Afghanistan massacre brings alcohol addiction in the military to the forefront

Afghanistan massacre brings alcohol addiction in the military to the forefront
New York Daily News
BILL: You know, Dave, all this reminds me of Vietnam, when GI drug addictionundercut the American effort. DR. DAVE: Bill, all the best military equipment and strategies may not overcome the damage to our current military effort in Afghanistan caused ...

New York Daily News

Hope for Recovery: Richmond Outreach Center Spearheads Efforts for Adult ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Meanwhile, a Virginia congregation called the Richmond Outreach Center leads the way in providing biblically-based substance abuse recovery programs. RICHMOND, VA., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- It is no secret that substance abuse is a ...

'American Pie' Star: Alcoholism Nearly Killed Me
KHBS-KHOG Northwest Arkansas
By Tomika Anderson, Special to CNN (CNN) -- Actor Chris Klein is speaking out on an illness that nearly cost him his life - alcoholism. The "American Pie" star tells People magazine that had he not checked himself into rehab in 2010, there's a very ...

Beardsley, now a motivational speaker, talks about drug addiction
Beardsley, now a motivational speaker, shared the dramatic story of his addiction to pain medicines. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer Dick Beardsley was within a day or two of never waking up again. Fortunately, he got caught. After retiring from running ...

Chris Klein, star of 'American Pie,' says alcoholism almost killed him
New York Daily News
“I would have died, and I think about that every single day,” the 33-year-old actor told the magazine of his battle with alcoholism. According to Klein, who is best known for his role as friendly jock Chris (Oz) Ostreicher in the “American Pie” series, ...

New York Daily News

Former rock 'n' roll assistant discusses addiction, relationships with rock stars
Downtown Devil
By Bailey Johnson, on Friday, March 30th, 2012 Chris O'Dell, now a substance abuse counselor in Tucson, struggled with addiction after she partied with iconic rock stars of the 1960s. (Madeline Pado/DD) The truth is raw and real, and it is what Chris ...

Downtown Devil

Taunton Substance Abuse Task Force holds 17th annual roundtable forum
Wicked Local
Peterson, a guest speaker at the Taunton Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force's 17th annual roundtable forum, founded the support organization Learn to Cope in 2004 after her son battled an addiction to prescription opiates and heroin.

Ex-alcoholic and addict is spared prison
This is Kent
A FORMER drug addict and alcoholic avoided jail for stealing two packs of meat when a court heard he has turned his life around. Neville Muttock, 44, of Phoenix Court, Clarence Street, appeared before Folkestone magistrates last Thursday, ...

One Alcoholic Drink A Day: Breast Cancer Increased Plus 10 Other Reported Effects
International Business Times
By Amir Khan: Subscribe to Amir's RSS feed One alcoholic drink per day increases the risk of breast cancer, according to new research. Epidemiologists attributed 2 percent of European and North American breast cancer cases to light drinking and 50000 ...

International Business Times

Chris Klein opens up on battle with alcoholism
WDIV Detroit
Actor Chris Klein is speaking out on an illness that nearly cost him his life - alcoholism. The "American Pie" star tells People magazine that had he not checked himself into rehab in 2010, there's a very real possibility he would have checked out ...

Tomblin in Martinsburg to sign substance abuse legislation
The Herald-Mail
Earl Ray Tomblin was in Martinsburg Thursday to take part in a bill-signing ceremony forsubstance abuse legislation. Tomblin said he also intends to fill the 23rd Judicial Circuit vacancy created by Judge Gina M. Groh's appointment to the federal ...

Chris Klein says sudden fame drove him to become an alcoholic: Most shocking ...
Fox News
After a taste of sudden fame, Klein tells People magazine he became an alcoholic. SODAHEAD SLIDESHOW: See the most shocking celebrity confessions. "I would have died, and I think about that every single day," the actor, 33, tells the mag.

Drug-addict gets life sentence for murder, DP rebuked
PTI | 06:03 PM,Mar 30,2012 New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) A Delhi court has pulled up the city police and directed it to spruce up to check the menace of drug abuse in open while awarding life term to a man for murdering a fellow drug addict "right under the ...

Substance Abuse Measure Now Law
West Virginia MetroNews
Earl Ray Tomblin says one of the biggest challenges in addressing the state's substance abuse problem is the varied nature of the problem. Tomblin was in Huntington, Martinsburg and Parkersburg Thursday to sign the new substance abuse bill into law.

Addict jailed after college silver sold to be melted down
Cambridge News
A thief whose favourite targets were Cambridge University buildings and students has been jailed after more than £10000 of stolen college silverware was melted down. Scott Thomas, 37, loitered around university colleges to steal bicycles but thought he ...

Cambridge News

One alcoholic drink a day increases rick of cancer by 5%
By drinking one alcoholic drink a day, women are raising the risk of cancer by five per cent, according to new research. Women drinking 'heavily' by havng three or more drinks a day are up to 50 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer than those ...

