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  Chemical Dependency
With regard to chemical dependency psychotherapy, the role of the psychotherapist in the first phase of recovery is largely limited to support and clarification.
A chemically dependent individual is often not aware or understanding of their emotions and consequently not in control.
This subtest is perhaps the least overt questionnaire of chemical dependency problems and though there have been disagreements in the literature of its utility in the final diagnosis, few individuals discount the fact that it is a helpful part in the diagnostic process.
www.neuropsycheval.com /chem.htm   (878 words)

 Chemical Dependency
The term "Chemical Dependency" is often used in conjunction with and at times interchangeably with the terms: chemically dependent, chemical dependence, alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, substance dependence, drug habit, and drug addiction.
Chemical dependency is characterized by continuous or periodic: impaired control over drinking and/or drug use (prescribed or illegal), preoccupation with the mood-altering chemical, use of the addictive substance despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking--most notably denial.
If a chemically dependent individual is "in denial" about their alcoholism and addictions they cannot become engaged in a recovery process.
draonline.org /chemical_dependency.html   (1001 words)

 Chemical Dependency Issues in Emergency Medicine Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Chemical dependency is characterized by loss of control over drug use and continued use in spite of adverse consequences.
The exact incidence of chemical dependence among physicians is unknown but it is assumed to be similar to that of the general population which is about ten percent.
Persons dependent on drugs, but who are no longer using drugs illegally and are receiving treatment for drug dependence or who have been rehabilitated successfully, are protected by the ADA from discrimination on the basis of past drug addiction.
www.cordem.org /wellness.htm   (3902 words)

 Disease concept of chemical dependency - Definition, Description
Disease concept of chemical dependency is the concept that a disorder (such as chemical dependency) is like a disease and has a characteristic set of signs, symptoms, and natural history (clinical course, or outcome).
The disease concept of chemical dependency is gaining worldwide acceptance, but does have some critics who argue instead that addiction must be understood as a general pattern of behavior, not as a medical problem.
Advocates of the disease concept of chemical dependency model maintain that the identification of biological causes or correlations is crucially important for treatment.
www.minddisorders.com /Del-Fi/Disease-concept-of-chemical-dependency.html   (680 words)

 Ramsey County HS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Ramsey County's Chemical Dependency Services are part of a division of the Ramsey County Community Human Services Department offering a wide variety of services to help people of all ages who are experiencing various emotional and/or behavioral problems associated with chemical dependency or substance abuse along with co-occurring mental health difficulties.
Chemical Use Assessments and Referrals to Chemical Dependency Treatment and other Services are provided for Ramsey County residents by the Chemical Health Unit.
Chemical use assessments are provided on a no fee basis for eligible residents, or for a charge on a sliding fee scale based on income and number of dependents.
www.co.ramsey.mn.us /hs/mhc/ChemicalDependency.htm   (514 words)

 Chemical Dependency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is extremely important to realize that chemical dependency is a disease that affects the entire family, and so families of patients are counseled, treated and provided with a continuum of care.
If the preliminary diagnosis is chemical dependency, a professional health care team determines whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is more appropriate and recommends a course of treatment based on the individual's particular needs.
Chemical dependency is a disease that affects all members of the family.
www.mchosp.org /services/chemdep.asp   (785 words)

 LRGH -- Chemical Dependency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency Program at LRGH is an intensive outpatient treatment program for the substance abuser that provides the client the opportunity to maintain family structure and employment throughout the course of the recovery program.
The Nathan Brody Chemical Dependency Program is a continuation of the program started by Dr. Nathan Brody several decades ago.
Chemical dependency is a progressive, chronic, potentially fatal disorder afflicting over 15 million people in this country.
www.lrgh.org /lrgh/chemical_dependency.html   (319 words)

 Chemical Dependency Definition and Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Chemical dependency is a psychological, and sometimes physical, need to use alcohol or other drugs that doesn't go away even when using them causes negative consequences.
Chemical dependency is not a symptom of an underlying disease state, and it can happen to anyone.
Chemically dependent people can control their disease by learning better ways to address their problems and by learning ways to avoid returning to the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
www.egetgoing.com /drug_addiction/chemical_dependency.asp   (331 words)

 Dual diagnosis treatment chemical dependency
Many patients receiving treatment for chemical dependency also require treatment for depression - it is very common as a co-existing disorder in dual diagnosis.
When several symptoms of depression co-occur with chemical dependency for longer than two weeks and interfere with ordinary functioning, professional dual diagnosis treatment is needed for depression and chemical dependency.
Many types of treatment are available, and the type chosen depends on the individual and the severity and patterns of his or her illness.
www.drug-rehabcenter.com /depression.htm   (1252 words)

