Addiction – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - January 2014
Mental Health Information - Vol. 18 Issue 1
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COUNSELING TODAY
Don't Turn Away
Most counselors don't specialize in addictions work, but that doesn't mean clients with addictions aren't coming to them for help.
http://ct.counseling.org/2011/06/dont-turn-away

CURRENT PSYCHIATRY
Obsessed with Facebook
Although not a DSM-5 or ICD-10 diagnosis, internet addiction has been correlated with depression.
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/uploads/media/046_0913CP_Cases_FINAL.pdf

AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Promoting Smoking Cessation
All patients should be asked about tobacco use and assessed for motivation to quit at every clinical encounter.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0315/p591.html

VISTAS 
Working With Sexual Addictions in Couples Therapy Conjoint martial therapy can be helpful in recovery.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas10/Article_21.pdf

VIRTUAL MENTOR 
Drug Testing in Adolescents Testing an adolescent without his consent raises ethical issues involving competence, consent, confidentiality, and paternalism.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2005/03/ccas1-0503.html

MEDSCAPE
Can Obesity Be an Addiction?
One area of obesity research is the considerable neurobiological overlap between addiction and some forms of obesity. (Complimentary registration required.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/807684

VISTAS
Solution Focused Social Interest: A Targeted Approach to Treating Internet
Addiction Article provides a history of Internet addiction, profiles of those who overuse technology, and a description of a solution focused treatment.
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas12/Article_84.pdf

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Social Networks, Trauma, Substance Abuse, and Dual Disorders Among Women In this podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Tracy traces the significance of social networks in social work practice and the role of trauma and violence among women presenting with substance abuse or dual disorders.
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=35