Opioid Atlas

Opiates are some of the most effective pain relief medications for patients suffering from cancer- and surgery-related pain.

Unfortunately, medications in this class are also used as drugs of abuse. Despite the affordability and effectiveness of these medications, access to opiates is highly geographically variable.

Emotional Contagion: Everything You Need to Know

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Clara Morris
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Emotional Contagion. Have you ever been in a bad mood and all of a sudden it seems like everyone around you is in a bad mood, too? Do you feel that your emotions and mood can be “caught” by others? Psychology says emotional contagion is the one responsible for how moods and emotions can affect others. Let this emotional contagion guide help you find out how “contagious” you are!

The Stages of Change Model of Overcoming Addiction

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Elizabeth Hartney, PhD
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The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be applied to a range of other behaviors that people want to change, but have difficulty doing so, but it is most well-recognized for its success in treating people with addictions.

Dual Relationships

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In psychotherapy, a dual relationship occurs when a therapist has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist bond. For example, a therapist may find that the person seeking treatment happens to be their neighbor.

Should Addiction Counselors Disclose They Are in Recovery?

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Beginnings Treatment Centers

Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.

Therapeutic Relationships

The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships

A therapeutic relationship is an effective way to promote positive change in people. It involves building trust in order to encourage openness and honesty. This leads to better understanding. Those people who are undergoing any type of therapy will want this type of interaction with their therapist.

Prevention that Works

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Education World

School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .

It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.

Prevention Tools: What Works, What Doesn’t

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Every substance use prevention specialist should read this free booklet written by Joe Neigel and published by the Washington State Care Authority. 

Prevention Tools is an excellent prevention resource that, as the title indicates, highlights both what works and what doesn’t in the prevention of substance use among youth.

Telepsychiatry Essentials

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Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

Presented by: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Presenters: Don Hilty, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Medical Center Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, University of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center Telepsychiatry is a well-established, evidence-based tool to increase access to quality mental health services.