Few patients with alcohol-use problems who might benefit from either pharmacotherapy or specialized addiction treatment actually receive care. A pilot study which examined the feasibility of providing a real-time video consultation resource in primary care could increase the number who seek treatment.
Alcoholics Anonymous, the worldwide fellowship of sobriety seekers, is the most effective path to abstinence, according to a comprehensive analysis of studies of more than 10,000 participants conducted by a Stanford School of Medicine researcher and his collaborators.
A new trend in fighting addiction is the development of recovery community centers aimed at increasing a range of resources for alcoholics and addicts trying to maintain sobriety. How effective are they?
Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change. The finding could inform future public and interpersonal communication efforts regarding addiction.
Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo's Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, Ph.D.
Receiving successful treatment for an alcohol and drug problem can result in steep increases in physical, psychological, and social well-being, according to the Research Society on Alcoholism.