Ryan Leaf's addiction: 7 million abuse prescription drugs in U.S.

Ryan Leaf's addiction: 7 million abuse prescription drugs in U.S.
"Beyond what you may think of Ryan as a former NFL QB, he is a human being with a very powerful prescription pain medicine addiction," stated Ben Levenson to Examiner.com. Mr. Levenson is the CEO of Origins Recovery Centers, a drug recovery ...

Most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years-study
| April 3 (Reuters) - A survey of US teenagers found that most have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood, and researchers said this could be setting many of those kids up for a lifetime of substance abuse.

Richmond Outreach Center Draws Attention as More Churches Offer Addiction ...
MarketWatch (press release)
This includes not just different ages or nationalities, but also different physical needs -- including the need for rehabilitation from substance addiction. A recent Oklahoma news report highlights the fact that churches around the country are ...

Alcoholism is a much larger problem than people realize
Winfield Daily Courier Online
By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar Dear Annie: I want to share a personal story that I decided to be very public about: I'm a recovering alcoholic. The irony of my situation is that I made a successful career out of writing about using alcohol to cope ...

'Smash' Recap: Ivy's Addiction Spirals Out Of Control
Hollywood Life
Julia's (Debra Messing) marriage crumbled, Ivy's (Megan Hilty) addiction escalated, and Tom (Christian Borle) was faced with the most terrifying evil of all — a gay republican! I would like to begin by applauding Frank (Brian D'arcy James) for the way ...

Addiction on Edge
The Cutting Edge
Such pharmaceuticals could be designed to decrease side effects like tolerance, dependence, and addiction not only in opiates, but in methamphetamines, cocaine and even alcohol, said Yin, also a faculty member at CU's BioFrontiers Institute.

The Cutting Edge

Most alcohol, drug abuse starts in the teens: study
Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new survey of US teenagers finds that most have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood, and researchers say that could be setting up many of them for a lifetime of substance abuse.

Tips for dealing with workplace substance abuse
Bellingham Herald
By SCOTT J. WILSON - Los Angeles Times How can you tell if a co-worker might have asubstance abuse problem, and what should you do about it? Here are tips from experts: -Watch for signs: According to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, ...

Youth allegedly kills alcoholic father
Times of India
MUMBAI: A youth allegedly thrashed his alcoholic father to death with an iron rod and a paver-block at his residence in suburban Malwani, as the latter often used to trouble the family after consuming liquor, police said today.

High School Substance Abusers Start Using at Age 14, Study Finds
By Nicole Ostrow on April 02, 2012 The 15 percent of US high school seniors who abuse alcohol and drugs first began using them at age 14 or 15, according to a study that's one of the first to track substance-abuse trajectories during this key period.

Are You Almost Alcoholic? Taking A New Look At An Old Problem
Business Insider
It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from an addiction to alcohol or drugs. Helping professionals have long viewed the problem of alcoholism andaddiction in absolute terms: either you are addicted, or you are not.

Business Insider

Expert speaks out against sex addiction, porn at lunch
Your Houston News
Sexual addiction and pornography expert Steve Arterburn was the featured speaker at the Men's Power Lunch at First Baptist Church of Conroe on Monday. Reid Gettys of Phi Slama Jama fame is the featured speaker at the final Men's Power Lunch of the ...

Ontario must boost addiction services and treatment programs to help OxyContin...
Toronto Star
Addiction to OxyContin is such a severe problem that the drug's manufacturer decided to replace the prescription painkiller with a version that is much harder to abuse. But just a month after that change took effect in Ontario, public health officials ...

Toronto Star

Youth kills alcoholic father
PTI, Updated: April 03, 2012 18:55 IST Mumbai: A youth allegedly thrashed his alcoholic father to death with an iron rod and a paver block at their residence in suburban Malwani, police said on Tuesday. According to police, a heated argument had taken ...

Drug, Alcohol Abuse Common Among US Teens, Study Finds
MSN Health & Fitness
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol and drug use is common among American teens and more than 15 percent of them meet the criteria for substance abuse, a new study finds. "Unfortunately, many youth are at risk of developing abuse and dependency ...

