Substance Use Disorders – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
April 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 4
Published by athealth.com

1. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians
As a component of comprehensive care, adolescents should receive appropriate guidance regarding substance use during routine clinical care.

2. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)
This website presents a number of evidence-based behavioral therapies shown to be effective in addressing substance abuse.

3. NATIONAL QUALITY FORUM
Evidence-Based Treatment Practices for Substance Use Disorders
After extensive discussion of the candidate evidence-based practices and the criteria for selecting those of the highest priority, participants identified seven core practices for SUD management.

4. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Defining and Characterizing Differences in College Alcohol Intervention Efficacy: A Growth Mixture Modeling Application
This paper shows that there are two primary subpopulations of college drinkers with regard to intervention efficacy as well as four minor ones.

5. SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
Women with substance use disorders have unique biopsychosocial needs that should be addressed if their treatment is to be successful.

6. COUNSELING TODAY
Working through ambivalence with adolescent substance abusers
Clients are more likely to attempt change and to persevere after relapse if the counselor has taken the time to get to know them and shared positive affirmations with them.

7. COUNSELING TODAY
Hidden in plain sight
To genuinely help these clients — who may or may not recognize their substance use problems — counselors of all stripes and specialties need to educate themselves about addiction. This knowledge includes the various types of addiction, how to spot addiction, how to help treat it and when to refer clients for more intense or specialized help.

8. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
After substance withdrawal, underlying psychiatric symptoms emerge
When treating patients who abuse substances, it is important to watch for underlying clinical conditions that have been sup­pressed, relieved, or muted by alcohol or drugs.

9. MEDSCAPE
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Evaluation
This article provides a brief review of the physiologic effects as well as the signs and physiologic effects of withdrawal of alcohol, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and hallucinogens.

10. THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER
When “Just Say No” is Not Enough: Teaching Harm Reduction
Social work education is designed to prepare eclectic practitioners and critical thinkers who utilize social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.

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