Study shows alcoholism treatment cost effective

Study shows alcoholism treatment cost effective
The Desert Sun
Are there any statistics to show that alcoholism treatment is cost effective? answer: Yes. A long-term study of over 3500 identified alcoholics showed that following treatment, the total health care costs of treated alcoholics — including the cost of ... 

Addiction Recovery: 1 In 10 US Adults Has Recovered From Drug Or Alcohol ...
Huffington Post
The new report, by the Partnership at and the New York State Office of Alcoholism andSubstance Abuse Services, shows that there are as many as 23.5 million adults in the US who have at one time had issues with their alcohol consumption or ...

How Should Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis be Treated?
The Hospitalist Online
Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease associated with significant short-term mortality. by Alisha Parada, MD, J. Rush Pierce Jr., MD, MPH, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine and ...

The Hospitalist Online

Thieving addict ordered to clean up act
The Sudbury Star
By HAROLD CARMICHAEL, THE SUDBURY STAR A Sudbury judge told an Oxy- Contin addict and thief that he must beat his drug habit on his own. Ontario Court Justice William Fitzgerald said there was little sense in giving Alain Pelland a longer jail sentence ...

Addict with 16500 pills is spared jail
This Is Lancashire
A DRUG addict who was found with 16500 stolen diazepam tablets in his flat has avoided jail. Mark Hornby was given a suspended sentence by Judge William Morris, who said it was an exceptional case. Bolton Crown Court heard officers raided Hornby's home ...

One in 10 Americans Recovering From Substance Abuse
Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Alcoholism andSubstance Abuse Services (OASAS), which co-funded the survey, said: "This research marks a vitally important step for those who are struggling with addiction by ...

Addiction is not simply genetics
Irish Times
Much of the work carried out in his lab focuses on the links between addiction and genetics and Kenny has been involved in some fascinating recent discoveries. “Thirty per cent of the US population are obese,” says Kenny. “Everyone here knows that if ...

Irish Times

Support for mums hiding addiction
Halifax Evening Courier
Phoenix Futures is highlighting the issues faced by mums struggling with addiction to mark International Women's Day on March 8. The charity, which helps mums and dads address their problems in a bid to keep families together, suggests that some women ...

Recovering Gambling Addict Encourages Others To Stay Strong
"I didn't think that was a real problem back then," recovering gambling addict Jim A. says. "When you're in the grips of this illness you don't think you have a problem." Jim's addiction started with scratch-off tickets and turned into an obsession ...

Powerful Medication Prescribed to Vets with High Risk for Addiction (blog)
Despite the fact that Vets who suffer from PTSD and physical pain are more prone to substance abuse, they are twice as likely to receive prescriptions for addictive painkillers, when compared against Veterans who suffer only from physical pain.

Drug addict who tried breaking into string of Southport shops escapes prison
Southport Visiter
A RECOVERING drug addict who tried to break into three Southport shops has escaped jail. South Sefton Magistrates' Court heard how Michael Kellaher, 35, tried to gain access to three adjoining shops along Lord Street after taking a cocktail of vodka, ...

More changes needed to address prescription drug addiction: advocate
Kings County Register/Advertiser
By Nancy Kelly Removing a painkiller from the provincial Pharmacare program will not address drugaddiction problems, a pair of Kings County residents said. The Department of Health and Wellness announced late last month that OxyNeo, the latest version ...

Teenage smoking rates 'shocking,' says US Surgeon General
A "shocking" number of American teens smoke cigarettes and use smokeless tobacco, with the tobacco industry's marketing only fueling their addiction, the US surgeon general said in the first report on youth tobacco use since 1994.

Silver Creek Corner Opens in Hopes of Ending Alcoholism, Homelessness Cycle
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- There's a new place in town that's opening its doors to end the cycle ofalcoholism and homelessness. Right now about 70 people live with those problems in Rochester. Before he could end up on the streets, Curtis Bowen found Silver ...

Student suspect in robbery has VLT addiction
Calgary Herald
"To top it off," said Lovatt, "she has a gambling addiction and was at her wit's end how to deal with financial obligations and to satisfy her obligations at Mount Royal University. "This certainly is an explanation. . . . This is a person who was ...

Addiction treatment center offers rehab services for nurses, first responders (blog)
Livengrin and many other addiction centers across the country have developed profession specific-programs to help those suffering from addiction. white tablets and their bottle photo from ShutterStock Addiction is an equal opportunity disorder.

CB addiction centre closing
The person who took over as interim executive director of Talbot House after Father Paul Abbass took a leave of absence from the recovery centre last month has stepped down. As a result, the board of Talbot House has closed the doors of the recovery ...

Powerful Painkillers Prescribed to Vets Prone to Substance Abuse
US Navy SEALs Blog & Information (blog)
However, these Veterans are more at risk for substance abuse. In addition, the study found that Veterans with PTSD, who also had substance abuse problems, were four times more likely to be prescribed with these drugs. Dr. Karen Seal, lead author for ...

US Navy SEALs Blog & Information (blog)

Suspect apologizes for anti-gay slurs, blames alcoholism for behavior
Northwest Cable News
He says it all happened because of his alcoholism. Sean slechta says he hardly remembers what happened monday night. “My alcoholism has got most of this blanked out, you know what I mean, but I'm going around to the bars.” After too many drinks, ...

12 Steps For "Normal" People. | elephant journal
These 12 steps not only help addicts overcome drug addictions, they can help the lives of you normal people too! ... I worked the steps due to being addicted to drugs, alcoholic, sex and food. They helped me a lot, not the drugs, the steps.
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Addiction, History and Historians: Daniel Bradburd's Response ...
By jspillane
Editor's Note: Our symposium on addiction, history and historians continues today, with a response to David Courtwright from Prof. Daniel Bradburd. If you're just catching up with our series, start with David's essay first. Readers may also wish ...
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