Crack Cocaine

Publication Title: 
Revue Medicale Suisse

The news in addiction medicine for 2011 include new knowledges coming from the neurosciences, but also new clinical concepts, as the role of hospital addiction units in an integrated network of care. The issue of cocaine vaccination is discussed from an ethical point of view. Finally, the integration of mindfulness techniques is introduced as a useful approach in the treatment of the addictions.

Author(s): 
Besson, J.
Grivel, J.
Tomei, A.
Falcheri, J.-P.
Waelchli, M.
Simon, O.
Rossier, V.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom has had a significant increase in addiction to and use of cocaine among 16-29-year olds from 6% in 1998 to 10% in 2000. In 2000, the United Kingdom had the highest recorded consumption of "recent use" cocaine in Europe, with 3.3% of young adults. Acupuncture is quick, inexpensive, and relatively safe, and may establish itself as an important addiction service in the future.

Author(s): 
D'Alberto, Attilio
Publication Title: 
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

Confrontations, including ultimatums and withdrawal of services, are used by health care providers to break down denial in substance abusers. This case analysis and discussion explores the ramifications of confrontation for marginalized women and raises questions about the ethics and efficacy of this approach for substance abusers in general. Nursing is beginning to incorporate substance abuse as a substantive area of knowledge and practice.

Author(s): 
Hall, J. M.
Publication Title: 
The Psychiatric Quarterly
Author(s): 
Harris, M.
Bebout, R. R.
Freeman, D. W.
Hobbs, M. D.
Kline, J. D.
Miller, S. L.
Vanasse, L. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom has had a significant increase in addiction to and use of cocaine among 16-29-year olds from 6% in 1998 to 10% in 2000. In 2000, the United Kingdom had the highest recorded consumption of "recent use" cocaine in Europe, with 3.3% of young adults. Acupuncture is quick, inexpensive, and relatively safe, and may establish itself as an important addiction service in the future.

Author(s): 
D'Alberto, Attilio
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