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Op-Ed Contributors: Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive
The sweet craving that once offered a survival advantage now works against us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMES J. DiNICOLANTONIO and SEAN C. LUCAN Tags: Food Research Sugar Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive.
The sweet craving that once offered a survival advantage now works against us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMES J. DiNICOLANTONIO and SEAN C. LUCAN Tags: Food Research Sugar Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Mindfulness: Using the Holidays as a Healing Moment
Welcome to the holiday season, with all of its joys and pleasures! If ever there were a moment when memories and feelings are heightened, this is one. Holidays have the elusive power to reach into our treasure box of memories. Each song, scent or sight triggers a quiet rush of recollections and along with them the feelings and thoughts we felt at that time. The more senses that are involved in an experience, the more the brain remembers it. And the stronger the emotion attached with the memory, the more it engraves itself on our neural networks. The warm feelings of hearing holiday music, seeing Santa ringing his bell and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Marijuana Use By Kids and Teens: Parents, Pay Attention!
I live in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize marijuana possession and use. Beware....Whether you call it pot, weed or marijuana, the long-term impacts of this mind-altering drug, especially for kids and teenagers, spells danger.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Heitler, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Self-Help harm from marijuana use marijuana use by kids and teens marijunana Source Type: news

Grateful Musings on the Holidays and Hope for Addicts and Their Families
The holiday season is a special time of year. Families, friends and even strangers share memories of their past along with expectations and dreams for the future. We certainly should be grateful for being able to live in this day and age. There are so many advances in areas like medical treatment, particularly in the realm of addiction. The holidays are a great time for bonding with kids, siblings, aging parents and perhaps grandparents. Connecting and reconnecting are common family activities, especially during traditional celebrations. Whether remembering Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another event, we all do our best...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The War on Weed is Over
The war on weed pursued by countless law enforcement personnel since at least the 1960s is effectively over. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Health marijuana weed Source Type: news

Physician Receives Long Prison Sentence in Overdose DeathsPhysician Receives Long Prison Sentence in Overdose Deaths
In his sideline pain management practice, anesthesiologist Stan Li, MD, prescribed to as many as 100 patients a day, ignoring signs of addiction, abuse, overdoses, and drug trafficking, prosecutors said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

The Good News About Being 'In Transition'
Webster defines "transition" as a passage or process of changing from one form to another. It has been said that we live in a time of transition, of rapid change, and things in our fast paced society don't show signs of slowing down any time soon. Researchers tell us that the average high school graduate is going to have nine different careers in their lifetime! The people who are faring the best in these challenging times are those who have learned to ride out transitions and make the best of them. We experience transitions throughout our lives. Some of them we choose, and some of them come uninvited. Transitions occur w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

New Fact Sheet: The Truth About Holiday Spirits
How to Celebrate Safely This Season  We all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year. Some of them will suffer consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. Sadly, we often put ourselves and others at risk because we don’t understand how alcohol affects us during an evening of celebratory drinking. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

How To Prevent Rising Controlled Substance Use In Medicare
A new investigative report indicated that controlled substance prescriptions for Medicare patients have increased, leaving many wondering: What can be done to prevent physicians from churning out prescriptions for these highly addictive drugs? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: CJ Arlotta Source Type: news

The Ketamine Challenge
Ketamine treatment of mental disorders offers great hope and therapeutic potential for many patients with mental disorders. However, the groundswell of enthusiasm and desire by patients and doctors for new treatments may be expanding its use prematurely and ahead of our scientific understanding of its use.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry drug abuse medical care mental illness Source Type: news

Behavioral flexibility and response selection are impaired after limited exposure to oxycodone - Seip-Cammack KM, Shapiro ML.
Behavioral flexibility allows individuals to adapt to situations in which rewards and goals change. Potentially addictive drugs may impair flexible decision-making by altering brain mechanisms that compute reward expectancies, thereby facilitating maladapt... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kabul Residents on Heroin Watch as Addiction Grows
As opium cultivation has soared in Afghanistan, addiction levels have followed. Kabul residents have increasingly watched the problem play out in public, a spectacle in a city with few others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Tags: Kabul (Afghanistan) Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Opium Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Kabul Residents Watch as Heroin Addiction Grows
As opium cultivation has soared in Afghanistan, addiction levels have followed. Kabul residents have increasingly watched the problem play out in public, a spectacle in a city with few others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Tags: Kabul (Afghanistan) Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Opium Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

