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Treating Addiction with Drugs

While for over two decades we have known that some drugs are useful in combating alcohol use disorder, there is some controversy within the AA community about using them. 245 more words


A Welcome Change

A welcome change came last year when the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) was published. “Alcohol dependence” was officially renamed “alcohol use disorder” and is one of several disorders under the umbrella of “substance use disorder.” 211 more words


At Risk Adolescents have Emotional Dysregulation?

Following up from our previous blog on the abnormalities in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex  (vmPFC) in alcoholics,  brain regions which govern emotional regulation, we came across another study which appears to show that adolescents at increased risk for later alcohol use disorders (AUDs) may also be showing an emotion regulation difficulty. 312 more words

Emotional Dysregulation

How Real Am I? Very!

Back in early May a message arrived in my inbox from a lady writing that she was feeling terribly isolated during her early days on… 1,979 more words