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When I learned my son was addicted to drugs, my focus was on him and his addiction. Like many parents, I felt that his addiction was every bit my problem as it was his. I tirelessly tried to fix hisaddiction. After a few years of repeated behaviors ...
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why economics and addiction do not mix | Addiction & Recovery News
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Especially when you consider that addiction interferes with the addict's ability to evaluate options and interferes with the addict's ability to execute their own wishes. This is further complicated by the fact that the degree of impairment is not static ...
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Creating an Addiction-Free Environment - Beyond Gorgeous
We discussed in the last couple of posts that you can address the problem the way folks combat any addiction. First ... People can go there and know they will be free from temptation so they can fight the other aspects of their addiction. ...
The Root Cause and Permanent Solution for an Alcohol or Drug ...
The alcohol and drug problem in this country is huge and most of the standard addiction recovery and treatment programs aren't working. Consider the following: CRIME: 25% of all prison inmates are there for drug related crimes. 16.4% are in ...
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Former World of Warcraft addict talks about the dangers of habitual ...
Last year, Van Cleave published his experience with video game addiction in the ... to gamingaddiction in the same way that the children of an alcoholic might." ...
Addiction? Video games crowded out man's real life - Yahoo! News
At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the ... hurt and he was drenched in sweat — like an addict withdrawing from drugs. ...
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Defense lawyers: Michael Jackson was drug addict
Los Angeles Times
Defense attorney Edward Chernoff said in an interview that the intimate accounts of Jackson's friends and employees were meant not to malign the pop star but to document a drug addiction that stretched back to the 1990s. "We're not interested in ...
Linden Oaks Recovery Day focuses on addiction
Where: Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital, 1250 N. Mill St., Naperville Heroin addiction, drug-related teenage deaths and the emergence of new drugs such as bath salts used as synthetic marijuana recently have made headlines. These issues make Linden Oaks' ...
Journal of Addiction Medicine Selected for Indexing in MEDLINE(r)
Newswise (press release)
"Most importantly, it will enhance the ability of all professionals to find evidence-based data to improve the care of patients with addiction-related conditions." MEDLINE is the leading tool for online searching of the health sciences literature in ...
Is there a cure for Internet addiction?
One trouble with the diagnosis of "Internet addiction" is that definitions of it vary widely. A recent study of Connecticut high school students found one in 25 "who reported an 'irresistible urge' to be on the Internet and tension when they weren't ...
Former World of Warcraft addict talks about gaming obsession in memoir
Though many people may laugh at the idea of a video game addiction, Ryan Van Cleave, a 30-something English professor, father and recovered addict, recently released Unplugged, a book that explores the online gaming habit that nearly cost him his ...
Ganja addict arrested for kidnapping minor girl
PTI | 07:08 PM,Aug 29,2011 New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) A 22-year-old unemployed ganja addict was arrested here for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl after taking cue from a television serial, police said today.Mohd Sartaj, who was thrown out from an ...
America's Gambling Addiction
So pervasive is the national addiction that just last year Los Angeles Times journalist Jack Dolan shockingly reported, “California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the ...
Ex-alcoholic Claire, 29, backs campaign in memory of Amy
Halifax Evening Courier
The 29-year-old, of Halifax, hopes Mitch Winehouse's plan to launch a foundation in memory of Amy will help those trapped in the downward spiral of addiction. Claire has been alcohol and drug free now for 15 months after she was helped by Halifax's ...
Birmingham dentist admits defrauding NHS to fund his drug addiction
by Alison Dayani, Birmingham Mail A HIGHLY-respected senior Birmingham dentist has admitted defrauding the NHS to feed his addiction to a heroin-type drug. Shamed Iranian-born consultant and lecturer Behnam Aghabeigi, known as Ben, could now face being ...
Suicide prevention: Eat more fish?
The Spokesman Review (blog)
An intriguing study, released by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, found that 800 US military personnel who committed suicide had low omega-3 levels. Omega-3 is a fatty acid found most commonly in fish and linked to increased ...
Ric Flair Is Threatening A Lawsuit Over Something Ric Flair Said
Before author Shane Ryan got into that in earnest, though, he briefly mentioned that Flair hasalcoholic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition brought on, as the name suggests, by alcohol abuse. Flair, apparently, took great issue with this. ...
Woman Steals £7000 off Disabled Mum to Play Online Bingo
A court has been told how a Doncaster woman has stolen thousands of pounds from her disabled mum's account to fund her online bingo addiction. Alison Scott has been disowned by her family, after stealing £7595 from her 70 year old mother in just a few ...
