The Way Out
Know the signs of addiction
The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) has an interesting home test to tell if you are in danger of becoming an alcoholic. You just ask yourself: how many times in the past year have I had (four for women and five for men) or ...
Changing views on mental health and addiction
“Where's an alcoholic and an addict?” responded Featherstone when asked where that stigma comes from. “The alcoholic is the one on the street corner and the addict is the guy shooting up in the corner. That's the stigma. People think that those are ...
From drug addict to budding author
Mr Walker's drug addiction, principally to methadone, led to him being arrested for being involved in a ram raid and changing the number plates on cars. Mr Walker, who has been beaten up and stabbed, said: “That period of my life was very frightening ...
Lil Wayne Confirms Addiction to Sizzurp
The Hollywood Gossip
The rapper claims he frequently pounded the codeine-based drink, often spoken about by artists in his genre in an attempt to sound hard, but only 'cause he was "sick." Wayne spilled his guts in a new documentary-style video shot by one of his pals, ...
Fake cannabis stumps addiction professionals
Effingham Daily News
The variables are extreme, and it's even tougher to try and convince the addict to stop using the drug because it's considered legal and its long-term effects are unknown, he said. Several factors are considered from exactly what was smoked, ...
Man ordered to pay restitution for cutting fiber optic cable
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Assistant Federal Public Defender Marketa Sims said Mr. Szoszorek suffers from anxiety and depression, and was a heroin addict from age 12 to around age 40. He was on new anti-addiction medication, plus Valium, and had been drinking beer when he cut ...
'Ashamed' alcoholic driver vows to change
She opted to move to Wellington, where she was able to live with her father and get support, and begin counselling and treatment for alcoholism. Mr Jerram said she had reached a turning point. "She has faced up to the horror of her actions and is ...
Three former drug addicts tell of the key role played by bikie gangs in the ...
His taste for drugs, money, women and crime escalated into a three-year heroin addiction that nearly killed him until his mother took him to a detox facility and he entered rehab. "I was turning into a bit of an animal and a grub, doing crime. ...
Alcoholic Kings Norton neighbour from hell sent to prison
Alcoholic Susan Kirsch, aged 58, was sent to prison after she breached an injunction preventing her from threatening and causing a noise disturbance to neighbours living on Aldbourne Way in Kings Norton, seven times. Kirsch was sentenced to seven ...
Addict who died in prison 'was feeling guilty'
South Wales Evening Post
LETTERS written by a drug addict found dead on his first night in Swansea Prison showed he was suffering a high level of distress and guilt, a psychiatrist has said. But Dr Judith Miles said the letters written by Peter Murphy to his girlfriend, ...
Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Mental Health Services collaborate ...
by Press Release | October 11, 2011 Rutland, VT– Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Mental Health Services have formed a new collaboration to combat opiate addiction among pregnant women following the recent closure of a physician practice ...
Catton completes documentary, "Curing Addiction"
Mcalester News Capital
By MJ Brickey Staff Writer McALESTER — Writer, Director and Producer Lucas Catton, of McAlester, recently finished his documentary film “Curing Addiction.” The film addresses the subject of alternative rehabilitation for those with substance abuse ...
Berwick ex-pokies addict pays out on pokies
Casey Weekly Berwick
He said his gambling addiction put a "stop on his life". "I went out to dinner and friends said 'Why don't we play some pokies?' I came out in front and thought it was all easy. "The next time, I popped in during a lunch break and I lost. ...
Online Referral Service is Valuable Resource for Overcoming Substance Abuse ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The highly-trained and respected staff behind this free referral service offers private, no obligation guidance to those seeking the necessary treatment for overcoming addiction. With so many options of addiction rehab centers available to the public, ...
Deep Thoughts: Addiction has mean hooks
Addiction has mean hooks. And sometimes the hooks snare pastors… RickyReed Take the case of Methodist pastor Rickey Alan Reed. The Smyrna Police Department arrested him after a parishioner showed video evidence of the pastor attempting to break into their home in an attempt to steal the painkiller Lortab. The parishioner had noticed somebody was stealing his ... Of course, I'm guessing that Reed is an addict. The alternatives are scary. Was he stealing drugs to resell them? ...
The Language of Drug Addiction is Often Negative | INTERVENE: A ...
By Ron Grover
Real love is selfishly taking the time to work on yourself so that when your addict has a “profound experience” you ARE able to help in the right way instead of just falling back on old habits of enabling. Addiction is a disease. When we see a ...
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Gambling Addict Tim Donaghy Talks Addictions, Sports & Mistakes ...
By Renee Blodgett
He obviously focused on his addiction to gambling and how his decisions led to his conviction and prison sentence for game betting. This addiction not only destroyed his career, but nearly destroyed him and those closest to him. Many of you ...
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Choice of Addiction Treatment | Guide to Healthy Living
When one of your family members gets addictive to drug, alcohol or other substances, you need to find the best rehabilitation center for them. Rehabilitation is the only way to solve addiction problem for body and mind healing because ...
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