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A Perfect Storm
This is not your grandfather's marijuana ... it's more potent and more dangerous.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stephen Gray Wallace, M.S.Ed. Tags: Addiction Child Development Cognition Depression Source Type: news

On Friendships
History, not biology, transformed a separate self into a lonely one.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - May 1, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jerome Kagan, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Aging Animal Behavior Anxiety Autism Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happines Source Type: news

Casual cocaine users may be risking heart damage
Conclusion Overall, this study provides some evidence of negative differences between social cocaine users and non-users in heart and vascular function detected by image testing. There are several limitations of this study that are worth noting, however, including the fact that it was only carried out at one point in time, so it cannot show that cocaine use was responsible for the differences seen. The size of the study This was a relatively small study, with only 40 participants, who were predominantly male. The findings therefore may not be generalisable to large numbers of people or to female cocaine users. Despite th...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Mental health Source Type: news

Animal Passion
Zoosadism refers to the pleasure – often sexual – that individuals attain by causing sadistic cruelty to animals. In many people’s minds, violence towards the animal is often automatically implied when they think of bestial acts. But what does the psychological research on the topic tell us?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - May 1, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

Do You Know the Street Names for Heroin?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change
When you can’t put a particularly unsettling feeling into words or have trouble getting to the meat of a problem, try feeling it in your body. That’s the advice of Ann Weiser Cornell, a Ph.D. in linguistics who works as a teacher of and author on the therapeutic technique known as Focusing. As Cornell writes, your inability to articulate just may make you a prime candidate for succeeding at the method. In fact, the less you intellectualize and evaluate that feeling you can’t describe, the more apt you will be to engage in experiencing what she calls “felt sense.” Focusing in Clinical Practice, as the title sugge...
Source: Psych Central - April 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: K.M. McCann, PhD Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Depression General Memory and Perception Postpartum Depression Professional Psychotherapy PTSD Substance Abuse Treatment Ann Weiser Cornell Clinical Practice essence of change Psycho Source Type: news

Buprenorphine, Methadone and Opiate Replacement Therapy
One of the more controversial issues in addiction medicine is the practice of opiate replacement therapy, or ORT. It is important to understand the history of ORT if we are to begin to understand how it should or should not be used.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Psychiatry Source Type: news

Hookah Hazard
In yet another version of what’s old is new again, water pipe (hookah) tobacco smoking is nouveau-retro-trendy, at least in certain circles. As researchers in Israel have recently shown, not only does smoking tobacco in a hookah provide for efficient nicotine delivery, this practice also leads to alarmingly high levels of carbon monoxide levels. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Paul D. Blanc, M.D., M.S.P.H. Tags: Addiction Health indoor air tobacco control water pipes Source Type: news

Book Review: Outside the Lines: A Novel
Outside the Lines powerfully encourages readers to reexamine their perspective regarding mental illness. Amy Hatvany intricately explores the world of someone who’s mentally ill, detailing painful repercussions, stigma and societal perceptions. And alongside this narrative, we witness a beautiful, deep-seated love between a father and daughter. As a young girl, Eden observed her artistic father, David, struggle with bipolar symptoms. Extreme instability and highly impulsive behavior strained his marriage and ultimately tore his entire family apart. After David’s botched suicide attempt, he disappeared, leaving 10-year-...
Source: Psych Central - April 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lauren Suval Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Bipolar Book Reviews Children and Teens Disorders Family General Medications Parenting Amy Hatvany BMJ Mental Health Mental Illness Psychiatric Medication Suicide Source Type: news

StonerAmerica
Marijuana is a psychedelic drug that alters the consciousness of habitual users and damages the brains of children and adolescents. Getting ‘high’ affects the limbic feeling centers of the brain and alters the very play of consciousness itself. It not only alters and damages motivation and thinking, but most importantly, it removes the user from the feeling of his Being.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Neuroscience Psychiatry Social Life Source Type: news

FAQ for Teens: Marijuana
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Technology Is Here to Stay, Get Over It!
Addicted kids and addicted adults. Is addictive technology similar to reading a good book? Is our fascination with technology nothing new? Same old, same old? I don't think so.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Creativity Neuroscience brain maturation learning media addiction reading Source Type: news

Studies Show Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on the Brain
Two studies published in top journals, both in April 2014, look inside human brains at the long-term effects of cannabis use. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Child Development Memory Neuroscience cannabis marijuana marijuana addiction pot teenage marijuana use weed Source Type: news

Growing Up With an Alcoholic Parent
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Technology is here to stay -- get over it!
Addicted kids and addicted adults. is addictive technology similar to reading a good book? Is our fascination with technology nothing new? same old -- same old? I don't think so.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Creativity Neuroscience brain maturation learning media addiction reading Source Type: news

Heroin Use in Pregnancy
When heroin is used during pregnancy, it can result in the physical dependence of both the mother and the fetus. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

Treat homelessness first, everything else later: Study
Providing safe, stable and affordable housing first is the best way to help homeless, according to new research. The findings show that providing prompt, permanent shelter to homeless people is cheaper and more effective than trying to treat underlying conditions such as mental health or addictions first. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prescription Drugs Are More Deadly Than Street Drugs
Together, prescription drug addiction and medical negligence create a “perfect storm” of corruption, misery and death in the U.S. As a society, we must address these growing and interconnected social problems which have reached epidemic proportions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - April 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Scott A. Bonn, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Law and Crime celebrity overdoses Dr. Scott Bonn drug addiction Michael Jackson death prescription drug abuse Source Type: news

