Fighting Addiction

Fighting Addiction
Huffington Post
The most important thing for families battling with substance abuse and mental health-related issues to have is hope. The hope that with the right care plan and a commitment to recovery by all concerned parties, things can and will get better.

Town hall spotlights youth substance abuse
Monday's presentation was sponsored by the West Des Moines Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalition, the Polk County Substance Abuse and Addictions Workgroup and the school district's Community Education Department.

Three Health Care Providers Join Substance Abuse Recovery Program
MarketWatch (press release)
All quitline educators are qualified and trained in addiction and recovery services. "The quitline is an extremely important tool in assisting families and addicts with the resources they need to find treatment centers," Burton said.

Chester's journey through football, addiction and life
Tri City Times
In the book he writes about his life in Poland, his family, his life in Imlay City, his life in the NFL, and his daily battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. I first met Chester in 2006. Chester was asked to serve as the honorary team captain at ...

Tri City Times

New clinical practice guidelines on alcoholic liver disease published
Medical Xpress
EASL today announced the publication of a new clinical practice guideline (CPG) in the area ofAlcoholic Liver Disease (ALD), bringing the number of CPGs published to date to eight. ALD, a result of regular and heavy drinking, is the leading cause of ...

De-addiction centres in 8 Punjab jails soon
Hindustan Times
Eight jails in Punjab would soon have de-addiction centres in order to save inmates and prisoners from the drug menace, DGP Jails Shashi Kant said. These centres would be set up in Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Patiala, ...

Author tracks tales of India's technicolour youth
A doomed call centre worker lives in a cloud of numbing drug addiction financed by his high salary. These are just a few of the lives chronicled by author Palash Krishna Mehrotra in his non-fictional account of the changes that have swept over India ...

Are You A Gambling Addict?
Sactown Royalty
Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a very serious issue. It can ruin the lives of not only those afflicted, but the lives of those who know and depend on the addict. We're going to detail a few indicators that might indicate if ...

AA for adolescents?
Little research has focused on the benefits of mutual-help groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), for adolescents until now. A recent study shows an assessment of the 12-step meetings and recommended activities that leads ...

Punjab in the Tight Grip of Addiction
New York Times (blog)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES Manpreet Romana for The New York TimesPargat Singh, left, and a friend prepared to inject drugs in a derelict building in a village in Punjab, a state where drugs have become a scourge. In this village not far from the Pakistani ...

New York Times (blog)

Indian State Finds Itself in Tight Grip of Addiction
New York Times
“We are promoting addiction in our state,” said Dr. Manjit Singh Randhawa, the city of Amritsar's civil surgeon, a job akin to chief medical officer. “I'm getting calls from people saying they have lost their children, they have lost their breadwinners ...

New York Times

Half of Young Cigarette Smokers Also Smoke Pot: Survey
Philadelphia Inquirer
"The data presented are far more consistent with what I hear simply by speaking with thousands of students of middle and high school age," noted Stephen Dewey, an addiction researcher and director of the Laboratory for Behavioral and Molecular ...

Obama's medicalization of America's war on drugs
San Francisco Chronicle
The drug czar's office maintains that addiction is "not a moral failing on the part of the individual - but a disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated." The 2012 drug plan emphasizes treatment for "substance-use disorder" - and there will ...

Research and Markets: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics in the US ...
Rising appreciation for mental health and substance abuse treatments will aid demand in the next five years. The improving economic environment will also play into industry growth, with higher disposable incomes and private health insurance coverage ...

Authorities Ask Former Addict To Help Fight War On Drugs
That's why authorities in four counties are turning to a former addict for help. "You've heard the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words and that's so true," David Parnell said. "I mean the TV shows they see don't show anything more graphic ...

Asian Rehab Resort, DARA, and Lionrock Recovery, Provider of Addiction ...
Broadcast Newsroom
DARA, Asias first rehab resort, and Lionrock Recovery, a provider of addiction treatment online by secure video conference, announce their partnership to bring increased privacy to the Aftercare options available to DARA clients.

New report promotes treating heroin addiction with heroin
New Europe
It seems as if drugs are showing themselves to be the victors on the war on drugs, at least according to a new report released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction that supports the idea of treating heroin addiction with ...

New Europe

Alcoholic jailed after assaults on three police
This is Total Essex
AN ALCOHOLIC with Hepatitis C has been jailed for eight weeks after assaulting three police officers and urinating in a cell. Samuel Fletcher, of Burgess Field, Chelmsford, walked into Chelmsford Police Station last Tuesday, drunk and holding a can of ...

Alcohol in the Workplace: Cool Trend or Risky Policy?
Huffington Post (blog)
Consistent with the above, Drs. Paul Roman and Terry Blum, writing for the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, report that the development of alcohol abuse prevention programs in US workplaces has slowed considerably in recent years, ...

Dartmouth Chabad Lecture Addresses Drug Addiction (blog)
By Tamar Runyan Psycho-biologist Bertha Madras spoke to Dartmouth University students about the problems of drug use and addiction at a Monday talk sponsored by Chabad at Dartmouth. Madras, a Harvard Medical School professor who served as deputy ...

Chemical Warfare: The US Military's Pill Addiction | Common Dreams
To fight our insane wars, we're wrecking our soldiers' ability to live with themselves and function in society, then regulating what's left of them with chemicals, ...

Quotes About Addiction (92 quotes)
92 quotes have been tagged as addiction: Edgar Allan Poe: 'I have ... random disaster or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most .... you are not a predator any more than a bottle of scotch stalks an alcoholic.

The overwhelming crisis of addiction - Managed Care Matters - Joe ...
I'm attending the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando. The first conference of its kind, there are representatives from law enforcement, Congresspeople, ...

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