Research has established evidence of increased alcohol sales and consumption over the past 6-8 months. In this blog, we explore the increased risks to both health and sobriety associated with excessive alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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While increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic has often been the focus of jokes and memes in social media, information about the magnitude and reasons behind these increases are not as amusing. In this first of a two-part blog series, Dr. Jeff Cook looks at research documenting increases in alcohol sales and consumption and consider how behavioral health providers can support their clients by recommending healthier alternatives.
This week's Staff Perspective features a video recording of in-depth conversation between CDP's Dr. Jeff Mann and Dr. Tom Horvath. The two discuss the current state of SUD treatment and aspects of SMART Recover.
Have you heard about Concurrent Treatment of PTSD and Substance Use Disorders Using Prolonged Exposure (COPE)? This session-by-session therapist guide, written by Dr. Sudie Back and colleagues, was published in 2015. However, when I mention it at Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) workshops, few therapists in the audience have heard about it.
Several years ago, I was co-facilitating a group Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) session with several BIPOC (Black, Indiginous, People of Color), Vietnam Veterans. During agenda setting, one of the Veterans in the group wanted to discuss a Challenging Beliefs Worksheet (CBW) that he had completed during the past week. I acknowledged his request, and, since he didn’t often speak about his practice assignments, I asked the group if we could start with his agenda item. The rest of the group agreed.