Substance abuse screening to become routine

Substance abuse screening to become routine
UI The Daily Iowan
At clinics across Iowa, getting screened for substance abuse will be as common as getting blood pressure taken or having reflexes tested at a doctor's checkup — just part of the routine. The Iowa Department of Public ... "[The patients] may not be ...

2 Suprising Findings About Videogame 'Addiction'
In simpler terms, if an alcoholic watches someone drinking a beer and experiences increased heartrate, sweating, and cravings, that's “cue reactivity.” And as an example of “attentional bias,” a gambling addict can pick up the sounds and sights of a ...

Gastric bypass patients at higher risk of alcoholism
"They followed 12000 gastric bypass patients over 25 years and found people who had gastric bypass were four times more likely to end up in treatment for alcohol addiction." She said they often doubted stories when weight loss patients would come in ...

My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, Alcoholism and Sex Addiction (blog)
I have been actively working on recovery from addiction and mental illness for the past 6 months. Since I have made my recovery my number one priority in my life I have seen life change in ways I didn't know were possible. It is a lot of work and I ...

NASCAR's drug policy at a glance
Most centered on NASCAR's still-new substance abuse policy and how it is administered. So, in the name of efficiency, here's a list of those most common questions and the answers: What was up with the weird timing of Allmendinger's suspension? That's ...

Pine Grove's Newest Treatment Center Changes the Legacy of Older Addicts
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Sanford says, Pine Grove asked Carol Colleran to work with us on the development of the Legacy program because of her vast knowledge and experience in the field of age-specific addiction treatment as it relates to older adults. Helping Older Adults ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Aamir's Satyamev Jayate helps de-addiction centre get Rs 4.37 lakhs
Aamir Khan's TV show Satyamev Jayate has helped a Pune-based NGO that works in the field of de-addiction, Muktangan Rehabilitation Centre (MRS), receive Rs 4.37 lakh in donations. The NGO has decided to use the money on street children addicted to ...


Addiction studies show innovation
Imagine a state college that produces highly prepared graduates ready to join the work force as specialists in treating addictions, chemical dependency practioners and substance abuse counselors. The job-filling potential alone should be enough to ...

Drug addiction vaccine: Medicine's next big thing?
KSAT San Antonio
BACKGROUND:In 2010 there were an estimated 22.6 million Americans over the age of 12 that were current or former illicit drug users within the last month. Another shocking fact, over six million children in America live with at least one parent who has...

KSAT San Antonio

Busselton location for addiction recovery facility
ABC Online
Family reintegration might typically happen in the second or third year of treatment, he says. Using a heroin blocker as part of the treatment means that the physical addiction can be quickly overcome, says Dr O'Neil. "If you send us a heroin addict ...

Addiction vaccine is closer to reality
After 25 years, a San Diego researcher is close to creating a vaccine to release addicts from the grip of substance abuse.

Addict threatens teen before cash grab, court hears
The Age
A 42-year-old heroin user has admitted using a knife and a syringe to rob an 18-year-old woman of more than $1000 of her savings outside an ANZ bank in February. Lisa Whitworth, of Truganina, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne County Court to committing ...

Former M-Cat addict joins campaign to warn of misery caused by drug
This is Grimsby
"You can't see that you are an addict." The high-profile anti-M-Cat campaign has been launched to highlight the "substantial" increase in youngsters becoming hooked on the illegal drug in North East Lincolnshire. As reported, seven out of the ten ...

Drug addict gets more jail time
Fraser Coast Chronicle
A LONG-time drug addict added another three years' jail to her 11 pages of criminal history when she tried to find a garage to shoot heroin in. ... Drug addict gets more jail time | Fraser Coast News | Local News in Fraser Coast. Search. Home · Fraser ...

Literatus: Sari-sari stores and alcoholism
SO MUCH of the environment can be a factor in human behavior. The same is true with alcoholism. A study in 1993 has documented how the number of alcoholic drinks outlets in a neighborhood relates strongly to the level of diagnosed alcoholics in the ...

Local Recovering Heroin Addict Starring In Cirque Du Solei Show
CBS Local
Joe Putignano is a recovering heroin addict. He's also one of the star gymnasts in Totem. ... “It started here in Boston, I would say the birthplace of my addiction started in the 90's and the whole rave thing. I used to go Landsdowne Street at a club ...

CBS Local

Family Drug Treatment Court helps parents, children reunite after addiction
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Also, their kids spend less time in foster care. More than six out of 10 fail to comply with substance abuse treatment requirements. More that eight in 10 fail to complete treatment. In other words, drug and alcohol addiction not only tears families ...

NCH takes issue with addiction story
Nashua Telegraph
Had I known that Joe Cote's accurate description of an estimate on my part would be co-opted as gospel truth by The Telegraph's online headline writers (June 27: “At least two-thirds of challenged kids at Nashua Children's Home are prescribed ...

Alcoholic hepatitis linked to hepatitis C risk
Hepatitis C virus is more common in patients with alcoholic hepatitis than the general population, but infections may be going undetected, US data show. ... Alcoholic hepatitis linked to hepatitis C risk. Published on July 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM · No ...

How 323lb woman overcame an overbearing mother, a drug addict dad and ...
Daily Mail
Ashley, 21, from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, who last year weighed 323lbs, lost nearly half her body weight thanks to the show and her incredible strength of character.

Daily Mail

'Satyamev Jayate' collects over Rs 4 lakh for de-addiction centre
Zee News
'Satyamev Jayate' has had far reaching effects on the Indian society. The impact of the progamme is very apparent.

Zee News

The History of Heroin Addiction | Recovery First
By russbarnstein
Heroin addiction has plagued much of the world for over a hundred years. First developed in the ... In order to better understand the current epidemic of substance abuse, more people should learn about the history of heroin. Morphine as a ...
Recovery First
How 323lb woman overcame an overbearing mother, a drug addict ...
By Steve Bartin
How 323lb woman overcame an overbearing mother, a drug addict dad and three skinny sisters to lose half her body weight · The Daily Mail. Posted by Steve Bartin. Bookmark and Share. at 9:25 AM · Older Post Home ...

Sexual Addiction
Sexual addiction is a persistent and escalating pattern or patterns of sexual behaviors acted out despite increasingly negative consequences to self or others .
Why Addiction Treatment Is a Disaster | The Fix
If addiction is a medical disease, why have we abandoned it to untrained counselors ... the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University ... Some 90% of programs involve the use of 12-step programs—endorsing ... it allowed the majority of treatment program time to be taken up by the 12 steps.

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