Bill W. and Alcoholics Anonymous

Bill W.
Washington Post
By Stephanie Merry His name was Bill, and he was an alcoholic. But William Wilson wasn't just any guy with a thirst for liquor; he was the self-proclaimed floundering father of Alcoholics Anonymous, which, more than 75 years after its inception, ...

Drug addict parents gave 23-month-old son methadone 'like Calpol' before he ...
Daily Mail
By Rebecca Seales A neglected toddler died after his addict parents repeatedly gave him the heroin substitute methadone 'like Calpol', a court heard today. Jayden-Lee Green, 23 months, died after being given a last fatal, adult-sized dose of the drug ...

Daily Mail

Former Addict Says Drug Addiction Starts Early
The call-in will be on Monday, June 4 from noon to 6:30 pm (The phone willMore>> LAS VEGAS --Addiction has been identified as one of the top issues facing the Las Vegas community. The issue was identified by a group of faith leaders who gathered to ...

Health care costs drop if adolescent substance abused use 12-step programs
Medical Xpress
(Medical Xpress) -- The use of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, by adolescents with a history of drug and alcohol abuse not only reduces the risk of relapse but also leads to lower health care costs, according to research by the ...

Brooke Mueller 'checks herself into rehab for substance abuse AGAIN after ...
Daily Mail
By Jade Watkins She left rehab in February after being treated for substance abusefollowing an arrested in Colorado for cocaine possession. And it seems that Brooke Mueller is struggling to stay clean as she has once again checked herself in for the ...

Daily Mail

Westmoreland groups hope to end cycle of addiction
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The event is being held by Take a Stand and Sage's Army, two groups fighting to stop addiction to raise awareness about drug addiction. By Renatta Signorini Keeping quiet isn't cutting it anymore for Carmen Capozzi. His family tried to get Sage Capozzi ...

Addict jailed for Leeds mosque charity thefts
Yorkshire Evening Post
Kamal Shkozzadhe, 34, targeted the places of worship to fund a £300-a-day drugaddiction. Shkozzadhe pleaded guilty to three offences of burglary and asked for 17 similar offences to be taken into consideration at Leeds Crown Court.

Yorkshire Evening Post

Avoiding substance abuse: Getting the word out one cupcake at a time
Wilton Bulletin
Their work is part of a wider effort by Wilton Youth Services in partnership with Positive Directions, a nonprofit substance abuse prevention and recovery agency. That effort is to let young people know not every teen uses alcohol and drugs and if they ...

Frontier student transforms from drug addict to valedictorian
Camarillo Acorn
The teen said the road to graduation wasn't easy. She struggled with school and battled a drug addiction, but she turned her life around at Frontier High School. “I made a huge turnaround from drug addict to valedictorian,” Mia said.

Hypnotherapy in dealing Sexual Addiction.
The Bakersfield Voice
It happens to be these chaotic, painful self-states this start the addict off in the hunt for immediate gratification by way of sex. In the frenzied search for a sexual encounter, the addict expectation to recreate a holding environment that will ...

Addiction groups up their game
The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
The Wiltshire Addiction Support Project (WASP) holds the tournament each year for service users, treatment providers, criminal justice clients and staff, support services and harm reduction groups. Although the tournament is usually held at John of ...

Agency seeks help for youth trapped in alcoholism
Kinuthia is among many youth struggling with alcoholism, a reason why NACADA is raising the red flag that if urgent measures aren't taken, Kenya will continue to lose more youth to alcohol than to HIV and Aids or any other disease.

Yabu Band puts spotlight on substance abuse
ABC Online
He says it's an important song that puts the spotlight on substance abuse and its devastating effects. JADE MASTERS: It's very bold. It's got a controversial sort of story and statement with it, but I think it's great to put it out there.

Bath salts create bizarre reactions: substance abuse expert
News1130 is speaking with a local substance abuse expert who first heard about the mid-altering drug about two years ago. "[It's] very toxic, not suitable for any form of human consumption for whatever purpose at all," explains Tibor Palatinus with ...

When doctors become addicts
The Age
Having sought help for alcoholism early in his own career, beginning with a 27-year association with Alcoholics Anonymous that he said saved his life, he became complacent in the 1980s and began abusing prescription medication.

The Age

Addictions & Answers: Is 'hitting bottom' just a myth?
New York Daily News
BILL: That's why I turned for help to Dr. Peter Ferentzy, PhD - - author of “Dealing With Addiction - why the 20th century was wrong.” “The governing approach to addiction is a joke,” he told me.

New York Daily News

Drugs and alcohol detox System Choices medicine tests legal guidelines
The Bakersfield Voice
Addiction enables for a disorder by achieving not only one, but the 3 criteria. Everyone knows there are body and pee assessments to determine if medicines or alcohol are found within your body. Few of us recognize that there happens to be an exam ...

Whitney Houston's Death Raises Addiction Questions | FYI BeHealthy
How Is Addiction Treated? Most of us are familiar with 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Such programs, which offer intensive community support, can be very effective. But ultimately, the most effective addiction treatment varies from person to person, says substance abuse treatment expert Goldman. “Treatment is a very personal choice,” Goldman tells WebMD. “Nowadays there are many options: medications, individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, ...
FYI BeHealthy

Drug addiction is a stigma to …
By admin
Since every individual has a distinct kind of substance abuse history, the treatment programs always vary from patient to person. The center employs various approaches and therapy programs, like in-patient, outpatient, 12-step process, holistic solutions, and counseling that will help the patients in order to overcome their issue. Medications Center prevents ... Half the struggle is won for the addictonce the withdrawal symptoms usually are overcome. You will find 12-step programs to ...
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BLOG: The REAL S--t: Down to the Bone and the Drug Addiction Film
By Peter Dragovich
The REAL S--t: Down to the Bone and the Drug Addiction Film. The depiction of drug addiction in film has lead to some truly harrowing scenes over the years. Think of Trainspotting, where heroin junkie Rent dries out in his childhood bedroom ...
The Crime Factory

Youth tell their stories about addiction – a book review | Bhutan ...
By webupdate
This is the story of Namgay Wangdi, a former drug addict, who is now a peer counsellor at the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug and Alcohol Dependents (the rehab centre) in Thimphu. Namgay is among the eight former drug addicts, whose stories are ... got caught up in the web ofaddiction and found their way back into life. The book also contains stories, experiences and advice from some professionals from Bhutan and abroad who help youth fight substance abuse.
Bhutan Observer Newspaper - Bhutan news

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Recovery Brands Taps Pamil Visions PR as Agency of Record
PR Web (press release)
Pamil Visions Public Relations will implement public relations strategies designed to increase awareness of the company, to position Recovery Brands as a market leader in the $4.5 billion residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment industry.

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