Revised definition of 'addiction' may increase number of addicts

Revised definition of 'addiction' may spur hike in number of addicts
Revisions to the definition of addiction in the manual that helps to dictate health insurance costs could sharply increase addiction diagnoses. By IAN URBINA WASHINGTON -- In what could prove to be one of their most far-reaching decisions, ...

Addiction Series: Fitness Addiction
In this addiction series, KOLO Samantha Boatman is going to tell us about warning signs to addictions that may be happening around you. Most people who work out like to balance the weight of their day by getting in a good exercise.

Porn addiction research shines light on troubling figures
ABC Online
Download this mp3 file When Professor Raj Sitharthan from the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Sydney began his research into the affects of internet porn addiction two years ago, little was understood about the taboo topic.

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LA confirms Josh Saunders in rehab
By Scott French | Special to The Los Angeles Galaxy confirmed Sunday that Josh Saunders' absence from the team is because he is in a treatment program forsubstance abuse. The 31-year-old goalkeeper has missed the past four games ...

Alcoholic stole from vulnerable pensioner 'friend'
The Bolton News
AN alcoholic who befriended a vulnerable pensioner in a Bolton pub stole so much cash from him that he went short of food and was in danger of being evicted, a court heard. Christopher Williams was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence at ...

S'pore residents' alcohol, gambling addiction rates revealed
Channel News Asia
By Sharon See | Posted: 14 May 2012 2219 hrs SINGAPORE: Surveys show that alcoholaddiction affects about 0.5 per cent of Singapore adult residents, while about 1.4 per cent are probable pathological gamblers. Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong revealed ...

Galaxy Confirm Josh Saunders Is In Substance Abuse Treatment Program
SB Nation
Bill Gaudette has taken over for Josh Saunders, who is out indefinitely while he gets treated for substance abuse. Do you want major updates to this story in your Facebook News Feed? Nearly two weeks after news first broke that goalkeeper Josh Saunders ...

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Video: Ted Williams: I've been sober for a year
By Scott Stump Even after a viral YouTube video helped turn him from a homeless crack addictto a media sensation, golden-voiced former radio announcer Ted Williams admitted Monday his struggles were far from over. Amid emotional moments of his ...

Amid praise for Christie drug-treatment plan, big challenges, too
Philadelphia Inquirer
Christie has won praise for his plan for treating drug addiction, but some have taken issue with the approach because a number of addicts coming through court programs could wind up displacing those who seek treatment voluntarily.

Capital Profile: John Coppola
Albany Times Union
John Coppola, Executive Director of the New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers, Inc., at the Capitol Saturday May 12, 2012. (Michael P. Farrell/Times Union) John Coppola, Executive Director of the New York Association of ...

Josh Hamilton: Texas Rangers have tough decision to make
Namely, his history of substance abuse and injuries. Hamilton says he stopped using on Oct. 5, 2005, but he has had two known off-season "slips," this year and in 2009. Hamilton also has dealt with more than his share of injuries, in part because of ...

Facebook Addiction!
If you have a friend who just won't get off of Facebook, there may be a scientific reason. Harvard researchers say when people talk about themselves, it's like a pleasure trigger to the brain, similar to having good food, money or sex.


Gambling addict stole from bank he worked for
Get Surrey
By Jennifer Maxfield A GAMBLING addict has been given a suspended jail sentence for stealing £16805 from the building society where he worked and for falsifying spreadsheets to try to cover his tracks. Glenn Fagan, of The Oaks Square in Epsom, ...

Matrix of incompetence, corruption, plunder and alcoholism at new Zamtel
Zambian Watchdog
He is a confirmed alcoholic. Mupanga Mwanakatwe is a failure through and through. He fist went to UNZA but he failed in the first year. The father John Mwanakatwe, who was Education Minister, organized a scholarship for him to study in Europe.

Mary Sanchez | Diagnose the pain of pill popping
Kansas City Star
By MARY SANCHEZ Kansas City's Center for Practical Bioethics is part of a Senate investigation into the links between pharmaceutical firms and addiction to painkillers. The center's reputation is tarnished by the slippery slope of accepting ...

Local attorney grateful for second chance at life and career
The Review
LIVERPOOL-Many people who have battled back from drug or alcohol addiction speak of reaching a point at which the destruction their behavior has wrought finally registers, and a decision must be made. For attorney Richard Hoppel of East Liverpool, ...

Robbers often target Taunton pharmacies
Enterprise News
Annemarie Matulis, of Taunton's Substance Abuse Task Force, who formerly was a substance abuse counselor, said addiction can affect anyone regardless of their place in society, driving them to put their lives in danger. “The desperation is incredible,” ...

Delegates travel from Sweden to learn about addiction therapy in Warrington
This Is Cheshire
A WARRINGTON drugs programme which is leading the way in tackling addiction has drawn international interest. Swedish doctors and nurses visited the Recovery Hub, on Museum Street, to learn more about the work the centre does to help people turn their ...

Some physicians say Blue Cross' crackdown on narcotics abuse is red tape
Enterprise News
Fallon said the risk of addiction increases significantly after taking prescription painkillers for more than 30 days. Police and public officials throughout the South Shore have blamed prescription drug abuse for ongoing problems of opiate addiction ...

Philosophical Disquisitions: Addiction and Responsibility (Part One)
By John Danaher
The first, which we might call the “Moral Failing” school, holds that addiction does nothing to lessen responsibility: an addict is someone who exhibits a lack of moral virtue, and so they should not be excused from responsibility. The second ...
Philosophical Disquisitions

Statistics about Addiction, Relapse & Recovery - SoberRecovery ...
By Hopeworks
Relapse rates for addictive diseases usually are in the range of 50% to 90%; however, these rates vary by definition of relapse, severity of addiction, which drug of addiction, length of treatment, and elapsed time from treatment discharge to assessment, as well as other ...Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder. ... Life with an active alcoholic is like going down in an elevator to h*** together with both having the ability to push the button and choose what floor they wish to get off on .
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What is an Addict? — The Good Men Project
I am fond of the definition of addiction which goes, “someone who does something over and over ...

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