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Deirdre Boyd

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Advances in testing

Drug and alcohol testing has been a part of addiction and recovery for as long as I can remember. I started working in the...

Interventions: the historical perspective

In the 1900s, there were high mortality rates from what was then called alcoholism. In the 1930s, psychiatry defined uncontrolled drinking as an emotional/psychological...

Brainwaves: music, addiction, trauma

How can music actively assist in the treatment of addiction and trauma? You might already have witnessed how a particular piece of music can...

Prevention: our next generation

Article 33 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that “States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislative, administrative, social...

Gender in recovery

Providing culturally and clinically competent mental-health and addiction services requires clinicians to meet their patients in the reality of the patient’s life with compassion...

Accreditation for professionals

After long years of struggling to survive, the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners announced that it would close 31 January 2017. Where does...

Media pack 2017-2018

DBRR media pack 2017-2018

What is… a CIP?

Provided by PCB, the CIP credential is globally recognised and available to intervention specialists regardless of the country or US state in which you...

Integrative treatment for complex patients

Until recently, mental illness triggered little public discussion. It was often kept quiet and regarded as “a private family matter”. Despite a growing body...

Throwing a lifeline

The World Health Organisation defined alcoholism (addiction) as a family disease in 1956. It took the 1955 American Medical Association definition of alcoholism being...