Are You in Recovery but not Really Recovering?

Are You in Recovery but not Really Recovering? A Dry Drunk ...
By David Sack, M.D.
... they are at risk of moving backward. In addition to robbing the addict and their loved ones of happiness and healing, dry drunk syndrome can be a precursor to relapse. ... A dry drunk is characterized by: • Frustration and hopelessness about the goals, experiences and dreams lost toaddiction. • Inability to make ... but not Really Recovering?. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 30, 2012, from
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Addict accused's 'warped perspective'
Toner's bail application was adjourned due to issues around a suitable address and confirmation about his enrolment in an addiction programme. But pointing to the alleged facts in the case, Lord Justice Coghlin said: "It's an apprehension at one in the ...

New youth addiction treatment facility nearing completion in PA
650 CKOM News Talk Radio
Construction on a new youth addiction treatment facility has been ongoing since Nov. 2010. Now, with the building nearing completion, the facility has established a non-profit board that is getting things ready for the grand opening.

A New Day Addiction Treatment Program Celebrates 4 Years of Helping Addicts ...
PR Web (press release)
After 4 years, A New Day Addiction Treatment program continues to help guide those who need it most into recovery. Our mission is to provide high quality addictiontreatment programs at an affordable price so that everyone who needs treatment can get ...

PR Web (press release)

Smashed and Predisposed -- Sundance Spotlights Addiction
Huffington Post
It's an old story that's not often told or told well in Hollywood, but this year's Sundance Film Festival premiered two films --Smashed and Predisposed -- that showcase addiction and all its glorious collateral damage with effective grace and a deft ...

Family History of Alcoholism Shown to Influence Teen Decision-making Says ...
SBWire (press release)
Canaan, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2012 -- A study that will soon be published in the April issue ofAlcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research shows a correlation between teen decision-making and family alcoholism. Researchers studied MRI's of the ...

Column: A look at Internet addiction
Daily Astorian
David Greenfield, author of Virtual Addiction, suggests a number of reasons: • One can find information on almost any topic, and the multimedia aspect is exciting. • There are no markers of time while online and each link takes you to another level of ...

Rooney Mara to Play Med Addict in Steven Soderbergh's Film
Replacing Blake Lively, the 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star is going to play opposite Jude Law, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'The Side Effects'. Mara will play Emily Hawkins, "a sexy but unsettled young woman who is taking serious ...


Celebs Who Battled Addiction Through Healthy Habits
Shape Magazine
Although recent reports have surfaced that actress Demi Moore may once again be battling drugaddiction (Moore had a stint in rehab during her 'Brat Pack' days), the seemingly healthy actress, albeit shrinking in size lately, has long been the picture ...

For the contemplative, 'Shame' a valuable study of addiction
Shame is superficially a movie about sex addiction. But its so much more than that. Shame isn't for all. The patience needed to sit through it excludes many, and the introspection needed to appreciate the film is sometimes hard to find when constantly ...

Coventry drug addict given suspended sentence for stealing diesel
Coventry Telegraph
by Helen Thomas, Coventry Telegraph A DRUG addict stole fuel worth £1800 from Coventry petrol stations by driving off without paying. Steven John, 39, of Woolgrove Street, Longford, appeared at Coventry Magistrates' Court after previously admitting 10 ...

Seizure caused battling alcoholic's death
Wokingham Times
An inquest into the 44-year-old's death at Windsor Guildhall on Thursday, January 19, heard the seizure may have been caused by alcoholism or a brain injury resulting from a fall several years earlier. After the inquest Joe Robinson, Kenneth's dad, ...

Understanding the dangers of drug addiction
The Star
In his key note address, Dr Njenga observed that addiction is a brain disease because it changes the structure of the brain and how it works. He said; “In addiction, the changes are visible for all to see except the addict and can be very long lasting.

Where voters fret about addiction and brute force
Give us jobs, de-addiction centres, or at least a sports stadium to wean the young from drugs. In this election, politicians were forced to take note of the building desperation on the street. In his rallies in Tarn Taran and Jalandhar in the last week ...

Preventing porn addiction for minors is no child's game
By Steve Fidel WEST VALLEY CITY — The bad guys are always steps ahead of the good guys online, making an awareness of the way the online sex trades and sexual predators work vitally important to parents. "They're always on the cutting edge.


On war against drug addiction and alcoholism
Nigerian Tribune
alcoholism and drug addiction do not uphold the integity of the nation. We have a course to follow, a race to run, a legacy to leave behind, a picture to portray to the international community. These vices, which have reduced some of our eminent ...

The Partnership at Collaborates With Award-Winning TV Personality ...
Sacramento Bee
Early in his life, Zimmern struggled with alcoholism and addiction and this year celebrates 20 years in recovery. During "Meet The Parents Hour," he will share his personal story and path to recovery, while offering encouragement to others who may be ...

