Addiction now defined as brain disorder, not behavior issue
Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse. ...
Social chaos on Edmonton's streets begins with addiction
Drug use begins in our schools and leads, for some, to lifelong addiction. While social scientists will continue to define the problem as multi-faceted, it remains a singular issue, brought on by addiction, no matter the decade or age of the addict. ...
Westminster Rescue Mission works to help men struggling with addiction
Carroll County Times
The Mission's purpose is to rescue men caught in a cycle of addiction to drugs and alcohol by treating their bodies, souls and spirits through the gospel, education and a safe environment. Programs and services: The Westminster Rescue Mission's primary ...
Drug addict GP finally struck off by medic body
Edinburgh Evening News
By ADAM MORRIS A CITY GP who battled drug addiction and was caught up in a Spanish gay murder mystery has been banned from ever practising again. Dr Colin Brown was finally "erased" from the medical register at a hearing in Manchester. ...
USC Educator and Addiction Medicine Pioneer Dr. Akikur Mohammad Speaks Out ...
Marketwire (press release)
Mohammad added, "A staggering number of physicians are untrained in the field of addiction, which means that their prescription pad is more like a weapon than a solution when dealing with drug-seeking addicts. With the primary cause of accidental death ...
Carl Alasko: Common themes in addiction
Monterey County Herald
The most effective response to living with an addict is found in the tried-and-true principles of Al-Anon. The fundamental concept is that you cannot control an alcoholic's behavior. The more you try, the more you become enmeshed in the addict's system ..
Step 4 Moral Inventory 1.0.4 for iPad Makes Entries Even Easier
prMac (press release)
This app provides an easy-to-use, detailed process by which persons participating in AddictionRecovery Programs can be aided in completing Step 4 of the 12 Steps without the use of any spreadsheets. For those who have been thinking about getting an ...
Buzzy Gaiennie, Bridge House CEO behind drug rehab programs, dies
NEW ORLEANS – Richard “Buzzy” Gaiennie, who turned his own fight against alcoholism into a 27-year career as the chief executive of the successful drug and alcohol rehab programs at Bridge House, died Saturday after an illness. ...
Wyken cocaine addict jailed for burglary
A COCAINE addict has been jailed for 16 months for breaking into a house to clear an £800 drug debt. Luke Hibbert, 20, of Sewall Highway, Wyken, Coventry, broke into the city property in the early hours of May 5 while its owner was asleep. ...
Ten Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease Fighting Tips
Besides helping to keep extra weight off, these easy to incorporate suggestions also help defend against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. by Nicole Cutler, L.Ac. Americans are packing on the pounds, as today's modern lifestyle seems to go ...
Betty Ford Center known for strict treatment plan
The Desert Sun
“Mrs. Ford's point through all of that was there has to be one place where an alcoholic or addict can go and feel like they're home,” chief executive officer John Schwarzlose said. “That's part of that mission.” Broadening the treatment options to ...
Addiction may be from brain disorder: New finding
Addiction is more than mere substance abuse and could hold signs of a diseased brain, according to the a new definition furnished by the American Society of.
Freud And Cocaine: History's Perception Of Addiction And Drugs
By The Huffington Post News Editors
In the late 19th century, there were no such things as "controlled substances," let alone illegal drugs. Bottles of morphine, cocaine, and other powerful, habit-forming pills and tonics were easily found in virtually every hospital, ...
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Addiction is chronic brain disease, not just bad behaviour or bad ...
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A new definition of addiction released by the American Society ofAddiction Medicine (ASAM) has highlighted that addiction is a.
Addiction a Chronic Brain Disease, not Just Bad Behaviors or Bad ...
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a new definition of addictionhighlighting that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex. ...
Addiction is a disease: Researchers | Health | Life | London Free ...
Addiction is not a choice, any more than cancer or diabetes, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, which is adopting what is certain to be a controversial new definition of "addiction." ... The outward behaviours of addiction - drug abuse, alcoholism or compulsive gambling - indicate an underlying disease of the brain, said the ASAM in a news release Monday. "At its core,addiction isn't just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem," ...
London Free Press
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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