Drug addiction a disease, not a moral failing

Drug addiction a disease, not a moral failing, White House says
Los Angeles Times
Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the National Drug Control Policy, has announced a new focus on treating drug addiction as a disease, not a moral failing, and emphasizes removing the stigma placed on drug abusers. Speaking at the Betty Ford Center in ...

Drug czar says addiction is a health problem, not a moral failing
Los Angeles Times
“We know from scientific research conducted by some of the world's leading neuroscientists that drug addiction is not a moral failing on the part of the individual. It's a chronic disease of the brain that can be treated,” said Kerlikowske, ...

Recognising computer addiction
Independent Online
This is according to Klaus Woelfling, co-director of the outpatient gambling addiction department at Mainz University Medical Centre Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. More important, said Woelfling, are the situations in which ...

Independent Online

Vikings WR Jerome Simpson suspended 3 games by NFL for substance abuse violation
Washington Post
Simpson was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He was also fined one game check, the league announced Monday, meaning he must forfeit nearly one-fourth of his $800000 salary this year including the three weeks he won't be paid ...

Former meth addict writes book about stunning recovery
The details of his journey from homeless meth addict to drug counselor and social worker are in his book, A Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery. He says his childhood was "truly ideal," with a family life that was suburban, almost cliché.


An Addict's Guilt: When It Helps And When It Hurts In Recovery
PsychCentral.com (blog)
By David Sack, MD The concept of an addict's guilt may seem foreign and contradictory to a loved one. During active addiction, people lie, lose their jobs and bankrupt themselves or their families seemingly without a second thought (though they often ...

White House Official Says Drug Addiction Is A Public Health Issue, Not A Crime
By Intern on Jun 12, 2012 at 9:00 am Gil Kerlikowske, President Obama's top adviser on drug policy and director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, gave a speech yesterday arguing for the treatment of drug addiction as a public health issue, ...


CYF to take baby from pregnant alcoholic mother
A pregnant alcoholic mother sent to jail on her eighth drink-drive conviction will not be allowed to keep her baby, Child, Youth and Family says. It will be the fifth baby CYF has taken from New Plymouth woman Tina Maree Hotene in order to keep them ...

Plague of dodgy prescriptions puts illicit drugs in the shade
Sydney Morning Herald
Despite a lively public debate about illicit drugs, the dominant drugs of addictionovertaking Western societies are those prescribed legally by trusted doctors. Prescription drugs, initially given to modulate chronic pain, reduce disabling anxiety or ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Alcoholic with air rifle branded danger to public
A registered alcoholic accused of carrying an air rifle in “strange circumstances” has been remanded in custody after a sheriff ruled he presented a danger to the public. Paul Fannon, 36, appeared from custody at Livingston Sheriff Court following a ...

US 'drug czar' addresses addiction at Betty Ford Center
The Desert Sun
US drug czar Gil Kerlikowske speaks to invited guests and health care professionals about substance abuse treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage on Monday, June 11, 2012. / Michael Snyder, The Desert Sun. RANCHO MIRAGE (CNS) - Gil ...

Substance abuse librarians raise the alarm as libraries continue to close
Science Codex
Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever.

Taking Aim At Substance Abuse
West Virginia MetroNews
The state's multi-faceted substance abuse law is now in effect but it will be several months before each part of it is up and running. State lawmakers passed the bill earlier this year and it was signed into law by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Drug-taking career women 'hide' addiction - expert
Professional Kiwi women turning to drugs to get through the working day "tend to hide" their addiction from family and work colleagues, a support service says. According to a new survey, one in 20 Kiwi women are taking illegal drugs just to get through ...

DMH identifies substance abuse problem areas for Callaway youth
Fulton Sun
Teens do fall below the state average in cigarette, marijuana and inhalant use, while adults 18 and over fall below the state average in all areas of substance abuse. Expectant mothers reported to have smoked during their pregnancy have decreased in the ...

6 Ways to Kick Your Facebook Addiction
If your answer is yes, then it's time to put a stop to your addiction. Facebook is great for a lot of things. It can help you stay connected and share details of your life with family and friends. You can use it to promote your business (or yourself, ...