Aggrieved Over Grief as a Diagnosis in DSM
Huffington Post
Perhaps the nadir of this folly occurred about two years ago when the APA added internet addiction to the appendix of the DSM. True, researchers did not include it in the body of the text, but when a diagnosis enters the appendix, it is tantamount to a ...

Former Celtics player Herren to speak on drug recovery at YMCA dinner
Taunton Daily Gazette
By MARC LAROCQUE Former Celtics guard and Fall River native Chris Herren is coming to Taunton in one week to tell the motivational story about his out-of-control drug addiction and his road to recovery. Herren, 36, was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in ...

Area gambling support group formed
Beckley Register-Herald
By Tina Alvey Register-Herald Reporter A new support group for people who struggle with gamblingaddiction is now meeting every other week in Lewisburg. Founded by The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, the support group is facilitated by ...

State: Opiate, synthetic drug use surging
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A new report by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) found that heroin accounted for 10 percent of addiction treatment admissions in the first half of 2011. That's more than triple the percentage from 2000. Other opiates, which include most ...

Court offers options for addicts
Marion Star
While the graduate is a recovering alcoholic, Brown recalled how a crack cocaine addiction escalated into her being charged and convicted of distribution of cocaine. Instead of sentencing her to prison for up to 15 years, as he could have, ...

Grieving mother writes moving plea about son's drugs hell
This is Leicestershire
A grieving mother is hoping her poignant poem about her son's descent into drug addiction will stop youngsters following in his footsteps. Yvonne Clegg's son Ashley had taken drugs for 15 years before he killed himself in September, aged 30.

Troubles, treatment, tranquility
Grand Island Independent
Donald Pass, who has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for many years, has now been sober for over four years. (Independent/Matt Dixon) Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:45 pm | Updated: 10:40 pm, Sun Jan 29, 2012. by Harold Reutter Donald ...

Child killer gets just 13 years
Times LIVE
A self-confessed drug addict who killed his two-year-old son after taking the notorious drug nyaope, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday. Though the Pretoria High Court found that there were substantial and compelling factors to warrant a ...

Times LIVE

Nancy Doyle Palmer: Smashed and Predisposed -- Sundance ...
By Nancy Doyle Palmer
It's an old story that's not often told or told well in Hollywood, but this year's Sundance Film Festival premiered two films that showcase addiction and all its glorious collateral damage with effective grace and a deft touch. ... I think people know it means I'll show up," she says, "In society there is still that otherness -- in a lot of films and books they show you the low-bottom alcoholic so you can separate yourself from that, to show they are different, a bad person who is really messed up.
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Negative Self-Talk and Addiction Recovery | Psychology Today
By Adi Jaffe, Ph.D.
Do you say hateful things to yourself? Many of us do. By Adi Jaffe, Ph.D....
Psychology Today Blogs

Inside Demi Moore's Addiction Problems
They have the gene, and we warn them: 'You have a predisposition to be an alcoholic.' It's on her side of the family and mine. It's something to be aware of.

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Alcoholic mom may harm kids

Alcoholic mom may harm kids
Poughkeepsie Journal
Recently, Mom admitted that she is an alcoholic. When my husband and I went to visit her last summer, we could see first-hand how severe it is. She gets so drunk that she cannot walk or talk. She told us she has driven while drunk and that she also ...

Love: an addiction?
Jamaica Observer
Specifically, it's an addiction to a brain chemical called dopamine. Fisher has spent the past few years putting people in love into functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanners. These devices are able to detect changes to blood flow in the ...

Govt wants to isolate drug addict prisoners
Bangkok Post
The Department of Corrections is considering separating drug-case inmates suspected of keeping up their connections with the illicit drug trade outside prison from other prisoners. The department will dedicate a zone in the Klong Pai Central Prison in ...

Oakland Effect: Researchers explore alternative treatments in treating ...
San Jose Mercury News
What researchers in this country and elsewhere are finding, however, is that the "mind expanding" nature of some of these alternative treatments can shift perspective and change life directions in such meaningful ways that problems like addiction, ...

Kim Richards admits: I'm an alcoholic; post-rehab interview (VIDEO)
"I'm an alcoholic. I'm an alcoholic." Richards's interview will air during the last installment of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' three-part reunion special on Monday February 13 at 9:00pm. Western New York fans of the Real Housewives of Beverly ...

Drug addict nabbed over RM50,000 jewellery theft
New Straits Times
HULU TERENGGANU: The police have detained a drug addict in connection with the theft of an assortment of jewellery worth about RM50,000, at a house in Felda Bukit Bading here on Jan 16. The 32-year-old suspect was picked up at 11.30pm, two days later, ...

