Meditation: Learning To Take A Sacred Pause

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.: Meditation In Action: Learning To Take A Sacred Pause: "Instead, if we could be teach alternative healthy lifestyles such as yoga and mindfulness in our schools, we could advert generations to come whose brain chemistry, gene structures and immune systems may be compromised. We all know that we live in a very stressful world and have been reminded over and over that too much tension can lead to chronic psychosomatic disorders, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, adrenal burnout, cancer, migraines, ulcerative colitis as well as eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse. For many the easy way to deal with their excessive stress level is turn to anti-anxiety drugs such as Prozac and Ativan instead of first taking a run in the neighborhood or a weekly yoga or mindfulness class. . . "

Smoking Thwarts Positive Outcomes in Opioid Addiction
Paolo Mannelli, MD, from the Department of Psychiatry, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, presented the findings here at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Annual Medical-Scientific Conference. "These results question the ...

'Sopranos' star was an 'alcoholic, addict and a maniac'
Alexandria Town Talk
In his new book, the actor writes: "I became an alcoholic, an addict, a compulsive shopper, a kleptomaniac. And a maniac!" / The AP Joe Pantoliano says most people know him from one of three things: "The Sopranos," "Memento" or "The Matrix.

Buprenorphine Implant Effective in Opioid Addiction
Katherine L. Beebe, PhD, executive vice-president and chief development officer of Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc, in San Francisco, presented the findings here at a he American Society ofAddiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Annual Medical-Scientific Conference ...

GUEST OPINION: Drug use, abuse or addiction?
Wicked Local
By Paul Heroux Prescription drug abuse and addiction is prevalent in America, yet it lurks in the shadows. We don't like to talk about it because of the stigma associated with it. But if you are still reading this, you probably know someone close to ...

Former drug addict helps others in Taunton on path to recovery
Taunton Daily Gazette
By Marc Larocque Stephen Ellis, 41, is a Fall River native who knows the depths of drug addiction, once imprisoned for six years for his role in a desperate armed robbery. Now a manager at Zero Tolerance Recovery House, a group of three homes in ...

Dramatic True Story of “Addiction and Redemption” Challenges Conventional ...
PR Web (press release)
New book offers a vivid mother-daughter account of addiction and an unusual path to recovery for them both. Their healing came through ayahuasca, a psycho-active Amazonian rainforest tea. Love Unbroken: from addiction to redemption is the true story of ...

TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity
MSN Health & Fitness
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who recognize fast-food advertisements on TV are more likely to be overweight, and those familiar with TV ads for alcoholic beverages are more likely to drink, according to two new studies from Children's ...

How did British PM David Cameron's ex-girlfriend become a nun?
Times of India
LONDON: A former girlfriend of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who met her as a Conservative Party worker in the 1990s, left politics and worked in advertising but took to drinking and addiction before finally becoming a nun in the US.

David Cameron's former lover Laura Adshead becomes a nun called Sister John Mary
Daily Mail
That journey took me down into alcoholism and drug addiction.' It has been suggested that her downward spiral may have started soon after her break-up from the future Prime Minister. In a 2007 biography of Cameron, a former colleague of the pair at...

Daily Mail

Preacher, once an addict, now doing God's work
McDowell News
Ten years ago, Merritt struggled with his own personal demon – drug addiction. The addiction to crack began in 1997. Prior to that, Merritt's drug of choice was heroin. His experimentation began, he stated, in sixth grade when he was just 12 years old.

Government pushes painkiller disposal
CBS News
(CBS News) FREEHOLD, NJ - Abby Boxman knows first-hand the cost of the painkiller addiction spreading across the United States. She lost her mother and a son to the tragic trend the federal government now labels an epidemic.

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Screening for Smoking May Reveal Illicit Drug Use in Pregnancy
Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, presented the findings here at the American Society ofAddiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Annual Medical-Scientific ...

MCC work-study student goes from bottom to top
Mohave Valley News
The 47-year-old mother of two from Lake Havasu City had just received the Arizona Youth Partnership's Agent of Change Award for her volunteer efforts in youth substance abuse education and prevention. “I had never won an award before,” said Jacques, ...