 The Chemical Dependency Program
Chemical dependency is a psychological and sometimes physical need to use alcohol or other drugs that is not repressed even in the face of negative consequences.
Chemical dependency is a disease in addition to and separate from other medical problems that may be associated with it, and all evidence points to the fact that it can happen to anyone.
Changing stereotypes of chemically dependent individuals, the Betty Ford Center was initially established as a treatment center that underscored the special needs of women with chemical addiction.
www.league.org /league/projects/sail/archives/0404.html   (903 words)

 Chemical Dependency
Chemical dependency is defined as the use or abuse of a substance by persons unable or unwilling to terminate its utilization.
Two reasons for this are denial on the part of the chemically dependent professional, as well as colleagues, and the enabling behavior of coworkers.
This information is drawn primarily from the AANA publication entitled "Chemical Dependency and the Nurse Anesthetist", and is funded by a portion of your national dues that are earmarked for your state association by the AANA.
www.ala-crna.org /chem_dependency_intro.htm   (538 words)

 Chemical Dependency Treatment
Chemical Dependency treatment services in Tillamook County are accessible to residents via a range of providers - both public and private.
If the evaluation determines that the client is in need of chemical dependency treatment services, a recommendation is made as to the appropriate level of care for that individual.
Of all clients enrolled in chemical dependency treatment during the 1998-99 fiscal year, 72% successfully completed their treatment plan while the remainder were reported as non-compliant.
www.co.tillamook.or.us /GOV/CCF/Pages/cdnarrative.html   (2274 words)

 Fairview Chemical Dependency Treatment - Chemical Dependency - University of Minnesota Medical Center
We are recognized nationally as pioneers in chemical dependency treatment for adults, adolescents, seniors and the deaf and hard of hearing.
Chemical dependency is to be treated as an illness with abstinence as our primary goal.
Specially trained staff at Fairview Chemical Dependency Services works with the University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry, the University of Minnesota Physicians and Behavioral Healthcare Providers to offer you and your family a flexible program, available at a variety of locations.
www.fairview-university.fairview.org /Clinical_Services/chemical_dependency   (271 words)

 Detox from Meth Chemical Dependency Prescription Drugs
The chemical depednecy detox process is a crucial first step in beginning recovery from chemical dependency.
The Chemical Dependency Center is able to identify the drug treatment program that specifically deals with the user's drug of choice or any particular medical issues that he/she may have.
A chemical detox from meth or a prescription drug detox can be a very scary time for a person who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol and that is why it is necessary to have 24-hour supervision in a medical setting.
www.chemicaldependencycenter.com /detox.htm   (243 words)

 chemical dependency
The Chemical Dependency Center's counselors and other staff members work closely with each patient to make sure that the best drug treatment plan is created.
At the Chemical Dependency Center our main focus is on the individual and finding a recovery path that works for each person.
Being chemically dependent and dealing with the problem is difficult for the user as well as anyone who comes into close contact with the user.
www.chemicaldependencycenter.com /chemical-dependency.htm   (409 words)

 Chemical Dependency Essays and Articles at eNotes
On the other hand, “chemical dependency” is defined by physical factors, such as increased tolerance to drugs, withdrawal symptoms, an inability to control or decrease use, and continued use despite acknowledgement of the drugs’ dangerous effects.
The American view on chemical dependency has long been a dichotomy, wavering between the belief that the freedoms granted to Americans by the Constitution means that they are responsible for their behavior, and the longstanding view that addiction is a disease of the body and mind.
Because one element of chemical dependency is the inability to decrease drug use despite knowledge of its deleterious effects, counseling and behavioral modification are also critical facets of drug treatment.
soc.enotes.com /chemical-dependency-article   (1142 words)

 Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Services
Chemical dependency is often far more than a drug or alcohol habit that's out of control--it can be a serious illness with debilitating symptoms.
The Stuyvesant Square treatment approach to chemical dependency goes beyond breaking the cycle of substance abuse and addiction.
Professional guidance is provided through the distinct phases of recovery, because the program believes that true recovery must address the mental, physical, emotional and social problems that contribute to and result from chemical dependency.
www.drugaddictionrx.com /aboutus/aboutus04.html   (194 words)

 Chemical Dependency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Providence Chemical Dependency program is licensed by the State of Washington and is approved as a treatment facility by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO).
Chemical dependency is a disease which uniquely affects not only the individual but also family and friends.
In this medical process toxic chemicals are removed from the patient's body while staff closely attends to the patient's physical, mental and emotional needs.
www.providence.org /Everett/Programs_and_Services/e15Chemical.htm   (519 words)

