Addiction Is 'Bigger Than Me'

The Situation's Family Helps Him Realize: Addiction Is 'Bigger Than Me'
"That was going through my head every morning when I'd wake up," Sorrentino told MTV News' Sway Calloway in an exclusive interview in which he discussed his fears that an addiction to prescription painkillers could have cost him the friends, ...

State must 'go further' to help addicts - Iain Duncan Smith
BBC News
In a speech to Alcoholics Anonymous, Iain Duncan Smith will argue that addicts who are unable to work are being let down by the welfare system. The BBC understands removing benefits from people refusing treatment will be an option but a "hypothetical"...

BBC News

Alarm over plan to dock benefits of alcoholics and addicts who reject help
The Guardian
Leading addiction charities have expressed deep concerns over government plans to cut the benefits of people suspected of suffering from alcoholism or drug addictionwho refuse treatment for their condition. In a sign of the government's new benefits ...

The Guardian

Quit the addiction or lose your benefits - drug and drink addicts to be told
Evening Standard
In a speech to an event hosted by Alcoholics Anonymous, he will say the Welfare State has failed the almost 360000 addicts who rely on benefits for their income. He will argue at the event at the Houses of Parliament in London that his new Universal ...

Evening Standard

Jobseekers who reject help for alcohol and drug addiction face benefits cut
The Guardian
Unemployed people suspected of suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction will have their benefits cut if they refuse treatment for their condition, the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, will signal on Wednesday.

The Guardian

A hope for release from demon alcohol
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By The New York Times, Herald-Tribune By DOUGLAS QUENQUA If alcoholism is a disease, is there hope of finding the cure in a pill? Yes and no. Having mapped the physical changes the brain undergoes with years of habitual drinking, researchers in recent ...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

British experts update addiction treatment guidelines
EurekAlert (press release)
London, UK (May 23, 2012) – The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released fresh guidelines on the best methods to treat substance abuse and addiction in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE.

New law in works would make it harder to place child in protective custody
Detroit Free Press
By AP LANSING — The case of an Ann Arbor boy whose father accidentally gave him an alcoholic drink at a 2008 Detroit Tigers game may spark changes the state's protective services regulations. reports legislation inspired by the case is ...

Drug addiction support group to meet
Charleston Gazette
If you're a family member or friend of someone with a drug addiction and are interested in organizing a support group, Kanawha Communities that Care is looking for you. The organization, which aims to increase awareness of substance abuse-related ...

The Situation opens up about rehab stint: I'd wake up and just be disappointed ...
New York Daily News
Two months after checking out of a rehab treatment facility for a prescription medication addiction, the "Jersey Shore" star spoke out about his struggles in his first sit-down interview. "Ever since I've been out, I'm not gonna lie…it's not easy," he ...

New York Daily News

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino on Addiction Recovery: 'It's Not Easy' (VIDEO)
Two months after entering a facility to deal with a prescription-medication addiction, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is finally speaking out about his recovery. Having to give up his boozy-lifestyle (that made him famous), the Jersey Shore star ...

Kids now at risk of screen addiction
Times of India
Youngsters are at risk of "screen addiction" because of the long hours they spend watching TV and playing computer games, a new study has revealed. The study shows that in the UK, 10 and 11 year-olds have access to five screens in the average house.

Padiham addict jailed for attacking OAP
Burnley Express
A “DESPICABLE” heroin addict who mugged a 75-year-old woman and left her lying in the road, has been jailed for four years. Rebecca Oxley (37) of Cross Bank, Padiham, struck Irene Bracewell from behind in the violent attack before stealing her purse ...

Burnley Express

The Situation Opens Up About Rehab, Snooki And Sobriety
And two months after entering a facility to deal with a prescription-medicationaddiction, "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino knows exactly what that means. "Ever since I've been out, I'm not gonna lie ... it's not easy," Sorrentino ...

About 37 percent of college students could now be considered alcoholics
Oregon Daily Emerald
By Megan Sanderson With a new definition of addiction, students may want to re-think heavy drinking during the weekend. The term “alcoholic” will be more broadly defined next year in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, ...

