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Other Schedule 2 drugs are o...August 2, 2011
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The Problem of Cocaine Addiction
Cocaine addiction is a still a problem in American society. There seems to be less publicity about it but it still is a popular drug.It is serious because cocaine addiction it can lead to serio...
So Long Crystal Meth, Hello Cocaine!
Generational forgetting means the media's drug coverage just stays the same.
Coke is back-according to the New York Times. The Sunday Styles section helpfully pointed users and potential users (and...
Stages of Recovery From Cocaine Addiction
Dr. Richard Rawson and his colleagues, who developed the neurobehavioral model of recovery from cocaine addiction, identified four different stages of recovery that are commonly experienced by people...
Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction
1. Define cocaine addiction as a biopsychosocial disease.2. Identify the symptoms of addiction that clients have experienced.3. Identify factors contributing to the development and maintenance of coc...
DSM-IV Symptoms of Cocaine Dependence
addiction is a condition in which you develop a biopsychosocial dependence on cocaine or other moodaltering drugs, including alcohol.
The biological part of this disease refers to experiencing withd...
Refusal Skills and Assertiveness
By Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD, Yale University
Topic 3: Refusal Skills/Assertiveness
Tasks for Topic 3Assessing cocaine availability and the steps needed to reduce it Exploring strategies for...
A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to CocaineBy Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D.Yale University
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Overview
Cognitive-behavioral coping skills treatment (CBT) is a short-term, focused approach to helping cocaine-depende...
Noncompliance and the paranoid style.
[Originally published June 27, 2007]
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