Addiction and Recovery For Dummies by Brian F. Shaw

By Brian F. Shaw

Evaluation drugs and therapy programs

cut loose from addictive elements or behaviors and get a clean start

imagine you've gotten an dependancy? This compassionate advisor is helping you establish the matter and paintings in the direction of a fit, reasonable method of restoration, explaining the newest scientific and self-help remedies for either adults and youths. This publication additionally bargains pointers on decreasing cravings, dealing with your relationships, and staying good for the lengthy run.

become aware of how to
* determine the explanations for addiction
* decide on the easiest therapy plan
* deal with slips and relapses
* realize addictions in a enjoyed one
* locate aid and aid

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Is an academic physician in general internal medicine with five years of clinical experience caring for homeless 38 Drug Addiction persons addicted to drugs and alcohol, and drug abuse research training experience. As part of his K23 career development award, he will seek to identify factors associated with addiction treatment utilization and addiction outcomes among homeless persons who abuse drugs and/or alcohol (Aim 1). Given the heterogeneity of the homeless population, in particular the ways in which the duration of homelessness can vary from a few nights to many years, the proposed research also seeks to determine whether factors associated with addiction treatment utilization differ according to the persistence of homelessness (Aim 2).

2. In support of this goal, we will conduct PET imaging procedures to identify effective cocaine replacements and antagonists. PET imaging of the DAT with [11C]altropane will identify compounds that fully occupy the dopamine transporter (cocaine replacements) and others that block cocaine access to the DAT but do not modify extracellular dopamine levels (cocaine antagonist). 3. Monkeys display strikingly different responses to dopamine transport inhibitors that are inversely correlated with baseline levels of activity.

Professor; Psychiatry; Harvard University (Medical School) Medical School Campus Boston, Ma 02115 32 Drug Addiction Timing: Fiscal Year 2002; Project Start 30-SEP-1997; Project End 31-MAY-2006 Summary: (provided by applicant): The overall goals of this project are to develop effective medications to treat cocaine addiction while concurrently investigating the biological basis for individual primate responses to candidate medications. The dopamine transporter, a principal target of cocaine, and transport inhibitors are the central focus of the research.

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