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Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers aren't aware of the danger
This study underscores the urgent importance of more research and campaigns to increase public knowledge on the dangers of hookah smoking, especially among young adults," Rezk-Hanna said. "Understanding the basis of these perceptions and beliefs is of particular relevance for helping healthcare professionals design effective prevention and intervention strategies that target young-adult hookah smokers." The study's other authors were Aurelia Macabasco-Connell of the Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing and Mary Woo of the UCLA School of Nursing. The study was supported by the Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program. (So...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oniomania: The Mind of a Shopaholic
Do you know someone who shops too much? Maybe it's you? Dr. Hindie M. Klein introduces us to the mind of the shopaholic and demonstrates why it's a tough addiction to beat. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Personality anxiety childhood compulsion debt desire excitement instant gratification intervention Neglect oniomania parenting shopaholic shopping Source Type: news

Scratching the Itch of Why, Why, Why?
What’s the meaning of life? The distinction between “meaning of life” and “meaning in life” is no small matter. So meaning in life is what you make it to be and meaning is an idea. Purpose, on the other hand, is active.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jason Powers, M.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Philosophy Spirituality addiction recovery addiction treatment long-term sobriety meaning in life meaning of life purpose in life purpose of life relapse prevention Source Type: news

Opioids: Proper Prescribing and Treating AddictionOpioids: Proper Prescribing and Treating Addiction
Two recent initiatives provide clinicians with guidance on opioid prescribing and addressing opioid dependence and addiction. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Intrapersonal Conflict
Nearly everyone carries unresolved anger inside. The problem with unresolved anger is that periodically, and often unexpectedly, the lid blows off and uncontrollable rage surfaces. We will want to own up to our unresolved anger, or it can become our most ferocious enemy. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: William L. Mace Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Stress Source Type: news

The Family and Addiction
Untangling the triangles of addicted families can be a full-time job. Since one grows up in a family with a history and a present reality, as a child, one’s major frame of reference is the family constellation and the culture that goes along with it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting Relationships Resilience Source Type: news

Does Food Addiction Really Exist?
Researchers: "Overweight or obese individuals probably do meet the clinical criterion for food addiction, [for example] persistent desire or repeated unsuccessful attempts to quit; important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced; continued use despite knowledge of adverse consequences.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help addiction obesity chronic overeating compulsive overeaters compulsive overeating food addiction food addiction real overeat addiction Source Type: news

Wonder drug that eases multiple sclerosis side effects
CHRISTINE FIELDHOUSE asks if a medicine to treat addictions can relieve symptoms of the autoimmune condition (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Plight of the Female Caretaker
Female caretakers on the mendread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W. Tags: Addiction Relationships Source Type: news

Mapping AA: The Neuroscience of Addiction
A central question, particularly for critics, is why, exactly, does 12-Step recovery work?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience 12-Step recovery AA addiction recovery storytelling Source Type: news

Compulsive Exercising Indicative of Eating Disorders?Compulsive Exercising Indicative of Eating Disorders?
Excessive and problematic exercising, or so-called 'exercise addiction,' often occurs within the context of eating disorders - although not always. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Going In For The Skill
For the professional gambler, being in control of the situation is paramount. However, one of the psychological ploys that the gaming industry likes to exploit is the fact that gamblers often perceive they have more control than they have in actuality. But how do they do it and what has the cognitive psychology literature shown in relation to the illusion of control?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition bingo Craps gambling gambling addiction Gambling heuristics illusion of control Lottery gambling problem gambling Roulette Slot machine gambling. Source Type: news

Tweens & Alcohol: More Aware Than You May Think
It is simply human nature that when we feel like we lack the ability to accomplish a task (such as talking to our kids about this sensitive subject) we are prone to procrastinate. This leaves our tweens open to forming impressions of their own. Through a multitude of media outlets, they are sure to take in information, draw conclusions, and develop specific points of view.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Education Parenting Alcohol & Tweens The Alcohol Talk Source Type: news

Tweens and Alcohol: More Aware Than You May Think
It is simply human nature that when we feel like we lack the ability to accomplish a task (such as talking to our kids about this sensitive subject) we are prone to procrastinate. This leaves our tweens open to forming impressions of their own. Through a multitude of media outlets, they are sure to take in information, draw conclusions, and develop specific points of view.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Education Parenting Alcohol & Tweens The Alcohol Talk Source Type: news

The Problem with Perfectionism — How to Truly Succeed!
Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Source Type: news

The Problem with Perfectionism–How to Truly Succeed!
Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed…read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Source Type: news

Junk food addict ditches crisps and KitKats to lose 6 stone in 7 months
Siobhann O’Brien, 23, from Failsworth, dropped from 19st 10lb to 13st 8lb and lost 13in off her waist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TV-addict children 'are harming their brains'
Children spend nearly a year slumped in front of the TV or staring at computer screens by the time they are seven, former children's minister Tim Loughton warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Different Path to Fighting Addiction
A growing wing of addiction treatment rejects the Alcoholics Anonymous model of strict abstinence as the sole form of recovery for alcohol and drug users. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By GABRIELLE GLASER Tags: Psychology and Psychologists New York City Alcohol Abuse Nicole Kosanke Center for Motivation and Change Therapy and Rehabilitation Addiction (Psychology) Carrie Wilkens Source Type: news

Deconstructing Your Triggers
The problem with the mood alteration is that it doesn’t solve the problem. It just buys some time until the next stress, fear, craving or symptom occurs.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Happiness Neuroscience Source Type: news

