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…
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…
Alcohol use is the drinking or intake of alcohol.
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…
Values clarification is a strategy used by drug and alcohol prevention programs where social values and positive attitudes are taught.
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.
Syndrome can be defined as a set of symptoms and behaviour of a disease.
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/
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…
Service work can be defined within a 12 step recovery context as the involvement of spreading the word about recovery from narcotic substances.