Ex-agent Leigh Steinberg addresses alcoholism

Ex-agent Leigh Steinberg addresses alcoholism, bankruptcy
That is when he finally committed to working a 12-step recovery program that he had attempted only halfheartedly through earlier short periods of sobriety. He attends regular meetings of the group, which he prefers not to mention publicly because of ...


Does Bobbi Kristina have addiction issues? Whitney's mom says no
Chicago Sun-Times
I've been told the 18-year-old's grandmother, Cissy Houston, is dismissing concerns that Whitney's only child may be facing addiction issues similar to those of her mother and father, Bobby Brown. “Which is troubling,” said a longtime Houston friend, ...

Mothers passing painkiller addiction to newborns
Ctv News
The exploding problem of addiction to prescription painkillers has hit the maternity ward, doctors say. Experts are reporting that mothers are among the increasing number of Canadians who are becoming dependent on opiates such as OxyContin, ...

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Fighting the scourge of addiction
By Mark Whitaker, CNN Whitney Houston, here in Las Vegas in 2004, had a well-publicized battle with addiction in the years before her death. Editor's note: Mark Whitaker is executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide.

Addiction among us
Point Pleasant Register
by Beth Sergent Jason Martin, a recovering addict who is a success story from the Healing Place Treatment Center in Huntington, speaks to visitors at the recent Mason County Anti-Drug Coalition meeting. Martin became addicted to pain medication, ...

Battling porn addiction
St. George Daily Spectrum
Jerri Jorgensen, family liaison for Desert Solace, a residential treatment center for pornography addiction, Mark Jorgensen, managing director of Desert Solace and Lynne Clark-Brunson, a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical director for ...

Alcoholic who murdered fellow drinker jailed for life
This is Bristol
AN ALCOHOLIC convicted of murdering a fellow drinker in his Fishponds sheltered accommodation has been jailed for life. Thomas Tibbatts rowed with Timothy Crooke and unleashed a "vicious" assault in his room at Wayland Court in Guinea Lane.

Cop's addiction 'severe,' court hears
By Jessica Kerr, Delta Optimist February 20, 2012 NEW WESTMINSTER - Corporal Monty Robinson's behaviour following the 2008 crash that killed a South Delta man was the result of a "severe" alcohol addiction, an expert on substance abuse testified Monday ...

A Prescribed Addiction
Treatment professionals say when addicts are on a methadone maintenance program, the crime associated with their expensive addiction goes down. "When individuals are in treatment, even if the treatment is not perfect, their criminal behavior drops by ...

Self-described crack addict mom arrested on child-neglect charge
Orlando Sentinel
By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel A woman who told Orange County deputies she is a crackaddict was arrested last week on child-neglect and other charges, records released Monday show. Investigators were called to the home off Dean Road south of Lake ...

'Help him beat this addiction'
Independent Online
By Sherlissa Peters The wife of a convicted murderer who pleaded guilty to going on a three-day robbery spree in Pietermaritzburg's CBD last year begged the court to help her husband overcome his drug addiction. Tanya Simons was testifying in...

Independent Online

New Online Certificate Provides Training For Those Who Counsel Individuals ...
MarketWatch (press release)
21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A new professional development certificate, Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler, has been created to provide training for those who counsel individuals struggling with gambling ...

Mountie a depressed alcoholic, trial told
According to an addiction expert, Benjamin "Monty" Robinson suffered from severe alcohol dependence at the time of a fatal crash 3 1/2 years ago. It was "quite obvious" Robinson was also depressed, Dr. Paul Sobey told a BC Supreme Court judge in New ...

DRUG ADDICTION: Doctors and Patients To Blame For Prescription Drug Addiction
Dave is a drug addict. And he says his pusher--is his doctor. "They're down there at the pain management clinic just doling out heroin like it's nobody's business," Dave says, "You want to talk about the thugs on the street and the gangs on the street ...

