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Reliability and Validity of a Treatment Barriers Scale for Individuals With Alcohol Use Disorder.

Reliability and Validity of a Treatment Barriers Scale for Individuals With Alcohol Use Disorder.

Conclusions/ Importance: Our results provide initial support for the utility of the TBS-14 among primary care patients with Alcohol Use Disorder. Use of the TBS-14 could enable healthcare providers to better understand patient-specific treatment barriers, provide corrective information on treatment misconceptions, and inform individualized treatment plans that increase patient engagement in addict
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Dimensionality of Cognitions in Behavioral Addiction

Abstract
Cognitive constructs provide conceptual frameworks for transpathological characterization and improved phenotyping of apparently disparate psychiatric groups. This dimensional approach can be applied to the examination of individuals with behavioral addictions, for example, towards gambling, video-games, the internet, food, and sex, allowing operationalization of core deficits. W
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In Over Your Head: 6 Important Lessons When You Love an Addict

I receive calls all the time from desperate families. They want to know how to get their loved one into treatment. They want to help but don’t know what to do. There is hope for these families. Learning about addiction and recovery can make you more confident in conversations on the topic and a better advocate if your loved one seeks treatment. Here are six things you should know about addiction t
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Mental Health Focus on Campaign Trail Is a Major Step

Last night at a Town Hall in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush answered a question about drug use and abuse with a broader appeal. “We ought to have a focus on the brain,” he said. “You think about the challenges that play out in our society, all of these things relate to the brain.” Gov. Bush mentioned addiction, and Alzheimer’s. I’d like to add mental health and learning
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Tired of Small Talk? Try Medium Talk.

By Jesse Singal A couple of weeks ago, I went to someone’s birthday party at a bar after work. The birthday girl was a friend of a friend — I was there to hang out with the friend. As often happens at such events, I found myself standing next to someone I didn’t know and positioned in a way where we basically had to talk to one another. It would have been weird, otherwise — we had been accidenta
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