Alcoholism not uncommon among surgeons

Alcoholism not uncommon among surgeons | Reuters
The researchers also found that surgeons who showed signs of alcoholism were ...go into rehabilitation show very low relapse rates back into substance abuse. 

Chris Herren finds therapy in talking about addiction
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"I'm a recovering drug addict. Extremely grateful, grateful for one day at a time," Herren said. In a basketball town like Fall River, Herren was the answer to all those who dreamed of making it. A 2000-point scorer at BMC Durfee High School, ...

Dealing With Alcoholism in America
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Whitney Houston's death has reignited the conversation about the prevalence and dangers ofsubstance abuse. In 2009, drugs and alcohol accounted for at least 60684 deaths around the country -- one death every 9 minutes. Last year, the World Health ...
Canzano: A twist in the tale causes heroin addict to tune into a deeper issue
By John Canzano, The Oregonian --Former NBA player Chris Herren will be in Eugene on Sunday to talk with the University of Oregon football team about his addiction to heroin and crack cocaine. I typed the last few sentences of my column ...

From meth addict to Del Norte County DA, Jon Alexander has courted trouble
On his redemptive journey from meth addict to district attorney, Jon Alexander carried one constant companion: a magnet for trouble. After a methamphetamine habit nearly destroyed him, Alexander resurrected his career and devoted himself to helping ...

Substance abuse experts oppose medical pot bill
"We want to rally the cry, 'No way do we want legal marijuana in Mississippi,'" said Carolyn Anderson, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Substance Abuse Task Force. The task force is hoping state leaders will hear their plea.

Slate Belt addiction treatment center offers alternative to St. Patrick's Day ...
By Andrew George | The Express-Times For those recovering from addictions, holidays pose an even greater threat of relapse, says Jana Morris, founder and director of the Bangor-based addiction treatment center Recovery Revolution.

Steinberg: Braun has work to do
He gave a passionate defense in his press conference when he pointed out that his strength and speed had not improved since the alleged substance abuse and that he had tested negative multiple times. But talk radio and other media are still debating ...

Annie: Daughter unsure how to help alcoholic mother
DEAR ANNIE: As a child, I remember my mother as a heavily abusive alcoholic. She has been sober for 11 years, but she has slowly started drinking again. When she's drunk, she makes vulgar and belittling comments, which she never does otherwise.

Bees' Leavold rebounding after battling addiction
He was fighting a burgeoning heroin addiction spawned by years of abusing Oxycontin, a synthetic version of the drug. His engagement to fiancé Brittany was gone, he was trying to maintain his relationship with his three-year-old daughter Brooklyn and ...

Addiction is not hopeless -
Addiction is now known to be a chronic illness that affects the brain, says Adam Brooks. ... Substance abuse is a pervasive problem in America; it is made worse by ...of peers" such as Alcoholics Anonymous or other self-help organizations.

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The New England Institute of Addiction Studies has been in existence for over ... who provide services for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and ... and best clinical practice in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment in an ...

Child addiction to video gaming not 'just a phase'
Once their gaming is back to normal levels, their psychological problems shift, and their mood and school work improves, Douglas Gentile, a lead researcher on two studies of video game addiction, says. Dr Gentile, an associate professor in psychology ...

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