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Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 13, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: Why Aren’t Doctors Drug Tested?
Addicted hospital staff members are spreading infections to patients through used needles.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DANIEL R. LEVINSON and ERIKA T. BROADHURST Tags: United States Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Tests (Drug Use) Health and Human Services Department Kwiatkowski, David M Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Hospitals Nursing and Nurses Source Type: news

It’s Time to Address the Marijuana Issue
The substance abuse epidemic is so incredibly destructive to the well-being of our society – to our children, our adolescents, as well as adults. While we are going to great lengths to curtail cigarettes and nicotine, we are legalizing marijuana which is far more destructive. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Neuroscience Psychiatry addictions alcoholism amphetamines great lengths hallucinogen hard drugs heroine legalizing marijuana marijuana issue marijuana usage nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nbsp nicotine opi Source Type: news

Kratom: The Dangerous “Tea” Every Parent Needs to Know About
Kratom’s safety is in question, because its use is already leading to emergency room visits. Hallucinations, seizures, respiratory depression, delusion and confusion are some of the symptoms that have been reported after using Kratom.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Health drug abuse drug addiction heroin Kratom new drugs opiates substance abuse Source Type: news

Barriers to primary care physicians prescribing of buprenorphine for opioid addiction
Buprenorphine-naloxone is a highly effective outpatient treatment for opioid addiction, yet few physicians offer it. Researchers in Washington State examine barriers to prescribing buprenorphine among physicians who have been trained in its use, and they find that a lack of mental health and psychosocial support, time constraints, and a lack of specialty, institutional and partner support were commonly cited barriers. Of the 78 physicians interviewed, only 22 (28 percent) reported prescribing buprenorphine, though almost all reported positive attitudes toward the treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Primary Care / General Practice Source Type: news

Study of illegal drug use in the US
The use of cocaine dropped sharply across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while the amount of marijuana consumed increased significantly during the same period, according to a new report.Studying illegal drug use nationally from 2000 to 2010, researchers found the amount of marijuana consumed by Americans increased by more than 30 percent from 2006 to 2010, while cocaine consumption fell by about half. Meanwhile, heroin use was fairly stable throughout the decade. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

An estimated 20 percent of orthopaedic patients seek out additional providers for narcotic prescriptions
"Doctor shopping," the growing practice of obtaining narcotic prescriptions from multiple providers, has led to measurable increases in drug use among postoperative orthopaedic trauma patients, according to a new study presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).In "Narcotic Use and Postoperative Doctor Shopping in the Orthopaedic Trauma Population," researchers reviewed prescription records for 151 adult patients admitted to an orthopaedic unit at a level one trauma center between January and December 2011. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

USPSTF publishes recommendations on preventing drug abuse among children and teens
The United States Preventive Services published its final recommendation statement on primary care interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug and nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents in Annals of Internal Medicine. The USPSTF conducted a systematic review of published evidence on interventions to help children and adolescents who have never used drugs to remain abstinent and interventions to help children and adolescents who are using drugs but do not meet the criteria for a substance use disorder to reduce or stop their use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Why We're Wired to Binge-Watch TV
Neuroscience can explain the phenomenon of binge-watching TV.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jordan Gaines Lewis Tags: Addiction Environment Happiness Health binge binge-watching brain distractability emotion empathy MRI netflix neuroscience oxytocin television TV Source Type: news

Spring Break Can Be Deadly
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

From Awareness to Action
In order to get better at anything— be it sports, reading, video gaming, cooking, auto repair, keyboarding, gardening, plumbing, meditating, or recovery from addiction and/or chronic pain—it is necessary to learn the techniques that work, and practice what works with consistency and persistence.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dan Mager, MSW Tags: Addiction Resilience Self-Help Stress learning process milton erickson skill development Source Type: news

The 5 Top Treatment Centers in the World
What is the definitive short list of rehabs for all budgets?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna B. David Tags: Addiction Health 13 years acupuncture Addiction and Recovery addiction recovery alcoholics alcoholism anxiety arc charlie sheen counselor dozen clients eating disorders interventions journalist mainstream work massage m Source Type: news