Risky business: With the advent of online gambling, are we creating an ...
Daily Mail
By Philip Robinson No matter where you are, you can now bet online on everything from 'next scorer' to 'dog on the pitch' as traders give you the chance to place hundreds of bets per match. It's a gambling revolution, but will it turn us into betting ...

Daily Mail

Novel packs a lot of hard punches
Salisbury Post
By Deirdre Parker Smith It's hard-boiled all right, and there's plenty of crime, but this is also a hard-boiled, recovering-alcoholic novel. It's filled with references to the 12 steps, the Big Book, the stages of recovery. “The Next Right Thing,” by ...

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Anti-Alcohol Meds Underprescribed Owing to Lack of Access
Amanda J. Abraham, PhD, from the Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Services Delivery at the University of Georgia, in Athens, presented the findings here at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 43rd Annual ...

Gabapentin Helps Marijuana Addicts Kick The Habit
Science 2.0
Unlike traditional addiction treatments, gabapentin targets stress systems in the brain that are activated by drug withdrawal. In a 12-week trial of 50 treatment-seeking cannabis users, those who took gabapentin used less cannabis, experienced fewer ...

Task force has new message: 'Text a Tip'
The Westerly Sun
The Chariho Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention is encouraging the use of texts to prevent teen alcohol or drug use. Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:15 pm | Updated: 11:36 pm, Sat Apr 28, 2012. WOOD RIVER JCT. — The Chariho Substance Abuse ...

A new psychoactive drug a week in the EU last year
Malta Independent Online
New drugs were detected in the European Union last year at the rate of around one per week, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction–Europol 2011 annual report on new psychoactive substances released this week.

Yuba-Sutter winners don't do drugs
More than 800 people swarmed the River Valley High School track Saturday morning to Run Drugs Out of Town, at the seventh annual event organized by the Substance Abuse Steering Coalition. They raced, jogged and walked a 3-mile loop near campus before ...

Teens & Alcohol: It's Worse Than You Think
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, (CASA), a think tank that has been studying alcohol and substance abuse for more than 20 years in the United States, reports that in 2006, alcohol and other drugs were ...

Fair play?
Worcester Telegram
Carlton A. Watson, president of the Henry Lee Willis Community Center, said reducing substance abuse by funding youth sports would require a special effort to ensure that public money isn't used to subsidize children who would get to play even without ...

20 years later, Rodney King still haunted by police beating
Scripps Newspapers In Rodney King's new book, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," the 47-year-old tells of his father's alcoholism, his first experience of racism as a child, his two failed marriages, the 1991 beating and his ...

Alcoholic mother leaves baby and family behind : Kaieteur News
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However, he was more concerned about the daily traumas being experienced by his three children, and more particularly his 14-month-old baby, who was not being cared for properly since the mother was an alcoholic and would wander the ...
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Whitney Houston's Death Raises Addiction Questions | FYI BeHealthy
How Is Addiction Treated? Most of us are familiar with 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Such programs, which offer intensive community support, can be very effective. But ultimately, the most effective addiction treatment varies from person to person, says substance abuse treatment expert Goldman. “Treatment is a very personal choice,” Goldman tells WebMD. “Nowadays there are many options: medications, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, ...
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Health And Beauty: Heal Your Alcoholism Smartly
By tony
This difference is actually caused by the severity level of alcoholism and the background of alcoholism. As you know, different alcoholic has different severity level and different background. If your alcoholism level is mild, you probably can get ...
Health And Beauty

Addressing Poverty and Substance Abuse with New Jersey Drug ...
By russbarnstein
Addiction affects people of all socioeconomic statuses, but poor substance abusers have trouble getting the help they need through NJ drug treatment. Financial problems and addiction can easily perpetuate one another, and people in poor ...
Recovery First

Daily Reflections - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help ...
By Veritas1
As an active alcoholic, I abused every liberty that life afforded. How could A.A. expect me to respect the ... Tradition Four points me in a spiritual direction, in spite of my alcoholic inclinations. Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS ...

Smoking cessation is treatment | Addiction & Recovery News
By Jason Schwartz
Like this: Like. Be the first to like this post. Leave a Comment. Filed under Jason Schwartz, Research, Treatment. Tagged as Smoking cessation, substance abuse treatment, tobacco · ← Group treatment has long term benefits ...
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