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Abuse (Verbal / Physical / Sexual / Drugs for Children / Adults / Elderly | Addiction | Trauma and Violence

Abuse: Verbal / Emotional-Psychological

Verbal Abuse / Emotional-Psychological Abuse: Verbal abuse, a form of emotional-psychological abuse, can be described as an abuser creating an ongoing emotional environment for the purpose of control, being right and getting what the abuser thinks s/he wants. One classic factor in the dynamic of verbal abuse is the abuser's very low self-regard, which the abuser attempts to place their victim in a position to believe similar things about him or herself, which is nothing more than a twisted projection. Links below look at warming signs of verbal abuser and verbal self-defense. Know your "Basic Rights in a Relationship" can be found at the third link below. Emotional blackmail, playing mind games, psychological manipulation, gaslighting and Münchausen syndrome by proxy are some forms emotional-psychological abuse can take. Patricia Evans in her classic book The Verbally Abusive Relationship (1996) is one of the very best guides in recognizing and learning practical, effective strategies for prevention / protection and how to "buy out" by setting essential limits, being assertive, giving choices, offering consequences and taking excellent care of yourself. Recommended.
verbalabuse.com/
divorcesupport.about.com/od/abusiverelationships/f/verba_abuse.htm
counselingcenter.illinois.edu/?page_id=168
womenshealth.gov/violence/types/emotional.cfm
oprah.com/relationships/Verbal-Abuse-How-To-Save-Yourself
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbal_abuse
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_abuse
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_blackmail
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_games
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_manipulation
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome_by_proxy
psychologytoday.com/blog/anger-in-the-age-entitlement/200812/are-you-dating-abuser
compassionpower.com/emotional%20abuse%20verbal%20abuse.php
howstuffworks.com/vsd.htm

Abuse: Child / Adult

Child and Adult Abuse resources (also see BELOW under the link "Child and adult abuse")
pediatrics.about.com/cs/childabuse/a/reporting_abuse.htm
nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childabuse.html
standagainstdv.org

Child and adult abuse —Recognizing and preventing child abuse, including the four types of abuse (emotional, physical, sexual and neglect/willful cruelty), the warning signs for each, risk factors, how do you know when you've crossed the line, and reporting child abuse (Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453).
helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect~
childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/whatiscan.cfm
healthychildren.org...safety-prevention/at-home...What-to-Know-about-Child-Abuse~
pediatrics.about.com/cs/childabuse/a/reporting_abuse.htm
pediatrics.about.com...childhelp.org/regional/california~
nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childabuse.html
baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/community/abuse.html
medicinenet.com/child_abuse/article.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_abuse
emedicinehealth.com/child_abuse/article_em.htm
jimhopper.com/abstats
pediatrics.about.com/od/childabuse/a/05_abuse_stats.htm
childabuse.com
preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml
psychologyinfo.com/bookstore/adult_survivors.html

Adult abuse
alamedasocialservices.org...elders_and_disabled_adults/abuse~
co.contra-costa.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=914
apsnetwork.org
survivalcenter.org
ocfs.state.ny.us/main/psa/adultabuse.asp
aasa.dshs.wa.gov/APS
ohioline.osu.edu/ss-fact/0183.html
psychologytoday.com/conditions/elder-or-dependent-adult-abuse
standagainstdv.org

What prompts men to act against violence against women: A study presents findings from a qualitative analysis of interviews with 27 men who recently initiated involvement in an organization or event dedicated to ending sexual or domestic violence.
xyonline.net/content/men-making-commitment-genuine-anti-violence

Abuse: Elder

Elder Abuse: A growing challenge in an aging population—What is elder abuse, the warning signs, risk factors, prevention, resources and how to help. Elder abuse encompasses any one or combination of the following: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial/material exploitation, neglect, abandonment and self-neglect. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (2005) approximately 1 to 2 million Americans age 65 or older have been abused or neglected by the very people entrusted with their care and protection.
newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...government-report-finds-elder-abuse-on-the-rise~
abcnews.go.com/Health/elder-abuse-signs-help/story?id=13038381
apa.org/pi/prevent-violence/resources/elder-abuse.aspx
cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/03/01/f-elder-abuse-trends.html
helpguide.org/mental/elder_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_abuse
aoa.gov/aoaroot/aoa_programs/elder_rights/ea_prevention/whatisea.aspx
www.acl.gov/programs/elder-justice/what-elder-abuse