D'Angelo Talks Addiction & Comeback in GQ
D'Angelo rode a wave of R&B popularity in the '90s before his chiseled body threatened to overshadow his music and he vanished into addiction for more than a decade. Now he's back and attempting to mount a comeback and opens up to GQ about living with...

US says drug abuse needs treatment, not just jail
By Kate Kelland | LONDON (Reuters) - The United States sees drug abuse as a public health problem as much as a crime issue and is seeking to learn from countries in Europe and elsewhere about how to treat addiction as a disease, Barack Obama's drugs ...

Fearing legal action, Verona school board to change substance abuse policies
BY MARIA KARIDIS Due to litigation in another school district, Verona's policy on substance abuse and its high school handbook will be revised, the Verona Board of Education decided at its Tuesday meeting. The Ramapo Indian Hills district recently lost ...

Internet addiction grows as drug, cigarette use declines
Deutsche Welle
Around 560000 people between the ages of 14 and 64 in Germany are addicted to the Internet or use it excessively or pathologically, a government report on addiction has found. At the same time, ever fewer people are dying from other addictions, ...

Deutsche Welle

Former film star Carrie Fisher to speak on personal wars with addiction ...
OSU - The Lantern
Since facing challenges with addiction, bipolar disorder and trauma, the actress has returned with a new hope and is sharing her story with Ohio State. Fisher is scheduled to visit Ohio State for the first time at 7:30 pm on Wednesday in Mershon ...

'I had trouble getting dressed': Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino reveals the ...
Daily Mail
In March, the Jersey Shore TV personality checked himself in to Utah's Cirque Lodge Treatment Center for a three-week spell after his addiction to prescription drugs escalated out of control. In his first interview, since checking out on April 4, ...

Daily Mail

Wednesday: Council, Circus And Substance Abuse Talk
By Rob Borkowski Council - The Woonsocket City Council has scheduled a special meeting for tonight at 7 pm in the second floor conference room of City Hall. The agenda for the evening is a resolution asking for the appointment of a budget commission.

The Situation Opens Up About His Pain Killer Addiction, Rehab And Apologizing ...
by Halle Kiefer It's been two months since news broke that The Situation was headed to rehab for a prescription pain killer addiction. Now the Jersey Shore star is ready to come clean about what exactly put him in treatment. “Ever since I've been out, ...

GQ FELLA: D'Angelo Opens Up About Substance Abuse, Rejecting ...
By Natasha
The "Cruisin" singer reveals why he hastily left the game of music, his run-ins with the law &substance abuse, and why he turned down the sexual advances of Hollywood chicks like Madonna.... Most of us never understood why a man with ...
The Young, Black, and Fabulous

The Situation: 'My Addiction Was Prescription Painkillers' | Radar ...
"My addiction was prescription painkillers. At first, I thought it gave me energy, I thought it helped me," he said, citing the nonstop travel demands and plane rides expected of those in show business. "Being in this business is not easy." ...
Radar Online

Divorce and Alcoholism--they go hand in hand.
By seven77heaven
The bigger picture I have to point out to every betrayed spouse of an addict is that no matter how much you b!tch, cry, and complain..... your spouse will feel confident they can still get away with using without any fear of loss. Now that you kicked him out and filed you can expect some ... Know that as hard as this is you filed because you love him and can't stand to see him hurting himself and the people he loves with his addiction. Now sit back and watch him accept the things he's losing ...
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Your Morning Addiction: 5/23/2012 | Addicting Info
By Justin "Filthy Liberal Scum" Rosario
Congress speaks at a 10th grade level—a whole grade level below where they were just seven years ago. This makes me want to snicker—probably because I'm part of the American public, and we only read at an 8th or 9th grade level.
Addicting Info

Addiction affliction - Toledo Blade
It also might include the broad new category of "behavioral addiction -- not ... worry about a loss of the valid distinction between substance abuse and addiction.

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