Russell Brand's new tattoo... a line from prayer used to battle addictions

Russell Brand's new tattoo... a line from prayer used to battle addictions
Daily Mail
Russel Brand has never looked back after conquering his addiction demons, but the wild haired funnyman is making sure he has a daily reminder to ensure he never goes back to those dark days. The comedian ... The line is from the Prayer of St Francis, and it appears in an Alcoholics Anonymous book called Twelve Stepsand Twelve Traditions. New inking: ... His new body artwork comes after he recently revealed that he would still rather be a drug addict instead of an international superstar. During filming of a ...

Daily Mail

Former drug addict stays clean thanks to treatment court program
Citizens Voice
The heist at Rainbow Jewelers had him sitting in prison for a year before he was invited to apply for entry to Luzerne County Treatment Court, a unique branch of the county court system that offers individualized care to treat addiction. .... In addition, each client is given mandatory and intensive drug and alcohol treatment that is arranged through the court and must attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Cesari said. .... It also helps solve the community-wide problem of substance abuse.

Citizens Voice

'I'd rather be a drug addict:' Russell Brand admits he still battles with heroin ...
Daily Mail
I'd rather be a drug addict.' The shocking confession will be shown in BBC Three documentary Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, on Thursday 16 August. Self made: The comic made the confession while filming a documentary on his past addictions ...

Daily Mail

5 warning signs of gaming, internet addiction
ABC Action News
South Korea is perhaps the world's leader in terms of identifying and treating gaming and Internet addiction. After wiring the nation with the world's fastest broadband infrastructure, South Korea's government spends millions per year to identify and treat ...

ABC Action News

Sad. Brigitte Nielsen Displays Her Alcoholism Publicly In El Lay Park.
Although Brigitte Nielsen has struggled with alcoholism since the 1980s, and was last in rehab in 2007, the ex-wife of Sylvester Stallone was spotted looking possibly the worst she's ever been over the weekend in an El Lay park, where she drank directly from ...

Russell Brand Drug Addiction Documentary Coming To BBC Three
In the special 'The Forgetting Sarah Marshall' star will discuss his past drug abuse and addiction, allowing the network to air a scene where he uses heroin in a homemade video made when he was in his twenties. ... I'd rather be a drug addict.” Now clean and sober, Brand has been reportedly attending AA meetings three times a week to maintain his sobriety. The actor who is constantly making headlines for his antics and off color comments has also been shedding light on how we as a society look at drug addiction.

Garrett Reid Struggled With Addiction for Years
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Eagles coach Andy Reid's son, Garrett, struggled with addiction for years. NBC10's Deanna. - Deanna Durante. Eagles coach Andy Reid's son, Garrett, struggled with addictionfor years. NBC10's Deanna Durante reports. Garrett Reid's Troubled ...

Russell Brand Debuts Tattoo Taken from Prayer
Christian Post
Brand has transformed from an addict to an advocate for drug users. In April, he testified before British Parliament about his history of addiction and the need for human compassion. "It's more important that we regard people's suffering fromaddiction with ...

Christian Post

The Addict Stares Down Gluttony
Lawrence Journal World (blog)
I have a food addiction. I eat and then keep on eating. I eat because it tastes good and I do not say no to myself. I give myself what I want to eat and how much. I am now four feet eleven inches and weigh two hundred and twenty pounds. You will never know how much I did not want to write that. But I must now face the truth, I don't ... For an in-depth study of the Twelve Steps, read TheTwelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, available from our online literature catalog. Spiritual Principles in the ...

Should pro gamers be considered athletes?
People who read CNN's recent story on pro gaming and gaming addiction in South Korea raised these questions in comments threads, on Twitter and over e-mail. Many criticized CNN for highlighting the dark side of video gaming in that country, instead of celebrating the ... They flagged him as a potential gaming "addict," but his parents now support his quest to be the world's best at the strategy game he loves. Furthermore, they regret having pushed back against their son's passion. Open Mic: South Koreans take on ...

InDepth: Alcoholism's short- and long-term effects on health
InDepth: Alcoholism's short- and long-term effects on health. FARGO – Chris Herrick's father was 43 when he was diagnosed with liver and kidney failure. Curt, an alcoholic, was hospitalized for three months, during which time his family was told on two ...

The dark truth about whiteners
The Hindu
While nearly 60 to 70 per cent of all street children in Delhi are victims of substance abuse, there is no proper de-addiction programme or facility available to them. What has made things worse for these children is that the commonest substance of abuse, the ...

The Hindu

Former drug addict Tom Sizemore enjoys premiere with his twins after staying ...
Daily Mail
It's probably a day the actor never thought he see after suffering a debilitatingaddiction to drugs that started in his teens. Back on track: The actor beamed as he enjoyed the occasion. Sizemore was convicted in 2003 of assault and battery against his girlfriend ...

