Substance Abuse on the Rise Among Seniors

Substance Abuse on the Rise Among Seniors
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Up to a fifth of Americans over 65 have mental-health or substance-abuse conditions, and the health-care system isn't set up to adequately address their concerns, a new report says.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

The Takeaway: 1 in 5 Older Adults Have Mental Health Or Substance Abuse ...
AARP News (blog)
With an aging boomer population and a serious shortage of doctors, nurses and other health workers trained in mental health care, "the burden of mental illness and substance abuse disorders in older adults in the United States borders on a crisis," .. 

Boomers face mental health, substance abuse issues
Fox News
Aging doesn't just mean a risk of physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. 

Drug Addict Billionaire Packaging Heir Arrested As Socialite Wife Found Dead
The troubled heir to a $10 billion packaging empire has been arrested after his socialite wife's body was found in their London home. Hans Kristian Rausing, 49-year-old scion of the Tetra Pak milk carton fortune, was arrested on suspicion of drug ...


Smartphone addiction can put damper on vacations, relationships
If you are a smartphone addict -- or living with one -- set some ground rules for your vacation and leisure time, experts say.

Pa. man admits crashing SUV onto runway at Philly airport; cites depression ...
Washington Post
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania man who said he was troubled by depression, drug addiction and the stress of new fatherhood admits he crashed onto a runway at Philadelphia International Airport as a passenger jet was preparing to land.

Pennsylvania man admits to crashing SUV onto runway
Fox News
A college graduate troubled by depression, drug addiction and the stress of new fatherhood admits he crashed onto a runway at Philadelphia International Airport as a passenger jet was preparing to land.

Girlfriend's drinking interferes with relationship
Chicago Tribune
She's not a raging alcoholic, but every night she has two to four glasses of wine. When we go out, she will drink a whole bottle herself, and when she drinks, she either talks nonstop or gets kind of mean. Ask Amy. Ask Amy · Bio | E-mail | Recent ...

Opana abuse in USA overtakes OxyContin
This rise of Opana abuse illustrates the adaptability of drug addicts and the never-ending challenge facing law enforcement authorities, addiction specialists and pharmaceutical companies. Just when they think they have curbed abuse and ... You get a ...


IOM: Elderly need better access to mental health, substance abuse care
CNN (blog)
Baby boomers in need of mental health and substance abuse services may have a hard time finding health professionals to provide that care unless the treatment system is revamped, according to a new study from the Institute of Medicine.

AJ Allmendinger responds to substance abuse test failure (blog)
AJ Allmendinger released a statement Tuesday explaining his perspective on the failure of NASCAR'ssubstance abuse testing policy and the next steps for the Penske Racing driver.

Ex-Heroin Addict Tells Task Force: I Was Killing Myself
Editor's note: This is the first of a five-part series about the hearings held by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Task Force on Heroin and Other Opiate Use Amongst New Jersey's Youth and Young Adults at the Daytop Prep School in ...

UK & World News: Tetra Pak heir quizzed by police after addict wife is found ...
Scottish Daily Record
ONE of Britain's richest men was questioned by detectives yesterday after his crack addict wife was found dead in their £6million mansion. ... Their family pledged to help the couple overcome theiraddiction. But last night, forensic officers were ...

Heiress Eva's drug agony: I fell into dark hole of addiction
Evening Standard
Heiress Eva Rausing described how she “fell into a hole” of serious drug addiction from an early age in a harrowing post on her social networking page.

Shopping addiction only leads to piles of stuff
Branson Tri-Lakes news
Before I get started, let me get one thing straight — I'm not giving up shopping. I might just cut back, a little.

Ex-Gig Harbor principal to seek alcoholism help
A former Gig Harbor High School principal said a weekend arrest has prompted him to seek inpatient treatment for alcoholism.

The Debate Over Porn Addiction
Opposing Views
In a revealing behind the scenes article published in Psychology Today, Marnia Robinson takes us behind the scenes at how mental health professionals are constructing the next official diagnostic manual. From her perspective, they are avoiding the hard ...

Opposing Views

A feckless son, the girl he met in rehab and a dynasty torn apart by a fatal ...
Daily Mail
Before the hearing, Mr Rausing's family issued a statement saying: 'We hope with all our hearts that Hans K and Eva can overcome their addiction and we continue to do what we can to help.' The couple did not appear in court, and the hearing surprised ...

Daily Mail

Testimony begins in death of 'meth addict'
Daily News - Galveston County
LEAGUE CITY —A man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a trial involving the death of a “meth addict” who jumped from a moving truck after an alleged pistol-whipping.

Redefining addiction
What has sparked this heated debate is the expectation that the new definition will result in a great expansion in the number of addiction diagnoses. This alarms some in the treatment community who fear that it will lead to “false epidemics” of ...

Is the internet driving us mad?
Video on Newsweek's Tony Dukoupil explains how the use of the internet and cell phones may contribute to addiction. ... Newsweek's Tony Dukoupil explains how the use of the internet and cell phones may contribute to addiction. Share This:...

Substance-Abuse Intervention Works Best When the Boss Steps In: Study
Workforce Management
A national survey published in 2007 by the Hazelden Foundation, which operates addiction-treatment centers in five states, found that only 22 percent of human resources professionals said their company was proactively dealing with substance abuse. And ...

Ipswich: Gambling addict lost thousands and reveals - “You feel such shame you ...
East Anglian Daily Times
That's the stark warning of Jane – not her real name – a lady whose life went out of control with addiction. Jane, who has asked to remain anonymous, said: “You can tell a drinker, you can tell a druggie but you can't tell gambler. It becomes a vicious ...

East Anglian Daily Times

A look at NASCAR's substance abuse policy
Auto Racing Daily
With A.J. Allmendinger's NASCAR future in limbo following a failed drug test announcement on Saturday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway prior to the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup Series race and the anticipation of another test Allmendinger had the ...
This is the age of addiction. Could Puritanism come next ...
By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
This is the age of addiction. Could Puritanism come next? Civilisation never knows what's around the corner, as present trends rarely continue – in fact, they will probably reverse. By Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 ... » CatholicHeral...
The concept of “The Faces of Addiction” series started with the side-by-side comparison of mug shots of addicts at the beginning of their addiction and then anywhere from a few months to a few years into their substance abuse.
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How to trust again after pornography? 5 Commandments of Sex ...
By Luke Gilkerson
These are five steps he requires all of his sex addict patients to do in the first 100 days of recovery. Pray in the morning asking God to keep you clean today. Read literature related to sexual addiction recovery daily. Attend a Twelve Step or ...
Covenant Eyes

Advocacy Group: Educate State Lawmakers About Benefits of ...
By Celia Vimont
“We know the cost of untreated addiction and mental illness is significant,” she says. “We hope to educate policymakers on the huge opportunities that increasing coverage will bring, and how increasing access to these services will ultimately ...
The Partnership

Daily Reflections - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help ...
By CarolD
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75. Either the A.A. way of life becomes one of joy or I return to the darkness and despair of alcoholism. Joy comes to me when my attitude concerning God and humility turns to one of desire ...

“…Redefining addiction…” |
By admin
Addiction professionals need to know that there are likely to be three main changes to the definition of addiction: 1. Adding “craving or a strong desire to use” as a criterion. 2. Replacing the separate categories of substance “abuse” and ...

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