About Journal of Addiction Medicine
Newswise (press release)
The mission of Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM), the official journal of the American Society ofAddiction Medicine, is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research as well as to support Addiction Medicine as ...
Clear jails of heroin addicts, new report claims
The Daily Telegraph
A study of heroin addict prisoners found 84 per cent back behind bars in two years. However, numbers dropped by a fifth if they left jail on opioid substitutes such as methadone and continued treatment in the community, the report by the National Drug ...
Millville leaders are gambling with taxpayers' money
Vineland Daily Journal
Compulsive gamblers tend to hide behind the addiction. They have dreams of what they will do when they finally "win big" -- but they often lose big with the addiction -- to continue trying no matter what. Left untreated, it can be devastating, ...
Is Social Media Addictive?: Michelle Gielan
Chicago - A new report that shows our addiction to social media is growing, and it is having some serious consequences. Health and wellness expert Michelle Gielan joined us to talk about it. Nearly all of us are addicted to social media, Gielan said, ...
Narconon of Georgia Gears Up for National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery ...
Online PR News (press release)
This is followed by a series of classes to help the client get to the root of why he/she became anaddict in the first place and to teach life skills to help them stay clean and make good choices,” says Mary Rieser, Executive Director for Narconon Drug ...
Third heroin forum set for tonight in Oakville
The St. Louis County Police Department, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund will have speakers at the event. Law enforcement officials in the St. Louis area say they've seen a dangerous ...
Former Peorian keeping focus on Betty Ford patients
Peoria Journal Star
John Schwarzlose received his master's degree in psychology from NIU in 1973 and returned home to take a job at the Peoria Area Council on Alcoholism at 1924 SW Adams. He had worked with mentally ill patients at a time when successful treatments were ...
Press Information Bureau (press release)
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing a “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse” under which financial assistance is provided, inter-alia, to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) ...
11 Ways To Manage Nicotine Withdrawal
"There are many motivations to smoke," says Michael D. Stein, MD, Professor of Medicine and Community Health at Brown University and author of The Lonely Patient and The Addict. "The dominant one is physical dependence--that is, smokers who try to stop ...
Addiction? Video Games Crowded Out Man's Real Life
By The Huffington Post News Editors
At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the grocery store checkout line with his milk and bread and baby food for his little girls and for a split second think he was living inside a video game. It sounds crazy, but it's true: Something would catch his ... For the next week, he felt horrible: His stomach hurt, he had migranes and was drenched in sweat – like an addict withdrawing from drugs. Staying away from WoW was difficult, but didn't re-install the ...
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Chat room addiction information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Addiction: a complex disorder : The Lancet
Addiction is often misunderstood and stigmatised by the public and doctors alike, and, as a result, is often undertreated. This situation might stem in part from the ...
Former World of Warcraft addict talks about the dangers of habitual gaming
His wife also eyes her kids as possible future addicts: "I also have concerns that my children may have a pre-disposition to gaming addiction in the same way that the children of an alcoholic might." Van Cleave cautions players about the seemingly ...
Davie woman's sons' struggles inspired her to start The Addict's Mom
"Online support like The Addict's Mom is such a key service for those lost in the drama and chaos of a loved one's addiction," she said. "The Addict's Mom provides the perfect venue, a safe, anonymous if desired, and interactive place to bounce off ...
Neal Peirce / Syndicated columnist America's gambling addiction threatens the ...
The Seattle Times
Those are the intriguing questions that struck me while reading journalist (and self-confessed gambling addict) Sam Skolnik's new book, "High Stakes: The Rising Cost of America's GamblingAddiction" (Beacon Press). Currently, the Washington, DC, ...
LETTER: Alcoholism is treatable
Evansville Courier & Press
More than 50 years after the American Medical Association declared alcoholism to be a disease, the American Society of Addiction Medicine has followed suit. ASAM now describes addiction as a chronic disease of the brain. Will the public embrace this or ...
Jimmy Rave: 'I Was A Complete Drug Addict' In TNA
ROH cut ties with Rave in September 2009 due to his major addiction to drugs. He explains what he did next. "In turn, I went to rehab, got a job as a director of a Wellness Center, and I now help people realize they throw everything away that they love ...
Former TNA/ROH wrestler talks how he kicked drug addiction habit
Pro Wrestling Torch
Former TNA and ROH wrestler Jimmy Rave talked about cleaning up his life after leaving ROH in 2009 because he was a "drug addict" in an interview with the Mania Weekend blog. "My 2009 run, I was a complete drug addict to be honest. ...
