5 damaging myths about addiction

5 damaging myths about addiction
According to the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, 75% of alcoholics recover without treatment. Myth No. 4: Drugs 'fry' your brain. Remember the 1987 anti-drug commercial that used a frying egg to show "your brain on drugs?" While ...

Leading addiction specialist warns of dangers of new synthetic mixes of drugs
Irish Independent
A LEADING addiction specialist has warned recreational drug users that they are most at risk from dangers of new synthetic mixes. As Merchants Quay Ireland launched its annual report for last year, chief executive Tony Geoghegan described the...

Irish Independent

Alliance Fundraiser Spreads 'A Message of Hope' Through Drug Awareness
Bennett is a new member on the board of directors of the Franklin Park-based Pennsylvania Alliance for Safe and Drug Free Children, working to raise awareness about youth drug addiction. Alliance is a noncoalition that works to educate families about ...

Jael Strauss: Detroit's Top Model Finalist Faces Drug Intervention On Dr. Phil
CBS Local
With that question, TV's Dr. Phil McGraw introduced the story of Detroit native Jael Strauss, a former “America's Next Top Model” finalist who he said has spiraled intodrug addiction. Her story aired at 5 p.m. Thursday on CBS 62. Strauss was a 22 year...

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Shock hotspot for hard drugs in Bodmin
This is Cornwall
Cornwall Council's Adult Drug Treatment Needs Assessment report shows that nine people in every thousand living in Bodmin over the age of 18 are being treated for drug addiction. The latest Bodmin crime figures reveal that although overall crime is ...

Drug addict John Hallam jailed at Leicester court after string of raids on homes
This is Leicestershire
A burglar who struck at four homes to feed his drug addiction has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. John Hallam pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to three burglaries in Nuneaton, and a charge of possessing criminal property taken during another ...

Is a drug-addicted mom to blame if her child commits suicide?
The Week Magazine
Sabrina Ann Howard, 40, has a history of drug addiction, and prosecutors say her negligence anddrug-addled lifestyle led her distraught teenager to end his own life. Here, a brief guide to the tragic tale: What happened? Howard's son died on July 11 ...

Lethal risk from prescription drugs
The Australian
Patients who would be horrified if they were labelled as having a drug addiction are regularly being prescribed doses of morphine that would result in an overdose in a person with significant heroin tolerance. It is not only overdoses that are a ...

Many drug users among soup kitchen customers
This is Cornwall
AT LEAST 20 per cent of homeless people using Newquay's largest soup kitchen have a seriousdrug addiction. Service manager Alan Lee, who feeds up to 30 people at the United Reformed Church (URC), four times a week, told the Cornish Guardian at ...

Industry Non-profit Counters Hollywood Portrayal of Drugs and Alcohol With ...
Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood films have often glorified drugs and alcohol on screen but now an industry non-profit group is trying to use the filmmaking art to counter the abuses which have led to well known stars as well as average people becoming victims of addiction.

Hollywood Reporter

Faith of addiction - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help ...
By Weasel1966
I have always had faith I guess. Never considered what it would be like to not have it. As an addict I see people all the time asking god or their.

Drug Addiction | Recovery in the Pines, Prescott, AZ
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Man uses Recovery over Drug Addiction to Help Others at Dream ...
"By the time that the plane touched in Texas, I had all kinds of drugs, pills lined up ." His drug addiction continued to get worse. "I came out a monster," he said.

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