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Occcasional Drug Use Is Not Safe
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Smoked Marijuana Is Not Medicine
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Heroin-Assisted Tx Superior to Methadone for Heroin AddictionHeroin-Assisted Tx Superior to Methadone for Heroin Addiction
Patients who are severely addicted to heroin may respond better to a treatment practice incorporating pharmaceutical heroin vs methadone. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds
Two medications could help tens of thousands of alcoholics but are rarely prescribed, researchers reported on Tuesday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Tags: Alcohol Abuse University of North Carolina Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Obsessions and Addiction
This article isn’t meant to address obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which is a mental disorder affecting one percent of adults. It starts in childhood and is believed to have a genetic component. OCD may include only obsessions. Usually, the themes are about: Fear of contamination or dirt; having things orderly and symmetrical; aggressive or horrific thoughts about harming yourself or others; and unwanted thoughts, including aggression, or sexual or religious subjects. The Mayo Clinic has developed an Apple app ($4.99) to cope with persistent anxiety, obsessions, and compulsions. If self-help isn’t enough, seek p...
Source: Psych Central - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Addictions Anxiety Disabilities General Psychology Al Anon Attachment Codependents Mayo Clinic Obsessions Self Criticism Shame Social Anxiety worry Source Type: news

Study: Family Fighting Reduced by Alcohol Treatment
A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors looked at family conflict before and after a father’s treatment for alcohol addiction. And it shows there is hope.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Parenting addiction treatment alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol treatment alcoholism alcoholism treatment cliffside malibu family conflict family dynamics family systems richard taite Source Type: news

Risky Internet Use: At What Point Should Parents Worry?
When should parents draw the line on Internet use?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Media Parenting Source Type: news

An Introduction: How to Flourish in Addiction Recovery
Addicts are an especially vulnerable population that needs specific interventions aimed at increasing their meaning and purpose. In the posts that follow, I’ll walk you through these new validated tools, which are not related to removing misery but instead skills and exercises that build positivity, character, meaning and relationships.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jason Powers, M.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry Resilience Self-Help addiction recovery alcohol recovery drug addiction drug and alcohol addiction recovery from addiction Source Type: news

Rubio’s Wrong on Climate Change
Good news for Marco Rubio fans! The junior Senator from Florida is ready to be President, according to, um, the junior Senator from Florida himself. Rubio may or may not be ready to hold the most powerful job in the world, but one thing is clear: He’s certainly prepared to run for it, at least in the modern Republican Party. If there was any doubt on that score, it was settled during an interview on ABC News on Sunday, when he checked one of the most important boxes on any GOP hopeful’s job application: declaring that he did not, could not, would not, believe that climate change is real. MoreFriday Rant: The Ev...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - May 12, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment global warming Marco Rubio Opinion scientific method scientists Source Type: news

Why Are We Testing Athletes for Illicit Drugs?
League-leading receiver Josh Gordon has tested positive for marijuana--so what?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Sport and Competition Source Type: news

'Neighbors' star Zac Efron: Keeping quiet while being loud
It seemed juicy: A close-up shot of Zac Efron and his intense blue eyes flanked by a cover line about Alcoholics Anonymous. After keeping mum about rumored rehab stints for months, was the onetime "High School Musical" star about to open up about his reported addiction struggles in a long... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mindfulness and Meditation: Helping Stressed Out Kids Cope
Our modern culture is affecting our human interaction and experiences; mindfulness and meditation could be good options for dealing with stress. Mindfulness is being aware of the present. Meditation is a tool to help bring about such awareness. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Happiness Stress children meditation mindfulness spirituality stressed-out Source Type: news

Mount Sinai researchers identify changes that may occur in neural circuits due to addiction
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A research team from the Friedman Brain Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has published evidence that shows that subtle changes of inhibitory signaling in the reward pathway can change how animals respond to drugs such as cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is Facebook encouraging "Selfitis"?
Selfies: Is Facebook a modern-day reflecting pool for narcissists?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Tracy P. Alloway, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Personality Facebook narcissism profile picture selfies Source Type: news

Selfies, Facebook, and Narcissism: What's the Link?
Selfies: Is Facebook a modern-day reflecting pool for narcissists?read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy P. Alloway, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Personality Facebook narcissism profile picture selfies Source Type: news

My Friend Smoked Pot for Years and Her Personality Changed
Recent research suggests that chronic pot smoking over a long period of time can lead to alterations in the brain, behavior and personality. In this case, one woman was heartbroken over a dear friend who, after years of cannabis, became a frightened, paranoid and accusing person. People with a predisposition are at risk for developing a psychotic disorder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Carrie Barron, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience accusations cannabis fear lash out lipstick. fat paranoia suspicions weed Source Type: news

"Could Smoking Pot Change My Friend's Personality?"
Recent research suggests that chronic pot smoking over a long period of time can lead to alterations in the brain. Brain changes can have an impact on personality. In this case, one woman was heartbroken over a dear friend who, after years of cannabis, became a frightened, accusing person. She wondered if the drug or something else caused the change in her friend.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Carrie Barron, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience accusations cannabis fear lash out lipstick. fat paranoia suspicions weed Source Type: news

Out on a limb
There are many case studies in the psychological literature where the individuals want to be an amputee. Many of the published cases are examples of what is often referred to as Body Integrity Identity Disorder. But was does psychological research have to say on the issue?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Amputee Identity Disorder Body integrity and identity disorder depersonalization Factitious disability disorders sexual fetish sexual paraphilia Transableism Xenomelia. Source Type: news

