Why Is Alcohol Addictive? Study Offers Clues

Why Is Alcohol Addictive? Study Offers Clues
The new brain imaging research may lead to a better understanding of alcohol addiction and possibly better treatments for people who abuse alcohol and other drugs. Investigators say they have identified specific differences in how the so-called reward ...

Addiction to porn is dangerous for teen and his girlfriend
Chicago Sun-Times
Well, he just confided to me that he has an Internet porn addiction! I'm very hurt by this and don't want to lose him. What should I do? Dear Innocent Teen: You should urge Kyle to get help for hisaddiction. Addiction, by definition, is behavior that ...

A sex addict's cold turkey
BBC News
This week sees the release of Steve McQueen's film Shame, which focuses on sexaddiction, but what is it really like to be a sex addict? At the age of 27, comedian Jeff Leach has slept with more than 300 women and wants to confront his problem. ...

BBC News

Proof That Treating Addictions With Drugs Doesn't Work
Huffington Post
For some time, nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches and gum) has been the sine qua non of pharmacological treatment for addiction. NRT's pedigree is unassailable -- if smoking addictionis due entirely to maintaining cellular nicotine levels, ...

Addiction centre delight as Kate Middleton becomes patron
Your Local Guardian
A Clapham-based addiction centre has spoken of its delight after the Duchess of Cambridge announced she is to become patron of its charity. Hope House provides 22 beds for second stage treatment for women is part of the Action on Addiction organisation ...

Reformed addict: Anyone can get hooked on heroin
Chicago Daily Herald
And all of them were parents who have — or, tragically, had — at least one child who is an addict. Kane County Undersheriff David Wagner noted he was ”preaching to the choir” with much of the information dispensed. But Lea Minalga, a drug counselor ...

Drug addiction among women up
The Nation, Pakistan
The basic purpose of this training programme was to empower women to fight drugaddiction successfully without violating religious values, said the officials of Ministry of Narcotics Control. He also informed that 47% of women drugs addict have ...

The Nation, Pakistan

Coventry donates $50000 for maternal addiction clinic
State Journal
11 to assist in startup costs for the new Maternal Addiction and Recovery Clinic at Cabell Huntington Hospital. The donation was made to University Physicians and Surgeons Inc. and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School ...

Pokie users gamble with addiction
Taranaki Daily News
A gambling addiction is thought to be behind former Taranaki rugby star Willie Ripia's shock resignation from Perth's Western Force Super 15 team. Mr Best said the addiction was a clinical condition that drove compulsive behaviour. ...

Florence woman to get treatment for addiction instead of jail time
The Missoulian
She's a diabetic, recently had a liver transplant and has several other health problems in addition to being an alcoholic. But Wetzsteon said the main thing that probably swayed Langton was the fact that Ortega has never had the opportunity to have any ...

Asbo alcoholic jailed for hitting and spitting at police
Get Surrey
By Stephanie Jones-Berry A PERSISTENT alcoholic Asbo menace from Guildford has been sent to prison for more than 10 months after swearing profusely at police officers, assaulting them and urinating on a cell floor. Michael May, 48, of Hillcrest Road, ...

Hiding alcoholism: When moms hit rock bottom
Heather Fanning, Recovering Alcoholic, Journey Healing Centers, explains how she hid her problem, "Around my house there would be stashes and I'd drink when people weren't watching." At her worst, this working mom was drinking three shots of vodka, ...

Mother Lucienne Mainey stole £76k from her company to fund online bingo addiction
Daily Mail
A trusted member of staff, the 41-year-old began stealing money from the company as her addiction got worse. Mainey was an accounts administrator for APD Ltd, which makes electrical control panels. She had been known to the family which ran the company ...

Daily Mail

Conman swindled grandmother out of £150000 to fund gambling addiction
A bogus financial advisor conned a grandmother out of her £150000 retirement fund to fund his gambling addiction. Ryan Burnside told his victim he was investing her life savings overseas, but he was using the cash to pay off debts and continue his ...


Treating addiction, one s.t.e.p. at a time
MetroNews Canada
Project step raised $2.25 million for a new 30-bed residential addiction-treatment facility in the city's west end. Step, which stands for “support, treatment, education, prevention,” raises money for substance-abuse education and prevention programs ...