Cocaine addict officer cleared of misconduct
The Northern Echo
A SENIOR police officer has been cleared of being “the eyes and ears” of a gang of drug dealers who supplied his cocaine. A jury at Newcastle Crown Court yesterday acquitted Northumbria Police Detective Sergeant Paul Thompson of conspiracy to supply ...

Chris Klein: 'Alcoholism Nearly Killed Me'
Christian Post
He stars in the upcoming "American Reunion," the conclusion to the wildly popular "American Pie" series, but Klein has opened up about his dealing with alcoholismand how it nearly killed him. Klein, 33, became immensely popular with the release of ...

Christian Post

Chris Klein's Battle With Alcoholism
Daily Gossip
Klein got into various problems as a result of his alcohol addiction. He was arrested two times for driving under the influence and sentenced to prison for 96 hours. Eventually, the Nebraska-reared actor realized that he had to check into a rehab ...

Daily Gossip

Addict thug jailed for the mugging of woman in alleyway
Burton Mail
A 'DESPICABLE' mugger who robbed a partially-sighted woman in an alleyway has been jailed for more than seven-and-a-half years. Small-time drug pusher James Wilshaw targeted Valerie Warner, even though she was using her white cane to guide herself ...

Burton Mail

Penn. funds gambling addiction prevention program
In 2010, game tables were legalized and with them, a greater risk of casino patrons developing a gambling addiction. Since then, funding has continued to increase each year. The Department of Health now receives $4.6 million a year for efforts to ...

Breaking Addiction: Project Cope sets women on the road to recovery
Daily Item
I was a heroin addict for only three years, but I did so much heroin,” Booth said. “The same with cocaine, I just did it constantly, constantly, 24/7, and it was just so bad. Even my mother sees me today and says, who are you?

Addict preyed on the elderly
Malvern Gazette
Heroin addict James Horrigan, aged 37, chose people who were mostly aged over 80 as his targets and used a variety of excuses to get them to part with cash which he said he would pay back. But Horrigan, of St Kitts Close, Malvern, took the money and ...

Battling Alcoholism in Great Britain | The Way Out
By TheWayOut
The British government is considering taking a different type of approach to curbing alcoholismin their country. A new bill is being submitted to parliament that would set a minimum price of 40 pence per unit on alcohol in England and Wales.
The Way Out

Webinar to Review Results of Opioid Addiction Treatment Study
By (Psychiatric News Alert)
The PCSS-B is operated by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, and APA with funding from the Substance Abuseand Mental Health Services Administration/Center for ...
Psychiatric News Alert

Now what? - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and ...
By gurlie214
Please don't slam me for this, I just want your thoughts. My husband just got out of rehab Friday for cocaine addiction. He went right back to work on Monday and has been hard at it since Monday. He owns a company (with a partner) and is a ...

Chris Klein: Alcoholism Nearly Killed Me

Chris Klein: Alcoholism Nearly Killed Me
People Magazine
Klein slid into a battle with alcoholism that nearly cost him his career – and his life. "I would have died, and I think about that every single day," the actor, 33, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive new interview.

Dennis Rodman is broke, battling alcohol addiction: report
New York Daily News
Furthermore, the Chicago Bulls legend is still struggling with a major alcoholaddiction, which he famously discussed on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." "In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is analcoholic," Peggy ...

New York Daily News

Even a Little Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study
U.S. News & World Report
By Kathleen Doheny WEDNESDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Just one alcoholic drink a day can boost a woman's risk of breast cancer by about 5 percent, according to a new review of existing research. Heavier drinking -- three or more drinks a day ...

Amy: Alcoholic in-law's 'yo-yo life' traps mom
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Initially, my daughter wanted to be helpful, but soon discovered that she was dealing with the yo-yo life and broken promises of an alcoholic. Her partner has a kind of co-dependent relationship with his older brother and cannot give him the necessary ...

Addiction saga tragedy, not comedy
Perth Now
NIGHTMARE: The Ben Cousins story is not something the public should laugh about. Source: Herald Sun NO matter what you think of Ben Cousins, his plight is a sad one. For me, assessing the reaction of people upon hearing the news of the former ...

Meth addiction eats at Sacramento foothills
Sacramento News & Review
Anderson spent 18 months embedded with police in the rural counties just outside of Sacramento looking for the connection between meth addiction and criminality. After logging hundreds of hours with law enforcement from Calaveras, Jackson, Ione, ...

Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Program spreads word (press release)
Fair Lawn – Fair Lawn Alliance for Substance Abuse Program (FLASAP) is serious about spreading the word; Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking. Underage drinking is a worldwide problem and according to the Underage ...

Florida House Experience Incorporates Family Program to Coincide with Their ...
PR Web (press release)
All too often, families are left feeling helpless and hopeless when one of their loved ones struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction. Now there is somewhere to turn, as Florida House Experience, based out of Deerfield Beach, Florida, has incorporated ...

