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Marijuana Legalization Comes to Uruguay
Both chambers of the General Assembly of Uruguay have passed legislation legalizing marijuana, and the president is expected to sign the bill soon. This will make Uruguay the first country to make marijuana legal. What does this mean for drug policy in the United States and the rest of the world? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Jefferson M. Fish, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Social Life crime rate drug policy marijuana decriminalization marijuana legalization Uruguay Source Type: news

Life After Analysis: Two Years and Counting
A reader has 8 questions about the post-therapy experience: I have 8 answers. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: David Weiss Tags: Addiction Therapy conversation starter mental landscape negligence observation root cause sensitive reader sessions sex addiction span toolkit urge utter shock Source Type: news

Barbara Stanwyck—Woman of Steel, or Abused Punching Bag?
Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck was tough, tough, tough, but let her drunken husband maim her and abuse their child.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Relationships Source Type: news

Zebrafish a good model for studying the brain chemistry of nicotine addiction
In researching neural pathways, it helps to establish an analogous relationship between a region of the human brain and the brains of more-easily studied animal species. New work from a team led by Carnegie's Marnie Halpern hones in on one particular region of the zebrafish brain that could help us understand the circuitry underlying nicotine addiction. It is published the week of December 9 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

ACP issues policy paper on prescription drug abuse; Guidelines recommend wider statin use among adults with chronic kidney disease
1. American College of Physicians issues policy calling for tighter management of prescription drugsIn a new policy paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends clinical and administrative changes that will make it harder for prescription drugs, such as those prescribed for pain, sleep disorders, and weight loss, to be abused or diverted for sale on the street. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Sober Holidays Email Course
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Avoiding Holiday Pitfalls
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking without Hindering Treatment
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Quitting Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?
Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads. Those are typical ingredients in the street drug known as krokodil, a highly addictive toxic cocktail that’s three times as cheap to produce as heroin and could be becoming an international problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo Source Type: news

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Raymond Chandler
Did you know that Raymond Chandler, the iconic creator of the famous post-World War 1 Los Angeles detective Philip Marlowe, never wanted to be a pulp mystery writer? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity Depression Resilience biography Los Angeles mystery Novelist philip marlowe pulp writer raymond chandler Susan K. Perry thriller Tom Williams Source Type: news

Elimidrol from Sunrise Nutraceuticals Quickly, Safely Alleviates the...
New non-addictive opiate withdrawal supplement backed by scientific research and personal experiences starts working with the first dose.(PRWeb December 09, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/OpiateWithdrawalDetox/Elimidrol/prweb11398916.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 10, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Experts call for ketamine to be upgraded to class B
“Ketamine should be reclassified as class B drug, government experts say,” The Guardian reports. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, the body that advises the Home Office on drugs, has recommended that ketamine (currently a class C drug) be upgraded to class B.   What is ketamine? Ketamine is a powerful anaesthetic used both in humans and animals (hence one of its nicknames "donkey dust"). The drug is usually available in powdered form, though it can also be bought in capsules as well as a liquid that can be injected. Its popularity as a club drug rose during the 1990s as it was cheaper than coca...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health QA articles Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

What Makes Twelve-Step Programs Therapeutic?
More people have achieved and sustained recovery from addiction in its various forms through twelve-step programs than any other approach, by far. But what makes these mutual-aid programs attractive and helpful? If you've ever wondered about the mechanisms that underlie the therapeutic efficacy of twelve-step programs, keep reading.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dan Mager, MSW Tags: Addiction Self-Help Therapy 12-step recovery; psychological theory; addiction treatment Source Type: news

Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment. This is according to new research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Doctors should be cautious when prescribing addictive pills, ACP reports
The American College of Physicians issued new guidelines Monday to better educate both physicians and patients on the dangers of prescription drug addiction. CBS News' Alison Harmelin reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planning a Safe Party
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Staying Sober During the Holidays
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 24th Annual Meeting & SymposiumAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 24th Annual Meeting & Symposium
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2013. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

In praise of uncertainty
Uncertainty is as essential for life as water, yet how we deal with this volatile element varies enormously from person to personUncertainty is a defining feature of the world. Anything can happen; from innocuous errors in DNA replication, to market crashes, to chance encounters on a street. These events can translate to misfortune, but also insight, even revelation. Uncertainty is just as essential for life as water, yet how we deal with this volatile element varies enormously from person to person. In a paper published recently in the journal Neuron, researchers studied this variability in almost 700 people and found tha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Laurence O'Dwyer Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Genetics Philosophy Biology World news Human biology Neuroscience Life and style Source Type: news

Review: The Book of Woe
A diagnosis may result in “a kind of reductionism that insults our sense of ourselves as unfathomably complex or even transcendental creatures” Greenberg writes. A doctor who tells a widower that his grief is an illness “is potentially not only labelling, stigmatising, and medicating him, but also shaping the patient’s understanding of loss, of himself, of the meaning."read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 9, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Helene Guldberg, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Autism Depression Happiness Psychiatry Resilience Self-Help Stress Therapy overdiagnosis psychiatric diagnosis reification Source Type: news

What Does Dropsy Have to Do With Substance Abuse?
When doctors don’t know the cause of an illness, they're stuck having to “diagnose” only its symptoms, not the source of the problem. That is just where we stand today with substance abuse, and it’s ruining our chance to treat it effectively.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 9, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news

The smoking gun: Fish brains and nicotine
(Carnegie Institution) In researching neural pathways, it helps to establish an analogous relationship between a region of the human brain and the brains of more-easily studied animal species. New work from a team led by Carnegie's Marnie Halpern hones in on one particular region of the zebrafish brain that could help us understand the circuitry underlying nicotine addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Level-Headed
As gambling on the internet has expanded, a wide range of ‘gambling-like’ activities has emerged on smartphones, social networking sites, and within video games. There are also opportunities to gamble without spending money on both commercial gambling websites and social networking sites. Is this something we should be worried about?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 8, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Adolescent gambling Free play gambling Gambling simulations Technologcal addiction Teenage gambling Video game gambling video games Virtual assets Youth gambling Source Type: news

