Part 2 In the second part of this blog we cite and use excerpts from an excellent article (1) on how 12 step group participation helps with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Addictions, Utilizing a Twelve-Step Program as an Adjunctive to […]
Most of today’s treatment of substance abuse takes the form of an emergency, intermittent and temporary effort in a start stop fashion. However, to achieve continuity in the treatment of addiction disorders we need more emphasis on models that take a long-term perspective, and where there is adequate overlap between the ongoing and the […]
A criticism often laid against 12 step recovery is that it is too God-centred or religious-based in their program orientation? Something I personally have not experienced in the years I have attended AA, NA and Al Anon. Are there any studies on this either way, to shed so light […]
Mindfulness training modifies cognitive, affective, and physiological mechanisms implicated in alcohol dependence.
Yesterday we looked a how low heart rate variability in alcoholics (active and in recovery) may influence self, emotion and stress regulation, and have a limited effect on impulsivity, and result in a “locked in” attention to alcohol-related cues, all of which have obvious consequences for relapse. Here […]
There has much discussion of the effectiveness of AA in recent weeks and months. In order to address this complicated area of studying the effectiveness of a group which does not lend itself easily to being studied we will refer to cite and choose excerpts from an excellent […]
In a recent blog a few days ago I challenged some of Gabrielle Glaser’s “evidence” in her article “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous “, which purported to demonstrate the so-called effectiveness of “controlling drinking”. Glaser cited the following in her article “ To many, though, the idea […]