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William Burroughss drugs cure inspires Alzheimers researcher
Authors search in South America for the shamans plant hallucinogenic yagé and use of apomorphine to control his addiction leads neurologist to call for clinical trials Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Robert McCrum Tags: Drugs Science Society William Burroughs Books World news Source Type: news

Stress Is Addictive, Controllable, and Under-Appreciated
To alleviate stress, we must change the situation or change our response. But even change for the better is stressful.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rita Watson, MPH Tags: Anxiety Relationships Stress Source Type: news

A Physician Shares Her Private Struggle With Food Addiction
Australian physician describes the many parallels between her experience with sugar-rich foods and substance dependence. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders binge eating sugar Source Type: news

Why She Feels The Way She Does?
Indeed, learning to tolerate or accept negative affect as it is, and focus on problem solving are important skills for the treatment of addiction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics emotion self-regulation failure thinking Source Type: news

Is your child addicted to sugar?
Nearly half of mothers believe their children are addicted to sugar - but most are unaware quite how much they're really consuming (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: child children sweets mothers tooth decay Sugar diabetes addiction Source Type: news

As Seen on TV: Advertising’s Influence on Alcohol Abuse
Excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. and responsible for one in every 10 deaths.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Depression Health Stress Source Type: news

The Secret Shame of Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse is a secret shame that can ruin lives. Let the truth heal you.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Deborah King Tags: Addiction Relationships Charlize Theron domestic violence ray rice sean penn sexual abuse Source Type: news

Avoid Buprenorphine Detox for Prescription Opioid AddictionAvoid Buprenorphine Detox for Prescription Opioid Addiction
Patients with prescription opioid dependence are less likely to be abstinent with tapering of buprenorphine therapy than with ongoing maintenance, US researchers demonstrate. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Rachel Baker addicted to snacking sheds NINE stone
EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Baker, 32, from Surrey, lost in under a year after being told by her doctor that her BMI was 'off the chart'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Addicted Kentucky Goes After OxyContin in "Potentially Crippling" Suit
Purdue, maker of best-selling painkiller OxyContin, is accused in a civil suit filed by the state of Kentucky of several actions that helped foster addiction. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - October 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do dopamine drugs lead to compulsive shopping?
Conclusion This study analysed serious adverse drug events reported to the US FDA over a 10-year period, and found that 710 events (just under half of all impulse control disorders reported during this period) were attributed to dopamine receptor agonists. Most of these disorders involved gambling, followed by hypersexuality and compulsive shopping. This group of six drugs are used in Parkinson’s disease (and a small number of other conditions) where there is a lack of the chemical dopamine. The drugs act directly on dopamine receptors, effectively taking the place of dopamine and stimulating the receptor in the same wa...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Medication Source Type: news

Eyes on the Prize
One of the most basic structural characteristics that may determine whether someone gambles on a particular type of game in the first place is the size of the jackpot that a game has to offer. But do big jackpots stimulate people to gamble? And if people win a huge jackpot, does it make them happy?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness gambling Gambling stake Gambling wins Jackpot psychology Jackpots Lottery jackpot Lottery psychology Structural characteristics Source Type: news

Translational nutritional nuggets
Key take-home messages from the 2014 American College of Nutrition’s annual conference (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - October 22, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: ACN addiction alcohol American College of Nutrition BMI comfort food cravings Dr Ananda Prasad Dr Harry Preuss Dr Nicholas Perricone drugs europe GMO international ketogenic diet ketone smoking sugar sweets Theresa Wr Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease drugs can turn patients into gamblers, sex addicts and compulsive shoppers
The drugs were 277 times more likely to result in impulse control symptoms than other drugs, say researchers at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Virginia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination for nicotine addiction being developed with NIH grant
(Virginia Tech) A Virginia Tech professor is working on a vaccine that could help smokers conquer their nicotine addiction, making many smoking-related diseases and deaths relics of the 21st century.Mike Zhang, a professor of biological systems engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently awarded $2.4 million by the National Institutes of Health to develop the vaccine and test it on mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Stemming the Rising Tide of Heroin Abuse
Why has heroin abuse skyrocketed, who is using it, and what can be done about the problem? Prescription opioids abuse data suggests the reason for a resurgence of heroin use in America. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Environment CDC drugs heroin opioids OxyCotin Source Type: news