Research results released in March 2011 found that victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female, abuse drugs or alcohol, and suffer from a neurological or mental (psychological) disorder.
sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110322151418.htm

Abuse: Drugs

Pot smokers who developed psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) did so 2.7 years earlier than non-smokers, says a February 2011 meta-analysis of 83 studies at the University of New South Wales in Australia: Actually the use of any illegal drug accelerated the onset of psychotic disorders by two years. The greater risk is to people with a family history of psychosis. One study found that smoking pot sped up the onset of the disease by three years and worsened symptoms. Excerpts from several articles below: "The explanation may lie in the brain's endocannabinoid receptors, which respond to the active chemicals in pot and play a role in dopamine regulation, possibly increasing the likelihood of psychotic episodes." and “It is increasingly clear that marijuana is a cause of schizophrenia, and that the schizophrenia caused by cannabis starts earlier than schizophrenia with other causes,” study researcher Matthew Large of Prince of Wales Hospital in New South Wales, Australia, says in an email."
healthland.time.com/2011/02/07/marijuana-linked-with-earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-in-research-review
examiner.com/health-news-in-milwaukee/pot-use-might-speed-onset-of-psychosis
cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20031003-10391704.html
webmd.com/schizophrenia/news/20110207/earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-linked-to-pot
msnbc.msn.com/id/37779968/ns/health-addictions
time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2005559,00.html
cannabisnews.com

A March 2011 finding from a 10-year follow-up cohort study showed that marijuana use significantly raises risk of later psychosis.
bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d738.full


Abuse (Verbal / Physical / Sexual / Drugs for Children / Adults / Elderly | Addiction | Trauma and Violence

Substance Abuse / Dependence

Substance abuse and dependence—Definitions, descriptions, causes & symptoms, and treatment / Street drugs—What they are called, what they do, and what treatments and organizations can help you kick them
medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Substance+Abuse+and+Dependence
https://www.streetdrugs.org/www.streetdrugs.org/2010-drug-id-guide/
whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms
psychpage.com/learning/library/assess/streetdrugs.htm
urban75.com/Drugs
streetdrugs.org
nhchc.org/streetdrugs.html
streetdrugs.org/htmlfiles/Treatment.html

Global Alcohol Consumption by countries and world regions provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2005—You might be surprised, or not. See the entire report by clicking on "report about global alcohol consumption" on the link below.
thesocietypages.org/socimages/2011/02/16/global-alcohol-consumption/

Adult Children of Alcoholics—Books, community resources and characteristics: Most importantly, carefully review the "Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics" and see how many of these sixteen characteristics fit for you.
ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ms417
allone.com/12/aca
adultchildren.org
psychpage.com/learning/library/assess/subabuse2.htm
docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache:QUcekW7x-1kJ:captus.samhsa.gov~
docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache:DYJCwkFyXP4J:fadaa.org~
alcoholism.about.com/od/adult/Adult_Children_of_Alcoholics.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoholism_in_family_systems

Pot smokers who developed psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) did so 2.7 years earlier than non-smokers, says a February 2011 meta-analysis of 83 studies at the University of New South Wales in Australia: Actually the use of any illegal drug accelerated the onset of psychotic disorders by two years. The greater risk is to people with a family history of psychosis. One study found that smoking pot sped up the onset of the disease by three years and worsened symptoms. Excerpts from several articles below: "The explanation may lie in the brain's endocannabinoid receptors, which respond to the active chemicals in pot and play a role in dopamine regulation, possibly increasing the likelihood of psychotic episodes." and “It is increasingly clear that marijuana is a cause of schizophrenia, and that the schizophrenia caused by cannabis starts earlier than schizophrenia with other causes,” study researcher Matthew Large of Prince of Wales Hospital in New South Wales, Australia, says in an email."
healthland.time.com/2011/02/07/marijuana-linked-with-earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-in-research-review
examiner.com/health-news-in-milwaukee/pot-use-might-speed-onset-of-psychosis
cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20031003-10391704.html
webmd.com/schizophrenia/news/20110207/earlier-onset-of-schizophrenia-linked-to-pot
msnbc.msn.com/id/37779968/ns/health-addictions
time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2005559,00.html
cannabisnews.com

