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Alcohol Use Disorder in Women

Alcohol Use Disorder in Women

Alcohol use disorders (AUD - alcohol abuse and dependence) are major public health and safety problems. In the US, AUD is more prevalent among men (24.6% abuse, 17.4% dependence) than women (11.5% abuse, 8% dependence) (Keyes, Grant, & Hasin, 2008). However, in the last 70 years, the male to female ratio has decreased from 7:1 to 2:1 for alcohol dependence (Keyes et al., 2008).

Workaholism

Workaholism

In modern day work environments organizations often require their employees to be proactive, show initiative, collaborate effectively with co-workers, be committed to professional development, and pursue high quality performance standards (Bakker & Schaufeli, 2008). With the recent economic recession, downsizings and restructurings, and increased job insecurity for a lot of people, employees often want to invest increasing amount of time and effort into their work (Selmer & Waldstrom, 2007).

Practicing Mindful Meditation While Incarcerated Reduces Substance Use Later

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The Impact of Depression in Crack Cocaine Relapse

A study appearing recently in the journal Addiction focused on 261 women who had used crack cocaine and who were going through the experience of drug court. The researchers looked at how these women were or were not affected by depression and if it had any influence on whether or not they returned to drug use afterwards. The results of the study demonstrated that the individuals who were depressed at the time they went to drug court had the greatest chance of using crack cocaine again within a four-month period.

Troubled Childhood—The Norm?

It seems as though most of us did not grow up in an Ozzie-and-Harriett-type household. According to recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, six out of 10 American adults had difficult childhoods. You may have endured physical, verbal, or sexual abuse or lived through domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse, or divorce. A family member may have had a mental illness or may have been incarcerated.