The epidemic of methamphetamine dependence is spreading eastward across the United States. Unlike the gender ratio associated with most other drugs of abuse, the proportion of woman methamphetamine users is nearly equal to men. This review will describe reasons why women begin use of methamphetamine, especially those that differ from the usual reasons for… (More)
Until recently, few programs were available for children whose mothers are in recovery. A refinement of the gender-specific model of substance abuse treatment, the "family-focused" approach, has placed increased emphasis on the needs of children and other family members. However, because these programs are relatively new, little is known about the… (More)
INTRODUCTION Children of parents with substance use disorders (SUDs), often referred to as COSAs (children of substance abusers) are at high risk for an array of vulnerabilities. When these vulnerabilities are left unaddressed, these children face poor life trajectories. These vulnerabilities may arise as the result of fetal exposure to alcohol and drugs,… (More)
The effects of the July academic rotation on the course of patient treatment in an outpatient clinic were studied. The rotation time was found to be associated with substantial changes in clinic patients' behavior in treatment. The transfer of recent clinic admissions to new therapists was associated with a high rate of dropping out of treatment.
Examined the drawings of 32 poliomyelitis patients and their matched controls to see whether figure drawings primarily reflect the subject's projection of psychological state, ability to draw, or some combination of these two factors. An overview of the literature is also given. Drawings from disabled and nondisabled subjects were reliably rated for… (More)