Risk-taking and decision-making in youth: Relationships to addiction vulnerability - Balogh KN, Mayes LC, Potenza MN.
BACKGROUND: Decision-making and risk-taking behavior undergo developmental changes during adolescence. Disadvantageous decision-making and increased risk-taking may lead to problematic behaviors such as substance use and abuse, pathological gambling and ex... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ecstasy-related hospital visits increase by 128% in under-21s
The number of hospital emergency department visits related to the hallucinogenic drug ecstasy increased 128% between 2005 and 2011 in patients under the age of 21, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.Ecstasy, also known as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is an illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and a hallucinogen, producing a feeling of increased energy and euphoria.The drug can alter the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, which can lead to negative effects, such as confusion and anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Neuropathology of substance use disorders - Cadet JL, Bisagno V, Milroy CM.
Addictions to licit and illicit drugs are chronic relapsing brain disorders that affect circuits that regulate reward, motivation, memory, and decision-making. Drug-induced pathological changes in these brain regions are associated with characteristic endu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A Forever Recovery Launches Vicodin Information Center to Raise...
A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and...(PRWeb December 06, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/A-Forever-Recovery/Vicodin/prweb11397669.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vapor Cigarettes: Safety, Facts and Information
Approximately 1 out of every 3 smoking adults die from their addiction and greater than 400,000 people in America alone die prematurely each year from use of tobacco. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 6, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Drug Addiction Source Type: news

Christmas Cookie Blue
Shedding light on the unholy alliance between rich holiday foods, binge-eating, and the compulsive overeater's brain. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Neuroscience binge eating brain compulsive overeating Controlling your eating over the holidays requires a plan Holiday Eating (and Dieting) holiday weight gain Source Type: news

The science and magic of Lindy Hop | Andy Connelly
Great partner dancers may not know it but they are masters of space, time and Newton's laws of motionA journalist looked out over a crowded dance floor in Harlem and asked a nearby dancer, "What do you call this dance?" The dance did not yet have a name, but it was 1928 and Charles Lindbergh (nickname "Lucky Lindy") had just "hopped" across the Atlantic, and so the "Lindy Hop" was born.This may be an apocryphal tale but it has some truth in it, because this form of swing dancing certainly emerged from the ballrooms of Harlem at this time. The Lindy Hop was a coming together of tap, the Charleston and the Breakaway, and was...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Andy Connelly Tags: Comment theguardian.com Dance Physics Stage Science Source Type: news

Six Steps to Take with Students who have Addictive Behavior
So, what can you do if you have a student with addictive behavior?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Tim Elmore Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

The write stuff
Typomania has been defined in a number of different ways including a craze for seeing one’s writings or name in print, a mania for writing for publication, an obsession with the expectation of publication, and an unhealthy passion to write. So am I (or you) addicted to writing or publishing?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work Compulsive writing Graphomania Graphorrhea Scribomania Typomania workaholism Writing addiction Writing compulsion Writing mania Writing obsession Source Type: news

Mixing energy drinks and alcohol poses a public health threat
Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.Published in the current issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, the study was conducted by Megan Patrick of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and Jennifer Maggs of Penn State University. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Biological changes in PTSD patients may be reversed by talk therapy
A new paper published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) not only reduces symptoms but also affects the underlying biology of this disorder.The researchers, led by Dr. Szabolcs Kéri at the National Institute of Psychiatry and Addictions and University of Szeged in Hungary, recruited 39 individuals diagnosed with PTSD to participate in the study. For a comparison group, they also included 31 individuals who had been exposed to trauma, but who did not develop PTSD. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alzheimer's-related changes in the brains of those with risk gene may begin showing effects in childhood
People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests.The gene, called SORL1, is one of a number of genes linked to an increased risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the illness. SORL1 carries the gene code for the sortilin-like receptor, which is involved in recycling some molecules in the brain before they develop into beta-amyloid a toxic Alzheimer protein. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 5, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Excessive Drinking Among High School Seniors
Twenty percent of high school seniors say they have engaged in binge drinking during the previous 2 weeks. Ten percent admitted drinking 10 or more beers during a binge and about 5% downed 15 or more beers in a row. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - December 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eugene Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Environment Parenting Psychiatry Source Type: news

After season-ending ACL injury, Boston skier is Olympics-bound
What happens when an adrenaline-addicted athlete slows down? Julia Marino thrives at high speed and from great heights. In 2009, 17-year-old Julia was at the top of her game. Coaches and fellow slopestyle skiers had pegged her as a rising star on the World Cup circuit. Salomon, a top winter sports gear manufacturer, had signed on as her sponsor. Then, during the first event of the season, she crashed. Crashes are common in slopestyle. Skiers hit jumps at speeds up to 35 miles per hour, flying up to 50 feet in the air to perform aerial tricks. Julia landed awkwardly on one ski, heard a resounding pop in her left knee and fe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 4, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: ACL All posts Our patients’ stories Sports & exercise ACL tears in young athletes Female Athlete Program Martha Murray Source Type: news

Alcohol Ads Target Teens
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - December 4, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Addiction and Dependency of Vicodin Covered in New A Forever Recovery...
A Forever Recovery, a leading addiction treatment center that has pioneered a moral reasoning approach to recovery that empowers each individual client to access the spiritual, cognitive, and...(PRWeb December 03, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/A-Forever-Recovery/Vicodin/prweb11378257.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news