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Aversive Conditioning

When a person undergoes aversive conditioning, they undergo behavioural therapy that is aimed at counteracting negative and inappropriate behaviours. Basically, the client “unlearns” undesirable and self destructive behaviours through conditioning; an unpleasant stimulus is associated with the specific problem behaviour. These behaviours can include addictions, unpredictable emotional outbursts and sexually inappropriate practices. This type of…

September 28th, 2017

Ativan

Ativan – is the brand name for the chemical Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine tranquilizer and is used to treat anxiety by attempting to effect chemicals in the brain that are perceived to be unbalanced and thereby cause anxiety. It’s important not to take drugs like Ativan and chlordiazepoxide (Librium) if you’re allergic to benzodiazepines and especially…

September 28th, 2017

Alcohol Use

 Alcohol use is the drinking or intake of alcohol.

September 28th, 2017

Vivitrol

Vivitrol, also known as naltrexone is an opioid antagonist medicine used in the treatment of alcohol and opiate (most commonly heroin) addictions. Vivitrol medicine decreases cravings for alcohol by reducing the effect of the brains natural opiate-like chemicals, which causes the feeling of pleasure created by alcohol consummation. The jury is out on exactly how…

September 28th, 2017

Values Clarification

Values clarification is a strategy used by drug and alcohol prevention programs where social values and positive attitudes are taught.

September 28th, 2017

Thai Sticks

Thai Sticks are a potent form of cannabis used in Southeast Asia that consists of marijuana laced with opium usually packaged / tied up with bamboo.

September 28th, 2017

Syndrome

Syndrome can be defined as a set of symptoms and behaviour of a disease.

September 28th, 2017

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which aims to enhance the quality and accessibility of rehabilitation. http://www.samhsa.gov/

September 28th, 2017

Stop Drinking

There are very few things that improve one’s sociability and provide a relaxing effect on an individual and alcohol is one of them. It is those effects that trigger the excessive use and abuse of alcohol. Alcohol has detrimental effects on an individual and society as a whole and increased use can lead to the…

September 28th, 2017

Service Work

Service work can be defined within a 12 step recovery context as the involvement of spreading the word about recovery from narcotic substances.

September 28th, 2017
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