The highs and lows of drugs
Independent Online
August said his life eventually spiralled out of control and he was in so much debt that he could no longer fund his addiction. His wife also left him three times because his problem had become worse over the years. “When you are an addict, ...

Independent Online

Street pastors saved my life, says reformed teenage heroin addict
Originally from London but now living in Llanelli, years of heroin addiction saw him doing time in prison and living rough. It was only thanks to a pastor, who introduced him to a detox programme and a euphoric moment in church which gave him a sense ...

Two UC adolescents hospitalized for K2 abuse But addiction program in middle ...
The Hudson Reporter
by Gennarose Pope Kids aren't just abusing marijuana and prescription pills anymore, say officials who run a federally funded program to keep Union City middle schoolers and high schoolers from becoming addicted to dangerous substances.

Alcoholism among Young People in St Kitts and Nevis
Caribbean Media Vision
This is a serious problem that the government and social organizations can not fight alone. If the society realizes the importance of the cure from alcoholic addiction, then the lifestyle of the society will change for better.
Caribbean Media Vision

Help is available for gambling addiction
Vernon Morning Star
By Cara Brady - Vernon Morning Star Editor's note: Following is the last in a series in recognition of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week. With a successful career in financial services and marketing and good personal planning, Carrie (not her real ...

Cumberland County considers potential impact of Gov. Christie's drug treatment ...
The Bridgeton News -
Any intervention that will address addiction is a positive thing,” said Juanita Nazario, director of the Cumberland County Office of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Services. “I've been in the field over 30 years and can tell you that incarceration can ...

The Bridgeton News -

Tips for coping with substance abuse
Reading Eagle
Families affected by substance abuse and addiction often are caught unaware, with no idea how to deal with the problems they face. There is no road map for dealing with a family member suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse or addiction, ...

Richmond's Daniel Connors says he has learnt from his mistakes
Herald Sun
Daniel Connors says he is not an alcoholic, yet concedes he has a problem with the drink. A gregarious bloke sober, he becomes reckless and a risk-taker when drunk. "I'm not an alcoholic," he says. "I'm someone who enjoys a drink too much and when I do ...

BAD SCRIPTS: Special report, the cost of prescription drug abuse
Ashamed of the lies he told, ashamed of the double life he led, all to support his addiction to prescription painkillers. It was a life that devastated him and loved ones. The event that finally brought three years of a prescription painkiller ...

Sundance 2012: Mary Elizabeth Winstead is Astounding in 'Smashed'
First Showing
Keeping the film from venturing into cheesy drama is a finely tuned script from Ponsoldt and screenwriter Susan Burke, who actually struggled with alcoholism on her own. While most films that deal with alcoholic characters only deal with the monstrous, ...
Drug addict jailed for doping old lady in robbery
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
By Zhao Wen | 2012-1-29 | ONLINE EDITION A drug addict who doped an 83-year-old woman with egg tart mixed with sleeping pills and stole her rings and cash worth more than 6000 yuan (US$947) was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the Shanghai No.

Stop DWI Victims Panel impacts DWI offenders
Each client was required to attend the panel Saturday at the mission, 247 Factory St., as part of the program and his or her recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs. “My people are great people, but they have terrible addictions,” said Salvatore J.

Do you have a drinking problem?
The Borneo Post
I'm an alcoholic.I was suddenly seeing the world in a different light and everything just clicked,” he added. Darren immediately stopped drinking and attended regular AA meetings to overcome hisaddiction. “Mentally, it was quite hard.

Comedy show to benefit the ARC
Community Advocate
The event is being held in support of the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough and features music, dancing, refreshments and raffles. Kimberly Etheridge, chair of the event, has announced that performers will include Robbie Printz,...

Community Advocate

Breaking Free of Addiction | Psychology Today
By rchandra
10 Surprising truths about addiction. ... Breaking Free of Addiction. The truth about addiction may surprise you—whether it's drinking or drugs, more people quit on their own than any other way. Still,addiction rates are rising, and painkillers are ...
Psychology Today Features

Dean Haspiel's Alcoholic - The
By Stephen Elliott
Stephen Elliott bio ↓ · January 29th, 2012 · filed under Book Club Blog. Here's a couple of pages from The Alcoholic, written by Jonathan Ames and drawn by Dean Haspiel. Our next Letter In The Mail is by Dean Haspiel and it's in the form of a ...

Silent Addiction
By admin
Silent Addiction. Posted on January 29, 2012 by admin. Alcohol is considered by many health professionals as a silent addiction. This is because; it is very difficult to know that the person is already an alcohol addict, not unless of course, if he/ she confesses that he/she is suffering in such malady. The reason behind is alcohol drinking is widely accepted and buying alcoholic beverages will not make people to think that the particular person is already addicted to alcohol. If you suspect ...
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Fire kills 26 at Peru addiction clinic
euronews A fire at a drugs and alcohol rehabilitation clinic in Peru has killed 26 patients - all men - and injured 10 others. Reports say they had been locked in to stop them fleeing during treatment. The private 'Christ is Love' ...