PR Web (press release)

Pakistan has addiction of using militant groups against India: US Official
Economic Times
WASHINGTON: Pakistan has an "addiction" of "playing around" with militant groups against India, a top Pentagon official has said. "They have an addiction to playing around with militia groups to achieve certain interests, particularly vis-a-vis India.

Chris Klein almost died from alcoholism.
Monsters and
The 'American Reunion' actor - who checked himself into the Cirque Lodge rehab facility in Utah for a 30-day addiction programme after his second drink-driving arrest in 2010 - says his booze problem was so bad that he feared for his life.

Monsters and

Chris Klein: Alcoholism Almost Killed Me
The Daily Blabber from iVillage
As his career began to wane, Klein (who famously dated Katie Holmes before she met husband Tom Cruise) started to drink more and more until his alcoholism nearly killed him. "I would have died, and I think about that every single day," Klein tells ...

JUST one alcoholic drink a day can increase your risk of breast cancer ...
The Sun
They say no woman should have more than ONE alcoholic drink a day — and those at a higher risk because of their family history should avoid booze completely. Catherine Priestley, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said: "This research ...

The Sun

The Recovery Place Releases eBook as a Guide to Maintaining Long-Term ...
Albany Times Union
Alcohol and drug addiction does not simply disappear after completing a drug rehab program. Successful addiction recovery takes work and monitoring to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Recovery Place understands this and has released an eBook ...

Addict leaves women bound and gagged during 'surreal' robbery
Irish Examiner
A drug addict, who bound, gagged and strangled two women, who had previously given him food and money, during a “surreal” and “brutal” robbery has been jailed for six years. Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard how Lithuanians, Rimvaldas Andrulevicius ...

Plymouth heroin addict faces court order after offending spree
This is Plymouth
A HEROIN addict who went on an offending spree is to be assessed for a court order to treat his habit. John Laverty, aged 37, committed two more crimes while awaiting sentence for four other offences, Plymouth magistrates heard.

Do We All Have Behavioral Addictions?
Huffington Post (blog)
The notion that underlies the "addiction" concept is that the substance use (or behavior) originally intended for pleasurable recreation is now compulsively driven. Although the act is no longer the source of much pleasure, it has become so deeply ...

Untangling from alcoholic's yo-yo string
Click here Print Aa Untangling from alcoholic's yo-yo string March 26, 2012 3:41 PM By AMY DICKINSON DEAR AMY: My 31-year-old daughter and her 43-year-old partner have lived together for about four years. For the past two years, ...


Confronting Inner Alcoholic Demons in a Virtual World
MyFox Houston
Ideally, a recovering alcoholic would get real-time help navigating situations like pubs and parties, says UH's Dr. Patrick Bordnick. “As a therapist, I would like to take the person out into the real world, to the bar or the party setting, ...

MyFox Houston

Chris Klein: Alcoholism almost killed me - Pop2it - Zap2it
By lknelson
"American Pie" star Chris Klein is opening up about his struggle with alcoholism. Now 19 months sober, two DUI arrests and a jail sentence convinced him to turn things around. "I would have died, and I think about that every single day," the ...

Recovering Alcoholic | UrlyBits
By Paul O'Flaherty
I'm glad the BBC chose to highlight the plight of this recovering alcoholic, at least now she has the chance of a fresh start before she reaches 10.

Alcoholic, under 20? - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction ...
By H3minggway
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The Social Effects of Alcoholism
By Promises Treatment Centers
Alcoholism is attributable to verbal and physical abuse of the spouse and the children and carries a great responsibility for the break up of marriages. Children living in the home with analcoholic have lower grades, higher rates of depression ...
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Chris Klein Alcoholism: 'American Pie' Star Talks Addiction
Chris Klein became an overnight heartthrob after starring in Election and the 1999 breakout hit American Pie.

Almost Alcoholic: Could Your Drinking Be A Problem? | Psychology ...
This is where the concept of "almost alcoholic" fits in—and it may apply to you ... alcohol abuse,alcoholism), it is probably more productive to look at drinking in ...

Nir and Far: Addict Behavior Change
An addict will go to great lengths to satiate a nearly uncontrollable desire. ... such as Alcoholics Anonymous; Rehabilitation centers; Addiction specialists and ...

Abstinence and 'Low-Risk' Consumption 1 Year after the Initiation of ...
Alcohol and Alcoholism · About This Journal ... Alcohol and Alcoholism (2012) doi: 10.1093/alcalc/ags028 First published online: March 19, 2012. » Abstract Free ...

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is "a broke, sick alcoholic" court told

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman is "a broke, sick alcoholic" court told
Irish Independent
By reporters THE former boyfriend of Madonna and husband of Carmen Electra is broke and an extremely sick alcoholic, a court in Orange County heard yesterday. Rodman is being prosecuted over failing to pay alimony and child support to ...

Irish Independent

Rodman a Broke, Sick Alcoholic, Court Told
(NEWSER) -- Basketball's clownish bad boy Dennis Rodman is broke and an "extremely sick"alcoholic, his financial advisor revealed in court. Rodman, 51, was warned by an Orange County commissioner yesterday that he faces 20 days in jail for contempt of ...

