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Several key events and names in US military drug programs stand out in history. In the 1960s, the Vietnam War was raging, a draft was enacted, and illegal substances were widely available. As a result, marijuana and heroin were commonly used in the military community. President Richard Nixon directed that a military drug urinalysis program be implemented as drug use increased (OUSPR, 2017). This program specifically targeted those returning from the Vietnam War and Nixon’s stated intent was to...

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Inclusive Sobriety: The Need for LGBTQ-Specific Twelve Step Meetings

Submitted by Matthew Nordin on fri, 12/01/2018

Though the higher rate of substance use disorders (SUDs) among sexual minorities—whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ)—is well-documented (Hicks, 2000), clients benefit from Twelve Step meetings and group therapy settings specifically designated for their community. This has not been definitively established due to a lack of research in this area, though researchers such as MacEwan (1994) and Senreich (2009, 2010a, 2010b) have begun building the foundation. For...

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Using Storytelling, Film, and Role Play with Incarcerated Women

Submitted by Nola Veazie on fri, 12/01/2018

Helping incarcerated women overcome addiction is one of the most challenging feats for addiction counselors and behavioral health professionals. Incarcerated women report a history of trauma and abuse at a much higher rate than the general population (O’Brien, 2002). As a result, increased numbers of female offenders in the criminal justice system suffer from addiction and have experienced trauma (Sydney, 2005). To assist incarcerated women who have experienced trauma, addiction counselors and...

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Fitbit as a Physical Activity Intervention

Submitted by Ana Abrantes on fri, 12/01/2018

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are common and problematic in the United States, representing one of the leading causes of preventable death (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, & Gerberding, 2004). Despite the development of effective treatments for short-term abstinence, relapse rates are high (Project Match Research Group, 1997), particularly in the first ninety days (Hendershot, Witkiewitz, George, & Marlatt, 2011; Marlatt & Donovan, 2005). Women in particular are more susceptible to physical...

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Inclusive Sobriety: The Need for LGBTQ-Specific Twelve Step Meetings

Submitted by Matthew Nordin on fri, 12/01/2018

Though the higher rate of substance use disorders (SUDs) among sexual minorities—whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ)—is well-documented (Hicks, 2000), clients benefit from Twelve Step meetings and group therapy settings specifically designated for their community. This has not been definitively established due to a lack of research in this area, though researchers such as MacEwan (1994) and Senreich (2009, 2010a, 2010b) have begun building the foundation. For...

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Fitbit as a Physical Activity Intervention

Submitted by Ana Abrantes on fri, 12/01/2018

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are common and problematic in the United States, representing one of the leading causes of preventable death (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, & Gerberding, 2004). Despite the development of effective treatments for short-term abstinence, relapse rates are high (Project Match Research Group, 1997), particularly in the first ninety days (Hendershot, Witkiewitz, George, & Marlatt, 2011; Marlatt & Donovan, 2005). Women in particular are more susceptible to physical...

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Evaluating a Program for Concerned Family Members of Individuals with SUDs

Submitted by William Denomme on fri, 10/01/2018

Substance use disorders (SUDs) have been noted to have a substantial and detrimental impact on concerned family members (CFMs). This population—including parents, siblings, and spouses—reported a wide range of health-related issues attributable to their loved ones’ substance misuse, including psychopathological symptoms, chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, substance abuse, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma (Chassin, Pitts, DeLucia, & Todd, 1999; Lee et al., 2011; Hudson, Kirby, Clements,...

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Inclusive Sobriety: The Need for LGBTQ-Specific Twelve Step Meetings

Submitted by Matthew Nordin on fri, 12/01/2018

Though the higher rate of substance use disorders (SUDs) among sexual minorities—whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ)—is well-documented (Hicks, 2000), clients benefit from Twelve Step meetings and group therapy settings specifically designated for their community. This has not been definitively established due to a lack of research in this area, though researchers such as MacEwan (1994) and Senreich (2009, 2010a, 2010b) have begun building the foundation. For...

Read More...

Fitbit as a Physical Activity Intervention

Submitted by Ana Abrantes on fri, 12/01/2018

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are common and problematic in the United States, representing one of the leading causes of preventable death (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, & Gerberding, 2004). Despite the development of effective treatments for short-term abstinence, relapse rates are high (Project Match Research Group, 1997), particularly in the first ninety days (Hendershot, Witkiewitz, George, & Marlatt, 2011; Marlatt & Donovan, 2005). Women in particular are more susceptible to physical...

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Evaluating a Program for Concerned Family Members of Individuals with SUDs

Submitted by William Denomme on fri, 10/01/2018

Substance use disorders (SUDs) have been noted to have a substantial and detrimental impact on concerned family members (CFMs). This population—including parents, siblings, and spouses—reported a wide range of health-related issues attributable to their loved ones’ substance misuse, including psychopathological symptoms, chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, substance abuse, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma (Chassin, Pitts, DeLucia, & Todd, 1999; Lee et al., 2011; Hudson, Kirby, Clements,...

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