A March 2011 finding from a 10-year follow-up cohort study showed that marijuana use significantly raises risk of later psychosis.
bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d738.full

Prescription Drug Addict

Prescription drug addiction: One of the most addictive drugs is Oxycontin, a time-released opioid that works up to 12 hours and is abused as a prescription/street drug by snorting. It is right next to heroin in terms of strength of addiction. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid around since the 1960's went into wide use as a treatment for cancer pain in the 1990's. This was followed by Oxycontin and Vicodin, the same opioid mixed with acetaminophen. A September 13, 2010 issue of Time magazine reported: "Since 1990, there has been a tenfold increase in prescriptions for opioids in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2007, 3.7 million people filled 21 million legal prescriptions for opioid painkillers, and 5.2 million people over the age of 12 reported using prescription painkillers nonmedically in the previous month, according to a survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). From 2004 to '08, emergency-room visits for opioid misuse doubled." Apparently people at most risk are not the stereotypical drug user of street drugs and dorm druggies, but rather "naive users" in the 35-to-64 age group, mostly baby boomers! Often it begins innocently enough with treating some form of chronic pain a 30-day prescription for Oxycontin that is likened to "...a little opioid starter kit" according to Cathy Barber, director of the Injury Control Research Center at the Harvard School of Public Health. This most disturbing situation one person calls "pharmageddon." Drug take-back can help clear medicine shelf and reduce a hazard. A late December 2010 article states that prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in America. Excerpts: "Deaths from unintentional drug overdoses in the United States have increased five-fold over the last two decades, claiming more lives than any other type of accidental injury except car accidents, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this year."; "Largely driving the trend is rampant misuse of prescription drugs, particularly painkillers such as OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone) and fentanyl."; "Abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more overdose deaths in 2007 than heroin and cocaine combined, the CDC says."; "Rates of treatment admissions for abuse of painkillers and other non-heroin opiates also rose 345 percent nationwide between 1998 and 2008 according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration."; and "Five years ago, 70 percent of the people we saw here were heroin addicts. Today, 70 percent of the people we see are prescription drug users," said Jake Epperly, president of New Hope Recovery Center in Lincoln Park."
time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2015763-1,00.html
health.msn.com/health-topics/addiction...100211994~
addiction-help-line.com/prescription_drug_addiction.html
psych.med.nyu.edu/conditions-we-treat/conditions/prescription-drug-addiction
oprah.com/health/Dr-Oz-on-Prescription-Pill-Addiction
nida.nih.gov/researchreports/prescription/prescription.html
drugabuse.gov/drugpages/prescription.html
healthyplace.com/addictions/prescription-drugs/addiction-to-prescription-drugs~
thegooddrugsguide.com...drug-addiction/prescription-drug-abus~
kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/drugs/prescription_drug_abuse.html
prescription-drug-abuse.org
teendrugabuse.us/prescription_drug_abuse.html
narconon.org/drug-information/prescription-drugs.html
addict-help.com/prescriptionabuse.asp
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012971312_drugdispose23m.html
stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/fitness/article~
suntimes.com/2989811-417/drug-abuse-prescription-drugs-pain.html

Dry Drunk Syndrome

Dry drunk syndrome—Once a person with an addiction stops acting out the addiction to a substance, activity or person, what remains is the chaotic psychological (cognitive, emotional and behavioral) unworkable patterns of grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance, impulsivity and indecisiveness (also complacency, selfishness, discontent, restlessness, irresponsible behavior, irrational rationalization, impatience, projection, overreaction, mood swings, escapism, detachment and irritability). Addressing the addictive "acting out" was only the beginning of addressing root causes of the behavior.
minnesotarecovery.info/literature/drydrunk.htm
addictionrecoverybasics.com/what-is-a-dry-drunk
focus.bm/dry_drunk.html
kenpeterscenter.com/dry.htm