Does fat 'disappear' into thin air?
Conclusion The results indicate that overweight US military personnel posted at higher altitudes were less likely to progress from overweight to obese weight categories than colleagues posted in lower altitude locations. A plausible biological explanation was put forward suggesting that lack of oxygen at altitude may reduce appetite and food consumption due to increases in release of the hormone leptin. However, this theory was not tested or proven in this study. Also, the food and drink intake of the military personnel was not recorded to confirm their appetites were suppressed and they ate less. In addition to this, t...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Obesity Source Type: news

The Symptom and the Solution
The use of Molly is both the symptom and the solution. A frightening solution, to be sure, because it destroys through overdose, psychosis, and addiction. The question remains: is the use of Molly (or X or MDMA) inevitable in each generation? And how can we help people realize that they are headed down a path of self-destruction?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Karen Khaleghi, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Health Therapy Source Type: news

Rwanda: Smartphone Overuse Could Damage Eyes, Say Opticians
[New Times]People who are so addicted to smartphones they may be increasing their risk of eye damage. Opticians warn that overuse from phones and other devices such as computers, tablets, and flat screen TVs can lead to long-term damage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol use in adolescence connected to risky behavior in adulthood
Teen drinking alters brain chemistry, suggesting early alcohol use has long-term effects on decision making, an animal study demonstrates. The findings could shed light on the development of alcohol and drug addiction. “In humans, the younger you are when you first experience alcohol, the more likely you are to experience problems with alcohol in adulthood," researchers say. The study bolsters the evidence that alcohol exposure early in life can have long-term effects on risk taking and decision making, which can increase a person’s risk for substance abuse problems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tapping into the App Gap
Most regular gamblers will be well aware that technology is revolutionizing the way they can gamble and access gambling. One of the most notable innovations has been the proliferation of various gambling applications (‘apps’) for smartphones and computer tablets. But what implications does this have for problem gambling and gambling addiction?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction gambling Gambling applications Gambling apps Gambling technology In-play betting Mobile gambling Mobile gaming Mobile phone gambling Source Type: news

“Pornography addiction”: Science or naked rhetoric?
Until the data establish sexual addiction as a viable scientific construct, it’s yet another example of an over-eager industry putting the cart before the horse.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Karen Franklin, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Relationships Sex 12-step programs hypersexuality pornography pseudoscience sex addiction Source Type: news

“Pornography Addiction:” Science or Naked Rhetoric?
Until the data establish sexual addiction as a viable scientific construct, it’s yet another example of an over-eager industry putting the cart before the horse.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - April 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Karen Franklin, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Relationships Sex 12-step programs hypersexuality pornography pseudoscience sex addiction Source Type: news

What Happens When You Are Bipolar and...
Hypersexuality in bipolar disorder may lead to sexuality addiction. This can require additional treatment. Page 2. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Facebook Use Reflects Your Personality in Surprising Ways
The widespread adoption of Facebook among people of all ages and nationalities suggests that it taps into some deep human need. However, everyone’s Facebook use differs. This 20 question quiz will reveal what your Facebook habits say about your own needs for connection and where some of the danger signs may lurk. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - April 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Personality Relationships Self-Help Facebook Facebook addict narcissism stalking Source Type: news

Don't Let Withdrawals Stop You From Quitting
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

South Africa: Camp for Addicts Gives New Sense of Purpose
[Health-e]Thirty drug users from Mabopane, Winterveld and Garankuwa were invited to volunteer for a five-day rehabilitation camp in Heidelberg and the feedback has been encouraging. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Normalizing Drug Use
People who use drugs -- even the most "addictive," dangerous drugs -- are not particularly prone to become addicted.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Is It Time to Moderate Your Substance Abuse?
Are you paying too big a price for your substance abuse?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Memory Procrastination Stress marijuana abuse marijuana dangers recreational drugs stress reduction Source Type: news

New Translational Addiction Sciences Center poised to make headway in treatment of addiction
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a five-year, $6.6 million grant to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to establish the Translational Addiction Sciences Center. The center will investigate the mechanisms underlying addiction with the goal of discovering and validating novel treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

An Addicted Brain is a Diseased, not Flawed, Brain
Drug addiction is devastating and costly. It is not a character flaw; it is a chronic disease. Drugs physically and chemically alter the brain, sometimes permanently. The disease is heritable, but identification of relevant genes is still a work in progress. Addiction is also most likely to start during adolescence, which is when most people experiment with drugs.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - April 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kimberlee D’Ardenne, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Personality Source Type: news

Greater Use of Meds to Halt Opioid Overdose Epidemic UrgedGreater Use of Meds to Halt Opioid Overdose Epidemic Urged
Mortality from prescription opioid overdose in the US has reached epidemic levels, prompting addiction experts to advocate greater use of medications designed to prevent opioid-related deaths. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Story Behind Jean-Claude Van Damme’s...
Martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's bipolar disorder led him into cocaine addiction and charges of spousal abuse. Here's a short biography with the details. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - April 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news