Drug abuse is volitional (person has control over drug use), but chemical dependence
is an involuntary brain disease, so each requires a different treatment strategy.
One aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of chemical dependence
treatment integrated with condensed SS on retention.
It is, of course, difficult to understand the ways in which these results explain chemical dependence
The fact that such drugs work suggests that there might be similar brain mechanisms involved in chemical dependence
and pathological gambling, and the main neurotransmitter that overlaps with both conditions is serotonin.
Clinicians can be 98% certain that persons who test positive on the SASSI-3 will meet the criteria for chemical dependence
as given in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
Emotional illness ranks second to chemical dependence
as a cause of impairment in physicians.
In the ICM model, "integrated case managers" work on an interdisciplinary basis to assist members who have conditions such as medical, mental health and chemical dependence
, and to help those who face social and health-system barriers that impede access to care.
com)-- StepHouse Recovery, a Fountain Valley-based addiction and eating disorder rehabilitation facility, offers a three-tiered recovery model designed to progress addicts from chemical dependence
to life-long sobriety, while minimizing the chance of relapse.
Dependence on nicotine is the most common form of chemical dependence
, impacting almost 20 percent of all Americans.
The data analysis identified three primary subpopulations of frequent users: patients with chronic medical needs who did not have access to primary care, individuals with behavioral health and/or chemical dependence
diagnoses, and homeless individuals.
Material is organized around 35 main presenting problems, including anger management, blended family conflicts, chemical dependence
, and eating disorders.
His main thesis is that chemical dependence
is a chronic, relapsing medical brain disease and that those with this disease should have a variety of treatment options made available to them.
In my years of chemical dependence
counseling and teaching at the collegiate level, I have encountered many people who have not only heard myths about chemical dependency and counseling, but who also believe these myths without question.
Prevention approaches that include the problems of children and youth caused by chemical dependence
in the family and the community.
Funding and training are needed to provide the higher levels of support required by increasing numbers of HIV-positive patients with chemical dependence
, mental disorders, and hepatitis C.