All in the Family: Famous Families Plagued by Addiction
ABC News
Whether their penchant for substance abuse will plague their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, remains to be seen. That's been the case for five other famous children of addicts: Lindsay Lohan's struggles with drugs and alcohol have been front page tabloid ...

ABC News

Bobby Brown's Arrest For DUI: His Addiction History Explained
Huffington Post
And, in fact, many of his run-ins with the law involved addiction-related problems. The International Business Times reported that Brown developed a crack and heroin addiction in the 1990s, though he has said he no longer uses drugs and only drinks ...

Supervisors Need Training To Curb Substance Abuse
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Researchers have found that supervisors need to do more than just monitor employees all day to reduce workplacesubstance abuse. Experts from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions said ...

Former alcoholic 'wasted' 40 years
This Is Lancashire
A RECOVERING alcoholic is urging people to be careful with their drinking, saying he has “wasted” 40 years of his life because of his addiction. Now, David Edge, a retired post office employee, is finally on the road to recovery and he is backing The ...

Dennis Rodman: broke and suffering alcoholism with child support in the rears
ABC News is reporting that Rodman is suffering from alcoholism and his struggle is "well-documented," which might be the "sickness" his lawyers reported. Along with paying Michele Rodman, his ex-wife, spousal support and child support, he also pays for ...

Ohio Heroin Addiction on the Rise
CENTRAL OHIO - A new alarming report from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services shows heroin is taking over as the drug of choice among teens as young as 13. It is a frightening trend has also been identified at the Maryhaven drug ...

Dennis Rodman alcoholic and broke, financial advisor says
Newstrack India
"In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic... His sickness impacts his ability to get work," the LA Times quoted his financial advisor, Peggy Williams, as saying. When his third wife, Michelle, sued him for divorce in 2004, ...

Online gambling addiction leads to ruin for many
According to one online addiction website, the total revenue from online gambling topped $29 billion last year. The director of Shoreline Behavioral Services, an addiction counseling agency in Conway, says online games can be particularly dangerous for ...

Heroin abuse worsens in Ohio
Montgomery Advertiser
Regions across the state saw increases in heroin abuse during the past six months, with availability in Cleveland considered at epidemic levels, according to a report released this month by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

It's a long way home for those on the edge
The Australian
SIX years ago, at the age of 40, former butler Patrick Winter became homeless for the first time, caught in the grip of alcoholism. Last year, he was pulled off a Brisbane park bench by a council worker and helped into a program that found him support ...

Kony2012, Juju, Publicity Addiction, and Loving Jason Russell
My guess is that Jason Russell is suffering from publicity addiction, had an overdose on 15 March, and now it is Africa's turn to love Jason Russell the way we love ourselves. Jason led over 80 million people to some conclusions about northern Uganda ...

Drug addict Tabitha Saker tied up by mum now jailed
Kent Online
by Paul Hooper A young woman whose drug addiction led to the jailing of her concerned mother is now behind bars herself. Julia Saker, 50, was sent to prison after trying to stop daughter Tabitha from buying drugs by gagging and binding her.

Kent Online

Stress driving more women to substance abuse, reveals study
Indian Express
A survey by Baya Karve Women's Study Centre shows an increase in substance abuse among women in recent years. The survey shows that stress had driven women, mostly in the 31to 40 years age bracket, to smoking, alcohol, anti-depressants or sleeping ...

Report: Dennis Rodman is broke and struggling with alcoholism
Chicago Sun-Times
(Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage) Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman is strugglingalcoholism and flat broke, his lawyer said in court documents filed Tuesday in Rodman's on-going divorce case, entertainment website reported.

Alcoholics Anonymous help themselves
The Manly Daily
Daniel, 40, a non-drinker, was searching for a solution to his former alcoholic father's problems. “My dad had been a problem drinker for as long as I could remember,” Daniel said. “Dad had, however, been sober for six years, but being sober and his ...

The Manly Daily

Substance abuse prevention coalition plans town-hall meeting
CBS 21
How do you plan to teach your family about the long-term effects of substance abuse? The Cumberland-Perry Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will help you learn as they sponsor the 2012 Town Hall Meeting to focus on topics of substance abuse ...

Judge praises Redmond O'Neal for recovery progress
San Mateo Daily Journal
He also said his meetings with therapists were allowing him to confront demons that led him into drug addiction. O'Neal was arrested in August after police stopped him for running a red light and said they discovered heroin in his car.

