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September 27, 2013: Eulogy - Dr William Glasser, founder of Reality Therapy
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by John Brickell Dr William Glasser, world-renowned psychiatrist, author, and creator of both Reality Therapy and Choice Theory Psychology, has passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Surrounded by his wife Carleen and family members at his home in...

September 23, 2013: "More hands-on management of alcoholism does not guarantee abstinence"
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Saitz and co-authors conducted a randomised trial among 563 people with alcohol and other drug dependence to investigate whether chronic care management improves substance use outcomes compared with usual primary care. The media headline above for the study in JAMA...

September 19, 2013: MoJ LAUNCHES REHAB FUNDING COMPETITION
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The Ministry of Justice today launched a "competition to find the future providers of rehabilitation services across England and Wales". This is one of the largest competitions that the Department has run, and today's launch is a "pivotal step" in...

September 19, 2013: ALMOST ADDICTED:
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A NEW PIECE OF THE JIGSAW Most people who use illegal drugs do not fit the image of a dysfunctional addict. At one end of the spectrum are abstainers, at the other are people with a diagnosable substance-use disorder –...

September 18, 2013: RELAPSE PREVENTION: LINK CLIENTS TO MUTUAL AID BEFORE THEY LEAVE YOU
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Mutual-aid groups have been strongly evidenced to improve the long-term outcomes essential to payment-by-results. For both experts and those new to the concept, George DuWors shows how you can forge links in a single session. Print-friendly version: Download AddictionToday144- Relapse...

September 17, 2013: START TO TREAT CANNABIS ADDICTION
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Marijuana use has become one of society’s hot topics. Almost everyone has an opinion – and critics waiting to pounce on whatever opinion it is. One argument which gets little air time is the addictive side of cannabis use. Lorne...

September 2, 2013: TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP:
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WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST At ARF we are enthusiastic fans of the life-changing opportunities for medical and health workers (yes, that includes anyone working to help addicts recover) to go on Travelling Fellowships funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust....

September 2, 2013: CHARITY ENTERS NEW ERA:
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CONSOLIDATES, GROWS As the Addiction Recovery Foundation prepares to celebrate 25 years of charitable work early next year, it has not rested on its laurels: instead, it called on the services of a nationally-renowned management consultant to rigorously review its...

September 2, 2013: ADDICTS' ORCHESTRA
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Addicts Orchestra is a new and ambitious television project for Channel 4 which will look at the challenge of addiction through musical creativity. It is seeking orchestra members now! Tel: 020-77665247 http://www.facebook.com/AddictsOrchestra @AddictsOrchestr

September 2, 2013: PRESCRIBING DRUGS: FIRST DO NO HARM
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In July, Addiction Dependency Solutions held a “seminal event” in parliament chaired by the shadow health secretary, to take action on addiction to prescription drugs. Tom Whiting reports in the first of a three-part cover story. Print-friendly version: Download AddictionToday144-Prescription...

September 2, 2013: 5,000 WOMEN POISONED EACH YEAR
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BY BENZODIAZEPINES, 8,500 BY SSRIs* Attention on illicit drugs has deflected focus from the gigantic scale of harms by legal, prescribed drugs. We give you the official figures for women admitted to hospital for drug poisonings*. Reporting by Deirdre Boyd,...

September 2, 2013: PRESCRIBING DRUGS: FIRST DO NO HARM
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In the second part of our cover story, Dr James Davies shares his controversial but factual presentation at the parliamentary event chaired by shadow health secretary Andy Burnham. Print-friendly version: Download AddictionToday144-Prescription drugs-addiction,poisoning Parts 1 and 3 of the cover...