By James L Sorensen, Richard A Rawson PhD, Joseph R Guydish, Joan Ellen Zweben PhD

In Drug Abuse remedy via Collaboration, James L. Sorensen and co-editors Richard A. Rawson, Joseph Guydish, and Joan E. Zweben start to slim the divide that exists among learn and scientific perform. Bringing insights from their adventure on either side of the divide, they describe how the matter is partially a failure of verbal exchange. within the practitioner's view, study turns out disconnected from medical wishes, and researchers is probably not asking significant questions on remedy. From the researcher's view, therapy pros would possibly not look open to new principles, and the diffusion of information to the sphere turns out too gradual. accordingly, regardless of a increase in clinical findings concerning neuroscience, pharmacology, healthiness prone supply, and different similar disciplines, there was little greater than a ripple within the scientific therapy of dependancy. This pioneering booklet promotes (and exemplifies) collaboration among examine and perform within the substance abuse box. A multidisciplinary workforce of scientists and practitioners probe such subject matters as what field-developed remedies have attracted learn cognizance, what research-developed remedies were with ease followed into the sector, and what's had to carry researchers and practitioners into accord. It illustrates how, operating jointly, researchers and practitioners can determine and extra strengthen promising medical protocols, hire the main rigorous criteria to check them, and placed into perform these remedies which turn out to be most popular.

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Blinding Blindness, or masking of the active and control treatments to participants, protects against multiple sources of bias. However, it is nearly impossible to conduct acupuncture research under double-blind conditions, that AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE 41 is, in which neither the participants nor the acupuncturist knows which treatment is active or inactive. To be unaware of which treatment condition is which, the treatment provider would have to be inexperienced in delivering acupuncture treatments.

De Leon, G. (1991). Retention in drug-free therapeutic communities. In R. W. Pickens, C. G. Leukefeld, & C. R. ), Improving drug abuse treatment (NIDA Research Monograph 106, pp. 218–244). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. De Leon, G. ). (1997). Community as method: Therapeutic communities for special populations and special settings. Westport, CT: Greenwood. De Leon, G. (1998). Commentary: Reconsidering the self-selection factor in addiction treatment research. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 12, 71–77.

Given the dearth of effective treatments for cocaine addiction, it is not surprising that clinical reports of promising results for auricular acupuncture have generated enthusiasm for this unconventional treatment modality. The type of acupuncture most often used to treat cocaine addiction is auricular acupuncture—insertion of needles into the outer ear. Currently, this form of acupuncture is used in more than AURICULAR ACUPUNCTURE 39 700 substance abuse treatment facilities in the United States and Europe.

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