Siblings Brain Study Sheds Light on the Roots of Addiction

Siblings Brain Study Sheds Light on the Roots of Addiction
TIME
Slightly more than half were also addicted to heroin or prescription painkillers, and a quarter had alcoholism as well. The siblings, in contrast, had minimal exposure to drugs. All participants were tested on one predictor of addiction: the ability to ...

TIME

Duchess of Cambridge visits Wiltshire addiction charity
BBC News
The duchess met staff and residents at Action on Addiction's treatment centre at Clouds House in East Knoyle near Warminster. A spokeswoman for the charity said the duchess wanted to find out more about the centre's work.

BBC News

Editorial | A sea of drugs
Louisville Courier-Journal
The summit Wednesday at the University of Kentucky on prescription drug abuse and addictioncaptured the severity and extent of an appalling problem. Buttressed by shocking statistics — such as that more than 1000 Kentuckians lose their lives to ...

Baseball MVP Josh Hamilton Suffers Addiction Relapse
ABC News (blog)
Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton suffered an alcohol addiction relapse this week, despite personal struggles to stay sober. Image credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Texas Rangers' outfielder Josh Hamilton, the 2010 American League MVP who has battled alcohol ...

ABC News (blog)

Love Addiction: It's For Real
Huffington Post (blog)
Dr. Reef Karim, psychiatrist and addiction specialist, remembers one patient in particular who impressed upon him the physical power of love addiction. "You know how you see Jamie Foxx in 'Ray' or you see 'Requiem for Dream' and you see the guy on a ...

Making sense of addiction terminology
Medical Xpress
Debate still rages about methadone and buprenorphine use for heroin addiction, despite proof that these substitutes can reduce related crime, HIV spread and overdose deaths. Offering benzodiazepines or sodium oxybate (GHB) as a substitute in alcoholism ...

Internet gambling addict frittered away £400000 from company - and her boss ...
Daily Mail
By Damien Gayle An employee at a small business who plundered almost £400000 from her boss to fuel her online gambling addiction has been jailed after wrecking his life. A judge told Suzan Smith, 53, yesterday that she stole not only the staggering sum ...
 
Daily Mail

Young addict on road to recovery
Journal Review
After years of drug addiction and troubles with the law, 20-year-old Morgan Holloway is focusing on recovery through the residential program at Trinity Mission in Crawfordsville. A few weeks ago, 20-year-old Morgan Holloway was dangerously close to ...

Former basketball star Chris Herren talks about drug addiction at NHS
Wicked Local
Herren came to Norton and gave a raw and honest presentation about his experiences as a drugaddict. He was asked to come to the school by Det. James Franco of the Norton police department. At 18, Herren had just finished his high school basketball ...

Heroin addict stole shaver to help pay his electricity bill
Burton Mail
A DRUG addict stole an electric shaver from a supermarket to pay for his electricity bill, a court has heard. Richard Mousley, of Uxbridge Street, Burton, also decided to steal a watch from Tiempo, in The Octagon Centre, because staff refused to ...

Burton Mail

Heroin Addiction in the Valley: Part 2
WYTV
This is part two of a three-part series on heroin addiction in the Mahoning Valley. On Wednesday, we introduced you to a major drug problem in this area and a young woman struggling with addictionto heroin. Her name is Tiffany Kashmiry, ...

Demi Moore's brush with party drugs puts addiction on the front page
New York Daily News
When her mother failed alcoholism treatment, Demi walked out of her life! Echoes of the family disease of addiction over the generations. BILL: This time there is no going back to the current movie where she was set for a critically acclaimed role ...

New York Daily News

Drug addiction may be hereditary, study suggests
The Independent
“Our findings suggest that drug addiction is not a failure of character or a life-style choice. It's a problem with the brain. If your brain is wired for addiction it's easier for the drugs to take over, but the good thing is that this is not ...

Recovery From Addiction: Ask Noah
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Q: I've been in intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse addiction and have been doing quite well lately. The center believes I'm ready to be placed with an individual therapist (addiction background) and "graduate" ...

TheStreet.com

J&K police's de-addiction centre a hit with youth
IBNLive.com
They have set up a drug de-addiction centre in the valley to help the youth. Faisal (name changed) says, "My friends gave me the pills... first, they gave me one tablet... I got addicted and then started to get used to drugs... When I tried to give up, ...

