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Prescription ProTips for Physicians

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Is there a disparity between what you can observe and what the patient reports?


Good and Bad Advice at 12 Step Meetings

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12 Step literature suggests that sponsors stick with advice on how to work the Steps, rather than stray into realms better left to trained professionals.


Synthetic Marijuana: A Brief Look

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Some of the adverse effects reported by K2 and Spice users are no doubt related to unidentified substances that adulterate the product.


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Families Blogs


Outpatient Follies

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The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

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They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


Hospital Follies

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The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.


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Documenting Supervision

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Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”


Diagnosis: Towards Validity and Consistency

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The way addicts and alcoholics themselves talk about their condition (“an emotional disease,” “a parasite the feeds on our emotions”, “an emotional cancer,” “a fear based disease”) is rarely considered in theories of addiction.


A Better Diagnostic Understanding of Addiction

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While it may have similarities to other disorders, the emotional dysregulation that characterizes addiction is not the same.


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Clinician Blogs


Outpatient Follies

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The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

iStock_000010387607XSmall

They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


Hospital Follies

iStock_000007369884Small

The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.


Resources


Documenting Supervision

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Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”


Professional Development Plan

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Clinicians who improve their skills produce better outcomes for the client.


Prescription ProTips for Physicians

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Is there a disparity between what you can observe and what the patient reports?


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Programs Blogs


Outpatient Follies

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The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

iStock_000010387607XSmall

They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


Hospital Follies

iStock_000007369884Small

The notorious revolving door wasn’t entirely due to the patient’s desire to avoid change– the hospital couldn’t get them out the front door fast enough.



Newest Resources


Outpatient Follies

July 21, 2014 in Thinking About Addiction

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The experience of addicts and alcoholics, particularly at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, makes it clear that we could use more inpatient resources, not fewer.


Medical Marijuana

July 17, 2014 in Thinking About Addiction

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They don’t advertise themselves as PTSD docs; they’re pot docs. Little or no mention of treatment associated with the prescription.


Documenting Supervision

July 14, 2014 in Documents

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Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”


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