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Meth addiction claims child victims

Meth addiction claims child victims
Washington Times
As the child of an alcoholic, I understand the trauma of growing up competing with an addiction for the love of a parent. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I understand the desperate circumstances of a child whose welfare is a slave to someone ...

Washington Times

Demi Moore Red Bull Addiction for Years
Demi Moore was obsessively drinking Red Bull in weeks preceding her 911 emergency, but we've learned her addiction to Red Bull is a decade old. Moore -- a recoveringaddict -- had cases and cases of Red Bull delivered to her home as early as 2002.

Sex addict reveals she's slept with over 1000 men and won't stop anytime soon
Scottish Daily Record
Her parents split when she was five and she puts her addiction down to watching their marriage break down. “I see the pain the relationships cause,” she said. Crystal lost her virginity at 15 and believes she became an addict straight away.

Codes need to kick their gambling addiction
Sydney Morning Herald
Confronted by sad tales of gambling addiction, and well aware that poker machines rob those who can least afford to lose, you would think our ''socially responsible'' leagues would have found alternative revenue streams. Just as they did when cigarette...

Sydney Morning Herald

First Nations need millions to tackle drug addiction
Matawa First Nations leaders are proposing a $34 million strategy to halt prescription drug abuse — a strategy that would fund addiction and mental health workers in nine communities. And perhaps, most importantly, the plan would include ongoing care.

Addict's record 'reads like a book'
The Sudbury Star
"He has been an addict for a considerable period of time," Beckett told the court. "He was on the methadone program and had a relapse. He recognizes he still has some issues to deal with. Beckett said Downey is not only a diabetic and has blood ...

Addict dad fell asleep on top of baby girl
This is Leicestershire
A nine-week old baby suffocated when her drug-addicted father fell asleep on top of her as she lay helpless in an armchair, an inquest heard. Little Kiera Anne Dover was discovered by her horrified mother – Kelly Foster – lying "blue and lifeless" ...

Fassbender fearless as sex addict
Winnipeg Free Press
If nothing else, Shame demonstrates that the term sex addiction, a comic buzzword, can actually be a debilitating condition. Brandon has managed to keep a lid on it, to the extent that he is employed at a well-paying job. But the lid starts to come off ...

Meth addict's dealing motivated by greed
Waterloo Record
KITCHENER — He's a Kitchener addict who sold methamphetamine to feed his habit and make “an insane amount of money.” On Thursday, Ron Francis, 39, described by police as a high-level drug dealer, was sentenced in a Kitchener courtroom to six years in ...

Program to address newborn addiction
Huntington Herald Dispatch
11, will help fight the most common high-risk problem found among pregnant women — opiateaddiction. The money was presented to officials of University Physicians and Surgeons Inc. and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Joan C. Edwards ...

Despite plea for rehab, copper thief gets state prison
Allentown Morning Call
By Riley Yates, Of The Morning Call A Lower Nazareth Township man who stole car batteries and copper to support his heroin addiction is headed to state prison — despite his defense attorney's plea that rehab is where he really needs to be.

Performer calls for more non-alcoholic choices (press release)
Performer, writer and celebrant Pinky Agnew is astonished how little thought is given to providing a good range of non-alcoholic drinks in restaurants, clubs and bars. She is an ambassador for the Drug Foundation's FebFast fundraiser, which starts next ...

ASAM Approves Prescription Drug Policy
Sacramento Bee
26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Prescription drug diversion and the health consequences of prescription drug misuse and abuse should be of primary concern to all physicians," states American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Acting President, ...

5 Reasons Addicts Leave Treatment Early – And How to Prevent It (blog)
By David Sack, MD Getting an addict into drug rehab isn't always an easy task. Getting them to stay there can be even harder. Here are five of the most common reasons people leave drug rehab against medical advice, along with suggestions to help the ...

VIDEO - Kim Richards Admits "I'm An Alcoholic" On RHOBH Reunion; Taylor ...
Reality Tea
VIDEO – Kim Richards Admits “I'm An Alcoholic” On RHOBH Reunion; Taylor Armstrong Terrified Of Being Fired & Shocking Excepts From Memoir! “I'm an alcoholic,” are the not so shocking words being uttered by Kim Richards in a newly released clip from the ...

Kashmir's new battle with drugs (blog)
By Betwa Sharma | January 27, 2012, 1:47 AM PST (Srinagar, Kashmir) — Ali shuffles across the quiet yard of a drug de-addiction centre in Srinagar, the capital of India-administered Kashmir. The 26-year-old sought help after a decade of using drugs ...

