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4 Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

December 1st, 2008

In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.

2 Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

Higher IQ in children linked to adult alcohol use

November 21st, 2008

So higher IQ might be a precursor of addiction. What steps can we take to prevent children and adolescents from the boredom, despair and anger associated with addiction … and offer meaningful alternatives to engaging addictive behaviour?

4 Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

November 14th, 2008

Does the ability to drink without consequence aid or harm the alcoholic?

6 Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

November 10th, 2008

Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?

2 Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings – topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

6 Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

August 15th, 2008

Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?

1 Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

July 1st, 2008

“There but for the grace of God go I.”

Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!

2 Why the mind?

Why the mind?

June 29th, 2008

Psychology – the science of mental processes and behavior – is essential to recovery. If it’s true that “you become what you think”, changing our thought patterns for the better indicates growth. This section is dedicated to learning more about the way the mental part of ourselves function and how our heads relate to/create our lives.

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