Spice addiction, treatment spiking; side effects similar to meth
But according to a national drug abuse treatment agency, there's been a sudden spike in people seeking help for addiction to the so-called "synthetic marijuana" that was banned a year ago by the Utah legislature. Drug treatment experts say it can have ...


Study: LGBT Collegiates at Higher Risk for Alcoholism
Sirius XM OutQ News
A new study shows that LGBT college students who either personally experience anti-gay discrimination or witness such harassment on their campuses are at an increased risk foralcoholism. Researchers at the University of Michigan collected data from an ...

Heroin addict wants fix, gets arrested instead
Your Houston News
When they arrived, deputies found a man who had overdosed on heroin. They also found a small amount of heroin at the scene. The man was transported to a hospital. When the deputies arrived at the hospital, they found the man stealing syringes from a ...

Drug-addict daughter's death 'a tragic waste'
The grieving father of a drug addict who collapsed after a suspected overdose has described her death as "a tragic waste", but one that was only a matter of time. Sanchia Wilson's family decided to turn off the 33-year-old's life support in Wellington ...

Most alcohol, drug abuse starts in teen years, study says
San Francisco Examiner
A survey of US teenagers found that most have used alcohol and drugs by the time they reach adulthood, and researchers said this could be setting many of those kids up for a lifetime of substance abuse. The survey of more than 10000 teens, published in ...

San Francisco Examiner

Carers to help alcoholic buy drinks: agency
The Local.se
Swedish home-help service workers have recently been instructed to assist a handicapped man who suffers from alcohol addiction to purchase drink. At a recent meeting by the ethical council of the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) ...

Town hall to examine addiction problem
Central Florida News 13
You have a chance to attend a town hall meeting that should shed light and help parents, educators, addicts and professional experts understand the root causes and consequences of addiction. The event is set for this Thursday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at ...

Central Florida News 13

Lawsuit Says Scott Storch Can't Produce Due To Drug Addiction ...
By Roman Wolfe
Lawsuit Says Scott Storch Can't Produce Due To Drug Addiction. by Roman Wolfe April 3rd, 2012 @ 8:30am. Scott Storch. View Comments. Share with Shortlink: (AllHipHop News) Scott Storch has been hit with a lawsuit by an upcoming ...

Oh No They Didn't! - The Situation: addiction much worse than ...
By foreverxromance
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is battling an addiction to prescription pills -- including to the powerful oral opioids Dilaudid -- that is much worse than anyone anticipated, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. As we first reported, The ...
Oh No They Didn't!

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Medicine Wheel 12 Step for Youth Training; Brule Concert May 25 Palmer Ridge High School 7pm; Camp Crier — CSIC Newsletter Archives; Denver March Powwow! March 23-25; Photo Contest: WeRNative–entries due March 5; Medicine ...
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Finding Relief from Oxycontin Addiction | Recovery First
By russbarnstein
Oxycontin is a powerful painkiller which can quickly take hold of an addict's life. ... Because of its widespread availability and rapid onset of addiction, more people need to be aware of the dangers and treatments for Oxycontin addiction.
Recovery First

Young woman's life ruined by drug addiction | Winnipeg | News ...
Carolyn Sinclair was a mom of two young kids whose life was marred by drug addiction and a tumultuous relationship that started with immense promise but ultimately turned “disastrous.”
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First Post: My Daughter is an Alcoholic - SoberRecovery ...
By Whitewater
Reading "Friends & Families of Alcoholics" most of the posts are about spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, very few from a parent of an alcoholic child. The big difference is with a alcoholicsignificant other, I can see the logic of most of the ...

Amazon.com: Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Drinking ...
Almost Alcoholic (The Almost Effect) and over one million other books are available for .... A nationally recognized expert on alcoholism, Robert Doyle, MD, is a clinical ... psychiatry with a special interest in alcohol/substance abuse, ADHD, autism, ... He has also frequently attended meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) ...

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