How Naiveté About Drug Addiction Ruins Lives

How Naivety About Drug Addiction Ruins Lives
The Moscow Times
Alcoholism had been a problem in Russia for centuries, but drugs were not a hazard until recent years. Many of the young conscripts who came home from the ... Unless the core issues of pain, fear, hopelessness, abandonment, rejection, shame and ...

12 Step Recovery can Provide Valuable Assistance in Learning New Meditation ...
San Francisco Chronicle
12 Step Recovery can Provide Valuable Assistance in Learning New Meditation Techniques to Help Sufferers Overcome Addiction The 12 step recovery community section can offer people in recovery learn new meditation techniques and share their tips with ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Affordable Care Act Upheld: A Big Win for Addiction Treatment
Huffington Post (blog)
I could not be more ecstatic about the Court's decision. This is a big win for our country, and especially for those struggling with addiction, their families, and those of us who are dedicated tosubstance abuse treatment.

Abby: 12-step program saved her life
Albany Times Union
Thanks to that letter in your column, and your continuing support of the 12-step programs, I am living a life that I never imagined possible. At our meetings, speakers often share that they found recovery because of a letter to Dear Abby. There is no ...

There is a link between alcoholism and infertility
Times of India
Women who want to brace motherhood but fail to bear children are at more than twice the risk of being hospitalised for alcoholism as opposed to those who succeed, research suggests.

Fired Nurse Argues Her Alcoholism Is a Disability
In her lawsuit, Ms. Skidmore alleges that during her termination meeting (which court records characterize as very emotional), her supervisors told her that she wouldn't have been fired if she'd sought treatment through Virtua's employee substance ...

Addict mother begs judge not to send her son to prison
Nashua Telegraph
NASHUA – A mother who said she fought drug addiction for 25 years begged a.

Kasich's veto puts burden on substance abuse centers
Columbus Dispatch
John Kasich to veto a $1 million pilot program that would test a treatment for painkiller addicts in trouble with the law hasn't stopped substance abuse centers from looking for ways to fund their own use of the drug, which can cost as much as $1000 a ...

Recovering alcoholic pours her energy into training for Sonoma triathlon
Ventura County Star
"'You're going to have to choose either to be an athlete or an alcoholic. Which one do you want?' " said Moncourtois, recounting her friend's advice. "And I didn't even need to think about it. It's probably one of the best pieces of advice that I got ...

Saunders: Declaring independence from addiction
News & Observer
“I didn't do a 12-step program or therapy. ... He called himself a functioning addict, one who went to work every day, though he often left before the day was done. “I'd tell ... An alcoholic ex-con, Rodney King was an inconvenient choice to be thrust ...

Mara Sandler Elected To CASAColumbia Board
Sacramento Bee
NEW YORK, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction andSubstance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) announced today that Mara Sandler has been elected to its board of directors.

The 'highs' and 'lows' of addiction
The Hindu
The Hindu. The workshop, organised in association with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, sought to highlight the dangers of substance abuse. ... “I had to have a bottle just to feel normal,” he said and added that during ...

The Hindu

You May Already Be an Alcoholic!
The danger presented by alcoholism is widely recognized, but many people still overindulge. Now, the doctors charged with defining addiction may label many more of them as alcoholics. The American Psychiatric Association is in the late stages of ...

Doña Ana county substance abuse coalition to partner with MADD
Las Cruces Sun-News
The Unified Prevention! (UP!) Coalition for a Drug-Free Doña Ana County, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, is supporting Walk Like MADD, the signature fundraising event of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The local ...

Infertility In Women Linked To Alcoholism
The Inquisitr
A study conducted by Dr. Birgitte Baldur-Felskov, an epidemiologist at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, found that women who suffer from infertility are more than twice as likely to be hospitalized for alcoholism than their childbearing ...

Spanking increases odds of mental illness, substance abuse: study
Albany Times Union (blog)
Spanking increases odds of mental illness, substance abuse: study. July 2, 2012 at 11:42 am by Mark McGuire. (Kansas City Star). Hit your kid, and your increasing the chances he or she will suffer from mental illness as an adult, a new study shows.

Albany Times Union (blog)

Heroin addict 'assaulted mum and threatened suicide'
Belfast Telegraph
A heroin addict allegedly assaulted his mother and threatened to kill himself if she did not give him money, the High Court has heard.

Delusional alleged drug addict charges officers, calls for their deaths ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
He advised police he believed his grandson was addiction to Oxycontin and "dingier than a fruitcake." Upon arrival, the grandfather met police in the front yard and advised the suspect had access to knives, but that they had been taken away on a ...

Alleged addict found asleep in car
Sussex Sun
A Sussex man found passed out in his car in a Village of Pewaukee strip mall parking lot was charged June 25 with a felony drug charge and multiple misdemeanors.

New Korean Law Lets Parents Decide When Their Kids Can Play Games
Video game addiction is a serious problem in South Korea, more so than perhaps anywhere else in the world. It's not that farfetched that addiction could reach the same level in America someday, so it's worth noting the preventative measures the country ...


On alcoholism
The Hindu
Alcoholism cannot be eliminated by merely creating awareness (“Dealing with a spirit that can kill,” July 2). Policy interventions like restricting supply worked in the case of tobacco. Unfortunately, State governments, as in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, are ...

Crime writer, recovering addicts discuss how to fight methamphetamine addiction
Lodi News-Sentinel
It is the easiest drug to get addicted to. It is the hardest addiction to break. ... Matthew Learned speaks about kicking his addiction to alcohol and meth, how it affected his life and his road to recovery at the Lodi Public Library on Sunday, July 1 ...

Drug addiction compounds problem for those with PTSD | KOSU ...
By Ben Allen
In the eight years since his return from combat Collins has gone through a variety of physical ailments from a mixture of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and drug addiction, including losing his teeth. The 28-year-old veteran now wears dentures ...
KOSU Radio

CP ACCE Experts' Working Groups on Adaptation and Translation of ...
By nuwan.wickramasinghe
The Colombo Plan Asian Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (ACCE) convened two experts' working groups concurrently in Colombo, Sri Lanka from June 27 to July 1, 2012. The two concurrent working groups ...
The Colombo Plan Secretariat

ACA decision offers opportunity to serve broader population
By Gary Enos
Addiction Professional Magazine,Addiction Professional specializes in drug and alcohol treatment, recovery counseling, substance abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction recovery news and information for counselors, clinicians and treatment ... The importance of achieving a victory in the courts on health reform cannot be diminished, but in the days following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), addiction field leaders are trying to turn the provider ...
Addiction Professional Magazine

Entertainment News: [Hindi Movie] Satyamev Jayate Episode 9 (1 ...
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[Hindi Movie] Satyamev Jayate Episode 9 (1 July 2012): Alcoholism. Hindi Movie has posted a new item, 'Satyamev Jayate Episode 9 (1 July 2012): Alcoholism' Description: Episode 9: Alcoholism Air Date:- 1st July 2012. The show highlighted ...
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Separated from a functioning alcoholic? - SoberRecovery ...
By marliese22
This is one of the symptoms of alcoholism that progresses. ... The alcoholism and all it's behaviors belongs to the addict. So do the ... Even with a functioning alcoholic , it finally gets to the point where they cannot keep up the facade.
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