Illinois Teenage Institute on Substance Abuse Scholarships
Sheriff Richard A. Meyers of Winnebago County announced today that the Illinois Sheriff=s Association is extremely proud to once again be named as a principal sponsor for the annual Illinois Teenage Institute on Substance Abuse.
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Dennis Rodman's Illness Is Alcoholism
By Leah Goldman
CONFESSIONS OF A ZYNGA ADDICT: I Spent $1000 In A Year Playing A Stupid Facebook Game... Dennis Rodman Is Broke And 'Extremely Sick' Due To Alcoholism ... "In all honesty, Dennis, although a very sweet person, is an alcoholic.
Business Insider

'Almost Alcoholic': Close to the Real Thing, Says New Book | East ...
By ABC Digital
The first book in the series, Almost Alcoholic, outlines the key signs that someone might be suffering from almost alcoholism, such as drinking despite negative consequences, looking forward to drinking, drinking alone and drinking to blunt emotional ... "It is good for people and their friends/relatives to recognize the signs and symptoms or alcohol abuse and addiction, so that they may be able to influence someone before they get into trouble," said Dr. Robert Gwyther, professor in the ...
East Idaho News

Strange Facts about Addiction Part 1 | Recovery First
By russbarnstein
When it comes to substance abuse and drug addiction, there are many myths and a great deal of misinformation that can make getting help difficult. However,
Recovery First

Confused..Social Alcoholic, Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholic ...
By Shell1370
I'm just a little confused on the terms of SA, alcoholic abuse and alcoholism and well, I don't know which one would describe my husband. I'm pretty sure I know which one and just needed some the opinions of those who dealt with this first ...
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Actor Ben Vereen Talks About Drug Addiction

Actor Ben Vereen Talks About Drug Addiction
Ben Vereen shared his story of recovery from drug addiction before the Luncheon started. Watch the video. About 800 people attended the lucheon at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel that raised 130 thousand dollars for the drug education for our ...

Problem drinking is a symptom of "almost" alcoholism, according to a new book ...
ABC News
The first book in the series, "Almost Alcoholic," outlines the key signs that someone might be suffering from almost alcoholism, such as drinking despite negative consequences, looking forward to drinking, drinking alone and drinking to blunt emotional ...

ABC News

Almost Alcoholic: Could Your Drinking Be a Problem?
Huffington Post (blog)
This is where the concept of almost alcoholic fits in -- and it may apply to you or someone you love. Could You (or a Loved One) Be an Almost Alcoholic? This illustration more accurately reflects the real "drinking world." What it suggests is that an ...

Substance Abuse Prevention Event at Braintree High School on Thursday Evening
Guest Speakers: Kathi Meyer Sullivan and former New England Patriot's defensive lineman, Chris Sullivan, share how substance abuse affected their lives. For more information contact Melonie Bennett, Director of Health and Physical Education at ...

My Story: My Battle With Addiction
Huffington Post
My diagnosis upon admission to rehab (aka my "resume" of addiction) stated in black and white that I am dependent on alcohol, cocaine, and sedatives. Basically, I drank til I blacked out every time, became quite accustomed to blowing lines every half ...

Prison for alcoholic bank boss who stole £100000
Yorkshire Post
Hull Crown Court heard he was a “functioning alcoholic”, who used the money to fund his lifestyle and addiction to drink. He began stealing small amounts, but gradually things spiralled “out of control” until he was at his “wits' end” and he decided ...

Yorkshire Post

Addict attacked guard and driver
Worcester News
A HEROIN addict who spends £50 a day on the drug assaulted railway staff on two occasions, magistrates in Worcester were told. Nathan Capewell, of Church Road, Malvern, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault when he appeared in court.

Alcoholic chef gets home detention
The Press
An alcoholic chef who headbutted his boss, slandered a restaurant and exposed himself has been sentenced to home detention. Simon James Pankhurst, 29, appeared before Judge Kevin Phillips in the Queenstown District Court yesterday after entering a ...

Alcoholic bank manager swindled elderly customers
The Press, York
The court was told Danter, of Copandale Road, Beverley, was an alcoholic who used the funds to maintain his lifestyle. He hoped to pay back the stolen money before his clients noticed but things got “completely out of his control”, the court heard.

Technology can push our crazy buttons, rewire brains
Mental health professionals are still considering whether Internet addiction should be considered an official psychiatric diagnosis, for example. "I don't know whether it formally qualifies as an addiction, but certainly you get used to it, ...


Jail for Cape's Thelma and Louise
Independent Online
By Jade Witten It was their tik addiction that finally spelt their end. Driven to feed their drug habit, the two lovers, dubbed “Thelma and Louise”, took to robbing women with a toy gun. Using a 9mm BB gun, Nicole Booysens, 25, and Mada Larsen, 24, ...

Independent Online

Technology's lesson in addiction
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
Even if I didn't have a car or a GPS to bring me to a casino, in our modern age ofaddiction, I could simply visit a website, download an app or even join a Facebook group to alert me of card games in the Binghamton area. While technological advances ...

Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Lottery sales move online, critics worry it could fuel addiction
WPSD Local 6
HERRIN, Ill. — On Sunday, Illinois became the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets by way of the Internet. In that first day of online business, the state racked up more than $15000 in sales. Only two ticket games are online now, ...

Addict's body found behind Perth Sheriff Court
Scotland Courier
Lynn Furlong's is the third overdose death to hit the city this month. She was found behind the sheriff court on Speygate on Sunday. Police are treating the death as ''unexplained'' but confirmed the 36-year-old's body had been found by a member of the ...

