Bion’s Basic Assumption Groups in the Regimen Treatment of Addictions: Clinical Implications

Riegel, K. D. (2022). Bion’s basic assumption groups in the regimen treatment of addictions: Clinical implications. Adiktologie, 22(4), 250–256.
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This article provides reflection on the potential application of Bion’s model of basic assumption groups in patients undergoing midterm inpatient addiction treatment. The clinical implications are discussed in terms of the usability of Bion’s model and its possible benefits for patients in regimen addiction treatment, as well as the pitfalls associated with its application in this treatment modality.

Cannabis: Reading List

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Of all illicit substances, cannabis stands out as the most extensively cultivated, trafficked, and misused. It has significant effects on the human body and mind, altering sensory perceptions, mood, cognitive abilities, motor coordination, and sense of self and time. In this reading list, you can find out more about cannabis and cannabis use.

Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (IOTOD) Conference


The 21st IOTOD live virtual conference is back for 2023, with an exciting 2-day educational agenda including interactive seminars, thought-provoking talks, satellite symposia, and expert-led panel discussions.

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12th IAS Conference on HIV science - IAS 2023


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ITTC South Africa Online (Live) Motivational Interviewing Training 4 CPD Points

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