Medicine RSS Search Engine

Addiction

This page shows you the most recent publications within this specialty of the MedWorm directory. This is page number 20.

Can Alcoholics Ever Drink Moderately?
During April’s Alcohol Awareness Month, I hope you’ll join me in the real, inward-looking experience of discovering what kind of drinker you are. If the answer is “non-dependent” you may have the choice of moderation management. But if the answer is alcoholism, your best goal has been and remains abstinence.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Self-Help Social Life abstinence from drinking alcohol alcohol awareness month alcohol dependence alcoholism moderation management substance abuse Source Type: news

The Messiest Discovery in Neuroscience History
In the annals of neuroscience, there’s a lot of competition for the most dramatic and fascinating story—it’s no use trying to pick just one. But there’s no question which story stands out as the messiest.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Kean Tags: Addiction Creativity Health Neuroscience endorpins history Source Type: news

Claims gambling is caused by brain damage
Conclusion This experimental study in a small number of people with different brain injuries and a comparison group of healthy people, has found that people with brain damage to the insula (a region of the brain believed to be involved in feelings and emotional responses) had reduced motivation to play the slot machine task following near misses compared with full misses. These people also did not display classic gambler’s fallacy effect on a roulette wheel game – in that they were not more likely to choose a blue after long runs of red or vice versa. A study such as this suggests regions of the brain that may be invol...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Incorrect claims gambling is caused by brain damage
Conclusion This experimental study in a small number of people with different brain injuries and a comparison group of healthy people, has found that people with brain damage to the insula (a region of the brain believed to be involved in feelings and emotional responses) had reduced motivation to play the slot machine task following near misses compared with full misses. These people also did not display classic gambler’s fallacy effect on a roulette wheel game – in that they were not more likely to choose a blue after long runs of red or vice versa. A study such as this suggests regions of the brain that may be invol...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Junk food can be as addictive as heroin
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

FDA Issues Statement On Prescription Opioid Abuse
In a statement made April 3rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, Margaret A. Hamburg, discussed her agency’s efforts to address the public health crisis resulting from improper use, abuse, addiction, and overdose of prescription opioid products. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - April 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cork treatment centre trains addicts in resuscitation skills in effort to prevent overdose deaths
(Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give more help to ‘hidden’ gambling addiction services, government urged
It should be treated like other addiction problems, says Royal College of PsychiatristsRelated items from OnMedicaNew guide to help people to talk about their mental health with their GPCuts to mental health funding will put lives at risk, charities sayGambling treatment should be available on the NHSParkinson drugs linked to impulsive behaviourAction Plan launched to improve mental health services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Therapy Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human
Not just dogs and horses are used in animal-assisted therapy. Llamas, cats, birds, dolphins, rabbits, donkeys, even wolves, to name a few, are used to form a connection with those who need help, whether dealing with addictions, depression, schizophrenia, phobias, PTSD, or a host of other issues. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Therapy animal-assisted therapy equine-assisted therapy pet psychotherapy pet-mediated therapy wolf therapy Source Type: news

What Science Tells Us About Treatment of Addiction
In a recent NPR show, Radio Boston, on WBUR in Boston, Dr. Lance Dodes talked about his new book and stated that 12-Step programs not only don't work, but are not backed by scientific evidence. This statement is not only false, but dangerous for the many millions of individuals suffering from addiction, and from their families and friends who are deeply affected. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Eugene Beresin, M.D., M.A. Tags: Addiction Education Psychiatry Self-Help Therapy evidence-based practice Source Type: news

The gambler's fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain damage
Gambling addicts are likely to have developed a different pattern of brain activity than non-gamblers which gives them a misguided belief that they can always beat the odds in a game of chance, scientists have said. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

The gambler's fallacy explained? Misguided belief in the big win just around the corner could be down to brain activity
Gambling addicts are likely to have developed a different pattern of brain activity than non-gamblers which gives them a misguided belief that they can always beat the odds in a game of chance, scientists have said. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

