and institutions, and is complementary to in-patient and out-patient treatment. Narcotics Anonymous sprang from the Alcoholics Anonymous Program of …

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Drug use soars in aged-care facilities

Adam Cresswell, Health editor From: The Australian March 07, 2011 12:00AM MORE elderly people are being dosed up on powerful mood-altering drugs, according to a study that finds use of the drugs in some nursing homes has soared. A study of nearly 2500 residents of 44 western Sydney nursing homes shows that nearly a quarter are taking antidepressants almost every day, up from 15 per cent in 1993. The proportion on …

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Depression May Worsen Over Time in Addiction-Prone Women

FRIDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) by — Robert PreidtDepression symptoms increase over time for women in their 30s and 40s who are prone to addiction problems and antisocial behavior, researchers report. The new study looked at how personal history, family life and neighborhood instability affected alcoholism symptoms in 273 women over a 12-year period during their early years of marriage and motherhood. The participants lived in the U.S. Midwest. While …

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