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Warner v. Orange County Department of Probation

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

115 F.3d 1068 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT ————- No. 1760——August Term, 1994 (Argued: July 20, 1995 Decided: September 9, 1996) Docket No. 95-7055 ———— ———————————— ROBERT WARNER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION, Defendant-Appellant. ———————————– ———— Before: Winter, Leval, and Calabresi, Circuit Judges. ———— Appeal from a judgment of…

TO ALL CONCERNED WITH THE DRUG-CRIME EPIDEMIC

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

By James R. Milam, Ph.D. November 17, 1995 “In my opinion, interdisciplinary work does not mean the meeting of specialists in different disciplines, but rather the meeting of different disciplines in the same individual–an adventure that our system discourages, when it does not absolutely forbid it.” – LUCIEN ISRAËL, Conquering Cancer (1978) Since its publication…

Alcoholics Synonymous: Heavy drinkers of all stripes may get comparable help from a variety of therapies

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

By BRUCE BOWER From: JANUARY 25, 1997 SCIENCE NEWS, VOL. 151 62-63 Psychotherapy studies rarely generate as much anticipation as Project MATCH did. Mental health clinicians and addiction researchers anxiously awaited the results of this 8-year, $27-million investigation that asked whether certain types of alcoholics respond best to specific forms of treatment. The federally funded…

The Alcohol and Tobacco Industries Should Have Same Standard

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

By Jim Gogek and Ed Gogek While the tobacco industry cowers under a fusillade of million-dollar lawsuits, government regulations and condemnation from all sides, another industry sells its highly addictive and dangerous drug in peace and harmony. This billion-dollar industry openly manipulates the drug content of its product, catering to addiction. They pitch their ads…

Griffin v. Coughlin

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

88 N.Y.2d 674 (1996)673 N.E.2d 98649 N.Y.S.2d 903 In the Matter of David Griffin, Appellant, v. Thomas A. Coughlin, III, as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services, et al., Respondents. Court of Appeals of the State of New York. Argued February 15, 1996.Decided June 11, 1996. Robert N. Isseks, Middletown, and Alex Smith for…

ALCOHOLISM: SOCIAL AS WELL AS PSYCHO-MEDICAL PROBLEM– THE MISSING “BIG PICTURE”

By The Chief | August 5, 1997

By Arthur G. Nikelly McKinley Health Center University of Illinois at Urbana JOURNAL OF ALCOHOL & DRUG EDUCATION Spring 1994, pp. 1-12 ABSTRACT Precapitalist societies did not experience severe problems with alcoholism as they exist today. The broad parameters associated with alcohol abuse have not been explicitly investigated by alcohol educators and researchers. Instead, they…

The Happy Neurons

By The Chief | April 14, 1997

by Mark P. I have been following the literature on chemical dependency for 17years and always like to get my $.02 in. Especially since this has been a topic of discussion here of late. The nature of chemical dependency is, to me, one of nature’s really fascinating stories. Why is there such a thing as…

Alcohol in the Third World

By The Chief | August 5, 1996

THE MOST SENSIBLE THING IS NOT TO DRINK By Shanthi Ranganathan Abstinence from alcohol is a value which is deeply rooted in Indian culture and religion, and as such is the only approach to drinking that could be called “sensible” in this country. Hinduism has the largest following in India, and in the Hindu scriptures…

The Alcoholism Revolution

By The Chief | August 5, 1996

By James R. Milam, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist From: Professional Counselor, August 1992. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true…so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them…

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Counseling Profession: Philosophies in Conflict

By The Chief | August 5, 1995

By Christine Le, Erik P. Ingvarson, and Richard C. Page From Journal of Counseling & Development, 07-01-1995, p. 603. This article describes the contribution of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to drug and alcohol treatment. The potential for AA ‘s steps to encourage growth is discussed, and their consistency with counseling philosophy examined. To stimulate constructive discussion, 12 new…