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NOT THE USUAL GENE SUSPECTS: Substance Abuse and Personality Disorders by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:27pm Dr. XX: “Okay, I am ready for the line-up. Make room and send in the genes at once!” Lab assistant XY: “Genes, front and center! Take your places next to the glass. Dr. XX will be looking closely for suspects and we have reason to believe that many of you are highly influential delinquents.” ***** Suspect genes beware! New e ... Read on »
Comorbidity of Personality Disorders and Substance Abuse Disorders by Kent Brooks Facebook Posted Wed 15 Aug 2012 12:00am There are an estimated 44%-60% of people who have been diagnosed with who also qualify with symptoms pertaining to a minimum of one personality disorder.  Personality disorders include , avoidant personality disorder, , and .  Each of these personality disorders have their own symptoms and characteristics, but generally speaking any pe ... Read on »
Substance Abuse And Borderline Personality Disorder by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 9:34am I was looking at the statistics the other day of concurrent disorders of Borderline Personality Disorder and substance abuse and the estimate is around seventy percent. Seventy percent of people with Borderline Personality Disorder have a major problem with drugs and/or alcohol. Of course the next question running through my brain is why i ... Read on »
Personality Disorders: BPD and Narcissism by Susan Patient Expert Posted Wed 24 Feb 2010 12:00am This is my third iteration of this post. I change it each time, but there is a discussion in the checkin thread about narcissists and I thought I’d post this here so you can share. I am reposting the Personality Disorder post and adding a discussion of Borderline Personality Disorder. The other post has hundreds of comments so this might ... Read on »
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:00am Jan 25               Substance abuse and addiction have been on the rise for many years.  According to American government surveys, more than 20 million people suffer from addiction to alcohol, street drugs or prescription drugs.  In this country alone, it is estimated that 135 m ... Read on »
Context Aware Mobile Device Software for Substance Abuse Interventions and Behavioral Modification by Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 8:00pm Description of Invention: Available for licensing for commercial development is software that provides personalized feedback for treating drug dependence and associated risky behaviors. The tool is designed for both healthcare providers at the point-of-care and for self-help. Many people who could benefit from treatment do no ... Read on »
Modafinil: An alternative treatment for ADHD and comorbid substance abuse? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Sun 31 May 2009 11:31pm 1 Comment Can Modafinil (Provigil) Replace Stimulant Medications in Adult ADHD where stimulant drug abuse is a concern? It is a Catch-22 of the ADHD world. An individual is suffering from severe ADHD symptoms and appropriate stimulant medications may help remedy some of the negative side effects of the disorder. However, due to the high prevalence of ... Read on »
High Suicide Rates Linked With Increased Substance Abuse Problems by Marilyn Kegley Posted Sun 25 Mar 2012 8:59pm Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. Among suicide rates, substance abuse is the second most common risk factor, next to depression and other psychological disorders. Drug and alcohol abuse tragically accounts for more than 50% of suicides among adolescents. The World Health Organization estimates that suicide ... Read on »
Substance Abuse Treament Clinic by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:27pm I sent this out as a media release, from me personally, yesterday and I thought I'd also share it here: I am the Lake County Coroner. I am also a husband and a parent. I spend some of my free time as the Medical Director of a new substance abuse treatment clinic in Waukegan, by the name of Green Dragonfly. I agreed to serve as the Medical ... Read on »
Putting substance "abuse" to rest by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Feb 2010 3:30am Bill White makes the case for ending the use of the word "abuse", as in substance abuse. He make's 5 arguments: The term abuse applied to substance use disorders is technically inaccurate The terms alcohol/drug/substance abuse/abuser reflect the misapplication of a morality-based language to depict a medical condition. The terms ... Read on »