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Archive for July, 2009

Gorski on Recovery and Relapse – Overview on Relapse Prevention

Jul 30th, 2009 | By

Addicts who relapse aren’t suddenly taken drunk. Most experience is that progressive warning signs that reactivate denial and cause so much pain that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seem like a good idea. This is not a conscious process. These warning signs develop automatically and unconsciously. Since most recovering people have never been taught how to identify and manage relapse warning signs, they don’t notice them until the pain becomes
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Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Jul 17th, 2009 | By

Many chemically dependent people are suffering from dual disorders that includes both chemical dependency and a related mental or personality disorders. These dual disorders are serious because if they are not properly treated they can lead to relapse.Clinicians need to quickly identify both target disorders and the target treatment problem that if resolved will stabilize the disorder. To provide quick and strategic interventions clinicians needs to quickly get their clients
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