The Drugs Made Him Do It
Do some drugs for Parkinson’s disease hijack the brain?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Philosophy compulsive behaviors dopamine Parkinson ' s disease Source Type: news

Peyton Place Goes Digital in 'Men, Women & Children'
A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Paramount Pictures to host a pre-release screening and audience discussion of Jason Reitman’s new film Men, Women & Children at the famed ArcLight Theater in Hollywood.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Media Parenting Relationships internet addiction online porn addiction screen addiction smartphones technology teens Source Type: news

Art as Therapy
Poetry, photography, and other forms of creative expressions should be encouraged within the therapeutic realm. If nothing else, we should at least be open to the myriad ways in which people find healing.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Creativity Race and Ethnicity Therapy Source Type: news

What To Eat Now: the pros and cons of caffeine
As nutrition expert Ian Marber goes cold turkey on his own caffeine addiction, he reminds us of the counter-effects of caffeine (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Tags: nutrition healthy diet healthy food Ian Marber The Food Doctor organic food Source Type: news

For prescription drug addiction treatment, buprenorphine maintenance trumps detoxification
(Yale University) For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why we are eating the wrong kind of apples
The nation's favourites are juicy, crunchy, sweet - and completely the product of our sugar addiction, says Raymond Blanc (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Hot at ECNP 2014?What's Hot at ECNP 2014?
New apps, new treatment targets for addiction, genetics, and structural brain changes in schizophrenia are among the "hot topics" at this year's ECNP meeting. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Science, spirituality, and psilocybin
Dr. Stephen Ross, director of the NYU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, talks about his plans for a new study on how a hallucinogenic compound, psilocybin, might help those with alcoholism. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dead Strange
One of the strangest and rarest mental disorders that has been studied academically is Cotard’s Syndrome. the syndrome is where individuals hold the delusional belief that they are dead (figuratively or literally) and do not exist. The characteristics of the include despair and self-loathing through to intense delusions and chronic depression. But what else do we know?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Capgras Syndrome Cotard Delusion ' Delusional behavior Immortality delusion Nihilistic Delusion Strange disorders Walking Corpse Syndrome zombie Source Type: news

Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) More than $11 million over three years will be used to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction. The awards are funded through the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH, an NIH consortium involving NIAAA, NIDA and NCI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Psilocybin, where science meets spirituality
New research will explore the potential of a hallucinogenic drug to help heal the "spiritual disorder" of addiction (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
NIH announces 11 awards funded across three Institutes (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - October 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Just Sign on the Dotted Line
Proponents for the legalization of marijuana are tenacious in their fight, inserting themselves into the American landscape from petitioners in front of supermarkets to lobbyists on Capitol Hill. But no one is asking what their agenda is. Is it because they have no agenda? Is it really just a mad race to get the country high?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Howard C. Samuels, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Law and Crime amrijuan legalization of marijuana Source Type: news

Riley's Wish
What would you do if you lost your son or daughter? Would you shut out the world and hide, or would you commit to turning your pain into promise for others? My dear friend Margaret chose the latter, and in so doing, has become my greatest teacher on the subject of resilience. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeff Bell Tags: Addiction Anxiety Resilience Self-Help A2A adversity Advocacy ocd Source Type: news

Drug overdose, addiction and binge drinking: medical problems with public health consequences - Lewis DC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SKY Toxicology Announces Sixteen New Addiction Treatment Scholarship...
SKY Toxicology congratulates sixteen of the latest winners of the SKY Toxicology “Pass The Torch” Scholarship Awards. The scholarships are donated by SKY Toxicology to alcohol and drug treatment...(PRWeb October 16, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12253386.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 16, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Ineffectiveness of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Let me first say that I am not a medical doctor. However, as the founder and CEO of a leading addiction treatment center, I sit on the front-lines of the prescription painkiller epidemic. From this vantage point, by working with addicts and their families and the physicians who treat addiction, I have come to learn a great deal about opioids.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Psychiatry opioids pain Source Type: news

Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
More than $11 million over three years will be used to support research exploring the use of social media to advance the scientific understanding, prevention, and treatment of substance use and addiction. The awards are funded through the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN), an NIH... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, Prevention Research, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Man treated for Google Glass addiction
A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism treatment was also treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study. San Diego doctors say the 31-year-old man "exhibited significant frustration and... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cry for compassion in treating addiction
Why isn't addiction treated with as much compassion as cancer? Co-founders of the non-profit, Addiction is a Dis-Ease, hope to change that (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news