New brain imaging dataset now available to enhance reliability and reproducibility
A new NIDA-supported dataset will now allow researchers to compare their MRI-based scans against more than 10,000 brain images, thereby enhancing reliability and reproducibility. The Consortium for Reproducibility and Reliability (CoRR) dataset is managed by the Child Mind Institute (CMI).  CoRR... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Can Psilocybin Mushrooms Help Cure Mental Illness?
"Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, is proving a prodigious treatment for anxiety, depression, addiction, and one study even found it might lead to neurogenesis, or the regrowth of brain cells.” read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Therapy addiction treatment cliffisdie malibu constance scharff mental health treatment mushroom psilocybin psychedelic mushrooms psychedelic psychoanalysis richard taite Source Type: news

Musical Flairs
There are a number of case studies in the psychological literature on compulsive singing and other music related compulsions such as compulsive humming and whistling (although these all appear to be consequences of other underlying conditions). But what exactly have these case studies found relating to compulsive musical behavior?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Compulsive humming Compulsive singing Compulsive whistling Music obsession obsessive-compulsive disorder ocd Punding. Source Type: news

Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
(Wiley) New research from the University of Manchester and Monash University shows a link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes.The study, published online today in the scientific journal Addiction, is the first to examine alcohol sponsorship of athletes in the UK, and comes at a time when there are calls in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for greater restriction or bans of alcohol sponsorship and advertising in sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
(University of Manchester) The study, published online today in the scientific journal Addiction, is the first to examine alcohol sponsorship of athletes in the UK, and comes at a time when there are calls in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for greater restriction or bans of alcohol sponsorship and advertising in sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] The Sunny Side of Addiction
UV-exposed skin releases opioid peptides that cause addiction. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

Are You Straying From Your Healthy Path? 4 Ways to Rebalance
If you want to avoid relapse, burnout, and depression, and increase peace of mind, joy, and just plain sanity, there's a solution: Balance your life! Choose from 4 simple methods here. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Meg Selig Tags: Addiction Happiness Resilience Self-Help Alan Marlatt balance energy balance life balance life-work balance Margaret Wehrenberg meaningful life obsessions other-care pleasure relapse self-care self-other balance shoulds Source Type: news

Why Do We Procrastinate and Cheat on Our Diets?
Self-control is made more difficult by the way we compare our options over time.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - July 1, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jim Stone, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Procrastination Self-Help self-control weakness of will Source Type: news

Autistic Symptoms Make Higher Risk for Substance Abuse
People diagnosed with autism tend to be cautious and socially withdrawn–and at lower risk for alcoholism. But people undiagnosed, but with autistic symptoms, are at even higher risk for alcohol abuse.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Autism Health Self-Help addiction research Asperger ' s addiction autism addiction autistic symptoms addiction cliffside malibu constance scharff richard taite Source Type: news

Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge
Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Heroin (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data compatibility in the addiction sciences: An examination of measure commonality - Conway KP, Vullo GC, Kennedy AP, Finger MS, Agrawal A, Bjork JM, Farrer LA, Hancock DB, Hussong A, Wakim P, Huggins W, Hendershot T, Nettles DS, Pratt J, Maiese D, Junkins HA, Ramos EM, Strader LC, Hamilton CM, Sher KJ.
The need for comprehensive analysis to compare and combine data across multiple studies in order to validate and extend results is widely recognized. This paper aims to assess the extent of data compatibility in the substance abuse and addiction (SAA) scie... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Eating food chemicals worsens a smoker's addiction to cigarettes - but there's a solution
(NaturalNews) Smokers in general underestimate the power of processed, chemical-laden foods, chemical-laden drinks and chemical-laden personal care products to put their body in an acidic state, which makes them rely on nicotine even more for temporary relief of their "chemical hangover... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

One-Time Drug Kingpin Freeway Rick Ross Pens Tell-All Book
After serving 20 years in a federal penitentiary on a drug conviction, Freeway Rick Ross outlines his life story in an autobiography that holds nothing back while making no excuses for his past actions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Cathy Scott Tags: Addiction Law and Crime cathy scott Contra scandal drug kingpin druglord Freeway Rick Ross South Central Los Angeles Source Type: news

Colorado: The Land of Pot-Smokers and Busy Cardiologists?
“Smoked my stuff… Going to California with an aching in my heart.” : It appears marijuana use may increase the risk of cardiovascular events, particularly in younger adults, with fatal consequences.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help cardiac side effects chronic pain led zeppelin marijuana overcoming pain psychology today Source Type: news

Studies: Addiction starts with an overcorrection in the brain
(Brigham Young University) A trio of new studies show how the brain overcorrects to drugs and alcohol in a way that suppresses dopamine long-term, leading to withdrawal symptoms. The National Institutes of Health awarded the team $2 million to search for a way to treat addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The biology of addiction risk looks like addiction
(Elsevier) Research suggests that people at increased risk for developing addiction share many of the same neurobiological signatures of people who have already developed addiction. This similarity is to be expected, as individuals with family members who have struggled with addiction are over-represented in the population of addicted people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Social media can influence teens with pro-drug messages
A new NIDA-funded study analyzed the content and demographic reach of a popular pro-marijuana Twitter handle in 2013 and found that only ten percent of the messages mentioned any risky behaviors associated with marijuana use. Given that over 70 percent of followers were 19 years of age or... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Marijuana, Prevention Research, Researchers, Students Source Type: news

Painkillers: Warning Signs of Addiction
Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asian Honor and Suicide
Because of high emphasis on in-group belonging and affiliation with family and other social networks, dishonoring yourself places Japanese individuals at a risk of losing their place in society. "In this country, it is difficult to live without belonging to a group, and once you fall out there is hardly a chance to go back in," says a suicide-prevention expert.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Depression Parenting Psychiatry Race and Ethnicity Relationships Asian honor mental health suicide Source Type: news