Dr. James West, a Pioneer in Addiction Study and Care, Dies at 98

Dr. James West, a Pioneer in Addiction Study and Care, Dies at 98
New York Times
James W. West, a surgeon whose struggles with alcohol led him to develop treatments for addiction and eventually to become medical director of the Betty Ford Center, died on July 24 at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 98. ... “His colleagues ...

New York Times 

Police: Addiction association bilked by ex-CEO
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP) — A central Pennsylvania man allegedly made more than a half-million dollars in personal purchases using credit cards he billed to the addiction treatment provider trade group he headed. Lancaster police say Ronald Hunsicker applied for more than ...

A Combo of Existing Drugs Could Treat Cocaine Addiction
Two drugs currently used to treat heroin and prescription painkiller addiction may work together to fight cocaine as well — without causing dependence themselves, according to a new study in rats. A clinical trial in humans is currently enrolling ...


Experts slam Kathie Lee Gifford for calling parents of drug addicts failures
"Today Show" host Kathie Lee Gifford is being slammed by addiction experts and fans for implying that the parents of drug addicts are failures as moms and dads and are ultimately at fault for their children's drug and substance-abuse problems. Gifford ...


New substance abuse program seeks better outcomes for 'nation's heroes'
Belvoir Eagle
"The military can't wait that long," said Fort Belvoir Community Hospital's Chief of AddictionMedicine Dr. Anthony Dekker. "We need higher success rates, to be cost-efficient, and to serve the mission of the military to maintain the fighting force ...

RI restores funds for gambling addiction program
House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said Thursday that the General Assembly will allocate $50000 for the program this year. The Twin River and Newport Grand slot parlors have agreed to contribute another $50000.

Study: Medical Marijuana Becomes Party Doobies for Kids
The Atlantic
METHODOLOGY: University of Colorado researchers polled 164 adolescents -- all of whom where enrolled in substance abuse treatment programs in the Denver area -- about their use of medical marijuana. Note that in Colorado, medical marijuana can be...

The Atlantic

Amy Winehouse's ex-husband in critical condition after alleged substance abuse
Scottish Daily Record
The recovering drug addict had gone out drinking with a friend the previous day and Ms Aspin, who is mother to his 15-month-old son, said she believed he might have taken an illicit substance. Fielder-Civil was put into an induced coma and is on a life ...

Scottish Daily Record

Fake Romance: Understanding a Seduction Addict's Playbook
PsychCentral.com (blog)
That can be the feeling you get when you've encountered a seduction addict. These are the “nice guys” of sex addiction. But anyone who has ever dated a compulsive seducer can tell you that they are as intimacy disabled as any other sex addict, maybe ...

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Women's addiction recovery center opening in Jasper
JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) - A first-ever addiction recovery center for women in Walker County is set to open next month. The "Hope for Women" recovery center will be able to house 12 women at a time. The three phase recovery will include job planning, and ...

Alcoholic women seeking support on the rise
Daily News & Analysis
Eight years since its formation in Pune, 'Women in sobriety' – the women's fellowship group ofAlcoholic Anonymous (AA) – has seen a rise in the number of women seeking help with their alcohol addiction. However, as coordinator of the group Gita (name ...

Chinese Addiction Study, Human Rights, and the US
China Digital Times
Chinese Addiction Study, Human Rights, and the U.S.. Science published a report in April describing a ... The study concluded that the technique works longer, up to six months, if theaddict's memories of the drug are first triggered (“retrieved,” via ...

Plan for substance abuse clinic in West Haven met with opposition; critics of ...
New Haven Register
WEST HAVEN — A New Haven substance abuse and mental health clinic's possible expansion to the Boston Post Road is raising eyebrows and spawning a backlash as word of the plans spread. The APT Foundation's proposal is scheduled to come before ...

It's odds-on that Facebook gambling will increase the cases of betting ...
Daily Mail
It's odds-on that Facebook gambling will increase the cases of betting addiction... and I know the harm that will cause only too well. By Dr Robert Lefever. PUBLISHED: 06:19 EST, 9 August 2012 | UPDATED: 06:19 EST, 9 August 2012. Comments (0); Share ...

Daily Mail

Qantas Airways pilot suspended due to suspected alcoholic impairment
The female captain of a Qantas Airways (QF) Boeing 767-300 twin-engine jet was removed from the cockpit of the plane shortly before she was scheduled to takeoff on a domestic flight from Sydney to Brisbane, Australia, according to reports published on...


Exhumation of Addict Who Died in Rehab Begins
RIA Novosti
Gorod Bez Narkotikov, which translates as "City Without Drugs," promotes radical methods for treating drug addiction. After securing permission from the patient and relatives, the addict is totally isolated for some time while overcoming withdrawal ...

Teens' brains may predict risks for future alcoholism
Other factors influencing young adults to consume alcoholic beverages may be more damaging than the MRI identification of the possible risks. In April, two pediatric studies linked the alcoholic media advertisements (social ads) as a possible factor in...


Carrie White, Salon Owner, Gets Second Chance After Drug Addiction
Huffington Post
But beneath the surface of her glamorous life, White had buried a painful past, surviving abandonment, alcoholism and sexual abuse as a child, participating in gangs as a teenager, and having three husbands and five children before age 29. She ...

Drug addict jailed over failed armed raids in Midsomer Norton
This is Somerset
A heroin addict who armed himself with a knife before attempting to hold up two sweet shops to get money to clear his drug debts has been jailed. Steven Paul Tilbury, 39, of Chilcompton Road, Midsomer Norton, was sentenced to 15 months behind bars ...

This is Somerset

Adolescents in substance abuse programs report using other's med marijuana
Medical Xpress
A recent study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers shows that it is very common for adolescents in substance abuse treatment to use medical marijuana recommended to someone else (also known as "diverted" medical marijuana).

Drug Addiction in the US - Infographics - eWallstreeter
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What Is An Eating Disorder? « The Ranch | Drug Rehab Eating ...
By Vera
Compulsive overeating, or binge eating, can be defined as a full-scale food addiction. The addict is unable to stop eating once he starts. Though he may have the desire to lose weight and the intention to eat healthfully, once he ingests a ...
The Ranch | Drug Rehab Eating...

Ban slapped on GP for addiction scripts « Ethics & Health Law News
By Sabina Bhate
“A GP who claimed his concern for his patients' wellbeing led him to inappropriately prescribe drugs of addiction has been fined $10000 and banned from prescribing some medications but allowed to keep practising.The NSW Medical ...
Ethics & Health Law News

Article: Hit Bottom: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Advice | Williamsville ...
By Cho
Article: Hit Bottom: Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Advice. On 08.09.12, In Uncategorized, By Cho. How Could I Have A Problem With Alcohol? This article is a story about how Julie Stirn went from a couple of wine coolers to an addictive ...
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I'm in love with an addict - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug ...
By BooBo0
Drug addiction coupled with severe ptsd and bipolar was enough to send him over the edge more than a couple times. In our worst moments suicide crossed his mind and his wrists. He attempted to ...the PERFECT man....except that.....he's a full on addict AND incarcerated. IN prison for 4 years and gets loaded upon release, multiple times. help IS available, addicts can and do get clean and stay clean thru free programs such as Narcotics Anonymous. perhaps he will find so in prison.

Infant addiction and withdrawal are major concerns, new study finds ...
In addition to all the other challenges and potential hazards newborns face, a recent study found that even before they utter their first words, an.

Internet Addiction - Men vs Women | Visual.ly
Interesting infographic that survey's the lifestyle priorities for men and women that have an internetaddiction.

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