Spotlighting Importance of 30-90 Day Drug Treatment Programs; 449Recovery ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
... realistic, time frame to help increase the success rate for those suffering from addiction and looking to stop the cycle of abuse and chemical dependency. "At 449Recovery, we believe that the more tools and more preparation a recovering addict has ...
Heroin Rehabilitation Is Key In Kicking Heroin Addiction
By Bridget
The first step in any rehabilitation program is detoxification. This breaks the addict of their physicaladdiction and can be very painful. Some of the symptoms of withdrawal and detoxification include shakes, night sweats, nightmares, nausea, ...

Seeking addiction treatment? Here's a road map - Los Angeles Times
Addiction recovery facilities vary widely in approaches to treatment - not to mention in costs, resources, staffing and many other factors. Picking a place to pursue ...

AIDS, Addiction, and Ultimately Joy in 'Keep the Lights On ...
AIDS, Addiction, And Ultimately Joy In 'Keep The Lights On'. By Alyssa Rosenberg on Jan 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm. One of the best movies I've seen so far at ...

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Kim Richards Admits To Alcoholism

Kim Richards Admits To Alcoholism On 'Housewives' Reunion
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Kim Richards Admits To Alcoholism On 'Housewives' Reunion. Kim Richards Alcoholic. 11/30/00 12:00 AM ET Associated Press AP. React. Amazing Inspiring Funny Scary Hot Crazy Important Weird. Read more. Kim Richards , Real ...
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Kim Richards admits she's an alcoholic on 'Real Housewives' reunion
Reality TV World
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/26/2012 "I'm an alcoholic," The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is shown telling reunion host Andy Cohen in a preview clip released by Bravo. "I'm an alcoholic." Richards made the revelation when she recently sat down...

Reality TV World

Addiction Expert on Demi Moore: 'It Would Make Sense She Would Turn to This ...
With Demi Moore in treatment, reports of her ailment range from alleged substance abuse to anorexia to wild partying and drinking. Although unconfirmed, fans are curious to know what could have led to her requiring hospitalization and checking herself ...

Drug addict was paid £150 for petrol bomb attack on Appleton family home
This Is Cheshire
A 35-YEAR-OLD drug addict has been jailed for two years for his part in a campaign of violent and serious attacks against an Appleton businessman. Terence Hannah, from Liverpool, smashed the window of Colin Smith's BMW five series on December 30, 2010, ...

Daughter worried about alcoholic mother
Shreveport Times
Recently, Mom admitted that she is an alcoholic. I've always had my suspicions, but was never sure, since we weren't close. When my husband and I went to visit her last summer, we could see first-hand how severe it is. Mom barely weighs 90 pounds.

Addict had door code for Akl sex attack
A cleaner gave her drug addict ex-boyfriend the security code to an upmarket Auckland house, which allowed him to creep in and sexually assault the family's teenage daughter, a court has been told. Shane Victor Hughes, 35, was sentenced to five years ...

New and Innovative Products Such as The Last Call Program Are Making Huge ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Treating a person for alcohol addiction is a serious issue that if gone unchecked can lead to a whole slew of medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, alcoholic liver disease, various cancers, and, in cases of chronic alcohol abuse, ...

Help for parents of an addicted teen (blog)
In the same way addiction affects the addict it affects those living with the addict. Life for theaddict and those who love the addict becomes a daily struggle. Addiction takes a strong hold over both the addict and the family of the addict in many ...

Six Symptoms of Food Addiction and 8 Ways to Overcome It
Did you eat more 1 year ago than you did the year before? A food addict will have gradually increased their intake over time, particularly of the refined foods that I mentioned above. 2. Tolerance is a key symptom of addiction.


Addiction, finances are concerns for area residents
EMC Perth
EMC News - Cigarette and alcohol addiction, as well as financial worries, are some of the most prevalent issues affecting people's lives in the region, according to a survey from the North Lanark Community Health Centre. The survey was distributed to ...

Addict's behaviour prompted police to take action
New Straits Times
The suspect, identified as a 34-year-old drug addict from Sabah, later died at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL). In the incident, the man, believed to be under the influence of drugs, had barged into a house at 11am. The family members in the house ...

'Smashed' Gives Alcoholism a Young, Human, Beautiful Face
So constantly she falls asleep during her sex, or her alcoholic husband does. So constantly that she smokes crack one night in a drunken stupor, and passed out in a garbage dump. Her drinking has become a problem. In “Smashed,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ...

Recovery movement helps addicts kick the habit in Liverpool
BBC News
They rehearse in a small room at an addiction charity office and you have to be sober to sing: all members pledge that they've been off drink or drugs for at least 24 hours. Being in the choir is part of the treatment for these former users, ...