'I thought I could never live a normal life': A former heroin addict tells how ...
The Independent
"The Soho world of addiction and homelessness my twin brother and I lived in for years was devoid of basic humanity, kindness and dignity," he wrote. "I recall the interest in us from your newspaper touching us deeply and we felt respected, ...

Not An Addict, Just Addicted
Huffington Post
My life is divided now divided into two eras: the time before benzos, and the time after benzos. The transition came at age 27, when an emergency room doctor gave me a prescription for benzos to treat what turned out to be an anxiety attack.

'Thelma and Louise' sentenced to jail
Cape Town - Two lovers that used a toy gun to rob women in Cape Town in order to feed their tik addiction are going to jail. Nicole Booysens, 25, and Mada Larsen, 24, dubbed 'Thelma and Louise', robbed 5 women in the week of 5 January to 11 January in ...

Foreign Entertainment Industry Not Immune to Addiction Says Mountainside Drug ...
SBWire (press release)
“Sometimes we may forget that substance abuse knows no boundaries,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. “The pressures of the entertainment industry aren't unique to America. It's the same type of pressure ...

Addiction guru to remain in custody until verdict announcement
Keith Bakker, the addiction guru accused of sexual abuse, will be held in custody until the verdict in his case is announced on April 20, the Amsterdam court said on Tuesday. His lawyer had asked the Amsterdam court to free him in the meantime as he ...

Addiction guru faces seven years in jail for sexual abuse
Addiction guru Keith Bakker should be jailed for seven years for sexually abusing a number of clients, the public prosecution department said on Monday. Bakker, a former addict, set up a successful anti-addiction clinic but his empire collapsed after ...

Tappan Zee Student Creates Substance Abuse Committee Banner
By Ryan Buncher The Orangetown Substance Abuse Committee held a contest for Pearl River and Tappan Zee High School students to create its new banner. Tappan Zee student Marissa DeStefano created the winning entry, the drawing of which is attached to ...

Recent Internet Addiction Studies Include Porn | Psychology Today
By Gary Wilson
Since we wrote Ominous News for Porn Users: Internet Addiction Atrophies Brains, which addressed recent online videogame addiction research, a tide of brand new research has been rolling in from around the world, revealing that a ...
Psychology Today Blogs

Brains May Be Wired For Addiction | The Media Freedom Foundation
By admin
Both the addicts and the non-addict siblings had the same abnormalities in the region of the brain which controls behavior. The suggestion is that these brains may be “hard-wired” foraddiction in the first place. It shows that drug addiction is ...
The Media Freedom Foundation

InsideNUP: Let's Talk Addiction - Author Jane McGregor discusses ...
The standard line taken by the media, treatment agencies, and government is that the helplessaddict has no power over his/her behaviour. However one of the difficulties with putting ... Readily available from bookshops and the internet, often these are written by people belonging to mutual aid groups like SMART , and Alcoholics Anonymous or the many 12-step groups that are derived from it (Bloggers Anonymous, Gamblers/Gamers Anonymous etc.). In addition, online materials and ...

The Dual Despair of Addiction & Depression | CRC Health Group Blog
By CRC Health Group
For many addicted individuals, their substance abuse disorder is accompanied by a mental health issue such as depression. This type of dual diagnosis (also referred to as “co-occurring disorders”) ... substance abuse has led to depression or a related mood disorder. Though the term “dual diagnosis” may not be as widely recognized or understood as words such asaddiction, alcoholism, or depression, research data shows a close association betweenaddiction and mental illness: ...
CRC Health Group Blog

I need serious help - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction ...
By AskingForHelp
Last July he told me he's an alcoholic and severely depressed. He told me he has been drinking heavily for years (he's 26 now). I knew he drank alot but I didn't know this. He went to counseling a little but doesn't have health insurance and ...
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Alcoholism | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR
He didn't join Alcoholics Anonymous, but over the last few decades many have ... A Comedy inTwelve Steps. ... Just wondering about the viewpoint of alcoholism vs. addiction. ... One of my brothers has 2 daughters that are alcoholic/addictive. ... The 12 steps have given me a practical way of dealing with every day life from ...

Addiction treatment for transgender people

Addiction treatment for transgender people
Philadelphia Inquirer
CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer Determined to overcome a cocaine addiction that had propelled him into a downward spiral of unemployment, sex work, and life one step off the street, Erik Leiff contacted dozens of treatment programs.

Locals Attend National Conference on Substance Abuse
The Ledger
StandUP Polk & UthMpact Coalition coordinators attended a National Substance Abuse Prevention Conference in Washington, DC, last month. They headed to the nation's Capitol to join nearly 3000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists and ...

Yoga part of 12-step program at Kenai facility
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Jerzy Shedlock / Peninsula Clarion KENAI, Alaska - Focusing on lifestyle changes needed to live life free of substance abuse is an arduous task - mentally, physically and emotionally - for people who have developed harmful addictions.

