Substance Abuse in the Workplace Is a Safety Hazard

Substance Abuse in the Workplace Is a Safety Hazard
April is Substance Abuse Awareness month, so it is a good time to review the hazards of using various illegal and legal substances on the job. First of all, be aware that most substance abusers are employed, so drug abuse is very much a workplace ...

How Exercise Can Prime the Brain for Addiction
New York Times (blog)
But according to an eye-opening new study of cocaine-addicted mice, dedicated exercise may in some cases make it even harder to break an addiction. The study, conducted by researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the ...

New York Times (blog)

'Almost Alcoholic': The Blurry Line Between Wine With Dinner and Being Alcoholic
How do you define someone who is an “almost alcoholic”? “Almost alcoholic” refers to a type of drinking that falls short of what would be required for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism, but which is more than what could be called “normal ...


Missing women: Former addict who survived Pickton attack won't testify
The Province
Connor also testified she knew of the woman's heroin addiction and a criminal record, including drug charges and eight theft charges dating back to 1985. “That led me to believe this was a long-standing problem,” she said. “If I felt it was a temporary ...

From Addiction to Fiction: A look into the life of Professor Blanche Boyd
The Connecticut College Voice
Blanche Boyd is the first to admit that hers is an unlikely story, from the depths of addiction to the solid stability of life as a wife, mother and college professor. But she has harnessed that journey into a life of writing and storytelling.

The Partnership at Collaborates With Former Professional ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Herren struggled with drug addiction for much of his basketball career and ultimately realized his dreams by playing for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA), only to lose it all to substance abuse.

Maven Ex-WWE Star Seeking Treatment for Rx Pill Problem
Former WWE superstar Maven Huffman has agreed to seek professional help in the hopes of kicking his prescription drug addiction ... and he's getting some help from his old pals at the WWE. Maven's attorney, James Flynn, tells TMZ ... the 35-year-old ...

Addiction program offers help
Mt. Vernon Register-News
VERNON — — Bob Robinson struggled with drug and alcohol addiction as a younger man. Now, he and his wife will be helping addicts overcome their struggle with addiction. Robinson is the new director of a program named Reformers Unanimous, an addiction ...

“How To Help An Alcoholic” Report Is Released By Down To Earth Video Ltd.
PR Web (press release)
“How to help an alcoholic” report is released by Down to earth video Ltd. The information has received positive comments from people on the Company's website. In addition to the new report the team on the site are also giving away free information this ...

PR Web (press release)

Sex addict seeks help, molests therapist
A man in southern Sweden suffering from sex addiction, who recently sought help in order to combat his problems, has been sentenced to community service after sexually molesting his female therapist. The man, who had sought out the female therapist ...

Teen substance abuse focus of town hall meeting (blog)
A town hall meeting examining drug and alcohol use among youth in the metro area is scheduled from 7 to 8 pm Monday at West Des Moines' Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, 625 South 35th St. The event — called “Parents: You Matter! (blog)

Drug addiction: illness or crime?
The Voice of Russia
In the West the term «addiction» covers all unhealthy dependence. Even anorexia and active use of gadgets are considered an addiction. Psychiatrists say that the brain fixes on all of those in a similar manner. Drug addiction involves all layers of the ...

The Voice of Russia

Kevin Costner Opens Up About Whitney Houston's Drug Addiction, Was Asked 'To...
Radar Online
While on Anderson Cooper's talk show to chat about his upcoming miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, Costner revealed how he didn't know that the diva was battling a drug addiction while they were filming the modern classic love story.

Radar Online

Alcoholic caused a disturbance
This is Plymouth
A MAN who came to Plymouth to see his Alcoholics Anonymous mentor ended up drinking and swearing at customers in McDonald's, a court heard. Francis Miles, aged 55, had been off drink for about a month when he came to the city to see his sponsor, ...

Drug Addict Jailed for Mugging 74 Year Old
LBC 97.3
A 23 year old drug addict - who mugged an elderly woman in Hackney, leaving her badly injured - has been jailed for six years. Hayley Pearce from Church Walk, Stoke Newington targetted the 74 year old after she collected her pension from a Post Office ...

LBC 97.3

Physicians' Beliefs About Faith-Based Treatments for Alcoholism.
By Loran Archer
Physicians rated the likely effectiveness of three treatment methods: Alcoholics Anonymous, pharmacological therapy by an addiction specialist, and a residential program. Physicians were asked whether they would refer the patient to a faith- based program (beyond Alcoholics Anonymous) and whether an emphasis on spirituality is critical to 12-step program success. The response rate was 896 of ... Alcohol Dependence, Consumption of Alcoholic Energ... Factors Predicting Change ...

America's Prescription Drug Addiction Suggests A Sick Nation, By ...
By carolyn
They don't just relieve pain and worry, they produce psychic euphoria, a sense that the rest of the world has slipped away, especially when abused – perpetuating the potential for addiction. ...contributor to the initiation and continuation of alcohol or other drug abuse, as well as tosubstance abuse relapse after periods of abstinence”, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (http://archives NULL.drugabuse NULL.html#Anchor-Stress- 13906).
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Maven Huffman To Seek Professional Help For Prescription Drug ...
By Richard Gray
Former WWE star and original Tough Enough winner Maven Huffman will seek professional help for his prescription drug addiction, TMZ confirmed today. While. ... Maven's attorney, James Flynn, released the following statement to TMZ: “It is Maven's sincere hope to use his experience to aid in the prevention of substance abuse and serve as an example to his fellow wrestlers and community at large.” “Maven would also like his supporters to know that he is humbled by the outpouring ...

Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Alcohol and Breast Cancer ...
Alcohol and Alcoholism ... A significant increase of the order of 4% in the risk of breast cancer is already present at intakes of up to one alcoholic drink/day.

Painkiller Sales May Fuel Addiction | ThirdAge
Painkiller Sales May Fuel Addiction. ... Experts express concern that the rising sales of opioid pain relievers may be creating an addiction epidemic. AP reports ...

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