Doctors Disagree On How To Define Addiction

Doctors Disagree On How To Define Addiction
Hartford Courant
Significant proposed changes in the definition of addiction planned in the upcoming new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders have met with sharp differences of opinion among doctors. The current edition of ... Because the new system would require that a patient meet only two of 11 criteria to be diagnosed with substance use disorder, Babor said, it will greatly inflate estimates of the number of people in need of treatment — millions more people would fall under the definition of addict.

Can an anti-depressant cause gambling addiction?
ABC Online
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: You might remember our recent harrowing story of Adelaide mother Leanne Scott, sent to jail for up to six years after stealing from her employer to feed her poker machine addiction. Tonight we have a disturbing follow-up to that ...

Tour winner Bradley Wiggins reveals sad life of his Australian alcoholic father
Adelaide Now
Tour de France overall winner Bradley Wiggins (second from left) rides with the white jersey winner Tejay Van Garderen, Slovakia's Peter Sagan (green jersey winner) and Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, the polka dot jersey winner. Picture: Getty Images ...

Shopping addict blows charity's money on cars
This is Bristol
A SHOPPING addict bought 105 cars after stealing £560000 from businesses linked to a Bristol hospital charity. Eccentric Brendan Joyce was an accountant for Above and Beyond, a charity raising money for the nine central Bristol hospitals, for 17 years. ​ ...

20 people displaced after fire breaks out at addiction treatment facility
20 people are displaced after a fire breaks out Sunday afternoon at an addiction treatment facility in east Wichita. It happened in the 900 block of South Bluffview. Fire crews say when they arrived they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the Atishwin ...

Addicts link anti-depression drug to gambling habit
ABC Online
However, two weeks ago, Leanne Scott revealed to the ABC's 7.30 program that she was using the drug not long before she began committing fraud to feed her 'pathological' addiction to poker machines. "I started the drug Efexor in late 2003 ... and it was in ... - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - ...
News On 6
Robert Murphy said when Stacy's prescription drug addiction escalated to heroin, she agreed to seek treatment at Narconon Arrowhead, a drug and alcohol rehab facility with treatments inspired by teachings of the Church of Scientology. ... Narconon has remained accredited by the nationally recognized accreditation agency, CARF (Commission on The Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for 20 years and is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to deliver non-medical ...

Heroin use growing nationwide
Evansville Courier & Press
With addicts desperate for a cheaper high than prescription drugs or seeking a more powerful fix, experts are seeing heroin addiction treatment admissions, overdoses and fatalities rising in nearly every region, including areas where the drug has seldom been .... Opiate dependence "is very, very difficult to break," said Jon Morgenstern, director of Treatment Research at the National Center onAddiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and director of addiction treatment at Columbia Medical Center in ...

Addict's syringe is found in children's play den
Reading Post
Pupils at Coley Primary School have been banned from their beloved dens after a discarded needle was found – thought to have been thrown there by a drug addict. A child found the used syringe on June 27 and it was reported to police the following day.

The Situation sued for his addiction to prescription drugs
A Florida weight loss company is suing the Jersey Shore star for lying to them about his addiction. According to TMZ, Performance Brands is claiming that a deal was made between them and Sorrentino back in September of 2011. Shortly after that time, they ...

The anti-social network
Great Lakes Advocate
"It's very possible," said Sydney-based psychotherapist and addiction specialist Amber Rules. "You only have to look at a list of 12-step meetings to see that there are many different types of addiction. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as an online ...

Cannabis addiction up but Holland has fewer heavy drinkers
The number of people considered to be addicted to cannabis tripled between 2000 and 2010, according to addiction institute Trimbos on Monday. In 2000, 3534 people were treated for cannabisaddiction but the total rose to nearly 11000 by 2010. Of them ...

The Situation: Lawsuit Over Prescription Drug Addiction?
Our beloved Jersey Shore cast just can't seem to catch a break when it comes to legal troubles over endorsement deals, so it comes as no surprise that another brand is claiming they got burned by a Shore star: In this instance, it's The Situation, who's in hot ...

Report: Heroin Use Among Youngsters Growing Worse In Chicago Area
CBS2 Chicago
As WBBM Newsradio's Bob Conway reports, a Chicago Sun-Times says it all frequently starts with young people abusing pain killers such as OxyContin and graduates to full blown heroin addiction. LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio's Bob Conway reports ...

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Addiction treatment facility fire displaces 20
Wichita Business Journal
A fire broke out Sunday at the Atishwin Drug and Alcohol addition treatment facility in east Wichita, causing $25000 in damage and displacing 20 residents for the night. KWCH News reports the fire, in the 900 block of South Bluffview, was contained to one of ...

Visitors impressed with 'new' Spring Hill
Sentinel and Enterprise
There will also be Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Tait said he's had experience dealing with people with substance-abuse issues, and he hopes that coming to a place like Spring Hill, where, on a good day, you can see the ...

Nick Stahl No Longer Missing and Working On Addiction Recovery
Nick Stahl No Longer Missing and Working On Addiction Recovery. 07/23/2012 . (TMZ) Nick Stahl has reconciled with his family and is getting treatment once again ... TMZ has learned. According to our sources, Nick is going to AA and is now "in a good place.

New to this board but not to addiction - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism ...
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I'm brand new here and so very glad I found this support board. I was married to an abusive alcholic for almost 20 years. I finally walked away after many years of counseling and Al-Anon. That was quite a few years ago. Now here we go again ...

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