Ketamine: PCP’s First Cousin
Ketamine, a short-acting, less powerful derivative of phencyclidine (PCP), is used in veterinary hospitals primarily on dogs and cats. Ketamine is used often in conjunction with Valium or other sedatives that relax muscles during medical procedures. Regrettably, the substance is gaining in popularity, worldwide, with club goers and adolescent drug users.
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Closing the Revolving Door: An Intervention to Address Relapse and Readmission
In the past five years, there has been a greater focus on patients who are readmitted to the hospital within thirty days. This is in part because Medicare is paying less for readmissions and in part because providers want to provide the best care possible.
Thirty-five years ago, twenty young professionals in the fields of addiction, mental health, and education gathered in Santa Barbara to discuss their work with young and adult children from alcoholic families. From that gathering, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NaCoA) became a reality.... To read the entire article, please subscribe to Counselor Magazine
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