The effects of a child lost to addiction

Heroin's Siren Song: The effects of a child lost to addiction is heart ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
On the 15th of every month, Beth Simko marks the death of her daughter, Megan, 24, from a heroin overdose on Nov. 15, 2010. She often releases balloons at Bear Hollow Park near her home in Murrysville, a place her daughter often played as a child.

DeAndre McCullough’s battle with addiction inspired The Corner’s writer
Globe and Mail
DeAndre McCullough's battle with addiction inspired The Corner's writer Add to ... DANIEL E. SLOTNIK. The New York Times News Service. Published Sunday, Aug. 12 2012, 7:30 PM EDT. Last updated Sunday, Aug. 12 2012, 7:30 PM EDT. 0 comments...

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Sex Addiction Deniers: What Makes Them So Mad? (blog)
The mere idea of “sex addiction” gets a lot of people angry. I'm talking here about the writers who rail about the “myth” of sexual addiction and who argue that the whole idea of sex addiction is just a cop-out for the addict and a money making scam ... (blog)

Video Game Addiction – To Play or Not to Play?
Geek Smash
While there is no formal classification for this addiction many scholars suggest the effects (or symptoms) of video game overuse may be similar to those of other psychological addictions. Video Game Addiction can be like compulsive gambling,alcoholism ...
Geek Smash

Sidon launches first council to fight drug addiction, rehabilitate users
The Daily Star
“We should use this as a launch pad to spread awareness that the problem of addiction is not solved by locking the addict up and depriving him of financial means. It needs experts who will work with the addict at all levels to rehabilitate him or her ...

Pioneer Center adds adult substance abuse counseling
Northwest Herald
“Nearly 85 percent of our clients currently partaking in behavioral health services have the need forsubstance abuse counseling,” said Susan Krause, director of organizational advancement for Pioneer Center, said in a news release. “This new license ...

SC woman who embezzled $500000 to be sentenced
San Francisco Chronicle
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state Hospitality Association's former accountant will be sentenced Tuesday for stealing nearly $500000 from her employer over six years to support a gambling addiction her attorney says started with video poker in the late ...

Unique court lets tribal and state judges fight addiction together
Minnesota Public Radio
He's encouraged to use ceremonies and other cultural activities as part of his recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. It's not required, but evidence suggests ... Isham must attend weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He anwers to a probation ...

Opinion: Drug overdoses often follow periods of sobriety, abstinence
The Star-Ledger -
In fact, according to a 2011 report issued by the state Department of Addiction Services, 31 percent of Mercer County residents who received substance abusetreatment struggled with addiction to heroin and other opiates. Garrett had a highly publicized ...

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Russell Brand filmed drugs documentary to help addicts
The Nation
He adds, “I think what the government is doing wrong is directing too much (sic) funds towards methadone and harm reduction and not giving people the correct information about alcoholism and addiction. I think by focusing on criminalising people that ...

The Nation

Shame: A Harrowing Tale of Addiction, Also Sex
Shame: A Harrowing Tale of Addiction, Also Sex Shame is a dark, brooding tale of one man's crippling addiction to sex and all things sex-related. Despite critcal acclaim, you might not have gotten a chance to see it, mainly because it's rated NC-17 ...

Fatboy Slim: Fresh Off Beating Alcoholism, British DJ Wows Olympics Closing ...
The Inquisitr
Just before the Closing Ceremonies, Fatboy Slim spoke about beating alcoholism and his experience checking into rehab in 2009, reported. “I gave up drinking three years and I've run Brighton Marathon,” said Fatboy Slim, whose real name is ...

Different Patterns in Brain Activity Could Predict Alcoholism
Voice of America
Scientists say they may someday be able to predict which adolescents will become alcoholics from certain patterns of activity in their brains. Researchers are focusing on areas of the brain associated with short-term memory, as well as the ability to ...

Galion event reaches out to addicts
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum
The three-day event began Friday evening and featured live Christian musical entertainment, worship, guest speakers, food and games and was designed to help people addicted to drugs get help for theiraddiction. "At the beginning of the year, our ...

8 Terrible Ways to Stop Drinking
The Fix - addiction and recovery, straight up ... I didn't want to be an alcoholic. I also wanted to drink. And, like countless other people before me, I thought I'd find an easier way—or eight. These were a few of my attempts. 1. The “Sober in the ...

Oakland women's shelter facing eviction
San Jose Mercury News
The 17-year-old faith-based shelter treats substance abuse and serves as many as 105 women a day. Serenity House program director Johnny Davis says the landlord refused to lower the rent or to give them time to come up with the money they owe.

Review: 'Get to Work' focuses on painful economic realities
Los Angeles Times
Smith cops to his own previously troubled employment history; Veronica Lopez reaches out to students with her own stories of homelessness and addiction; and Chase Campbell was incarcerated more than 25 times, or so says his bio, before straightening ...

Talk by desert runner who beat alcoholism
The Bolton News
AN inspirational runner will give a talk about how he overcame alcoholism to complete one of the world's toughest desert races. Billy Isherwood, aged 61, from Farnworth, spent 30 years in the grips of his addiction and discovered running six years ago.

Russell Brand regrets not helping Amy with drug addiction
The comedian - who has been sober for over 10 years after battling heroin addiction - has revealed he still feels guilty about not helping the late soul singer get clean when he first realised she was struggling with addiction. "I got clean at the age ...

Parents' Drinking Habits Taking Its Toll over Children
TopNews United States
Violence has also been observed in families with alcoholic parents. The figures were collected by the Scottish Health Surveys. Authorities are asking parents to take responsibility of behaving maturely in front of their children. Previous studies have ...

TopNews United States

Helping those with addictions help themselves
Regina Leader-Post
... Society of Regina Inc. is a non-profit foundation that offers help for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. In October 2010, it opened its first home for those seeking a safe, stable drug-and-alcohol-free place to stay while recovering ...

Giving second chances
Times LIVE
Reddy, 47, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded Panorama Recovery Centre in Panorama Gardens, near Pietermaritzburg, in 1998. ... With patients aged 13 to 68 battling addiction, Reddy this week spoke of the devastation of substance abuse.

Times LIVE

10 Things My Alcoholic Parents Taught Me - Momalog
By Ado
Today I'm writing about the flip side of alcoholism – the good side. Yes, Virginia, there can be a good side to growing up in an alcoholic home. You learn a lot of valuable things, for starters – like compassion, and how to trust your instincts, and ...

Marrying a charming alcoholic « Kate Gale: A Mind Never Dormant
By kategale
Marrying a charming alcoholic. You're thinking how would you know? I do know. I know because I'm an editor. And many of my writers are married to alcoholics. What the heck? Man of my writers are alcoholics. Here's what it's like. Alcoholics ...
Kate Gale: A Mind Never Dormant

Beth Wilson » Blog Archive » Addiction Recovery Advocacy
Addiction Recovery Advocacy. My name is Beth Wilson. I'm an alcoholic and a 21-year-member of the recovery community. I'm not here to break any 12-step organization's tradition of anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. You'll ...
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Does it ever stop hurting? - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug ...
By FenwayFaithful
Why didn't I leave him before? I just held on for deal life for those moment when things were good. Those moment were like a hit of the worlds best dope for a heroin addict. I need the pain to let up. Just for a few hours. I just want to feel good.

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