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Category Archives: Research

Facts about Drug & Alcohol Rehab – Part 4

CDATA[This is the fourth and final installment in the series examining the 20 research facts about addiction rehabilitation published by [Addiction Today, the National Addiction Centre and eATA. This final set of five facts breaks down the fundamentals of a successful rehab clinic. It weighs the comparative benefits of daycare, residential programs and aftercare, and…

Facts about Drug & Alcohol Rehab – Part 2

The previous article outlined the role that alcohol rehabilitation and loved ones can play in an alcoholic’s life. It pointed out that accessibility of treatment programs make a difference. A string of failed rehab visits can still contribute to ultimate success. And total abstinence may not be necessary in every case. This installment looks deeper…

Facts about Drug & Alcohol Rehab – Part 1

CDATA[A joint study conducted by [Addiction Today, the National Addiction Centre and eATA revealed a few interesting facts about drug and alcohol rehab and the role that it plays in recovery. The aim was to make information about rehabilitation more accessible to addicts and alcoholics, so that they could make better informed decisions about seeking…

G. Alan Marlatt – Pioneering Addiction Researcher

< !CDATA[A pioneer in the field of addictive behaviors, respected researcher and distinguished scientist, [G. Alan Marlatt, sadly passed away on March 14 2010. Marlatt was a professor and the director of Addictive Behaviors Research Centre at the University of Washington for many years. He was a key researcher in understanding the problems around addiction...

Drug or Alcohol Dependence – Is it Genetic?

If you go to any party where alcohol is served, you will notice that different people are affected by alcohol in different ways. Some people will just become relaxed and sleepy, while others become much more outgoing and daring – even to the point of embarrassing themselves.