Could a tough intervention have saved Mary Kennedy?

Could a tough intervention have saved Mary Kennedy?
New York Daily News
You know, Dave, our mention last week of Mary Richardson Kennedy's suicide over her mounting addiction troubles touched a chord. "Why did some judge send her to alcohol education and psychiatric appointments," writes Harry T, "instead of [or at least...

New York Daily News

Recovered teen drug addict graduates among top research students at CSULB
Long Beach Press-Telegram
By Kelly Puente Staff Writer Recovered drug addict and CSULB graduate Sarah Clingan has won honors as a top research student at the university. (Photo by Tracey Roman) LONG BEACH - As a homeless teenager addicted to drugs, Sarah Clingan never thought ...

Drug addiction reaches every level
Morehead News
By Noelle Hunter - Staff Writer The Morehead News May 25, 2012 — A Kentucky Supreme Court justice freely shared his family's struggle with drug addiction last Thursday at a celebration honoring five graduates of the Rowan, Bath and Menifee drug courts.

Addiction by any name
New Jersey Jewish Standard
The Teaneck resident added that texting and shopping are other examples of issues that can reach the level of addiction, and that have begun to plague the religious community. “In the old days, kids had teddy bears. Now they go to sleep with the phone ...

Addict who stabbed woman in $100 robbery to serve eight years in prison
Royal Gazette
A drug addict who viciously attacked an elderly woman leaving her with stab wounds and a broken ankle has been jailed for eight years. Jamar Dill accosted Cleta Burgess, 63, as she waited for a taxi to take her home from a friend's house on Berkeley ...

Addiction makes smokers easy game for tax hike - Treasury
New Zealand Herald
By Martin Johnston Smokers' "addictive nature" makes them easy game for a tax hike, according to the Treasury's regulatory impact statement on the pros and cons of raising the excise on tobacco that was announced in this week's budget.

Addict accused of shed murder 'stole £10000 in burglary'
News Shopper
A HEROIN addict accused of murdering his dealer and burying him in the back garden had recently stolen £10000 in a burglary, the Old Bailey heard today (May 25). Fellow heroin and crack user Leslie Ashton, giving evidence from behind a screen, ...

Film Reviews: Compelling 'Oslo, August 31' portrays a man trying to resist ...
New York Daily News
"Oslo, August 31" — 4 stars A recovering drug addict tries to survive on his first day out of rehab (1:36). Not rated: Drugs, language, sexuality, violence. In Norwegian with subtitles. IFC, City Cinemas 1 2 3. With only two films, Danish director ...

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Raise prices of caffeinated alcohol drinks, report urges
It also suggests governments should discourage or even ban sales of regular energy drinks or pre-mixed caffeinated alcoholic beverages in high-risk settings like bars and clubs. The report is from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Centre ...

Pete Doherty: the challenge of making a film as a heroin addict
The Guardian
Making a movie as a "heroin addict" is a challenge, Doherty mentions almost in passing. "It's poison but it's also medicine. When you're in that state, you can't function unless you have your fix." There was talk of him going away to rehab before ...

The Guardian

Life after Oxy: Addiction services see a rise in client numbers
Hamilton Spectator
“The silver lining in all this is people are talking about it,” says Debbie Bang, executive director of Womankind Addiction Services at St. Joseph's Healthcare. “Suddenly it's OK to tell your family and friends you are addicted to Oxy.

Drive for drug addict kids' rehabilitation soon
Times of India
BHOPAL: In a bid to bring drug addict children usually seen at the railway station into the mainstream, district administration, MP police, Woman and Child Development and Child Line Advisory Board are initiating a campaign for rehabilitation of these ...

Group for spouses, parents of addicts offers education, support
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Years of working as a substance abuse counselor taught Mike Speakman that overcoming addiction isn't just about treatment for the individual, but that it takes support from the family as well. “A good example is diabetes,” Speakman said.

Advances in addiction therapy
The Imperfect Parent
These advances may do for addiction what Prozac did for anti-depression treatment in the 1980′s. That is, it may allow primary care doctors to treat addiction without having to refer patients to substance abuse specialists. So speculates writer Sharon ...

A Shameless Recovery: Transforming Regret into a Learning Opportunity (blog)
In its healthiest form, regret drives the addict to ask, “What can I do differently right now to right the wrongs of the past and make better decisions in the future?” Focus on the Present. The only day anyone can do anything about is today.

The University of Texas Researchers Win Grant to Develop Drug to Treat Addiction
University of Texas at Austin News
AuSTIN, Texas — Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are teaming up to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems. They have received a $3.3 million, ...

Porn addiction can be 'unlearned'
Jagran Post
Australia:Indian origin researchers have shed light on the severe impact of porn addiction on users and their families. In the first study of its kind in Australia, researchers Professor Raj Sitharthan of the University of Sydney's Department of ...

Jagran Post

Social worker: Williford is sex addict
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A social worker testified Thursday that a man accused in the brutal 2010 rape and murder of Kathy Taft is a sex addict. Patricia Catanio told jurors that mental health professionals use a scale of one to 20 to rate the severity of ...

Gambling Addict Steals Thousands from Best Friend
An online gambling addict admitted stealing £3500 from his friend and employer the Croydon Magistrates' Court was told. Jeffrey Hamblion had known the victim, Colin Thompson, since school and was an usher at his wedding. Hamblion claimed he had spent ...

Facing the Real World Challenges of Substance Abuse - Busted Halo
By Elizabeth A. Elliott
Sarah, who has alcoholism on both sides of her family received treatment from Campus for Hope, a program of Catholic Charities of Omaha. ... “I didn't ask for this addiction, I deal with it and work on it every day,” she said. “It does ... “Felony charges make it nearly impossible for young adults to find employment,” said Catherine Terpstra, MA LLPC and substance abuse therapist at Cristo Rey Behavioral Health and Prevention Services, a Catholic Charities agency in Lansing, Michigan.
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Facebook Addiction [Infographic]
By Arun Prabhudesai
Facebook addiction is a very serious trend, especially among the younger generation. If you find yourself checking Facebook on your phone at every few minutes, there is a high chance that you are afflicted to FAD or Facebook Addiction ...
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Daughter of an Alcoholic Mother... I need help. - SoberRecovery ...
By JBeeHurts
I'm 20 years old, going into my senior year of college and my mother is a severe alcoholic. Problems.... Unfortunately alcoholism is progressive and its so heartbreaking to see someone you love so much deteriorate before your eyes. I wish I ...
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The Fix: Damian Thompson explores the murky world of modern ...
By Milo Yiannopoulos
Thompson explains how an intimate knowledge of human psychology is breeding addiction experts, some of whom are using their power for good, and some for ill, but all of whom are able to effortlessly glide between the worlds of traditionally ... - News

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