Chris Herren to speak at Case High about drug addiction, recovery
Fall River Herald News
19, at 7 pm Herren will speak about his struggles with substance abuse, addiction and recovery in a presentation titled “The Chris Herren Story...Making Good Decisions.” Herren was a standout basketball player from Fall River who played collegiately at ...

Dad has food addiction
You are right about this being a form of addiction, which means it is extremely hard for Dad to control his food cravings. We think you will have better luck working on his depression, which can interfere with his willingness to become healthier. ...

Newmarket: Internet bingo addict stole £76k from employer to fund habit
East Anglian Daily Times
By Jane Hunt Wednesday, January 11, 2012 A MOTHER who stole more than £76000 from her employers after she became addicted to internet bingo has been jailed for 16 months. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below....

East Anglian Daily Times

How the brain puts the brakes on the negative impact of cocaine
EurekAlert (press release)
The study describes protective delayed mechanism that turns off the genes that support the development of addiction-related behaviors. The findings may lead to a better understanding of vulnerability to addiction and as well as new strategies for ...

I want to leave my alcoholic husband - but what if he dies?
He might die anyway if he doesn't tackle his obesity and alcoholism. That won't be your fault. This is your life and you deserve to enjoy it. You seem to have attracted damaged, needy men and if you do leave, you must not take in the first stray that ...


Gambling addict jailed for stealing £76k at work
Cambridge News
A woman who stole £76000 from a Newmarket company to fund her internet gamblingaddiction has been jailed. Lucienne Mainey, 41, of Hurdles Way, Duxford, was sentenced to 16 months in prison by Ipswich Crown Court yesterday after admitting six counts of ...

Cambridge News

Addiction Inbox: Interview with Howard Shaffer of the Division on ...
By Dirk Hanson
Addiction Inbox. The Science of Substance Abuse. Dirk Hanson. Articles and health studies about drugs, addiction and alcoholism, including the most recent scientific and medical findings. ...
Addiction Inbox
Medical Drug Addiction Detoxification – Selecting An Approach ...
By Ben Pate
Deciding on a method of drug addiction detoxification is dependent on whether an individual wants to completely clear their system of addictive substances and change their life completely or if they simply want to pass a drug test at work or ...
The Wise Directory

Separation>Drug Addiction>Reconciliation>Abuse-Continue?
By mote
For a background, I chose to leave husband June of 10' due to unhappiness and verbal abuse, control issues. During the separation we both longed for.
Talk About Marriage

The Dangers of Poker Addiction
By t5admin
Poker addiction is a condition where a gambler gets so hooked onto the game to a level that it affects his other important aspects of life like marriage life, job or even his social life. The only people a poker addict retains in his social circle are other gamblers. This is one of the most dangerous addictions, especially because of the financial ... Poker in most cases has led to drug addiction andalcoholism. Poker players are known to enjoy the game alongside a few drinks to quench their ...
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Turnstyle » Word On The Street: Gambling Addiction
By devonte swag
In this episode, 17-year-old Youth Speaks poet Gretchen Carvajal tells us about her parent's gambling addiction. Related posts: Word on the Street: For My Dad · Word on the Street: Feminist · Word on the Street: Vexed · Word On The Street: ...

Addiction TV - Everything Addiction | Addiction Treatment Research ...
By Everything Addiction
... even include hospitalization. Society has yet to recognize this problem as an addiction but it is a real and increasingly common struggle. ... Celebrity Addiction · Jim Carroll, Former Heroin Addictand Author of “The Basketball Diaries,” Dies ...
Everything Addiction

Excessive alcohol use may have contributed to death of 20-year-old Wellington man
Erick, an engineering student from The Ohio State University, fell to his death from a high-rise apartment March 22, 2011, after drinking vodka and using illegal drugs such as marijuana and Ecstasy, according to a Miami Beach police report. ...Evans, the county coroner, said drinking to excess can kill, either from alcohol poisoning or when individuals lose control of their airway.
“If something goes down the wrong tube, you cough it up, but when you’re intoxicated you don’t have the normal reflexes to avoid trouble,” Evans said.While the investigation into McLean’s Dec. 26 death is continuing, Hughes urged young people to consider how they could hurt themselves or others when they use intoxicants.


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