The Emotional Toll of Parenting a Substance Abuser
A continued exploration of the impact of parenting a child with substance use disorder.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - April 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel L. Young, M.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting Relationships Parenting a Substance Abuser Source Type: news

Heroin Addicts Face Barriers to Treatment
As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it - because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - April 7, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence
While most drinkers and drug users are not violent, alcohol and substance use does increase the risk of intimate partner violence, particularly during intoxication. I Need Help --  My Husband Hits Me When He's Drunk My Wife Abuses Me Physically When She's Drunk My Boyfriend Hit Me -- What Should I Do Now? My Girlfriend Hits Me When We're Drunk -- How Can I Get Her to Stop? I am Gay and my Boyfriend Hits Me I am Gay and my Girlfriend is Violent I'm on Heroin and my Boyfriend Beats Me-- What Should I Do? My Boyfriend Gets Aggressive When He's High on Crack ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Addictions)
Source: About.com Addictions - April 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Lying: What Humans Love Most and Do Best
Neuro-imaging reveals that honesty has nothing to do with integrity, or actively resisting temptation, but merely the presence or absence of temptation and the opportunity for dishonesty. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - April 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Neuroscience Relationships acceptance alcoholism compulsion compulsive gambling compulsive overeating deceitful behavior deception drug abuse drug and alcohol Facebook love lying self-deception Source Type: news

How to Handle Difficult People – A Tao Perspective
Tao, the ancient Chinese concept of “the way,” can be interpreted as harnessing and flowing with your life force (“Chi”) so you experience composure and equanimity within, while projecting supple and effective strength without.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Parenting Personality Source Type: news

Aiding and a-betting
Over the last decade, responsible gambling has become one of the major issues for professional gaming operators. Although the gaming industry keeps an eye on their bottom line profits, there is an increasing adherence to social responsibility standards. But what role should they play in the treatment of problem gamblers?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Gambing Gambling prevention Gambling treatment online counselling problem gambling Social Responsibility. Source Type: news

Abstinence: The Only Solution for Addiction? Part 2
Since only about 1 out of 10 people with a drug or alcohol use disorder seeks treatment, it’s high time that we offer more flexible and inviting approaches for addiction, regardless of whether clients are willing or ready to be abstinent. With more roads to recovery, more people will be helped.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry Self-Help Therapy Inspiring intuitive motivational Source Type: news

Trouble Is a Gift: A Story of Addiction, Recovery & Hope
“But finally, there I was alone in this apartment, sitting in a chair, staring at the radiator waiting for the little guy to crawl out from behind it. Knowing the bottle was going to be empty in another minute. Wondering how I’m going to get money to buy a new one or if I should just kill myself and leap into hell feet first. That was my defining moment. The bottom of that bottle.” So began James Cusack’s hand-over-fist climb out of the abyss of his alcoholism, chronicled in his book Trouble Is a Gift. The book opens with a description of his own struggles with the substance — what he can remember of them. Raise...
Source: Psych Central - April 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews General Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Drug rehabilitation hope James Cusack recovery Source Type: news

FDA Approves Overdose Device
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

FDA Approves Overdose Device
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Survivors of the Alcoholism Wars
The world has progressed since the 1980s, when controlled-drinking therapists and surveys uncovering non-abstinence outcomes were assailed, to the modern harm reduction era.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Nymphomaniac—A Realistic Look at Female Hypersexuality?
In short, 'Nymphomaniac: Volume I' provides a spot-on depiction of the types of adult female sexual behaviors that can manifest as a delayed response to the neglect, emotional abuse, and other forms of trauma that sometimes occur during childhood.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - April 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Media Relationships Sex sex addiction sexual addiction sexual addiction in females shame trauma women sex addicts Source Type: news

Sex Addiction: A Response to Trauma?
Seeking comfort and control through sexread more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - April 4, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Sex Therapy 12-step programs charlie sheen child abuse child development childhooh sexual abuse compulsive sex david duchovny mark robinett marty klein patrick j. carnes pornography prostitutes risky Source Type: news