 Chemical Dependency Services
Steps Beyond Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program is accredited by the South Dakota Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse as a 20-bed inpatient alcohol/drug treatment facility.
Patients served are 13 to 17 years of age and must have a dependency diagnosis.
Patients must be residents of the State of South Dakota, must be 18 years of age or older, and must have a dependency diagnosis.
www.state.sd.us /dhs/mcn/chemical.htm   (245 words)

 Seattle Central Chemical Dependency Program
The Chemical Dependency Specialist Program is a non-sequential certificate program designed to prepare students for a career as a specialist in the field of chemical dependency.
Students will acquire competencies in the areas of interviewing, group dynamics, case management, physiology of chemical dependency, pharmacology related to chemical dependency, the impact of chemical dependency on family members, and specific counseling interventions for working with chemical dependent clients.
Entrance into chemical dependency specialist courses is on a first-come, first-served basis after prerequisite testing has been completed.
seattlecentral.edu /proftech/PROchemdep.php   (449 words)

 Woodland Centers Chemical Dependency
Chemical Dependency is unquestionably one of the most wide-spread and devastating health problems in the United States.
The program is designed for chemically dependent persons, and their families, whose physical and emotional status allows them to remain in the community while they work to achieve a chemical-free lifestyle..
The program is structured for individuals who are at risk for abuse of any mood altering chemicals and who would benefit from the educational information provided though the program.
www.woodlandcenters.com /CD.htm   (220 words)

 Chemical Dependency [Services] - Laureate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Chemical dependency is both a physical and psychological craving for a substance and the feeling experienced while using it.
The distinction between substance abuse and addiction is made when a person moves from wanting these substances to needing them to get through the day.
The information in this section provides general information about chemical dependency as well as the services available at Laureate for both adolescents and adults.
www.laureate.com /services/chemical_dep/default.asp   (68 words)

 Chemical Dependency
I have had nine years experience consulting with a chemical dependency inpatient treatment program and have been doing chemical dependency evaluations for the past several years.
Toxicology reports may be requested, depending on the circumstances of your arrest.
You may be seen as needing chemical dependency treatment.
www.slidingotter.com /chemical_dependency.htm   (413 words)

 Adult Chemical Dependency Services
Family members and concerned persons are encouraged to participate in the recovery process for both themselves and the chemically dependent person.
Family therapy is an essential element of treatment for all chemically dependent persons.
Adult chemically dependent patients who are in acute distress or who have just completed an episode of acute inpatient care, may participate if they are able to function independently and participate actively in the program.
www.alegent.com /body.cfm?id=2964   (826 words)

 Chemical Dependency Home
Individuals requiring information, a referral for Chemical Dependency treatment, or crisis counseling should contact the County funded community education, assessment, information and referral service agency, contact CAREline at 253-572-2273.
Chemical Dependency prevention and treatment are programs of Pierce County Human Services.
The Chemical Dependency Programs contract with various agencies in the community to provide full or partially subsidized treatment services for low income and indigent residents of Pierce County, and prevention services for all citizens.
www.co.pierce.wa.us /pc/services/health/chemdep/chemdep.htm   (279 words)

 College of St. Catherine - Chemical Dependency Counselor Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Chemical Dependency Counseling major is available through the School of Social Work which is a joint effort between the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas.
A minor in Chemical Dependency Counseling is offered by the School of Social Work which is a joint program between the College of St. Catherine and the University of St. Thomas.
Students examine the incidence and the effects of chemical dependency on various populations and the therapeutic interventions developed for the treatment of major psychiatric diagnoses that co-occur with chemical dependency.
minerva.stkate.edu /offices/academic/cdt.nsf   (1213 words)

 OHSU Health - Substance Abuse / Chemical Dependency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Substance dependence is used to describe continued use of drugs or alcohol, even when significant problems related to their use have developed.
Chemical dependence is also used to describe the compulsive use of chemicals (drugs or alcohol) and the inability to stop using them despite all the problems caused by their use.
However, determining which of these factors are primary and which are secondary has not been determined, in all cases.
www.ohsuhealth.com /htaz/mental/substance_abuse_chemical_dependency.cfm   (777 words)

 Buprenorphine : Chemical Dependency : NYC DOHMH
Certified physicians (see below) are now able to prescribe buprenorphine to treat heroin and other forms of opioid dependence in their private offices and in clinics, as well as in traditional drug treatment programs.
With the recent FDA approval of buprenorphine for use in the treatment of opioid dependency, buprenorphine is now available as a prescription medication under the brand names of Subutex7 and Suboxone7, both of which are taken sublingually (under the tongue).
Doctors who are qualified to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence are listed on the SAMHSA Buprenorphine Physician Locator website: http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/index.html.
www.nyc.gov /html/doh/html/basas/buprenorphine-fact.shtml   (769 words)

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