MC Youth Task Force focus: Substance abuse, academic achievement, violence
Mason City Globe Gazette
MASON CITY — The Mason City Youth Task Force plans to focus its efforts on substance abuse, academic achievement and violence from 2012 through 2018 after the completion of a comprehensive needs assessment for youth and families in Mason City.

Vaccine To Curb Cocaine Addiction
The vaccine thereby prevents interaction with dopamine transporters and eliminates an addict'sability to get a high from cocaine. For this study, researchers evaluated a molecular imaging method for its ability to provide evidence of the vaccine's ...

California Treatment Advocacy Foundation Launches Legal Referral Service to ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, Jun 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- California residents who have been improperly denied substance abuse treatment by their insurance company now have access to a free statewide legal referral service to help them get the coverage they deserve ...

Jail for alcoholic who swore at children on bus
The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news
He said Davies was an alcoholic and had hoped to get on an alcohol detox programme through his GP. He said he was already suffering the consequences of his behaviour. He was no longer allowed contact with the children involved and social services would ...

NIDA Wants Education Programs to Use Genetic Data in Addiction Research
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse sees great potential for applying genetic and genomic knowledge to addictionresearch, and plans to fund the creation of education programs to train ...

Industry must stop 'food addiction' attacks
Nation's Restaurant News
For the last decade these activists have laid the groundwork needed to convince consumers and legislators that food processors are driving a nationwide “addiction” to food. The first step is to convince the public that personal responsibility is an ...

Phila facility to help men battle substance abuse
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
The center will house up to six men each day for up to nine months of treatment for substance abuse. It is two doors down from the Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County and will share staffing. By Lee Morrison For the first time in Tuscarawas ...

Former NFL Player Recovers From Video Game Addiction, Returns to Pro Football
Pitcock's inability to stop playing his Xbox 360, in particular Activision's blockbuster shooter series, resulted in him being diagnosed with depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and video-game addiction.

Kerlikowske: Addiction is a Disease, Not a Moral Failure | The ...
By Join Together Staff
Addiction is a disease, not a moral failure, according to Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is scheduled to speak about addiction and drug control policy Monday at the Betty Ford Center in ...
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TONY PERKINS ON LGBT MONTH, ALCOHOLISM AND ADULTERY ... it's not a matter of whether or not someone can do what they want to do with their lives, God gave Adam and Eve a choice, but that's not what we're talking about here.

Mainz, Germany - Recognising Computer Addiction In Adolescents ...
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“This means they feel an urge to use their computer on a particular occasion, or always at the same time,” said Mr. Woelfling, adding there was no clear-cut line between addiction and non-addiction. A further sign of addiction is preoccupation.
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Craving Comfort- Handling Addiction - Ecademy
We feel temporarily better when we satisfy our cravings, which fools us into thinking that ouraddiction isn't so bad. Eventually we get to a place where we need ever more of our addiction of choice to feel briefly better. I had an alcoholic patient ...
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Treating Other Diseases with Alcohol Addiction Treatment ...
By russbarnstein
Alcohol addiction treatment isn't only important for drinking problems – it can be crucial for people with cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and other diseases caused by alcoholism.
Recovery First

Getting Rid of an Addiction without Going to a Rehabilitation Center ...
By theadmin
Getting Rid of an Addiction without Going to a Rehabilitation Center. When people have problems and don't have anyone to run to, they tend to use drugs instead. Some also abuse alcohol. This is because by using drugs and alcohol, they are ...
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Addiction NI Director Dr. Armstrong on proposed addict benefit cuts
By Danielle
Addiction NI Director Dr. Armstrong on proposed addict benefit cuts. Addiction NI expresses concern about government proposals to cut benefits of suspected alcoholics or drug addicts if they refuse treatment. Dr Claire Armstrong, the director ...
Addiction NI

Twenty years. - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help ...
By Casmasta
I'm Cas, and I'm an alcoholic. For the background portion of my first entry..... I got drunk for the first time when I was 12. My mother was losing her battle with cancer, and my father was falling into a deep depression that would last the rest of his ...

Former bath-salts addict: 'It felt so evil' - CNN
The man is strapped onto a gurney and restrained, yet he is singing, making faces and twitching. "You know where you're at?" a paramedic asks him, but Freddy ...

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