psychosocial issues

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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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A list of linked resources on substance abuse and suicide prevention/mental health.
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This issue of Alcohol Research and Health focuses on co-occurring alcohol use disorders and psychiatric conditions. Articles covers diagnosis of co-occurring conditions, management of specific psychiatric disorders that are commonly found with alcohol use disorders, and tobacco and alcohol.
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NIAAA
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Active Coping

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Information on active coping

Active Coping

Recovery has ups and downs, just like life. No thought or feeling lasts forever -- rather, each has a
beginning, a middle, and an end, just like a wave. Urges and cravings to drink or use work the same
way. Distraction will focus your attention away, allowing the wave to peak and diminish to nothing.

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