Category: Psychology

Brief Intervention Techniques for Alcohol: How & Why They’re Effective

Interview with Dr. Jason Kilmer Psychologist Dr. Jason Kilmer describes Brief Intervention Techniques. He’s an expert on how and why they work. David Hanson interviews Dr. Kilmer.. Hanson– I understand that Brief Intervention Techniques are very effective in reducing alcohol abuse. Dr. Kilmer– Yes. Particularly in our work with college students, they’re an important piece of …

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Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Lower Risk of Dementia: What You Should Know

The Study Researchers conducted a study of 3,069 community-living adults aged 75 years and older. All were participants in the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study (GEMS).  That’s a federal research project. It reported a strong association between moderate drinking and lower risk of dementia. At the beginning of the study, 2,587 of the participants were …

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National DARE Day Celebrates an Ineffective Program

National DARE Day celebrates an ineffective educational program. It’s a triumph of ideology, emotion and hope over science and truth. DARE is Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Dr. Marsha Rosenbaum, director of the Safety First Project, made the these observations. Drug Abuse Resistance Education I first heard of Drug Abuse Resistance Education when my daughter, Annie, …

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Alcoholism Self-Help Information and Resources: You Can Succeed!

Alcoholism self-help is liberating. There are no meetings. No need to self-label. There are no 12 steps. No submission to any “Higher Power.” There are no demands. I. Alcoholism Self-Help Reading and following suggestions found in alcoholism self-help books makes it easier. This can help people either abstain or drinking in moderation. Most of the …

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