12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse

12-Step Meetings May Help Teens Beat Alcohol, Drug Abuse
U.S. News & World Report
MONDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Teens undergoing treatment for alcohol or drug abuse can benefit from the 12-step program used by groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), researchers say. While these programs are ...

Chemical Warfare: The US Military's Pill Addiction | Common Dreams
Uh, this sounds like addiction, and not on the part of the soldiers. The military itself is addicted to . . . well, as Murphy explains, “the modern Army psychiatrist's ...

Substance abuse in seniors expected to rise
BY REBECCA BURTON For a 63-year-old Miami school librarian who had never taken a sip of alcohol, the threat of addiction never crossed her mind. Thinking her prescription for Xanax, a popular drug in treating anxiety, was as safe as her blood pressure ...


Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning
Times of India
Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning prior to later-stage Korsakoff's syndrome - a neurological disorder usually related to alcohol abuse, according to a new study. The researchers examined associative memory, used in remembering face-name ...

Oxy addict on reserve still craves drug after losing his children
Winnipeg Free Press
The sturdy 30-something member of the Cat Lake First Nation in northwestern Ontario had already tried to conquer his Oxycontin addiction a couple of times over the past year. He had already seen each of his other six or seven children sent away to ...

Opioids associated with highest risk of death
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- People with an opioid addiction had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

If Gambling, Games, and Sex Are Addictive, What Is Addiction?
Huffington Post
DSM 5's announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn't involve substance abuse -- gambling -- has opened the floodgates. It is intriguing to consider how gambling was placed in this ...

Adolescents can benefit from 12-step involvement
Medical Xpress
Mutual-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are widely available but little research has addressed their benefits for adolescents. An assessment of 12-step meetings and recommended activities has found that ...

Adolescents Benefit From Attending 12-Step Meetings
April 16, 2012 — Adolescent outpatient attendance in community-based 12-step programs for up to 1 year positively predicted abstinence, supporting the value of this resource for young participants, according to new research. The current study, led by ...

Painter Thomas Kinkade was 'drinking all night' when he died
Patrick Kinkade told the newspaper this brother had battled alcoholism for years, sobering up and then relapsing before his death. Although Thomas Kinkade's art was loved and purchased by millions, his work was also criticized -- the London Independent ...

One mother's account of having an alcoholic parent
Daily Mail
Once the fire was out, Giselle set about finding the woman she knew was responsible — her alcoholic mother. She eventually found her stumbling drunkenly along the road in search of the family dog, which she had taken for a walk and then lost.

Daily Mail

Kinkade made wrong choices
Monterey County Herald
His brother Patrick said that separation from his wife and four daughters had taken a toll on Kinkade, and that criticism of his Painter of Light paintings had also beaten him down, leading to the artist's alcoholism. I think Patrick should have ...

13 WTHR IndianapolisMusician refocuses after beating addiction
Entertainment News from AP By Anne Marie Tiernon - bio | email A central Indiana musician has found a new passion after battling an addiction to painkillers. Jimmy Ryser, a singer and guitarist for John Mellencamp, abandoned music years ago when he ...

Food addict mum was so big, her kids had to help her use the toilet
The Sun
FOOD addict Dawn Price has shed over 9st — after becoming so enormous her children had to help her go to the toilet. Dawn, 41, from Caerphilly, South Wales, ballooned to over 25st after splitting with a former partner in 1998. And at a massive size 33 ...

The Sun

Drug addiction at the root of increasing rural crime
Petrolia Topic
A Lambton OPP officer says widespread drug addiction is a contributing factor to an alarming increase in the number of thefts and daytime break-ins in the rural community. Const. John Reurink was guest speaker at a recent rural safety information night ...

Survey Finds Depression and Anxiety Fuel Addiction Among Older Americans
Daily Disruption
By Duane Barnhart | @dailydisrupt | April 16th, 2012 The number of people over the age of 50 who are being treated for addiction is drastically on the rise. According to the Substance Abuseand Mental Health Services Administration older adults who ...