No Longer Suffering in Silence
My name is Chiquitta. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My parents came from Guyana, South America to Canada for a better life; acid attacks were occurring in their homeland. My father is 13 years older than my mother. My mother was a housewife and later worked at a bank. My father was a high school teacher. I have two brothers and one sister; I am the eldest daughter in the family. This was a curse for me. My parents were extremely strict with me and rules had to be followed. My brothers and my little sister were given the rights and freedom to do whatever they pleased. The teachers would call me “a pleasure to t...
Source: Psych Central - December 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chiquitta Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Children and Teens Depression Disorders Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Family General Parenting Personal Stories Psychotherapy PTSD Suicide bullying Child Sex Abuse Healing Incest Manip Source Type: news

11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life
Instagram has already blessed us with five new filters and other updates this holiday season. But if you've got friends who just can't get enough of the photo-sharing network (and we all do), you may need even more Instagram-themed gifts. And wow, there are a lot of them. People have created all sorts of ways to not only improve your Instagram photos, but to bring them out of your smartphone and into your real life. Instagram calendar, anyone? Here's a sampling. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

11 Perfect Gifts For The Instagram Addict In Your Life
Instagram has already blessed us with five new filters and other updates this holiday season. But if you've got friends who just can't get enough of the photo-sharing network (and we all do), you may need even more Instagram-themed gifts. And wow, there are a lot of them. People have created all sorts of ways to not only improve your Instagram photos, but to bring them out of your smartphone and into your real life. Instagram calendar, anyone? Here's a sampling. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Two Ways to Know if You're Going to Meet the Man You're Going to Marry in 2015
As we approach the New Year, many single people who are in a serious relationship (or would like to find one) may wonder, "Will 2015 be my year to find a marriage partner and marry?" The 7th House of your birth chart holds the answer to that question. This is the House of intimate partnerships such as marriage, where there's a deep commitment of love between two people. The right astrological event (known as a transit) may come into your House of Marriage and bring you a marriage partner or marriage you seek. Two of the planetary transits that may do this for you in 2015 are Jupiter and Uranus. When is Your Lucky Time f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Study finds 6% of people around the world are addicted to the internet
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong collected data from from academic papers that referenced internet addiction, before looking into internet penetration rates in those regions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Users report fewer cravings, less irritability (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Users report fewer cravings, less irritability Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Title: E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 19, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Conceptualizing nonsuicidal self-injury as a process addiction: review of research and implications for counselor training and practice - Buser TJ, Buser JK.
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) may be characterized as a process addiction for some individuals who self-injure. The authors review findings on the addictive features of NSSI, including compulsivity, loss of control, continued use despite negative conseque... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse linked to higher risk of Parkinson’s disease
People who abuse amphetamine-type drugs such as methamphetamine may be at increased risk for developing dopamine-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, according to recent research funded by NIDA and NCI. This is consistent with prior studies in animals showing that abuse of these drugs... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Amphetamines, Health and Medical Professionals, Medical Consequences, Methamphetamine, Researchers Source Type: news

The Danger of Drinking to Blackout
Someone who has had a blackout while drinking cannot remember part of their drinking episode. Unfortunately, most people do not understand how dangerous blackouts are, yet up to 50% of drinkers may have an alcohol-related blackout (ARB). read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Social Life Source Type: news

Polymorphism not predictive of better naloxone response in heavy drinkers
AVENTURA, FLA. – Treatment with naltrexone was associated with reductions in drinking over 3 months in a study of alcohol-dependent adults, but whether these individuals had a polymorphism that has been associated with better responses to the drug in previous studies did not affect outcomes, Dr.... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 18, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: CNN News CEN News CPN News EM Neurology and Psychiatry FPN News FPN Addiction Medicine Source Type: news