BBC News

Carrollton Springs Opens Mental Health Care and Addiction Treatment Facility
Dallas South News
You can leave a response or trackback to this entry On January 24, 2012, Carrollton Springs opened its doors to begin providing specialized mental health care andaddiction treatment services for adults and seniors. Carrollton Springs is equipped with ...

Dallas South News

Fatal accident inquiry to be held into Declan Hainey's death
BBC News
A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is to be held into the death of a toddler who was murdered by his drug addict mother at their flat in Renfrewshire. Kimberley Hainey, 37, was convicted of killing Declan at their home in Bruce Road, Paisley, ...

BBC News

Heroin addict locked up for street robbery
This is Grimsby
Mr Myerson said: "You were in the grasp of a heroin addiction which manifested itself in two robberies. "You saw your elderly, frail and vulnerable victims as easy prey and made their lives miserable." Gallacher was sentenced to 18 months for the ...

Changing careers to change addiction
She enjoyed the work and the people, but when a family member developed anaddiction, she decided to switch gears and apply to medical school. "I would go out at lunch time and walk around downtown and I was far more interested in seeing people on the ...

Vermont warned that prescription drug addiction can lead to heroin use
Chadd Lackey, counsel for the New Jersey State Commission on Investigation, addresses lawmakers Wednesday at the Statehouse in Montpelier. / TOBY TALBOT, The Associated Press MONTPELIER — Vermont could find itself facing a major heroin problem if it ...

Pensioner targets for Black Country drug addict duo
Birmingham Mail
The offences, added the judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court, were carried out to fuel their “terrible” drug addiction and the two elderly women were seen as “easy victims”. David Lees, prosecuting, said North had 47 previous offences on her criminal ...

Former prostitute, crack addict now 'Brenda the Mommy'
Portland Daily Sun
By Marge Niblock Brenda Hamilton was in her twenties when she began using drugs heavily. Crack cocaine was her drug of choice because it was the “in” thing and because of the high that it gave. She both used and sold drugs, saying, “I was a runner.

Real Housewife Kim Richards: 'I'm An Alcoholic' | Radar Online
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards admits she's an "alcoholic" during a segment slated to air on the show's upcoming reunion special, confirming what readers have long known as part of our ongoing ...
Radar Online

'Smashed' Gives Alcoholism a Young, Human, Beautiful Face | The ...
By Sharon Waxman
Mary Elizabeth Winstead offers a surprisingly pure, unadorned portrait of an alcoholic trying to change in "Smashed" ... 'Smashed' Gives Alcoholism a Young, Human, Beautiful Face. Movies · « IOTG at Sundance 2012: Terence Nance and ... - Entertainment Industry...

'Housewives' Star Kim Richards: 'I Am An Alcoholic' -
Paris Hilton's aunt Kim Richards has confirmed reports she checked into a rehabilitation center to treat a drinking problem, confessing: "I'm an alcoholic". The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills s...
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More Information on Sex Addiction |
By Staff
For more information on sex addiction and how to treat it, please visit Dr. Megan Fleming's website.... Read her new blog for more information on understanding sex addiction. ... Web Exclusive: Recovering Porn Addict Shares Her Story ...

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'Smashed' - a booze film with a dry wit

Sundance 2012: 'Smashed' is a booze film with a dry wit
Los Angeles Times
“What struck me when I first read the script was that it's not a feel-bad film even though it deals with alcoholism,” Winstead said. “There's no big intervention scene, and I even had a good time shooting some of the drunk scenes — they're serious ...

Sex Addiction a Myth? My Response to Dr. David Ley
Huffington Post (blog)
He is about to release a book called The Myth of Sex Addiction and is forever writing articles on the topic. As the author of Love Addict: Sex, Romance and Other Dangerous Drugs, I am forever writing articles about that decidedly different perspective.

Chicago Magazine Once Again Ranked Daniel Angres, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist ...
MarketWatch (press release)
CHICAGO, IL, Jan 25, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Resurrection Health Care (RHC) announced today that Daniel Angres, MD, an addiction psychiatrist and medical director of Resurrection Behavioral Health - Addiction Services, was once again one of ...

New Pennsylvania department to target drug, alcohol addiction | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Angela Couloumbis HARRISBURG - Despite facing another difficult budget year, the Corbett administration has agreed to launch a new state department with a goal of streamlining drug- and alcohol-addiction programs in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence Township Planning Board Approves Mercer Council on Alcoholism & Drug ...
By Michael Ratcliffe This is the building at 1931 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence Township that the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction plans to renovate and move into. A site plan application filed by the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug ...

