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05 Apr

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine compared the effectiveness of disulfiram (Antabuse) with placebo medication as well as against Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) in reducing cocaine use in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blinded (regarding the meds) design.

At a community-based, outpatient, substance abuse treatment program, 121 patients meeting the criteria for current cocaine dependence were randomly assigned to four treatment conditions: disulfiram (Antabuse) plus CBT, disulfiram plus IPT, placebo plus CBT, and placebo plus IPT.
02 Sep

Researchers at the U. of Maryland School of Medicine find that nearly half of intravenous drug users in needle exchange or methadone programs make use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies.

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore launched a cross-sectional survey of intravenous drug users to determine the extent they made use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.

14 Aug

Coping skills and treatment outcomes in cognitive-behavioral and interactional group therapy for alcoholism.
11 Oct

Dear Belleruth,

Can Guided Imagery help with my grown adult son? I left his father when my son was around 13. My son was physically abused.. Including being bitten on his back..when he was round that age. For YEARS my son was in and out of hospitals, trouble with the law (not serious, but continuous.. Traffic violations etc), and violent temper.

He wants help.. He is now 34.. He is doing 100% better, but his temper is still a problem. About once or twice a year he will have a violent episode, hurting either himself or his wife or doing verbal and near physical abuse to me.. When he is drinking.

He says 12 step programs do not help him, yet he says he wants help. Please help us.. He wants to do better, but nothing seems to help.