'His addiction shattered my world'
Drugs can ruin much more than just the addict's life. It can destroy relationships and make people question their faith and trust in others. But it is hardest to deal with when you realise that the one person you thought, you could have a happy ending ...


Banned driver with addiction to instigating police chases stole taxi before ...
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
A BANNED driver with an addiction to the excitement of instigating police chases, injured two officers and caused £24000 of damage to five squad cars. Reece Bosworth, aged 19, robbed a taxi driver of his Mercedes and then went on a destructive chase ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

7 ways to stop teens from drinking and driving
A Survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia also found that half of teens who attend parties say alcohol, drugs or both are available, though 80 percent of parents believe teens attend substance-free parties.

Grant Money Goes to Substance Abuse Prevention
KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska
Next week the head of the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is visiting the state to see how grant money is being used to help prevent abuse. When kids go to Southcentral Foundation's primary care center for routine check-ups, they also get ...

Saugatuck forum addresses underage substance abuse
By JIM HAYDEN Parents, students, teachers, law enforcement and other community members will gather at Saugatuck High School April 25 to raise awareness about underage substance abuse. Pizza will be served at 6:15 pm. The program is 6:30-8 pm at the ...

Chabad Dartmouth Holds Lecture About Drugs
Chabad Info
Madras' “basic science” background in chemistry allows her to understand many aspects of drug use and addiction, she said in the talk, “A Scientist in the White House: Reducing Youth Drug Use as a National Imperative.” The most fundamental reason that ...

Study offers new insight into how alcoholism disrupts memory ...
By Lia Steakley
In a study involving 10 alcoholics and 10 non-alcoholic control participants, Stanford researcher Edith Sullivan, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Florida focused on what they described as “a cognitive process essential in daily living. ... from rehabilitation efforts because successful treatment requires: one, learning new knowledge such as the meaning, self-awareness, and consequences of 'addiction' or 'drug;' and two, to 're-experience' episodes when previously drinking, ...

Alcoholism's short-term effects on memory functioning are harmful
Results will be published in the July 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "There are several memory systems andalcoholism does not disrupt all of them," explained Edith V.
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Appreciation, satisfaction, dependency and addiction « Robert Wiblin
By Robert Wiblin
There are four possible effects habits can have on someone's welfare that I would like to distinguish. For convenience I have labelled them appreciation, satisfaction, dependency and addiction. Appreciation is where you gradually achieve a ...
Robert Wiblin

Drug/Substance Abuse Awareness Night | Saint Monica Catholic ...
By martha
Grade students and their parents are invited to participate in a timely presentation put on by our Substance Abuse Ministry: Hiding in Plain Sight. ... Drug/Substance Abuse Awareness Night. April 17th, 2012 martha. Grade students and their ...
Saint Monica Catholic Church

ALCOHOL REPORTS: Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy
By Loran Archer
The intervention is based on the behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive principles of 12-stepfellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). These principles include acknowledging that will power alone cannot ...
teflon, ducks, and 12-step groups: why everyone's under the ...
By katecourageous
12-step group for friends and family members of alcoholics. Many people start attending Al-Anon thinking they'll learn something about how to stop someone else from using or abusing alcohol. After a few meetings, though, the message is ...
Your Courageous Life

No Overnight Drug Addiction Therapy
By admin
No Overnight Drug Addiction Therapy. Whenever one becomes addicted to anything, it does not happen overnight. Thus, drug rehabilitation programs cannot cure any addicted person overnight. Right rehabilitation takes time also different, ...
Lying DC`s Health Blog

12-step involvement and continuous abstinence at 2 years ...
By Jason Schwartz
12-step involvement and continuous abstinence at 2 years. More support for twelve stepfacilitation and sober housing: Participants who were categorically involved in 12-step activities were significantly more likely to maintain continuous ...
Addiction & Recovery News

Passages Malibu Launches Innovative New Website
MarketWatch (press release)
MALIBU, CA, Apr 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Passages Malibu is a pioneer in drug and alcohol addiction treatment with its holistic, groundbreaking, alternative to the 12 Step/AA method of addiction treatment and recovery, and now the world ...

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