Gov. Christie announces partnership between substance abuse center, psychiatric hospital

Gov. Christie announces partnership between substance abuse center, psychiatric hospital
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Today he's clinical director of the substance abuse treatment program there. "It was the best gift I could have ever had at the time," said King, 53, originally of Morristown. "God has destined me to be at Freedom House, doing the things I'm doing now.

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Brian Regan: Brookside star to cocaine addict
BBC News
But when Regan left the soap in 1997, his acting career petered out and he plunged into a life of drug dealing and addiction. Now he is behind bars, serving a five-year jail sentence for lying to police over his role in the murder of Iranian doorman ...

Designing New Anti-addiction Medications
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Scientists are now one step closer to developing anti-addiction medications, thanks to new research that provides a better understanding of the properties of the only member of the opioid receptor family whose activation counteracts the rewarding ...

Gambling-addict headmaster stole £53000 school funds after sex allegation
By Elwyn Roberts A high flying headmaster who stole £53000 of school funds to finance his gambling addiction has been jailed for 16 months today. A court heard how father of three Andrew Thomas Wilkie, 41, became depressed when he was suspended ...

Scientists one step closer to developing anti-addiction meds
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ILCC provides program in substance abuse counseling
Spencer Daily Reporter
The Board of Trustees at Iowa Lakes Community College had the opportunity to learn about the substance abuse counseling program at their meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Amy VerMulm, assistant professor of two programs at the college, said the substance ...

Letter: Ready to quit alcohol addiction? Going it alone may endanger your life
April has been designated Addiction Awareness Month by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism. Anyone, at any level of society, can develop an alcohol problem; some just hide it better than others. Many of these people say, ...

Addict jailed for stealing £3000 in small change
This is Total Essex
A DRUG addict user stole a collection of 3000 pound coins from his parents to feed his crack cocaine and heroin habit. Kristian Nicholls, 21, of Heybridge, was sentenced to four months in jail at Chelmsford Crown Court having admitted stealing a tin ...

Army Substance Abuse Program Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
Clarksville Now
The Army Substance Abuse Program and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will offer the community another opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted ...

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Alcoholic has important message for teens
Daily Herald
Jensen had lost his parents and then his sister died from cirrhosis of the liver due toalcoholism. Robinson provides client outreach at the coalition and remembers meeting the painfully thin Jensen for the first time. "Gary was a very likeable guy who ...

Brother's addiction spurs senator's support for changes to drug laws
Denver Post
By Lynn Bartels A state senator revealed his brother's decade-long addiction to meth today when he and three other lawmakers unveiled their bill to reduce the crime of drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Senate Bill 2012-163 deals with drug ...

Gambling addiction a big concern
EMC Kanata
The plan announced by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) on March 12 that it will modernize gaming in the province, including calls for the creation of new facilities, should be of concern by those concerned with the rising tide of gambling addiction ...

Recovery Works provides an avenue for alcohol, drug addiction treatment
Aiken Standard
On a 2-acre lot in Ridge Spring purchased by Flint and Marilyn Thomas, the faith-based program uses the 12-step programs to help those who suffer from addiction to recover and become acceptable, responsible and productive members of the community.

Substance abuse also affects children
Ledger Independent
Two years ago next month, I wrote a letter to the editor informing the public of the growing problem of substance abuse, and the impact that it has on children. I indicated that substance abuse had become a "plague" in the area.

Reformed alcoholic now helps burned out executives
This is Gloucestershire
A former wine writer who battled alcoholism is now offering therapy to burned-out executives and others struggling with addiction. Alice King is consultant director at The Brooklyn, a new private addictions and stress clinic in Bath which she has set ...

Eighth Annual MusiCares MAP Fund® Benefit Concert to Honor Alice In Chains ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Cantrell will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction and recovery process. Lasher will be the recipient of MusiCares' ...

Brother's drug addiction leads to fatal shooting, sheriff says
Tomlinson, who had been staying with his brother, Bryan Tomlinson, in Slidell, and Stuart Tomlinson was attempting help Bryan kick a drug addiction, according to the sheriff's office. According to a statement from Stuart Tomlinson to authorities, ...

Mike The Situation Sorrentino admits he has entered rehab for prescription ...
Daily Mail
By Sarah Fitzmaurice Mike The Situation Sorrentino has admitted he has been in rehab for prescription medication addiction. The Jersey Shore reality star posted a message to his webpage explaining he wanted to 'set the record straight.

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Faces Of Addiction - The
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Like Clarence, a former truck driver whose addiction brought “job loss, homelessness, health problems. Never once did he sound angry, bitter, or depressed,” or Takeesha, who wanted to be described “as what I am. A prostitute, a mother of six ...

The People Hurt by Sex Addiction | Psychology Today
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15 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Have With a Meal | The Kitchn
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From simple tricks to store-bought sips, we have you covered when it comes to non-alcoholicdrink ideas. Most of these beverages aren't too sweet, making them perfect to serve alongside food.
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Can Your Employer Fire You For Alcoholism? | Blog
By Aaron Kase
In general, the rule is fairly clear: An employer cannot fire an employee for being an alcoholic. However, employees certainly can be let go for drinking on the job, or for otherwise failing to do their jobs or follow workplace rules because of ... Blog

Emotional Trauma: An Often Overlooked Root of Addiction ...
By David Sack, M.D.
Our recognition of trauma as a root cause of addiction isn't new. Since the 1970s, treatment professionals have understood the role of trauma in the development of substance abusedisorders and relapse. But in recent years, there has been a ...
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'Anti-alcoholism' drug clears key test hurdle - Yahoo! News
The mind-altering drug LSD could be used to treat alcoholism, a new report says. ... I AM NOT analcoholic, I'm a drunk, (alcoholics have to attend those stupid ...

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The Seduction of 'Addiction' Language | Psychology Today
Does being an 'Addict' mean you get a free pass? By William M. Struthers, ... What I find more interesting is the way that the term addiction is thrown around. Sex Addiction ... Not everyone who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic. Some things have ...

Video game addiction topic of day-long workshop
Ithaca Journal
The problem of video game addiction is approaching epidemic proportions and will likely get worse with the growing popularity of smart phones and tablets. So says Ryan Van Cleave, a former video game designer and video game addict who is the author of ...

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