Mountie was an alcoholic at time of fatal crash: doctor
Sobey said that the officer's alleged drinking after the crash is consistent with an addiction. The doctor also told the court that Robinson was under a lot of stress and had been isolating himself following his role in the 2007 Tasering death of ...

Program helps smokers break free of 'tenacious addiction'
National Post (blog)
Smoking can be a very tenacious addiction. Of all the drugs to which you can be exposed, nicotine has the highest rate of addiction following only one exposure. That reality tends to be lost. Generally, it takes three or four days of inhaling tobacco...

National Post (blog)

LaGrange Community Youth Center hosting Narcotics Anonymous meetings, planning ...
Quincy Herald Whig
Since last summer, it also has played host to three meetings a week of Narcotics Anonymous. The program, a recovery resource for abusers of drugs, alcohol and other substances, has grown since moving to the youth center in July after a fire at its ...

Program addressing substance abuse to occupy third floor of courthouse
The Herald-Mail
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com A new nonprofit group that intends to tackle substance abuse and addiction among young people in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle has won approval to occupy the third floor of the historic Berkeley ...

No 'magic bullet' to fight prescription drug misuse
"We don't have national data to be able to give that answer," says Deborah Cumming, national priority adviser at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa. "The tracking is done differently in different provinces.


Bobbi Kristina Doesn't Have Addiction Issues – Whitney's Mom
The Inquisitr
According to various outlets, Bobbi Kristina's own grandmother, Cissy Houston, has dismissed claims that Houston's only child is battling the kind of addiction issues that her own parents, Houston and Bobby Brown, have struggled with.

The Inquisitr

Mountie was an alcoholic at time of fatal Tsawwassen crash, doctor testifies
South Delta Leader
Dr. Paul Sobey, an expert in addiction medicine, conducted a medical evaluation of Robinson last month at the request of his defence lawyer David Crossin. Based on an interview with Robinson, Sobey concluded that in October, 2008—the time of the ...

1 in 10 kids have an alcoholic parent: study
New York Daily News
One in 10 US children lives with an alcoholic mother or father, a new government report claims. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 7.5 million children -- about 10.5 percent of the US population under ...

New York Daily News

Actress-singer Demi Lovato: 'I'll have to fight the addiction for the rest of ...
Daily Mail
There were sessions from seven in the morning until nine at night: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous and Self Mutilators Anonymous. [To addicts like Demi, all meetings are relevant, whatever their own personal ...

Daily Mail

Addiction experts applaud Ontario's move to limit OxyContin
680 News
Addiction experts have applauded Ontario's move to limit prescription access to OxyContin and it's new counterpart OxyNeo. Addiction experts are applauding Ontario's recent move to limit the prescription of OxyContin in the province, while meanwhile ...

NS tightens rules on OxyContin
Globe and Mail
Nova Scotia's move comes days after Ontario, with the highest rates of prescription-opioid addiction in the country, announced it is tightening rules for the painkiller. Physicians called the move a step forward, but warned that changing publicly ...

Globe and Mail

Getting Serious About Addiction and Binge Drinking in the U.K. ...
By Keith Humphreys
She has chosen to become the patron of Action on Addiction, a leading charity in the field. Much as Princess Diana adopted AIDS as a cause and thereby galvanized public sympathy for its victims, The Duchess is doing the same thing for ...
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The children of alcoholism : News : HeartlandConnection.com
By KTVO Newsdesk
More than one in 10 children in the United States live with at least one alcoholic parent. That is the finding of a new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The federal agency, studying data from 2005 to ...
Heartland Connection - KTVO News

Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery (Feb. 28) | UMHS Headlines
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“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented Tuesday Feb. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. by Janice Firn, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital; Matthew Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Dawn Farm therapist and ...
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Genome Biology | Full text | The genetic basis of alcoholism: multiple ...
3 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of ... efforts to dissect the genetic basis of alcohol consumption and addiction in humans ...

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