Drug Courts--Working in Wyoming?

This blog focuses on the news, the views and the attitudes from around the world about the taboo topic of addiction.   The Recovery Gazette collects stories about alcoholism and addiction as they are reported from remote prefectures around the world to Chicago, USA. The fundamental question: How are other nations, communities, families and individuals dealing with this disease that seems to baffle us all?

 Today's Posts:

A hard, addicted past, is giving way to clean living; Drug Courts working in Laramie, Wyoming—This Laramie Boomerang article focuses on how a localprogram successfully brings together judicial, intervention, treatment and law enforcement services for people who have been convicted of misdemeanor or felony charges.

 

New prescription drug promises to aid opioid addicts--New drug combines the crave-curbing buprenorphine and naloxone drugs in hopes to help those striving to overcome addiction--especially opioids. Since 2003, opioid drugs have caused more deaths from overdoses than cocaine and heroin combined. There are 17,000 deaths from opioid pain relievers in the U.S. every year.

Raised in an alcoholic family, a former Bad Axe Mich. teacher and coach returns to share his hopeful message, experience and his love of football--Addiction is a family disease. Many family members don't know there is help for non-alcoholic or non-addicted family members. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, one in five adult Americans have lived with an alcoholic relative while growing up. That experience can be devastatingly scary for a small child. For some the experience leads to a great emotional pain that may impact future relationships. Adult Children of Alcoholics, ACA, is a program that helps many to heal from the trauma of this family disease.

Boston University--application of cognitive therapeutic treatment being studied as tool for alcoholic recover--Transdiagnostic cognitive behavior therapy is currently used as a short-term remedy for anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Each of these symptoms are common to those in early recovery. This article details the findings of this interesting study at conducted at Boston University.

 

 

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