Gambling addict walks from court over $30000 deception
Geelong Advertiser
FORMER Geelong Harness Racing Club committee member Trent Scott, who stole more than $30000 from the club to fund his gambling addiction, has walked from court on a suspended jail sentence. A court was told Scott also used the club's credit card to ...
Gambling addiction brings agencies together
Vernon Morning Star
Janice Mercredi, with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program, speaks at a community dialogue presentation. By Cara Brady - Vernon Morning Star Gambling is here to stay in the community and so are the benefits and challenges.

Prison for Carlisle addict who blew £10000 tax rebate on cocaine
News & Star
She said Hedley had even set up a self-help group for drug addicts like himself and was “now doing everything he can to address his addiction and has been doing so for some considerable time”. She said Hedley, who appeared in court on crutches, ...

News & Star

Magic Mushrooms Possible Treatment for Depression, PTSD, Addiction and Cluster...
By Stacey Doyle on 2012-01-25 Known as a psychedelic experience decades ago, today researchers are studying the psilocybin in magic mushrooms as a possible treatment for depression, PTSD and addiction as well as cluster headaches.


Introducing Addiction Recovery (blog)
By John M. Grohol, PsyD Recovering from an addiction is probably one of the most difficult tasks a person can do in their lifetime. There is a whole industry that specifically addresses helping people overcome an addiction, whether it be from a drug, ... (blog)

Addict was depressed so he stole from shops
Malvern Gazette
A FORMER crack cocaine addict has admitted stealing from two shops after becoming depressed by a lack of money. Philip Dutson, aged 23, admitted stealing £220.76 worth of pharmaceutical, electrical and food items belonging to Morrisons service station ...

The Last Call Program Reveals New Information and Studies About Beating ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The Last Call Program has proven that the source of alcohol addiction stems from a chemical imbalance in the brain, which causes the body to feel dependent on alcohol. By treating the problem at its source, the Last Call Program helps restore the ...

An admission to a 'serious addiction'...
Arizona Silver Belt
You see I have a very serious addiction to politics and even though I must be coming close to hitting rock bottom by admitting that, it seems I am unable to pull away from the gossip...err, I mean investigative discoveries and consequential predictions ...

Recovering opiate addict hopes to volunteer at new center
Portland Daily Sun
By David Carkhuff No longer in treatment for drug addiction, Rose Buckmore came to Portland nine months ago to "get recovery." On Monday, she was eager to see what the new Portland Recovery Community Center has to offer, and to see how she could help ...

Aaron Paul on His Sundance Drama Smashed, Playing Drunk, and Breaking Bad
New York Magazine
It's always been that way. It's so weird, because I'm so the opposite of the dark and troubled youth. I've heard so many times, “You just have such crazy eyes, it just makes sense.” This isn't just aboutalcoholism. It's about addiction in general.

Md. Singer Helps Kids Face Family Drug Addiction
WBAL Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- Breaking the cycle of substance abuse in families is the goal of a new program geared toward Baltimore middle and high school students, and it's the brainchild of a successful R&B singer from Baltimore who dealt with the problem himself.

Breaking free from alcoholism - Living |
Thomas Mbui Mburu, 40, has battled addiction to alcohol for 20 years. ... Breaking free fromalcoholism. Share Bookmark Print Email ...
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Mobile MORE Field Guide to Life App Keeps Addict On Road to Recovery
LAPTOP Magazine (blog)
With so many mobile apps to get your drink on — from Hello Vino to Mixology — Hazelden, one of the largest operators of alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers, has released a mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to help people stay ...

LAPTOP Magazine (blog) 

Addict speaks about the burden of gambling
ABC Online
But beyond the politics, there is of course the very real issue of problem gambling addiction and the damage that can cause to families and finances. According to a Productivity Commission report on gambling, between 80000 and 160000 Australians suffer ...

'Intervention': Alcoholic's Boyfriend Locked Her In Spare Room To Detox (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
However, Kimberly is also an alcoholic. And she is in dire need of an "Intervention" (Mon., 10 pm EST on A&E). Kimberly's drinking had gotten so bad that her father had written her off, and her boyfriend even went as far as locking her in the spare ...

Sober College: Where Addiction Means Opportunity
PR Web (press release)
When in addiction, many young adults lose sight of their goals. Here at Sober College, we reignite their passion for life and learning. Sober College, young adult drug rehab, is proud to announce that three of our alumni have been officially accepted ...

PR Web (press release)

Winning the battle for power over addiction (blog)
If addiction can get you to believe all of these lies, addiction can separate you from everyone else. If addiction can separate you from everyone else then it can convince you that your drug of choice, the one that keeps you an addict, is all you need.

Killer priest was a ganja addict, say villagers
Daily News & Analysis
... Gagdekar | Place: Sanand (Gujarat) | Agency: DNA Residents of Iyova village and even some eyewitnesses insist that the temple priest, Dharamnath, was addicted to charas and ganja but the police apparently had no knowledge of the priest's addiction.