I triumphed over my alcohol addiction
New Vision
Every Tuesday, I go to the centre to give my testimony to other addicts to show them that they too can prevail over alcoholism and substance abuse. To many people, alcohol and drug addictionseems to be a private issue, however, the Catholic ...

Celebrity addicts: Who dies, who survives, and why?
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Singer Whitney Houston's death last month from accidental drowning from the effects of cocaine use and heart disease throws bright light on a dark corner of the world of celebrities who wrestle with substance abuse. The toll of celebrity addiction ...

Will Britain battle alcoholism?
The Voice of Russia
The country's Home Secretary Theresa May told the BBC: Mrs. May said that the new strategy would send prices for cheap kinds of vodka, beer and other alcoholic beverages up, while the cost of elite alcohol would remain the same.

The Voice of Russia

Cabell couple blames doctor for man's drug addiction
West Virginia Record
HUNTINGTON -- A Cabell County man and his wife are suing a Huntington physician they say facilitated his drug addiction. Ten unknown and unnamed physicians; CVS Pharmacy; Rite Aid of West Virginia; Fruth Pharmacy; and five unknown and unnamed ...

Addict must have desire to quit using drugs (blog)
By Readers' Page Obviously Joan Dannon doesn't comprehend addictions or people who have the genetic propensity to be an addict (March 2 letter). As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, let me assure everyone that forcing an addict to ''quit'' by ...

13 Ways to Quit ANYTHING
Huffington Post
Many people assume an addict only refers to someone who is an alcoholic, chain smoker or drug user with a "hard" habit. But in Unhooked: How To Quit Anything [Skyhorse Publishing, $14.95], I show how you can also get hooked on such "soft" habits as ...

Who Is a Sex Addict?
By Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Increasing numbers of men and women are seeking clinical treatment for sexual addiction. This is partly the result of the increasingly endless variety of Internet-based sexual content, and partly the result of easy ...

UW summit will focus on substance abuse issues facing college student military ...
The Republic
The University of Wyoming's fifth annual Higher Education Mental Health and Substance AbuseSummit is scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday in Casper. The summit will focus onsubstance abuse issues facing college student military veterans.

Alcoholic jailed for shop thefts
This is Leicestershire
An alcoholic who twice targeted a supermarket to steal bottles of spirits has been jailed for six months. Christopher Sherwood travelled from his home in the West Midlands to take drinks from Morrisons in Hinckley. Leicester Crown Court was told he had ...

Help is available and recovery is possible
BANGALORE: Propagating the fact that the first step towards recovery from drug addiction is to win the internal battle, Narcotics Anonymous stated at a press briefing that the rate of youngsters dependent on drugs has gone up in the city.

Gov. Christie's drug rehab plan garners wide...
The Trentonian
By SULAIMAN ABDUR-RAHMAN TRENTON — Recovering heroin addict Robert Richter was taken hostage by a disease — drug addiction — that led him to rob and steal. The criminal behavior provided him with money to feed his addiction, but it eventually caught ...

Court told heroin addict fears for her own life
This is South Wales
Her solicitor said his client was desperate for help for her addiction, and "is fearful she may not survive the week" without it. The plight of the mum of one was outlined after Beresford pleaded guilty to stealing the leggings from the Oxford Street ...

Brendon Lawson | Jailed After Killing Fellow Addict... |
In February, Brendon Lawson, 41, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his friend – a fellow drug addict he had met through Narcotics Anonymous. On Thursday, Lawson was sentenced to two years and seven months' imprisonment in the ... - News

Parental Alcoholism Linked to Brain Changes in Kids | Pathway to ...
By admin
Our Mission: Prevention and Early Intervention of Teenage Drug and Alcohol Addiction. ParentalAlcoholism Linked to Brain Changes in Kids. Adolescent brains respond to risky situations differently if the teen's parents are alcoholics, new research finds. While preceding studies have shown that adolescents with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at a risk for developing alcohol-abuse disorders and that drinking increases risky decision-making, the new study is the first to look at ...
Pathway to Prevention

Alcoholics Anonymous In Hollister
By robinchong
Alcoholics Anonymous Hollister fellowship has been growing through the entire many years. ...Alcoholics Anonymous has offered an answer to those who suffer from alcohol addiction. For those who have located they may not quit consuming ...
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Overcoming Addiction: How to Seek Help | Always New You
By amypowell
As a grateful recovering alcoholic, drug addict and compulsive gambler, who has now been clean and sober for nearly four and a half years, I can honestly say that admitting that myaddiction was too powerful for me to overcome by myself and ...
Always New You

Addiction Symposium explores impact, treatment

Addiction Symposium explores impact, treatment options
Beckley Register-Herald
BECKLEY — A free Mountain State University lecture series on addiction continues Tuesday with an examination of the physiological and emotional impact of substance abuse. Cynthia Parsons, program manager for behavioral health services for the Bureau ...