'We can offer them help and hope'
Since September is Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month, she talked about addiction. “One of four have a family member with an addiction,” she said. “Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease with the loss of predictability over alcohol, which interferes ...
Florida welfare drug tests largely are clean
It's a myth people with substance use disorders are primarily poor, said Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services. They are often just more visible, he said. "Individuals who are poor have a picture window into their lives," he said. ...
Addict tried to flee cops out of a window
A crack addict attempted to make his escape out of a window before being nabbed by drug-busting police officers, a court has heard. Frank Romain, 44, of Hurst Grove, Queens Park, Bedford pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs ...
Intervention key to sobriety
The Desert Sun
Here are a couple of quick warning signs of addiction: Craving — A strong urge or need to drink or use. Tolerance — The need to drink or use greater amounts to get “high.” Giving up important activities — Everything becomes secondary to the high ...
The future is in your hands
New York Post
By ANNIE KARNI Measure your fingers from the crease they make with the palm to the top of the digits — if the index finger is shorter than the ring finger, you might just have a higher chance of becoming an alcoholic. ...
Collins St shoeshine man Neill Martin dead at 49
Mr Martin's story came to light several years ago when he was given an opportunity to set up a shoeshine business outside Harrolds at 101 Collins St. The father of two had been a homeless alcoholic and drug addict, who lived on the streets and was in ...
Recovery center to host open house
to talk about upcoming event, resources for addiction issues The Recovery Engagement Center is located at 201 N. 13th St. / Palladium-Item photo by Dale McConnaughay • Where: Recovery Engagement Center, 201 N. 13th St., Richmond Thursday's scheduled ...
Quiet Vermont life proves elusive for heiress orphaned by sensational murder
“She is a young woman with an overwhelming addiction issue preyed on by those knowing she is an addict or has money,” McArthur said. Police said one of the co-defendants agreed to provide her drugs in exchange for a place to live at her Burlington ...
Farmington Hills Man Prepares to Launch Free Weight Loss Support Group
“Food is an addiction, but now it's a controlled addiction," he said. "I am 300% committed to myself and my health now.” Some of the details of his journey from a 52-inch waist to a 32-inch waist were documented by the Joy Fit Club, a feature on NBC's ...
Hollywood Suffering OxyContin Abuse: Doctors Warn of A Beverly Hills Epidemic
Whereas Courtney Love suffered an overdose of the medication in 2003, the same year radio personality Rush Limbaugh sought professional help for his addiction to the drug. Even Heath Ledger was prescribed the drug prior to his fatal overdose. ...
Tennessee authorities expect surge in heroin use
"What's happened is the people who sell this product have made it appear safer, made it less expensive, and they give you the misconception that it's less harmful if you smoke it," said Dr. Terry Alley, an addiction specialist at Cumberland Heights, ...
Addiction? Video games crowded out man's real life | The ...
By The Associated Press
At the height of what he calls his addiction, Ryan Van Cleave would stand in the grocery store checkout line with his milk and bread and baby food for his little girls and for a split second think he was living inside a video game.
Gender and Genetic Indicators May Offer Advanced Treatment for ...
Although it has long been accepted that genetics play a role in one's susceptibility to alcoholism, new research is examining specific genes to better understand their impact on addictive behaviors and how they differ between men and women. ...
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HEROIN ADDICTION IN AFGHANISTAN / Classic / Dr. Pinna
By Dr. Sanford Pinna
This is another of Afghanistan's afflictions: a growing drug addiction problem and all the ills that come with that, not least H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, which can be transmitted when addicts share needles. There were about 900000 drug users in Afghanistan in 2010, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs ... They said, 'You are a drug addict, you are a dog.' ” Could he quit? “Well, I can't decide; both my wife and the drug are strong,” he said and lay back down. Many of the ...
Prescription Pill Danger Video | Addiction Recovery Basics
By Bill Urell
Prescription pill addiction isn't the most often thought of type of dependency, people instantly think about addictions to alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs. Many people don't even think about the potential for an addiction to a prescription drug; ...
Addiction Recovery Basics
Alcoholic sunflower! - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction ...
Good morning everybody!! Well, my first day sober back at the end of May, my son and I planted sunflower seeds in our garden. He really wanted to, and.
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Future casinos spur addiction concerns - Toledo Blade
Gambling addicts don't look like junkies, and the depth of their addiction doesn't show on their faces. ... It's not going to take hundreds of dollars per addict. ...
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