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention—Identifying the early warning signals for slipping back into addictive thinking, behavior and attitudes is most important in building the capacity to sustain sobriety and prevent relapse. Learning and practicing the skills and strategies of relapse prevention is crucial and at the heart of a sustaining sobriety for any person recovering from an unworkable pattern of addictive, self-destructive and self-defeating behavior. Highly recommended
recoveryroadmap.com/BigList/RP-15Symptoms.html
draonline.org/relapse.html
psychcentral.com/lib/2006/relapse-prevention
mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=8095
heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/relapse-prevention
recoveryroadmap.com/BigList/RP-2FirstWS.html
mirror-mirror.org/relplan.htm
recoveryroadmap.com/BigList/RP-1LearningWS.html
recoveryroadmap.com/BigList/RP-3IfYouWS.html
recoveryroadmap.com/BigList/RP-4TenQsWS.html


Abuse (Verbal / Physical / Sexual / Drugs for Children / Adults / Elderly | Addiction | Trauma and Violence

Violence / Crimes / Killing relatives

What prompts men to act against violence against women: A study presents findings from a qualitative analysis of interviews with 27 men who recently initiated involvement in an organization or event dedicated to ending sexual or domestic violence.
xyonline.net/content/men-making-commitment-genuine-anti-violence

Some people confess to crime, but are innocent!—Research results released in September 2010 show that people who were apparently uninvolved in a crime could provide an account of what occurred, allowing prosecutors to argue their guilt. Apparently some kinds of people—including the mentally impaired, the mentally ill, the young and the easily led—are the likeliest to be induced to confess under persistent interrogation.
nytimes.com/2010/09/14/us/14confess.html?th&emc=th

What provokes parents who kill their own kids?: An interview with psychiatrist Phillip Resnick who, over the course of his 40-year career, has worked on 40 to 60 cases involving parents who killed their children. Other authorities weigh in on this issue as well at the links below. Also what provokes kids to kill their parents? Not for the squeamish.
healthland.time.com/2011/02/01/psychiatrist-phillip-resnick-on-why-parents-kill-their-own-kids/
newsweek.com/2008/01/10/annals-of-filicide.html
guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/nov/05/ukcrime.lornamartin
slate.com/id/2063086/
jaapl.org/cgi/content/full/33/4/496
clintvanzandt.newsvine.com/_news/2010/08/08/4846732-mothers-who-murder-their-children
crime.about.com/od/female_offenders/a/mother_killers.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filicide

What provokes kids to kill their parents? Not for the squeamish either.
psychologytoday.com/articles/200910/why-kids-kill-parents
time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977079,00.html
cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/10/48hours/main6383938.shtml
thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-05-05/fathers-who-kill-their-kids/
trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/weird/kids2/killers_2.html
hubpages.com/hub/Why-Do-Kids-Kill-Their-Parents
faculty.law.lsu.edu/ccorcos/lawhum/childrenkillingparents.htm
bellaonline.com/articles/art24348.asp

Trauma Coping and Treatment

Coping with Trauma
drsteiner.net/artpub_articles_copingtrauma.html

Healing trauma using Somatic Experiencing (SE)—Peter Levine, Ph.D.'s work: Peter Levine, Ph.D. is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing (SE) and the Director of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. Somatic Experiencing is a body-awareness approach to resolving trauma by restoring self-regulation, a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to traumatized individuals. He is the author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997) outlines his core principles and approaches. Recommended.
breathing.com/articles/trauma-resolution.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
docs.google.com...open-source-cranio.com...TraumaLevine.pdf~
birthpsychology.com/violence/levine.html

Videos: youtube.com/watch?v=EIsDZMEwfQg
youtube.com/watch?v=ByalBx85iC8&feature=related

Dissociation, including Dissociative identity disorder (DID—formerly called Multiple personality disorder or MPD) is a primitive survival defense in the face of overwhelming circumstances like abuse, neglect, willful cruelty, violence, tragedy and war:
isst-d.org/education/faq-dissociation.htm
isst-d.org
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder
webmd.com...dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder~
mayoclinic.com/health/dissociative-disorders...symptoms~
healthyplace.com...articles-on-dissociative-identity-disorder~

Transgender articles and resources
apa.org/topics/transgender.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender
transgenderlawcenter.org
tgsf.org
http://out.ucr.edu/topics/index.html
theatlantic.com/doc/200811/transgender-children
drnoahoderberg.com/articles04str.html


 


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