Polymorphism not predictive of better naltrexone response in heavy drinkers
AVENTURA, FLA. – Treatment with naltrexone* was associated with reductions in drinking over 3 months in a study of alcohol-dependent adults, but whether these individuals had a polymorphism that has been associated with better responses to the drug in previous studies did not affect... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 18, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: CEN News CPN News EM Neurology and Psychiatry FPN News FPN Addiction Medicine FPN Mental Health HOSP News Source Type: news

Minister Ambrose Takes Steps to Address Safe Prescribing Practices for Drugs Prone to Abuse
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - December 18, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Minister Ambrose co-hosts symposium on prescription drug abuse
Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, co-hosted a symposium in Toronto today, attended by over 40 people, including officials from different levels of government, doctors, pharmacists, First Nations representatives, law enforcement and addictions specialists to discuss prescription drug abuse. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - December 18, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Renu Kapoor Appointed to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse Board of Directors - Government of Canada working to address addiction and drug abuse in Canada
Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the appointment of Ms. Renu Kapoor to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - December 18, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Ringing in Good Behavior
Why do we choose to donate money to charity at some stores, but not at others? Why do some parental bribes work to illicit good behavior, while others fail miserably? A revealing look at the psychology behind those seemingly random decisions and events. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rebecca Jackson Tags: Addiction Cognition Education Parenting good behavior habits Homegoods Rebecca Jackson St. Jude Research Hospital The Learning Habit Source Type: news

All Nurses Share the Same Struggles
Working in labor and delivery is everything you think it would be. It's sweet and inspiring. It's breathtakingly beautiful and miraculous. But OB is not all about babies and banners and bubblegum shaped like cigars. Labor and delivery can be heartbreaking. It can be so gut-wrenching that we sometimes leave work with our stomach in knots and our blood pressure pounding in our ears. Sometimes we leave work so angry our hands will shake the entire way home. Sometimes we leave work so unbelievably sad our whole body feels heavy and weighed with an emotional toll that can drag even the best obstetrical nurse down. But every day...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World
These beautiful truths make life simpler, deeper and more beautiful. 1. Your purpose in life is to be you. In every way possible. Eat the foods you like, dance to your favorite tunes, read your favorite books, make your jokes, laugh your laugh, smile your smile. 2. All the answers are within. We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment. 3. Words are powerful. The word love produces an energy which ripples out into the world, as do the words "I can't do this, I'm hop...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

NIAAA Intramural Investigator Dr. Falk Lohoff Selected as an NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholar
On December 15, the National Institutes of Health announced the recruitment of Falk W. Lohoff, M.D., and two other investigators as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars.  Dr. Lohoff is chief of the Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics in the  Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, part of the Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR) at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Addicted to Punta (Pardon the Slang)
Sex beats drugs nine ways from Sunday.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

State of Emergency: Suicide in First Nations Communities
Suicide is disturbingly common among some Inuit and First Nations groups, with the rate in some communities eleven times higher than the Canadian average.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Health Spirituality cultural trauma first nations suicide Source Type: news

Internet addiction affects 6 percent of people worldwide
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NFL Injuries Leading to Medication Abuse
NFL injuries are treated with pain medications by team doctors. Are the players being responsibly medicated? Are they treated in ways that are for their benefit or in the team’s best interest? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Sport and Competition NFL sports Source Type: news

Protecting children from secondhand smoke and nicotine addiction
The government has announced its response to the consultation on proposals to make private vehicles smoke-free when carrying children.  It has also laid the regulations in parliament and a new consultation on draft regulations which will stop the sale of nicotine inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, to under-18s. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 18, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Answers to Addiction Questions
You spoke up and here are the answers you deserve to have.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news

Can Brain Magnetic Stimulation Help People Quit Smoking?
Less than 10% of people who attempt to quit smoking are successful. High frequency, but not low frequency, transcranial magnetic stimulation is reported to more than triple the success rate of quitting. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Eugene Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Psychiatry Source Type: news