Addiction & Recovery
Addiction and the Brain From Time Science
http://www.time.com/time/interactive/0,31813,1640235,00.html - As scientists learn more about the pathology of addiction, new addictions are discovered and defined on a regular basis. Here's a survey of addictions you may not be aware exist, and a look at ways addiction affects the brain. Access checked August 21, 2012.
Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse
http://www.nida.nih.gov/consequences/ - This information is available from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Access checked October 23, 2011.
http://www.thefix.com/ - The Fix is a daily news website about alcoholism, addiction, recovery and the drug war that was launched in March 2011. Access checked September 3, 2011.
Teaching Aids on Addiction for Health Practioners and Neuroscientists From the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This series of teaching aids includes PowerPoint Presentations and background information for the presenter. Good background information for anyone who has an interest in learning the basics of drug addiction.
The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana
Sections include: Introduction to the Brain, Introduction to the Reward System, and Introduction to Drugs of Abuse: Cocaine, Opiates (Heroin) and Marijuana (THC)
The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction
Sections include: Introduction to the Brain, The Reward Pathway and Addiction, The Action of Heroin (Morphine), and The Action of Cocaine.
Bringing the Power of Science to Bear on Drug Abuse and Addiction
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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care
A PowerPointPresentation For Health Practitioners, Teachers, and Neuroscientists
Sections include: What is Addiction? Why Do People Abuse Drugs? Drug Use Changes the Brain. Prevention/Development. Genes, Environment, Comorbitity. Treatment, Relapse, HIV/AIDS.
The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction: Implications for Treatment
NIDA Science & Practice Perspective - Voume 1, #1, July 2002.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (305KB, 36pp)
NIDA Drugs, Brains & Behavior – The Science of Addiction
Updated August 2010.
This booklet provides scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat the disease.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (4.8MB, 36pp)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - Principles of Drug Addiction
Updated April 2009.
This document is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for health care providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (399KB, 80pp)
Practical Advice Offered by Pair of Addiction Books
A pair of books by Australian addiction treatment specialist Andrew Byrne, MD, offers much of value for professional and lay audiences:
Methadone in the Treatment of Narcotic Addiction - is a good read for physicians and other health care workers interested in a broad understanding of addiction and methadone maintenance. Byrne presents his experiences gathered from over a decade of practice in the field in a straightforward, fact-filled manner.
Addict in the Family - is a reference for persons addicted to substances of abuse, and for their relatives and friends. It provides a practical, no nonsense guide for better understanding drug abuse and the various treatment options available.
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AfterDeployment.org - Wellness Resources for the Military Community
http://afterdeployment.org/ - Access checked December 3, 2011.
Integration of Mental Health, Substance Use, and Primary Care Services - Embracing our Values from a Client and Family Member Perspective.
http://www.centerforintegratedhealthsolutions.org/sliders/slider_10.3.pdf - This information is available from CalMEND. Access checked October 23, 2011.
Narcotics Anonymous and the Pharmacotherapeutic Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the United States
By William L. White, MA
PDF available here for download <click here... > (311KB, 64pp)
Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance Monograph
Released October 2010.
There are growing calls to shift the acute-care model of addiction treatment to a model of sustained recovery support analogous to the long-term management of other chronic diseases. The purpose of this monograph written by William White, MA, and Lisa Mojer-Torres, JD, is to explore what this shift means to the design and delivery of methadone maintenance (MM) treatment and the status of MM treatment and MM patients in the United States.
PDF available here for download <click here... > (1.0 MB.168 pp)
Recovery Advocacy Toolkit - Engaging Your Community
Faces and Voices of Recovery.
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A Community-Centered Solution for Opioid Addiction Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD; Editor.
Released in April 2004.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (2.2MB, 8pp)
A Guide to Mutual Aid Resources on Recovery
Faces and Voices of Recovery.
Released in June 2010.
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This site contains the full text of more than 200 articles, 5 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 12 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades.Those papers selected for inclusion contain all of the articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care.
The website can be accessed at: www.williamwhitepapers.com
What are Peer Recovery Support Services?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
PDF available for download <click here... > (239KB, 16pp)
Peer-based Addiction Recovery Support: History, Theory, Practice and Scientific Evaluation
Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center - William L. White, MA.
PDF available for download <click here... > (2.03MB, 265pp)
Guidelines for Organizing Art Exhibitions on Addiction & Recovery
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Released April 2009.
PDF available for download <click here... > (522KB, 16pp)
Methadone Maintenance Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
Stewart B. Leavitt, MA,PhD; Editor. Released in April 2006.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (1.4MB, 8pp)
Philadelphia Recovery Symposium - May 2008
PowerPoint and video presentations now available online <click here…>
SAMHSA Working Definition of Recovery
Published in 2005.
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Toward a New Recovery Movement:
Historical Reflections on Recovery, Treatment and Advocacy
William L. White, 2000.
PDF available here for download <click here…> (96KB, 35pp)
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide
Authors Joseph Volpicelli, MD, PhD and Maia Szalavitz provides an in-depth look at the many ways to view alcoholism and other drug addictions, and an overview of addiction treatment research, modalities, and pharmacotherapies.
The outlook in this book is extremely well-balanced, without lobbying for any particular treatment approach as a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, the "Penn Paradigm," which Volpicelli advocates, stresses that "it is what the patient considers important, not what the treatment program is pushing, that matters." The underlying posture of the entire book is, "Patients given a menu of treatment options do significantly better than those who are simply told what to do." Patients, or prospective patients, also will greatly benefit from this book, as denoted by its subtitle: How You and Your Loved Ones Can Understand and Treat Alcohol and Other Drug Problems.
Recovery Options: The Complete Guide from Wiley books is available at local bookstores (ISBN 047134575X, 2000, paperback, 320pp), or from http://www.amazon.com/ ($11.53 plus shipping) and other online booksellers.