Demi Moore Must Go To Rehab To Save Her Life, Addiction Expert Says
Hollywood Life
Demi's behavior could have deadly consequences if she doesn't get help immediately, experts tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY! Demi Moore's marriage and health have been in crisis due to her partying and recent hospitalization, and unless she can seek ...

'You have showed no remorse': Judge blasts alcoholic couple who stabbed to ...
Daily Mail
By Katie Silver An alcoholic couple who stabbed a former RAF hero to death in his home have been jailed for life. Raymond McEnery, 55, and girlfriend Dana Webb, 34, attacked Peter Wilson, 47, and left him to bleed to death. They stabbed the popular ...

Daily Mail

The Bright Path Ishayas Enables Crystal Meth Addict to Find Help and Free ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The Bright Path Ishayas and their teachings had a profound impact on one crystal meth addicted individual, who struggled with the addiction for nearly six years, experiencing the horrors and side effects of the drug. HENDERSON, NV, February 03, ...

A sobering last call for alcoholic
Daily Pilot
He's lost to alcoholism." In Sperling's film, Allen's addiction to alcohol changes him from a tan, handsome Southern California surfer with sun-bleached hair in his 20s to a swollen, unshaven homeless man who speaks nonsensically between singing ...

Daily Pilot

The Josh Hamilton Relapse Reaction
MLB Daily Dish
I won't say which one I am, for personal and family reasons, but I will say I think I understand addiction. And by understand addiction I mean to say there's no understanding addiction. "Aren't you happy?" An addict might hear, whether he's a ...

Drug addict was benefit fraudster
Peterborough Today
A DRUG addict who fraudulently claimed £8000 worth of benefits despite taking on a number of jobs has been ordered to deal with his addiction. Barnaby Mart (27) of Bifield, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, took £8339 from the public purse over a three year ...

Recovery program works to help those struggling with addiction
Montgomery Advertiser
Keith Johnson looked to the west side of Montgomery when he was asked to help start a new kind ofaddiction recovery program in the city. Now the program has taken root, and on Jan. 27, the Community Recovery Support Track Project celebrated its ...

Running From Addiction
TheFix.com
But what distinguishes Shubaly's writing from the many other addiction memoirs saturating the market is his refreshing perspicacity, bracing honesty, and total avoidance of recovery clich├ęs. Shubaly's background is as a musician, where he plays bass in ...

TheFix.com

One Drug Abstinence Method Earns a Second Look
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Burning Tree, a long term drug treatment center in Texas, reintroduces to the addiction community a proven, but sometimes forgotten about, method of treating chronic addicts and their families. One method to treat the chronic abuse of illicit ...

Are You A High-Functioning Addict?
By The Huffington Post News Editors
We think of it as this really dramatic, debilitating disorder, but actually there is a wide range of alcoholism, from moderate drinking to at-risk drinking. Every alcoholic isn't Mel Gibson or Lindsey Lohan -- people who are really train wrecks.
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Drug Addiction Interferes with Impulse Control | TopNews United ...
By Ria Patel
Drug Addiction Interferes with Impulse Control. A British study has claimed that drug addiction leads to abnormalities in the brain, which interfere with impulse control. Previous studies have also showed a link between drug addiction and brain ...
TopNews United States
Addiction to the non people - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug ...
By ACT10Npack
i did some horrible stuff to people i love because of my addiction. i commited crimes against strangers. being an addict does not absolve me of the consequences of these actions. good intentions amount to jack squat. i had to take action, stop drinking and using drugs, and stop doing all those terrible things. and i still ... When I'm asked why I let myself go through all that hell before I finally quit for good, all I say now is, "Because I'm an alcoholic and I can't drink like normal people.
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Study: Drug Addicts May Have Abnormal Brains Prone To Addiction ...
By jonathanturley
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have published a startling article in Science Magazine stating that drug addicts may have brain abnormalities that give them a predisposition towardaddiction. It could radically change how we view .... 

http://rangersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/02/source-rangers-josh-hamilton-h.html Josh Hamilton had an alcohol slip recently further demonstrating how hard it is for an addict to stay sober. 13 Anonymously Yours 1, February 3, 2012 at ...
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