Vital Signs: Start young to prevent substance abuse
The Daily Progress
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), children who begin drinking before the age of 15 are seven times more likely to developsubstance abuse problems as adults. Postponing or preventing children and ...

Overcoming addiction
The Advocate
BY ELLYN COUVILLION “I was numbing the pain, is what set off the addiction. I didn't have to feel nothing; I had this baby to care for. I had a salon to run.” shelley collins, former addict PORT ALLEN — Shelley Moses Collins, 47, had an extraordinary ...

Hypersexuality: Symptoms of Sexual Addiction
By Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Sexual addiction or hypersexuality is defined as a dysfunctional preoccupation with sexual fantasy, often in combination with the obsessive pursuit of casual or non-intimate sex; pornography; compulsive masturbation; ...

'Next Right Thing' sets crime among addiction, recovery
Tribune Review
Barden taps into the world of Alcoholics Anonymous for a story about an ex-police officer, Randy Chalmers, investigating the heroin overdose of his sponsor, Terry, a legend in local AA circles The inspiration for "The Next Right Thing," it turns out, ...

Tribune Review

Winning battle against drug addiction
Daily News & Analysis
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA The Bangalore chapter of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) on Saturday held a press conference to clear the air regarding misconceptions about the group and the issue of drug addiction.

Drug addict jailed for three years for stabbing girlfriend in stomach
This is Plymouth
A DRUG addict who stabbed his girlfriend in the stomach with a kitchen knife has been jailed for three years at Plymouth Crown Court. But Steven Ritchie could soon be released because he has served almost half his sentence on remand.

Prescription drug abuse a big problem in Ohio
LISBON - Ohio Governor John Kasich has made prescription drug abuse and addiction a project he has taken to heart. The recent death of pop superstar Whitney Houston, and the overdose deaths of other celebrities like Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, ...

'3rd Rock From the Sun' actress spills her 'Guts'
Foster's Daily Democrat
But that character's toughness has nothing on Johnston, who discusses her lonely childhood, rise as an actress and battles with addiction in a candid new memoir. In "Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster," Johnston reveals ...

New group fighting substance abuse
The South Florida Coalition Against Substance Abuse is a new organization, comprising the medical community and rehabilitation centers — aims to tackle awareness, education and the lack of funding for treatment. It's sponsoring golf/banquet fundraiser ...


Rampant drug addiction: Whitener sniffers not easily detected
Daily Bhaskar
Some have even lost their lives due to this addiction. These are some observations made by NGOs while demanding immediate attention of the state govt towards the issue. City coordinator of National Institute of Women, Child and Youth Development ...

Daily Bhaskar

Pill mills' effects showing up in neonatal units, doctors say
Bradenton Herald
Their mothers have passed the curse of substance abuse to their newborns. In their cribs, the infants suffer from withdrawal. They shake with jitters, they cry inconsolably. They fight skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhea.The number of newborns in ...

Bradenton Herald

Drug rehab clinic for Besut
New Straits Times
KUALA TERENGGANU: A clinic to treat drug addiction is to be built at a cost of RM23 million in Kampung Raja, Besut, soon, Terengganu Anti-Drug Agency director Abdul Mutalib Abdullah said today. He said construction of the Cure and Care Clinic (CNC) was ...

New Straits Times

Donovan talks about Kylie love affair
Sky News Australia
Also during the interview, Donovan - now a father of three with wife Angela - spoke of his former cocaine addiction. 'I took about three grams a day, maybe more. That's 20 to 30 lines. That's a proper addiction.' He also admitted that on at least one ...

I don't think I will ever overcome this addiction
By kitechick74
So I have never reached out to anyone like this before, but I've been binging/purging on a daily basis for 21 years (16-37) and I need to start somewhere. I was married for 5 years and even hid it from my husband. I feel like I have a great life, ...
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Buprenorphine Maintenance and Health Care Professionals ...
By Jason Schwartz
When considering all of the aforementioned issues with buprenorphine diversion, it does not seem reasonable to prescribe this medication to an HCP (Health Care Professional) with a history of opioid addiction. ... Individual and large collaborative studies of state PHPs have demonstrated that under ideal circumstances, 80% of physicians being monitored for the 5 years after abstinence-based, 12-step treatment do not have a single relapse.12 Will an institutional review board ever ...
Addiction & Recovery News

30 days today..baffled - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction ...
By autumn4
I have been a problem drinker/alcoholic? for about 30 years. I have had consequences from my drinking such as blackouts,(after just 1 bottle wine) shocking hangovers, driving under influence, depression/anxiety..all from a relatively small ...

Brother's addiction spurs senator's support for changes to drug laws ...
A state senator revealed his brother s decade-long addiction to meth today when ... But for the personal users, the addict, the person trapped in this destructive ...

New book offers help for gambling addiction - Harvard Health ...
By Julie Silver, M.D.
"Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life," a new book from Harvard Health Publications, offers a guide for anyone looking to take a self-help approach to recovery from gamblingaddiction. The book offers a series of self-help tests to ...
Harvard Health Blog

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