11 Ways to Handle Substance Abuse

11 Ways to Handle Substance Abuse
By JFrater
With variety and availability at unprecedented levels, substance abuse is not uncommon. The resultant popular more shift... ... Keep in mind that this persons behavior is being guided by theiraddiction. This may be the most difficult task on the ...

UConn Researchers Voice Concern Over Proposed Addiction Guideline Changes
UConn Advance (blog)
Two prominent University of Connecticut Health Center researchers are adding their voices to a chorus of other national experts who are questioning proposed changes regarding substance abuse guidelines in a manual used internationally in the diagnosis ...

UConn Advance (blog) 

Pacquiao's Gambling Addiction: A Big Problem No More
By Keith Idec Many gamblers in Las Vegas have made a lot of money betting on Manny Pacquiao to win fights in recent years. The alarming extent of Pacquiao's gambling problem was detailed in a Sports Illustrated article that hit newsstands Wednesday.

Choosing the right addiction treatment
Times of India
A complex illness, drug addiction has the typical traits of craving and compulsive drug seeking, followed by devastating consequences in most cases. Simply put, addiction is a brain disease and one requires inhibitory control over behaviour, ...

Preds' Quinn Pitcock overcomes depression, video-game addiction in pro ...
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Predators defensive lineman Quinn Pitcock, a former third-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts, has battled depression and video-game addiction. (Stephen M. Dowell, Orlando Sentinel) By Austin Lyon, Orlando Sentinel In the summer of 2008, ...

Orlando Sentinel

Movie review 'Oslo, August 31st': Taking addiction one day at a time
The Seattle Times
A movie review of "Oslo, August 31st," an intimately effective Norwegian drama that follows a recovering heroin addict during a day pass from rehab as he psychologically struggles to avoid a relapse. By Jeff Shannon Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie), ...

Substance Abuse 'Conversation' to Continue
A father of three children – including his oldest, who battled addiction problems - said he's found a support network at the Parent Partnership meetings. “I look forward to the meetings every week, being able to share my stories and share my ...

Drug addict locked up... at his own request
This is Gloucestershire
A DRUG addict who mugged a solicitor on her way to a Gloucester Rugby match has been jailed – at his own request. Patrick Nolan, of Worcester Street, Gloucester, admitted he had failed to comply with the terms of a community order and alcohol treatment ...

Marc Jacobs: I was never a fat heroin addict
Jacobs touches on his former drug addiction, for which he entered rehab in 1999 and then again in 2007 following a relapse, and is seemingly mortified by the suggestion that he was overweight whilst an addict. "That was the stupidest thing I ever heard ...


A Growing and Deadly Addiction: Bath Salts
“The chemicals in synthetic drugs known as bath salts have no legitimate use and are solely intended for substance abuse,” said Susan Bower, behavioral health operations director for the County Health and Human Services Agency.

After 40 years, Leominster addiction center abruptly kicked out
Worcester Telegram
By Karen Nugent TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF LEOMINSTER — After surviving for 43 years in the city's downtown, the Montachusett Addiction Council — commonly known as the MAC center — has been forced to abruptly move out of its most recent locale at 54 ...

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Jane Velez-Mitchell is the author of 'iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life' and 'Secrets Can Be Murder: The Killer Next Door' as well as 'Addict Nation: An Intervention for America'.

Letter: Addiction and mental health care
Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Print Aa Letter: Addiction and mental health care Published: June 7, 2012 6:24 PM I would like to open up a new line of dialogue regarding the prescription painkiller epidemic ["LI pain pill crackdown," News, ...


Anti depressants are merely another addiction - for doctors as well as the ...
Daily Mail
It means that something entirely different, such as the Twelve Step programme first formulated by Alcoholics Anonymous, should be tried. Exactly the same principle applies to the most pernicious of all 'designer' drugs - antidepressants.

Daily Mail

These kids aren't all right — child stars who struggle with drug and alcohol ...
Toronto Star
Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) has a history of drug addiction, Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) was recently arrested for a DUI. Even the most successful John Connor, Christian Bale (Terminator: Salvation), ...

Toronto Star

Gambling addict conman is told to pay back crime cash
The Bolton News
Bolton Crown Court heard that Clough aged 26, of Newgate Drive, Little Hulton, was a gamblingaddict and went to casinos where he lost more than £70000. He made £79490 from his crimes. The court was told he had £8600 available and he was ordered to pay ...

Brighton Addiction Team to Answer K2 Questions During Live Web Chat
However, who would know more about addiction and drug recovery than Brighton Center for Recovery Hospital, the first addiction center to be licensed in Michigan? That's why Patch.com has teamed with a panel of addiction specialists from Brighton to get ...

`Crazed addict' caught after bashing spree
Hong Kong Standard
Police have arrested a man who allegedly went on a bashing spree in a Sham Shui Po love hotel while high on drugs. The man and a couple allegedly held a drug session in one of the rented rooms on the first floor of 66 Un Chau Street.

Hong Kong Standard

5 Ways Yoga Helps Addiction Recovery
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By Alicia Sparks Are you a recovering alcoholic or drug addict? Have you thought about incorporating yoga in your recovery? That, for many people, yoga is an effective way to manage mental health issues like anxiety and depression is no secret; ...

PsychCentral.com (blog)

Activists cry 'narco terrorism', say its a statewide epidemic
India Today
Three years of morphine addiction have turned him into an emaciated wreck. Flashing the stamp of an intravenous drug user, Harpal stretches out his hand filled with pus holes, begging once again for Rs 100. By his own admission, Harpal injects himself ...

India Today

OneSTDV: Porn as Drug Addiction and Replying to Marcotte
He not only accepts at face value the concept of "porn addiction", but also everything else the letter writer rolls up into it, such as her belief that his "illness" causes him to look at other women and that masturbation itself is a manifestation of his " illness". ... Desensitization ("A numbed pleasure response"): Among other changes, dopamine and dopamine (D2) receptors decline in the brain's reward circuitry, leaving the addict less sensitive to pleasure, and "hungry" for dopamine-raising ...

WH: Drug Addiction Caused By Brain Disease
By Staff
White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske plans to present steps Monday to help remove the stigma of drug addiction and expand access to treatment services nationwide.
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Alcohol dependence vs alcohol abuse - does it matter ...
One of the reasons i have been procrastinating re real life AA meetings (although I am seeking online meetings) is that my GP told me that i was someone who abused alcohol but was not dependent- furthermore that the term alcoholic was no longer used by the medics and ... here's alink to the Big Book of alcoholics anonymous. i suggest ya read it( dont skip the forwards) and see if you can relate to any of it. if so, AA just may well be the answer to help you stop drinkng and stay sober .

Mothers battling addiction - Victorville Daily Press
“I am an addict. I am an alcoholic, too,” Zacharias said openly. Zacharias breastfed her son, Parker, for 3 months and started using drugs and drinking again ...

Battle against addiction moves to classroom - UMC.org
Oklahoma City University has created a program in addiction-prevention studies in ... The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that ...

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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