Monday, May 21, 2012

10 Best Sober-Living Cities; Jane Velez-Mitchell on Addiction

HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell Is Still an Addict 
Huffington Post
Admittedly, she was a high-functioning alcoholic, who was "spiritually bankrupt." Yet, she experienced "a miracle" on her first day at a 12-steps program. She said that her "obsession to alcohol was immediately lifted... In that moment when I realized ...

The 10 Best Sober-Living Cities
Huffington Post
These exchanges -- sort of like 12-Step field trips -- allow Boston's members to expand their sober networks and to experience a wider range of recovery, all within the comfort of their own home group. More from The Fix: Letting Go · Addiction and ...

The troubled path to painkiller addiction: Prescription drug abuse epidemic ...
Syracuse.com
By James T. Mulder / The Post-Standard Dave Lassman/The Post-StandardJason Ouderkirk, a former high school math teacher recovering from prescription painkiller addiction, gets some exercise on the Creek Walk in Syracuse. Syracuse, NY -- Jason Ouderkirk ...

Syracuse.com

I Am a Grateful Recovering Addict
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Dani Z Even though it's not always fun, I think I am finally learning what it means to be a grateful recovering addict with mental illness. I am specifically recovering from alcoholism, sex and love addiction, borderline personality disorder and ...

Our Authors: Book delves into the world of substance abuse, loyalty and honesty
Journal Times
Substance abuse is everywhere. I knew right from the beginning that my character would be dealing, as so many, many kids do these days, with the fallout from her troubled sibling'saddiction. The story grew from that. How long did it take you to write ...

When drugs meet crime
The Age
''Drug addiction is a health condition,'' says Costa. ''It's a pathology that needs to be addressed not in prisons, therefore not by incarceration of the addict, but in hospitals. Prevention, treatment, rehabilitation programs, and then reintegration ...

Definition of addiction changing
Herald and News
That — in its simplest terms — is at the heart of a change in a psychiatric manual that could have a major effect on diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism and other addictions. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

Raging epidemic
Wayne Post
Pictured, left to right, Glen Johnson, environmental prevention specialist at the Council onAlcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes; Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts; Bill Fox, director of treatment services at Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling ...

Five minutes with Joseph Williams
The Bridgeton News - NJ.com
By Jason Laday/The News of Cumberland County BRIDGETON — Joseph Williams is CEO of the Southwest Council, a private, nonprofit agency fighting the spread of substance abuse across Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. Founded in 1991 as a primary ...

The Bridgeton News - NJ.com

Addiction Recovery Center Opens in Grand Island
1011now
House sponsor and owner Phil Beckett said the decision to create the center stems for personal experience with addiction. "I went to a three quarter house almost eight years ago, and a lot of my friends came up from Lincoln today," Beckett said.

Examiner: Rochester man's death under bridge linked to alcoholism
Post-Bulletin
By Matt Russell A 27-year-old Rochester man whose body was found under a bridge near a bike path died as the result of alcoholism, according to the Olmsted County Medical Examiner's Office. A person who was at Cascade Creek to gather material for a ...

Tough times for Punjab
The Hindu
Alcoholism was a problem even earlier, but in recent years it is drug addiction which has emerged as the biggest killer of youth. Manmohan Sharma, executive director of Punjab branch of Voluntary Health Association of India, says, “Land holdings kept ...

The Hindu

Students make anti-drug PSAs in youth leadership coalition
Norwich Bulletin
Norwich Free Academy student Sarah DiRoma, 14, said the coalition offers several leadership programs for students to raise awareness about substance abuse and distracted driving. Her group created an audio advertisement to teach about the harmful ...

Hollins graduate is starting over, sober
Roanoke Times
Mary Ellen Apgar, the daughter of a Roanoke judge, bottomed out as an alcoholicfive years ago. She hasn't had a drink since. Today she graduates from Hollins University. By Matt Chittum Mary Ellen Apgar graduates today with a 3.9 grade-point average ...

Roanoke Times

Criminal court, May 20
Republican & Herald
Peter J. Schultz Jr., 46, must spend two years in the state intermediate punishment program, which combines prison time with treatment for substance abuse problems and random drug testing. "It gives you the opportunity to straighten your life out," ...

Why beggars must be choosers
Fox News
Founded more than 10 years ago, Thistle Farms provides employment for the women of Magdalene, a residential community for women who have survived trafficking and deep childhood traumas and who also have criminal histories of prostitution and addiction.

Tovah label designer refashions her life
Ninemsn
The model turned fashion designer was a household name in Brisbane in the late 1990s, when her heroin addiction landed her in the courts. In 1999, only a few years after she was plucked from the schoolyard and put on the runway, she robbed a newsagent ...

Drug court graduation ceremony held
Durant Daily Democrat
“It just didn't make sense to send some of these drug abusers away to prison and destroy their families when we could offer them a program with the tools necessary to beat the addiction, something they wouldn't get behind bars.

Violent video games: To play or not
Deccan Chronicle
However, I do agree that once addiction sets in, gamers' entire psyche is altered,” he said. Dr Ashok Alimchandani, psychiatrist, Apollo Hospital, said, “This is not a recent phenomenon, but echoes similar findings on the effect of TV violence on ...

Deccan Chronicle

New here - scared, confused, and feeling alone - SoberRecovery ...
By CeciliaV
I also thought he was making strides when he finally decided to go to long overdue therapy to find a healthier way to deal with his problems. Then he started to go to group substance abusesessions. Unfortunately, throughout all this therapy, ...
SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug...


Dopamine: the two-faced molecule behind addiction and ...
The hormone dopamine is responsible for the cravings of addiction, but when levels are abnormally low it causes the muscular twitches of Parkinson's disease.
www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/.../neuroscience-psycholog...

Fired, Alcoholic Teacher Accuses School Of Disability Discrimination ...
A Georgia schoolteacher says her alcoholism wasn't grounds for firing, and alleges that there's a ... By law, alcoholic employees can't be fired for their addiction.
jobs.aol.com/.../fired-alcoholic-teacher-accuses-school-of-disa...

Substance Abuse Nurse | Discover Nursing
Much of their job also involves teaching patients about the dangers of substance abuse and possible treatment options. Since addiction is both a mental and ...
www.discovernursing.com/specialty/substance-abuse-nurse

Mean streets. Drug-addict mom. Failure in school. Teenage ...
Joann Martinez, at her Concord, Calif., home on Tuesday May 8, 2012, talks about how she has overcome many hard times. She will be graduating from the ...
www.mercurynews.com/.../mean-streets-drug-addict-mom-fail...

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