Mental Health Book

Hallucinogen Use Disorders



Substance Addiction Aftercare

Aka: Substance Addiction Aftercare, Substance Abuse Aftercare, Chemical Dependency Aftercare
  1. See Also
    1. Chemical Dependency
    2. Addiction Pathophysiology
    3. Substance Abuse Resources
    4. Alcoholism Management
    5. Opioid Addiction
    6. Methamphetamine
  2. Signs: Relapse Red Flags
    1. Apprehension about well being
      1. Feeling awful about not drinking
    2. Denial
      1. Down plays prior Substance Abuse
    3. Adamant commitment to sobriety
      1. No fear about relapse
    4. Loneliness
    5. Major Depression
      1. Comorbid Depression is high risk for relapse
      2. Aggressively manage depression in after-care
      3. Hasin (2002) Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:375-80 [PubMed]
    6. Self-fulfilling failure
    7. Irritation with friends, Easily angered, listlessness
    8. Irregular sleeping habits
    9. Irregular meeting attendance
    10. Thoughts of social drinking
  3. Management
    1. See Alcoholism Management
    2. See Opioid Addiction Management
    3. See Methamphetamine
  4. Management: Investigational agents
    1. N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC, Mucomyst)
      1. Tablets available in health food stores
      2. Appears to be effective in reducing craving and desire and interest to use
      3. Grant (2007) Biol Psychiatry 62(6): 652-657 [PubMed]
  5. Resources
    1. See Substance Abuse Resources
  6. References
    1. Toro (1996) Am Fam Physician 53(5):1667-73 [PubMed]

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