Mechanism that makes tumor cells sugar addicted discovered
Cancer cells feel a special appetite for a type of sugar called glucose, research demonstrated nearly a hundred years ago. The tumor uses glucose like a sports car uses gasoline -- it depends on it to burn faster, to grow and to multiply rapidly. In cancer cells, glucose superaccelerates cell division in what is known as the Warburg effect. New research shows that in one in four human tumors, there is an excess of glucose receptors in the external face of the cell membrane and this protein acts as a magnet attracting all the glucose from the bloodstream. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Keller @ Large: Patrick Kennedy Promotes Mental Health In Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction. “I’ve been struggling, I’ve been an addict my whole life since I was a teenager, in and out of rehab,” Kennedy said at a meeting of the Massachusetts Health Council. “He’s been able to overcome that,” said Susan Servais of the Massachusetts Health Council, “and that is something we want folks to know, you should be proud of that, and you can do it too.” In an interview with WBZ-TV̵...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Drugs Heroin Jon Keller Marijuana Massachusetts Health Council MENTAL HEALTH OxyContin Patrick Kennedy Source Type: news

What Is Healthy Distraction?
Mental distraction is a technique that has been used effectively for a number of physical and mental health issues. Though seemingly simple, choosing to distract yourself from a craving or painful emotion is actually far more complex than the automatic response of drug use.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help addiction recovery healthy distraction Source Type: news

Comic Wit George Carlin Spills All
Famous for his witty and politically incorrect social criticism, George Carlin was a hugely popular and award-winning stand-up comic. A new book-length interview offers fascinating insights into his beliefs and creativity.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Creativity Ethics and Morality agnosticism atheism brain comedy comic Communion creative process George Carlin God larry getlen neural networks religion sexy women social critic spirituality Susan Source Type: news

Addiction Is Not a Failure of Willpower
Where does self-control end and addiction begin? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Neuroscience Philosophy moral failure self-control willpower Source Type: news

"National Take-Back Day": Ridding Your Home Of Unsecured Prescription Medications
As “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” edges closer, (April 26, 2014), it’s a good opportunity to emphasize the importance of this day for helping to address an ongoing source of addiction, misuse, and trafficking of prescription medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Attitude and Action: Changing to Improve Pain Management
Pain medication addiction is more often a response to psycho-emotional pain than physical pain. Changing your expectations toward life or your responses to it may help you reduce the amount of pain medication you "need" or help you avoid abusing it altogether. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Resilience attitude expectations false expectations opioid abuse opioid use pain pain management pain medication positive attitude prescription painkillers substance abuse Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg Statement on Prescription Opioid Abuse
For more than a decade, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been working to address the important public health problems associated with the misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose of opioid analgesics, while at the same time working to ensure continued access to effective and appropriate medications for millions of Americans currently suffering from pain. I firmly believe that these goals are compatible, and that actions to address one should not be at the expense of the other. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 3, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Discovery of a mechanism that makes tumor cells sugar addicted
(IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute) For almost a hundred years ago is known that cancer cells feel a special appetite for a type of sugar called glucose. The tumor uses this molecule is like the gasoline which depends a sports car to burn faster and grows and multiplies rapidly. It is a little cash process from the energy point of view but allows a superaccelerated cancer cell division. It is what is known as the Warburg effect, which was described in 1927. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Your Data Is Dirty: The Carbon Price of Cloud Computing
MoreThe Secret iOS Feature That Could Change the InternetFacebook Eyes Using Drones to Deliver InternetChina Looks to Strengthen Internet Security After Spying ReportsThe digital cloud is built on invisibility. Instead of books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers or magazines, we have pure data, traveling back and forth between our web-connected devices. Everything we want is at our fingertips, and all we need to do is push a button. MoreJimmy Fallon’s Clickbait AddictionFCC Vote Clears the Way for Faster Wi-FiMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 2, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Walsh Tags: Uncategorized Amazon Apple carbon climate change digital cloud efficiency Electricity facebook Google Internet Source Type: news