Community action not enough to reduce problem drinking and related harms
Implementation of community-based interventions alone is unlikely to be effective for reducing most alcohol-related harms and risky alcohol consumption, according to a study by Australian researchers published in PLOS Medicine. Anthony Shakeshaft and colleagues from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW (University of New South Wales), report that alcohol-related crime, road-traffic crashes, and hospital inpatient admissions did not differ between communities that did and did not implement community-based interventions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Addiction: Identity and Connection Influence Relapse Rates
“These results suggest that developing a social identity as a ‘recovering addict’ or an ‘ex-smoker’ and subsequently highlighting the difference between such identities may be a useful strategy for reducing relapse amongst people with problems associated with addictive behaviors.” read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Self-Help Social Life addiction recovery addiction treatment alcohol abuse alcoholism drug addiction identity self-identity smoking smoking cessation Source Type: news

Just Say No 2.0
Heavy marijuana use alters adolescent brain structure and impairs brain function for people of all ages.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Source Type: news

Binge drinking, excessive marijuana use in youth: brief intervention from family doctors no better than usual care
Young people who engage in binge drinking and cannabis use did not appear to be influenced by specific advice from their family doctors to reduce excessive use of these substances, indicate the results from a clinical trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).Binge drinking (more than 5 drinks in 1 sitting) and excessive use of cannabis in youth have been associated with later health issues in adults. In the US and Europe, about 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults are binge drinkers, and about 10% use cannabis excessively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Fruit and vegetable juicing may be key to helping people with addictions
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

FAQ: Drug Addiction Treatment
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Why Should I Stop Using Facebook?
Many of us are compulsive about checking Facebook but feel bored or irritated when we do.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jessica Grogan, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Happiness Procrastination Social Life Stress Source Type: news

Is Facebook Distorting Your View of the World?
Many of us are compulsive about checking Facebook but feel bored or irritated when we do.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jessica Grogan, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Happiness Procrastination Social Life Stress Source Type: news

Despite Progress, Tuberculosis Persists in West European CitiesDespite Progress, Tuberculosis Persists in West European Cities
Tuberculosis is becoming concentrated among immigrants, drug addicts and the poor and homeless in Western Europe's big cities despite progress in reducing national rates of the disease. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Addiction and Character: Lessons from Rodman
Just as it's part of the very nature of substance abuse and addiction to deny the obvious, it's part of the nature of character disturbance for the person with character impairments to think that there's nothing wrong.Tags: addiction, character disturbance, responsibility (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - March 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr George Simon, PhD Tags: General addiction character disturbance responsibility Source Type: news

Are e-cigarettes a 'gateway to nicotine addiction'?
Conclusion This study found US adolescents who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes. They also have lower odds of abstaining from conventional cigarettes than those who don't try e-cigarettes. On the flip side, e-cigarette users were more likely to report planning to quit conventional smoking. The research sample was large, so is likely to provide a relatively accurate picture of the smoking behaviour of US adolescents. These results suggest that e-cigarettes may not discourage conventional cigarette smoking in US adolescents, and may encourage it. However, because of the cross-sectional natur...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Michael Gove, please don't go into futuristic overdrive | Jay Griffiths
Coding is just the latest facet of a rush to embrace technology in education that risks cutting children off from the real world"Hooray! No more contact with the vile earth!" Thus said FT Marinetti in his Futurist Manifesto, promoting technology and loathing nature and the past. A flavour of Marinetti's technophilia is apparent in the current debate on the use of technology in education; on Monday night Radio 4 will be broadcasting a special programme on it. And 2014 is the "Year of Code", according to Michael Gove: from September computer coding will become a compulsory part of the curriculum for every child over five.If ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jay Griffiths Tags: Comment The Guardian Digital media Children Social media Internet safety Society Technology Education policy Politics UK news Michael Gove Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Having an art attack
One of the more unusual psychological disorders is the psychosomatic illness Stendhal Syndrome – also known as Florence Syndrome and hyperkulturemia. The trigger for the condition is works of art that are perceived by the individual to be beautiful and all housed in one place (e.g., an art gallery). But what does the psychological literature tell us? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Environment Art psychology Florence Syndrome Henri-Marie Beyle Hyperkulturemia Jerusalem Syndrome La Sindrome di Stendhahl Stendhal Syndrome ' s Syndrome Tourist s Disease Source Type: news

Do refined carbs pack on the pounds and create addiction? Brain imaging study says yes
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

First Brit in space Tim Peake: 'We phone people because it's just so cool'
Astronaut talks of life on International Space Station, 3D printing in space, stargazing and his weakness for watchesYou're being called "the first Brit in space". That's quite a thing to have on your business card.Yes, I'll board the International Space Station in November 2015. Helen Sharman was the first Brit in space back in '91, but they're calling me the first official Brit in space because I'm the first UK government astronaut, if you like. Helen's was a kind of private, commercial-sponsored flight. But yeah, it's a big deal!Is the space station full of 90s tech?Sort of. It's very weird [laughs]. I used to be a mili...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hogan Tags: Apple Technology Features International Space Station The Observer Source Type: news

