Women Physicians and Addiction

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Women physicians with substance abuse problems differ in some significant ways ... A 1987 study by addiction specialist LeClair Bissell, MD, of 95 alcoholic ...

Facebook Addiction: New Scale Gauges Social Media Dependency
Huffington Post
Psychologists say Facebook addiction is real--and now it can be measured. Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have developed a new tool, the Bergen Facebook AddictionScale, to measure obsession with the social media site.

The six signs of Facebook addiction
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | May 8, 2012, 4:50pm PDT Summary: The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale is the first tool developed to test if you have become addicted to the social network. There are the six warning signs you can check yourself against.

Former Olympian details mother's alcoholism in book
Globe and Mail
The book titled "Not About the Medal" deals with the turbulence Pells experienced with her mother's alcoholism. The founder of F--- Cancer, an group advocating for early detection and awareness of cancer speaks to Marina Jimenez about how she has ...

Counties lack funds to treat addiction
Columbus Dispatch
“We think the governor is doing a great job,” said Jody Demo-Hodgins, director of the Crawford-Marion County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. “But if we don't have money to treat people, we're going to continue running in ...

Addict gets eight years for stabbing cousin to death
Irish Independent
Heroin addict Shane Millea (27), of Celbridge, Co Kildare, had been charged at the Central Criminal Court with the murder of his cousin Paul Harris (33) at the Cannonbrook estate in Lucan, Co Dublin, on December 2, 2010. He pleaded not guilty to murder ...

Irish Independent

Chickasaw Nation Honored for Treating Mental Illness, Substance Abuse
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
The second annual event at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City united nonprofit organizations and those affected by mental illness to raise awareness of the need for funding treatment services for mental illness and substance abuse, according to a ...

Addiction on the rise in Europe
Addiction is on the rise in Europe. An increasing number of young people are unable to control their use of drugs, alcohol, sex, computer games, technology, shopping, dieting or exercise. Experts warn against the growing number of addicts.

Massachusetts' hidden addiction
My Fox Boston
So that gives us a sense of how big this problem is and how, almost conventional this problem has become for our teenagers, and that's problematic because they're so powerful," Dr. Timothy Wilens, Director of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General ...

Intervention: The six signs of Facebook addiction
Herald Sun
Researchers create Facebook Addiction Scale Define six signs that indicate addiction to the site Includes feelings of anxiety when you're away from it DO you lie awake at night planning witty things to write on Facebook? Are you restless or anxious ...

Addiction clinic nurse 'took ecstasy and alcohol with patient', hearing is told
Irish Independent
Photo: Thinkstock A NURSE at an addiction clinic overdosed on ecstasy during a drinking binge with a patient, a hearing was told. Amy Sutherland met the man outside work but quickly realised he was being treated at the clinic where she worked, ...

Irish Independent

Ex-addict tells kids how drugs made him a 'walking animal'
A recovered heroin addict told hundreds of British and Emirati schoolchildren yesterday how he ruined his life through drugs, urging them not to follow a similar path. The 27-year-old Emirati recounted his horrific experience at an awareness day ...

Substance abuse, suicide prevention model being considered
Daily Herald
One month after the symposium surrounding the three drug-related deaths in northern Utah County, plans are under way to study readiness for an action model called "Communities that Care." Pat Bird, prevention manager for the Utah County Department of ...

Pells chronicles triumph over adversity while dealing with alcoholic mother
Winnipeg Free Press
My mom was an alcoholic and the way society treats people with alcoholism and addiction is so negative, and I feel that it makes it even harder for the addict to seek recovery." She's hoping her personal story will help others begin the conversation ...

Prolific graffiti addict receives conditional sentence, must pay restitution
Vancouver Sun
EDMONTON - Jeffrey Knull painted his name on everything. The graffiti addict sprayed his nickname, ERAN, on vacant buildings, supermarkets, vehicles, hotels, fences, garbage cans, bridge supports, newspaper boxes, power poles, garage doors, restaurants ...

Utah teen shares story of pornography addiction, seeks to help others
Deseret News
It may not be classified as a listed addiction by the American Psychological Association, but Nathan Haug of Alpine, Utah, struggled with a pornographyaddiction when he was younger, feeling trapped and alone. It may not be classified as a listed ...

Deseret News

Tool for measuring Facebook addiction
Business Review India
Now, there is an instrument that will tell you how deep your addiction for Facebook runs. A team from Norway has developed 'Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS). On a scale of one to seven, the user can mark his preferences and his 'addiction score' ...

Computer-based screening may reduce teen substance abuse
Clinical Advisor
HealthDay News -- A computer-facilitated screening system along with advice from primary care health providers (cSBA) can help combat substance abuse among adolescents, study results suggest. As recent news reports highlight concerns about prescription ...

If your child has a drug addiction, get help, love your child and yourself
An addiction must be dealt with quickly often by placing a child in a drug or alcohol facility, something tremendously difficult for parents – a crushing blow. It needs to be done with love, support and suspended judgment. In times such as these, ...

'Facebook Addiction' Test Tells You If You're Hooked
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Norway's University of Bergen recently published the results of its "Facebook Addiction" research project, finding that women are more likely to develop an addiction to the social network that boasts more than 500 million daily users. The report also indicated an alarming finding: Facebook ... Also on HuffPost: Whether you're a full-blown Facebook addict, or you just enjoy social networking, we've got a list of 50 techies that you need to subscribe to on Facebook. Check them out below.
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By Richard Gracer
Richard I. Gracer, MD, is the founder of Gracer Behavioral Health Services, an innovative and comprehensive substance abuse program that stresses the reduction of cravings, and has been in medical practice since 1974. He is certified in ...

Are you addicted to Facebook? Psychologist develops tool to ...
By Mike Flacy
Facebook Addiction. As the amount of time Facebook users spend on the social network continues to increase, a psychologist out of Norway has developed an evaluation tool to identify Facebook addiction in patients. As mentioned with the ...
Digital Trends

Why It Is Advisable To Get A Drug Addiction Detoxification - Insure ...
By insureyourhealthyourself
These services along with work groups within rehab programs will help a former addict gain introspect into their addiction and will give them the insight and coping mechanisms needed to prevent a relapse. The Road To Recovery. Recovery is ...
Insure Your Health Yourself

Facebook Addiction—How To Spot One?
By Art Writ
More and more individuals are now getting addicted to the social media websites like Facebook. Investigators from the University of Bergen have developed a measuring scale to calculate theaddiction of Facebook. The using of Facebook has ...
Heal Blog

Facebook Addict Scale - Business Insider
By Michael Kelley
Her team of researchers at the University of Bergen created the Bergen Facebook AddictionScale to test if one has crossed the threshold from "social media enthusiast" to full-fledged "Facebook addict." Each of the six criteria are scored on the ...

Internet Driving Teen Porn Addiction - Digg
Has access to the Internet made porn easier to access for teens?

Cell Phone Addiction Fuels Fear | NBC 6 Miami
news//Cell-Phone-Addiction-on-the-Rise:-Study/150573005. Copy. Close ... Scott's wife Shellie is such a cell phone addict, her nickname is "Celly." "No matter ...

Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights
Today, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. With over 2.3 million men and women living behind bars, our imprisonment rate is ...

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