Research continues to shed light on the neurobiology of alcohol/other drug addiction. Modern research supports much of what was intuitively and experientially believed by the medical specialists who supported the Alcoholics Anonymous program in its earliest days. This program will describe a physician’s view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It will include a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease affecting mind and body, how Dr. Silkworth’s opinion relates to the modern neurobiology of addictive illness, identification of therapy for alcoholism as promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous, and the relationship of this therapy to Dr. Silkworth’s opinion.
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Handouts and slides:
Related reading suggestions:
- “Doctor’s Opinion” in the AA “Big Book.”
- Articles by Dr. Silkworth.
The Doctor’s Opinion on Alcoholism from Dawn Farm on Vimeo.
About the presenter
Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM, is a specialist in chronic pain and addictive illness. He is the Medical Director of Pain Recovery Solutions, PC; and an attending physician at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Dr. Malinoff is a clinical faculty member of the University of Michigan Medical Center in the Department of Anesthesiology, and a consultant to Michigan Pain Specialists in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is also a past President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Malinoff received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School.
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I think this is interesting info; at least it’s a basis for discussion about alcohol addiction…let me know any and all thoughts…
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