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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....
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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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