When sex and getting sober don't mix

When sex and getting sober don't mix
New York Daily News
"When the speaker at my first Alcoholic Anonymous meeting began preaching about no new relationships the first year sober, my first thought was, 'I need a drink,'" writes Eddie. "My wife left me because of my alcoholism but Dr. Dave and Bill, ...

New York Daily News 

Substance Abuse and Parenting with A History
There are many tough topics you will have to tackle with your kids, but some topics, likesubstance abuse, can be particularly tough for some parents, given their own track records. This week we're talking about how to handle when you have "a history.

Book Review: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The 12-step format intentionally mirrors the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to drive home the point that our future survival requires us to abandon our addiction to greed, envy, and over-ambition. Armstrong's 12 steps lead us through education, ...

Letter: Opiate Addiction is Hidden Epidemic
Hopefully, you will take the time to read this report, Opiate Addiction: Maryland's Hidden Epidemic, which clearly outlines the problem of addiction and substance abuse disorder as well as the “best practices” for treating this problem.

Heroin addiction on the rise in the Tri-State
"What we've seen is an increase in opiate abuse and most of our clients here, I would say at least 80 to 90 percent, are here due to opiate addiction," Eilenberg said. "The pain pill addiction is still strong and the stories that we hear are [users]...


Narconon Riverbend Retreat Louisiana Celebrates Alcohol Awareness Month ...
Houston Chronicle
Narconon Riverbend Retreat in Louisiana spotlights a recent graduate who overcame alcoholism in recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD).

Attorney: Sex Addiction, Campaign Left Candidate Broke
During the court hearing, her lawyer alleged that Mihos had spent nearly all of the $25 million he made from the sale of his convenience stores on two failed bids for governor and an addiction to hiring prostitutes and strippers for sex.

Parents clueless about brother's gaming addiction
The third is a video game addict and mostly a shut-in. He is now 29 with no long-standing or meaningful relationships. Yes, he has exceptional hand-eye coordination and is good with electronics which landed him a high-paying government job (which I ...

Diddy Pins G. Dep's Murder Conviction To Substance Abuse Issues
MTV.com (blog)
According to Diddy, G. Dep, who was recently convicted of second-degree murder on a 1993 shooting charge stemming from a botched robbery in Harlem, became a different person when severe substance-abuse issues took hold of his life.

Addict's Art Fetches Record Price
Rich and famous by then, he was also having the delusions and delirium tremens of late-stage alcoholism. Almost miraculously, he finally checked his downward spiral by checking in to a fancy clinic where he detoxed by being locked in a room for eight ...


Heroin addict smashed charity shop window with paving slab
This Is Lancashire
A DRUG addict was found hiding under a clothes rail after burgling a charity shop. Martin McEvilly, aged 41, was caught red-hand- ed by police after he broke into Barnardo's in Newport Street, Bolton, at 12.30am on April 11 by smashing a window.

Southwest Council wants your opinion on substance abuse
Gloucester County Times - NJ.com
Taking a different direction on drug abuse, the Southwest Council wants the community to tell them how they feel about substance abuse and underage drinking. At Bogey's Club & Cafe on Thursday, the council introduced its Gloucester County Regional ...

Gloucester County Times - NJ.com

Addict Niall Gallagher returns to drugs after losing job
Kent Online
The 42-year-old addict fell for the charms of an undercover police officer and supplied her with heroin. Now Gallagher, of Nelson Road, Gillingham, is back behind bars serving a three-year sentence. He was arrested in a major operation code named ...

Kent Online

Man, 31, admits to holdups, blames heroin
Chicago Tribune
Now, the young father from Salem will spend two years in state prison, followed by three years on supervised probation, for crimes he committed last fall while in the throes of a heroinaddiction that started relatively recently, according to his ...

Teens facing addiction and mental illness need services that treat both
Youth addiction treatment programs couldn't deal with her complex mental health issues. Neither could eating disorders programs. Mental health centres weren't willing to handle hersubstance abuse. “It was a complete Catch-22.

Substance Abuse 'Underappreciated' Among Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients
Family Practice News Digital Network
Of all 1788 admissions, 11.7% (210) were associated with at least one substance abuse diagnosis. The most common was alcohol abuse, identified in 73% of the 210. Other substance abuse diagnoses included sedative hypnotic abuse/dependence in 11%, ...

Family Practice News Digital Network

Addiction Treatment and Las Vegas, Perfect Together?! By Elizabeth Lombino
By Elizabeth Lombino Recently, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend the annual, national conference on the care and treatment of opioid addiction held by AATOD (American Association of the Treatment of Opioid Dependence). It was a huge gathering of some ...

Free "12 Steps for All" Workshop on June 2, 2012 | Philadelphia ...
PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program helps families address drug and alcoholaddiction. spirituality: ... PRO-ACT is offering a free workshop on applying the 12 Steps to transform your life—even if you're not in recovery. Join us Sat.
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So my girlfriend left me for a recovering addict - SoberRecovery ...
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Knowledgespeak · Substance Abuse 'Underappreciated' Among Elderly Psychiatric Inpatients – Family Practice News Digital Network · Columbia & NY-Presbyterian Experts at Am. Psychiatric Assoc. – Newswise (press release) · A psychiatric ...
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Former New York Jets Quarterback Ray Lucas Reflects On Drug ...
By bkallet
The former NFL quarterback is a recovering addict. And, he cherishes the chance to ... “When I was going through the throes of addiction, I would pass by mirrors and didn't know who I was looking at,” Lucas said. “It was pretty tough to look at ...
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