Addict jailed for BMW blaze
Warrington Guardian
Since being arrested he had sought help for his drug addiction. She added he had no knowledge of other incidents carried out against his victim and his family. Sentencing him for the attack, which caused £6810 worth of damage, Judge Nicholas Woodward ...

Kim Richards Rehab for Drugs, Alcoholism Prompts RHOBH Return Uncertain
BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE) – A Kim Richards rehab entry for drugs and alcoholism darkened a RHOBH finale last night. Kim Richards was on drugs and was battling alcoholism in season two of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bravo revealed to viewers last ...

When sex becomes an addiction
Vail Daily News
He is a recovering drug addict, alcoholic and sex addict. For years he was encaptured by what he describes as a “hijacked mind” — falling into patterns of self-destructive behaviors to cope with deeply-rooted emotional pain. Raised by alcoholic ...

Addiction: Breaking Free from the Next Fix (blog)
In the addiction field specifically, the late Dr. Alan Marlatt, Sarah Bowen, and Neha Chawla, Psychologists and researchers at the University of Washington, have created a promising new approach toward addiction based on the Mindfulness-based ...

Bradley Cooper Could Have Died from Crazy Alcohol Addiction
Gather Celebs News Channel
It wasn't his friends that got together with written letters to explain to him how his addiction has ruined friendships. In fact, Bradley Cooper just decided one day that he wanted to live. "You know what? I've got to stop," Cooper explains about his ...

United Insurance Co. Rescinds Job Offer to Recovering Drug Addict Because of ...
According to the lawsuit, Craig Burns is a recovering drug addict who has been enrolled in a methadone treatment program since 2004. In January 2010, United Insurance offered Burns a position as an insurance agent in its Raleigh office, ...

Intervene This
Huffington Post
The Labeling Trap: Forcing someone to accept a label (ie addict, alcoholic) before they are ready to do so -- or when they don't really need to. The Premature Focus Trap: Deciding for the person what the problem issue is.

Site organizes addiction recovery at home
Palm Beach Daily News
Personally, I think anything that an addict will agree to and can pay for is a good path to take. But, keeping someone in the environment that may have led to addiction in the first place, sounds risky.

Big Alcohol Dominates Alcohol Regulator Meeting
MarketWatch (press release)
24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- New Addiction Article Documents Unhealthy Influence of Alcohol Industry over State Regulators In a peer-reviewed article in the February 2012 issue ofAddiction, Sarah Mart, director of research at Alcohol Justice, ...

“Dear Jesse, I'm an atheistic porn addict.”
Scientific American (blog)
I was surprised to see the SAA has modified the traditional 12 steps of the AlcoholicAnonymous pledges to suit its own domain of carnal overindulgence. This means that half of these steps inform sex addicts that, before they can ever hope to reel in ...

Scientific American (blog)

Alcoholic offender directed to get help
Wanganui Chronicle
He noted that McGregor's father was an alcoholic and there was a strong hereditary factor inalcoholism. Among McGregor's supervision conditions are that he attend an alcohol and drug assessment and complete any domestic violence counselling.

Kelly Osbourne opens up about painkiller addiction: 'It was either sort myself ...
OMG! Canada (blog)
By Leigh McEachran By Leigh McEachran | The Juice – 4 minutes 46 seconds ago With a painkiller addiction and stints in rehab played out in the public eye, Kelly Osbourne has had some tough times. But Ozzy's little girl is proud that, through it all,...

OMG! Canada (blog)

My husband is an addict I think - Sex Addiction Support Groups
By BlondeLegal
I need someone to talk to who will understand what is going on and maybe help me understand it. I have just found more porn/web cams/ live chats on my husbands computer.
Support Groups

What Alcoholism Is? - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction ...
By BackToSquareOne
This is a topic I've often thought about because there are so many different schools of thought out there, to start I'll list some of the more common.

Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction (Jan. 31) | UMHS Headlines
By admin
Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact ...
UMHS Headlines

The Rise and Fall of a “Miracle Cure” for Drug Addiction « The ...
By Keith Humphreys
Dr. Walter Ling, one of the world's most respected addiction treatment researchers, has completed the first long-term placebo-controlled trial of PROMETA. This alleged miracle cure for methamphetamine addiction proved completely ineffective ...
The Reality-Based Community

Addiction: Breaking Free from the Next Fix | A Mindfulness-Based ...
By admin
Addictive behaviors are universal. According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one in eight Americans suffers with.
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...

Study finds internet addiction causes changes in brain development ...
News. Is Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) real? ... houses and stealing their jars of quarters to restore your internet service, You just might be an Internet addict.

Addiction - PsyPost
In substance use disorders (SUD), alexithymia rates of up to 67% have been reported, but evaluations of therapy in alexithymic SUD patients are scarce.

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