Daily Mail

More doctors needed to fight addiction
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: To cater to the growing number of addicts here, there is a need to ramp up services and double the number of doctors trained in addiction management, according to several psychiatrists. Flagging the challenge to provide "adequate ... general practitioners, said a spokesperson. President of the Association for Professional Substance Abuse Counsellors Tony Ting feels Singapore has an adequate network of treatment agencies catering to the "different levels of needs" of those seeking help for addiction.

'Political Animals' examines the life of an addict
It's all about his growth and struggle with his addiction. Now the flashbacks are a little tricky to keep track of this time. You have to really focus to pick up on what is a flashback and what is not. Sometimes it is easy to tell, and other times there is a good bit of ...

Russell Brand admits he still yearns to be heroin junkie
Daily Mail
'It doesn't make a difference to me. The money, the fame, the power, the sex, the women — none of it. I'd rather be a drug addict.' The shocking confession will be shown in BBC Three documentary Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, on 12 August.

Daily Mail

Good God! Russell reveals his Brand new tattoo
The Sun
The religious passage — which is found in the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions book — is an adaptation from the Catholic Prayer of Saint Francis. The Essex boy – who has been sober for a decade – is to appear in a BBC Three documentary on August 16 called Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery where he discusses his battle with drugs and alcohol. Talking in the documentary, he said: “Heroin is a greedy drug, it'll take everything. First it'll take your money. Then it'll take your ...

The Sun

Russel Brand's new ink, a reminder of his drug addiction days
TopNews New Zealand
These words are from the prayer of St. Francis and it even appears in anAlcoholics Anonymous book called Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The tattoo was spotted when Russel stepped out in Los Angeles barefoot and showing off his new religious ink.

TopNews New Zealand

Tatum O'Neal is back in rehab for drug abuse - enters clinic for cocaine addiction
Tatum - who has had a complicated relationship with Ryan over the years and were, at one point, estranged - has been in out and out of rehab throughout her life as she struggled with her drug addiction. She previously dated the late Michael Jackson and in ...

Is 'gaming addiction' a real disorder? | – Richmond ...
By Nick Dutton
(CNN) – Late last year, a video producer and I visited South Korea, which is said to be the global hub for gaming addiction, as well as gaming addiction treatment. .... And when you show analcoholic or cocaine addict cues that look like people taking cocaine or the smell of cocaine or things like that, the brain lights up in the reward centers, or the pleasure areas, the same areas that light up when people or animals eat delicious food or have sex or engage in any behavior that leads to ... – Richmond News &...

Friction and addiction: the use of illicit drugs in Australian research
By admin
Criminalisation of many drugs of abuse has done little to deter their use. Recent estimates tell us nearly one in 20 individuals aged between 15 and 64 are experimenting with illicit drug use worldwide. But contrary to the recent statements by ...
The Beckley Foundation

Food Addiction, Obesity And The Lasting Health Benefits Of Modest ...
From: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness News From Medical News Today - 3:00am - August 6, 2012. Overweight and obese individuals can achieve a decade's worth of important health benefits by losing just 20 pounds, even if they regain the ...

A Brief History of Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment | Recovery ...
By russbarnstein
Twelve-Step Programs. Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935, and membership soared when the group published its self-titled book in 1939. Although AA tends to support the medical view of addiction, most chapters promote a behavioral and religiously-oriented approach tosubstance abuse treatment. Some of its most ... Today, people who attend rehab frequently participate in Twelve-Step groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. For some addicts ...
Recovery First - Are you a gaming addict?
By Lauren
South Korea spends millions on programs for those who suffer from online gaming addiction. A psychiatrist from the country cites five warning signs of a gaming addict. Irregular sleep patterns to accommodate playing, skipping school or work ...
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"All that time spent learning about alcoholism could've been spent ...
By choublak
Well, that's her loss. Just my opinion, but when one has to deal with alcoholism, the more you know the better prepared you are to make the best decisions for yourself. So good on you for learning and educating yourself. akalacha is offline ...

Exploring Gender Mysteries – A wife's Recovery from her Husband's ...
By billschiffler
The epidemic of sexual addition is putting many marriages in crisis. Some marriages never recover. Sexual Addiction is not 'men-at-play', it is 'men-in-destruction!' Their moral fiber is lost, their emotions are ignored, their thinking becomes ...

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Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so ... Free AlcoholismNewsletter! ... Are You Enabling an Alcoholic or Addict? ... I have had a problem with equally alcohol and substance abuse. ...... a while,there is a solution,Thank God for the 12 steps ofalcoholics anonymous and sober living by the sea.

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