Therapeutic Intervention of Cocaine Abusers
A recent study conducted by Dr. Sharon Hall and her colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco, investigated the efficacy of both cognitive- behavioral therapy and 12 step programs. Results indicated that particular personal characteristics have an effect on which type of therapy is more effective in abstaining from crack/cocaine abuse.
Joint Treatment of PTSD and Cocaine Abuse
A recent study suggests that exposure therapy, a common form
of treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
in addition to substance abuse counseling, may significantly decrease
the severity in symptoms of both disorders. Symptoms of PTSD are
characterized by three main categories: "intrusions,"
which includes re-experiencing the trauma through flashbacks or
nightmares; "hyperarousal," which contributes to symptoms
of anxiety, irritability, poor concentration and hypervigilance;
and "avoidance," an inappropriate evasion of people,
places or situations which may trigger memories of the event.
Two National Meetings in Atlanta in 2011
Research Society on Alcoholism
June 25-29, 2011
National Prevention Network – Prevention Research Conference
September 20-23, 2011
FASD 2011 Webcast Available & Advance Notice for Adolescents and Adults with FASD 2012
NOFAS Georgia Executive Director (Volunteer)
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