Overcoming barriers to mental health and substance abuse care
James Kennedy volunteers through his church to help young people struggling with drugs and alcohol, a cause he took up after losing his own son to addiction in 2010. He knows firsthand the challenges of getting treatment. "Every organization requires money, and most rehab facilities are... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Buprenorphine, Methadone and Opiate Replacement Therapy
So the opiate problem is not solved. There is no perfect drug or therapy, but it is still a certainty that the use of street heroin or synthetic opiates is extremely lethal... So the opiate problem is not solved. There is no perfect drug or therapy, but it is still a certainty that the use of street heroin or synthetic opiates is extremely lethal.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Psychiatry Source Type: news

Mothers Day: A Battered Child's Perspective
Sometimes the hand that rocks the cradle is trembling with fear, sometimes it is a clenched fist, sometimes it cannot rock the cradle at all. Regardless, one must love his or her mother no matter how much they hate what they have done, or did not do. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Eating Disorders Parenting child abuse childhood obesity Forgiveness mothers mothers day Source Type: news

To Survive Information Sickness, Board This Lifeboat
Board this lifeboat to save yourself from the shipwreck of teledysfunction, aka information sicknessread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: George Michelsen Foy Tags: Addiction Cognition Stress cubicle serfs data entry happiness health information overloat information sickness Internet internet addiction meditation quitting addiction teledysfunction Yoga Source Type: news

Buprenorphine, Methadone and Opiate Replacement Therapy - 2
After The Harrison Act was ratified, it was the beginning of the DEA and the “Controlled Substances” legislations. Again, although well meaning, this effectively drove addicted patients underground, and the black market for opiates began. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Politics Source Type: news

Connecting Global Warming and the Obesity Pandemic
Catastrophic environmental change terrifies humans on a molecular basis, and is detectable by our heat shock proteins. The pathophysiology of this stress conceivably underlies the obesity epidemic because the stressed brain seeks comfort, and eating is among the greatest human comforts.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Neuroscience Stress biosphere climate changel collective consciousness compulsive overeating environment geosphere global psyche global warming noosphere princeton university Source Type: news

Autism-related protein shown to play vital role in addiction
A gene essential for normal brain development, and previously linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders, also plays a critical role in addiction-related behaviors, researchers report. The team used animal models to show that the fragile X mental retardation protein, or FMRP, plays a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors. FMRP is also the protein that is missing in Fragile X Syndrome, the leading single-gene cause of autism and intellectual disability. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Liz Badcock who blew thousands on addictions tells how she was saved by her baby
After leaving home Liz Badcock, now 40, from Melksham, Wiltshire, began a downward spiral into a life of drink and drugs. She was finally saved by discovering she would become a mother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Concept “Rock Bottom” May Perversely Keep People Using
There is no one “rock bottom” an addict must hit.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Spirituality melancholia misery threshold recovery rock bottom Source Type: news

What's Wrong With 'Rock Bottom'
There is no one “rock bottom” an addict must hit.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Spirituality melancholia misery threshold recovery rock bottom Source Type: news

'Being a mother is the best drug I could ever have': Woman who blew thousands on addiction to drink and drugs tells how she was saved by her miracle baby
After leaving home Liz Badcock, now 40, from Melksham, Wiltshire, began a downward spiral into a life of drink and drugs. She was finally saved by discovering she would become a mother. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Coffee Enhance Marijuana?
Low doses of caffeine decreased marijuana self-administration while high doses of caffeine increased marijuana self-administration. The cross-talk between brain systems ultimately makes avoiding that third or fourth cup of coffee even harder to accomplish. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Neuroscience Source Type: news

Getting Off the Food Roller Coaster
Appetite may make you feel like you’re on a roller coaster ride of restricting, bingeing and chronic self-blame. Discover how new science-based approaches can help you to get your feet back on the ground.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating cravings hunger New hope self-blame Source Type: news

Home Pregnancy Tests Can Improve Health of Newborns
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Saner Eating Makes News: And Four Ways to Use the News
While we struggle in private with our own weight and diet demons, this public health and food environment does also help or hinder usread more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Terese Weinstein Katz, Ph.D. Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Health Self-Help food addiction obesity epidemic wieght loss Source Type: news

Addicted to Food?
Can you be addicted to food? It doesn't make sense to me, but I wonder if food addiction could be the explanation for why so many people are obese these days. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Electronic μ-Opioid Sensor to Help in Understanding How Anesthesia Works
While anesthesiologists are confidently knocking people out and waking them up on a daily basis, giving them analgesics and related meds, a lot of the mechanisms of the drugs they use are poorly understood. To help in uncovering how opioids operate, researchers at University of Pennsylvania developed a completely electronic μ-opioid sensor that can be used as a laboratory instrument. The investigators developed an artificial μ-opioid receptor protein that was modified to be soluble in water in order to make it practical for lab work. It was then bound to a graphene substrate that acted as a field-effect transistor c...
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - May 8, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology in the news... Source Type: news

Insomniac Britain: Is technology ruining your sleep?
WE'RE a nation of electronic addicts and it's destroying our night's rest. If you're sick of constant exhaustion, follow our 10 tips for getting some decent shut-eye (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news