Thilo Beck at WEF Roundtable - A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society

Goals House Roundtable, World Economic Forum, Davos – Thilo Beck

A Roadmap to Sustainable Health and Better Well-being in the Workforce and Society: Elaborating on Key Points.   We are living through a historical period defined by uncertainty, which is having a profound impact on our mental health. Research shows that – on average, 15% of working-age adults live with a mental health condition globally,…

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Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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The Pandemic-Push: Why are so Many People Suddenly Buying Prescription Drugs Online?

Prescription-med sales skyrocket due to the pandemic, but when does use become abuse? Paracelsus Recovery’s experts weigh in. More and more people are illegally purchasing prescription medication such as anxiety or sleeping pills online as the pandemic takes its toll on our wellbeing. The pandemic has left a mental health crisis in its wake. Rates…

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The Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index

The Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI), created by
the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, is a screening tool for
assessing problem drinking in adolescents and young adults. 

The self-administered tool is helpful because it is easy to use and
relatively brief, requiring only 10 minutes or less. It is suitable for
users as young as age 12 and administrators of the test require no
specialized training.

The creators of the tool advise users that different things happen to
people when they are using alcohol, or as a result of drinking.
Respondents are asked to answer 23 brief questions indicating how many
times they’ve experienced certain problems, such as:

  • Went to school or work high or drunk
  • Got into fights with other people
  • Neglected responsibilities
  • Wanted to stop drinking, but couldn’t
  • Passed out or fainted suddenly
  • Felt you had a problem with alcohol
  • Noticed personality changes
  • Felt sick when cutting down or stopping drinking
  • Caused shame or embarrassment to someone
  • Spent too much money on alcohol
  • Missed school or work due to drinking

The screening is used to assess the level of problem drinking and can
also be integrated into a clinical review. Although the test asks
respondents to consider the previous year, clinicians can use a shorter
time frame, such as the past six months. An 18-item version is also

The RAPI screening is available free of charge and can be downloaded at the Rutgers Center’s website, . However, the authors request that users provide a description of their sample, along with age/sex forms. 

Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Addiction at Paracelsus Recovery

Alcohol use disorder doesn’t get better on its own. It is a progressive disease that only gets worse without treatment

If you’re a teen or young adult and you’re worried you may have a
drinking problem, we urge you to seek treatment as soon as possible. If
you’re concerned about a friend or family member, encourage them to
consider addiction treatment or rehab.

Please feel free to give us a call. We can answer any questions you
have and explain how we can help with alcohol abuse disorders. All calls
are strictly confidential. 

We also invite you to take a confidential self-assessment that may
help you determine if you need to seek help. The free assessment is
available here:

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