First British man in space: 'We phone people because it's just so cool'
Tim Peake talks of life on International Space Station, 3D printing in space, stargazing and his weakness for watchesYou're being called "the first Brit in space". That's quite a thing to have on your business card.Yes, I'll board the International Space Station in November 2015. Helen Sharman was the first Brit in space back in '91, but they're calling me the first official Brit in space because I'm the first UK government astronaut, if you like. Helen's was a kind of private, commercial-sponsored flight. But yeah, it's a big deal!Is the space station full of 90s tech?Sort of. It's very weird [laughs]. I used to be a mili...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hogan Tags: Apple Technology Features International Space Station The Observer Source Type: news

Just one drink may impair driving ability in older people
The extent to which alcohol impairs the driving abilities of different age groups has been put to the test using a computer simulation. The researchers behind the investigation, from the University of Florida, publish their findings in the Psychopharmacology journal.The team tested two age groups, people aged 25 to 35 and people aged 55 to 70.The participants' driving abilities were measured in a task that had them drive down a simulated winding 3-mile stretch of country road. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

10 Keys to Happier Living Based on Self-Acceptance
A March 2014 survey by psychologists who study happiness has identified “ten keys to happier living” and daily habits that make people happy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - March 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

Don't patronise the elderly. Just show them some respect | Catherine Bennett
NHS staff should ditch 'ageing suits' and faux empathy for older patients and show some compassion insteadFollowing the success of the 40-stone obesity simulator, apparently a total eye-opener for many of the NHS staff who have tried this empathy aid, a Yorkshire hospital trust is investing in a state-of-the-art ageing suit, the better to walk in the shoes of the elderly. What a piece of luck for my parents, who live in Yorkshire and might therefore one day benefit from practitioner skills that have been scientifically sensitised by experience within the ageing outfit, due to be tried by everyone from porters to consultant...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Catherine Bennett Tags: Comment Health Health policy Politics UK news NHS Ageing The Observer Comment is free Source Type: news

Serial Killer Culture, Revisited
A new documentary examines a cross-section of artists, musicians, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and collectors of serial killer murderabilia.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Ramsland Tags: Addiction Creativity Law and Crime Media collectors Joe Coleman John Borowski murderabilia serial killer culture Serial Killers Source Type: news

Why Identify as Alcoholic after All These Years?
A version of Pascal’s Wager shows it is rational to believe that my alcoholism is still alive and kicking.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Happiness Philosophy Source Type: news

Despite progress, tuberculosis persists in West European cities
LONDON (Reuters) - Tuberculosis is becoming concentrated among immigrants, drug addicts, and the poor and homeless in Western Europe's big cities despite progress in reducing national rates of the disease, experts said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Generation jitters: are we addicted to caffeine?
Caffeine is the drug many of us can't live without – but do you have any idea how much is in your daily hit?Propped up on my desk before me, there is a vacuum-sealed bag of white powder. Chemists would recognise this substance as a methylated xanthine, composed of tiny crystalline structures. It is a drug, and I have been under its influence nearly every day for the past 25 years. It is caffeine, and in moderation it makes us feel good. But it is a drug whose strength is consistently underestimated. You'd need to down about 50 cups of coffee at once, or 200 cups of tea, to approach a lethal level of caffeinatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Coffee Soft drinks Health & wellbeing Food Society Drugs Extracts Features Life and style Science Source Type: news

Russell Brand discusses 'seductive' addiction with Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey delves into the deep impact of drug addiction in an intimate one-to-one conversation with Russell Brand who describes his experience as a recovering addict, in the first episode of her new series "Oprah Prime"     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global warming is a misleading term because it actually sounds quite nice | Fiona Harvey
There has been a big failure in communicating climate change to the public, but we have to deal with it – before it deals with usWhat does the phrase anthropogenic forcing mean to you? Or a carbon bubble – would you be more likely to find one in your bath or in your pension fund? Is the greenhouse effect a better way to grow tomatoes? And what is the difference between global warming and climate change?Understanding the language of climate science can feel like sitting an exam in an unfamiliar subject. For most scientific debates, the collision between the abstruse nature of expert discourse and our ordinary lives – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Tags: Fossil fuels Comment theguardian.com Climate change Climate change scepticism Environment Carbon emissions Science Comment is free Source Type: news