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TSRI researchers discover new type of neuron that plays key role in nicotine addiction
(Scripps Research Institute) For decades, scientists thought drug addiction was the result of two systems in the brain -- the reward system, activated when a person used a drug, and the stress system, which kicked in during withdrawal. Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found these two systems are actually linked. Their findings show that in the core of the brain's reward system are specific neurons that are active both with use of and withdrawal from nicotine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CRAN Hosts SfN Satellite Event on ABCD Study, Nov. 17
A satellite event will take place at Neuroscience 2014, the Society for Neuroscience's 44th Annual Meeting, regarding an NIH Funding Opportunity: Longitudinal Study of Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Substance Use - the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD Study). (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - November 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

The Constant Hero's Journey
The story I told on stage regarding my addiction was the raw and honest truth. However, I feel that it might also give the perception that I am at the end of my difficult journey, and that I have successfully recovered. In my high school literature class, we learned about something called a "hero's journey." It is the story arc behind the majority of novels and movies, where the main character undergoes a death and rebirth, and then comes back home to safety and happiness. While I do believe that it is possible for individuals to go through a very difficult and transformational time of their lives and then re-emerge feel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Hair Gripped
Trichophilia is a sexual paraphilia (sometimes called trichopathophilia, hirsutophilia, and/or hair fetishism) in which individuals derive sexual pleasure and arousal from human hair (most commonly head hair). But what do we know about it from a psychological perspective?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 16, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Armpit hair fetish Beard fetish Chest hair fetish Hair fetishism Hirsutophilia Olfactophilia Pogonophilia Pubephilia sexual fetish sexual paraphilia Trichopathophilia Trichophilia Tripsoplagnia. Source Type: news

Methamphetamine alters the normal progression by inducing cell cycle arrest in astrocytes - Jackson AR, Shah A, Kumar A.
Methamphetamine (MA) is a potent psychostimulant with a high addictive capacity, which induces many deleterious effects on the brain. Chronic MA abuse leads to cognitive dysfunction and motor impairment. MA affects many cells in the brain, but the effects ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Winning Stories
Photos from the two cover contest winners. Scott Spitz, left. Christina Lee, right. In October, 5,000 people took part in the Runner's World Half & Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As usual, I started the half-marathon in last place, stepping across the timing mat on a raw and windy Sunday morning to spend some time at the back of the pack, making my way forward to meet and encourage as many runners as possible. Around mile two, I met a woman named Madeline who, nine years ago to the day, had a brain tumor removed. She was celebrating the anniversary (and the fact that she's been cancer-free since) by donning shorts ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

American Way: It is time to curb the great American sugar rush
As the costs of America's obesity epidemic continues to soar, a vote to tax fizzy drinks could herald a change in attitudes to a nation's sugar addiction, writes Peter Foster in Washington (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 'That Junkie Chick' on HBO to Soccer Mom
By Tracey Helton When I wonder how I'll be remembered one day, I think about all the things that have made my life significant. There are my three beautiful children. There is my long-term relationship with my husband. There is the work I have done in my community. There is my work as a mentor to new counselors entering the addictions field, and the many years I've spent as an advocate, helping develop programs for people with mental health issues. Finally, there is that time I was caught on camera pulling my pants down to inject heroin into my thighs in a doorway. Whether I like it or not, this moment is probably my leg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Toward the Re-Establishment of Trust
Will Dave be able to regain the trust of his wife soon after his discharge from his rehab? With some transparency on his part, this may be possible quicker than one thinks.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark A. Stahlhuth, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Boston physician receives AMA Award for Health Education
(Boston University Medical Center) Daniel Alford, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the office of Continuing Medical Education and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center, received the American Medical Association Foundation Award for Health Education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant
Can we say what diet is best? Well, not on the Today show. A study published this week in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes purportedly compared an array of "popular" diets and found that -- despite a whole lot of marketing claims and clamor -- none was demonstrably better than another, and none was particularly good. The study, predictably, has been generating a lot of media attention. This is common to almost all high-profile diet studies and almost always comes to my attention, given the professional lens through which I view the world. This case was different, however. I wrote the editorial that accomp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Triples Over Three Years, Says CDC
NEW YORK (AP) — Use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled over three years, according to a new government report released Thursday. In a large national survey last year, 4.5 percent of high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the previous month. That's up from 1.5 percent in 2011 and 2.8 percent in 2012. It's not known, though, how many were repeatedly using e-cigarettes and how many only tried it once during that month and didn't do it again. E-cigarettes began to appear in the United States in late 2006, but marketing has exploded in recent years. The devices heat ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NIAAA resource gives guidance on treatment options for alcohol problems
Publication includes information on effective but underutilized approaches A new resource from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help individuals and families understand available treatment options for alcohol problems.  Developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the NIH, Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help, covers the latest research-based treatments and what to consider when choosing among them. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - November 13, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

How to Write Your Own Story and Other Tips to Lead Positive
Find out from renowned crisis communications experts what it means to write your own story and discover your unique authenticity.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - November 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathy Cramer, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Self-Help Work asset-based thinking authenticity lead positive leadership personal growth resilience self actualization self awareness self discovery self talk Source Type: news

The Science of Addiction
(Source: Psychology Today)
Source: Psychology Today - November 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: jbleyer Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Study finds Alzheimer's drug may reduce the urge to binge eat
(Boston University Medical Center) The Alzheimer's drug memantine may perform double-duty helping binge eaters control their compulsion. Researchers have demonstrated that memantine, a neuroprotective drug, may reduce the addictive and impulsive behavior associated with binge eating. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Self-Mutilation, Eating Disorders, and Suicide
Using attachment theory to explain how addictive connections to pain and suffering develop, I discuss various kinds and functions of self-harm behavior. From eating disorders to self- mutilation and body modifications such as tattooing, I explore the language of self-harm, and the translation of that language and its psychological functions. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Therapy thought-provoking Source Type: news

Studies of 'Vaping' Brain May Offer Clues on Smoking AddictionStudies of 'Vaping' Brain May Offer Clues on Smoking Addiction
British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

NIDA researchers confirm important brain reward pathway
Details of the role of glutamate, the brain’s excitatory chemical, in a drug reward pathway have been identified for the first time. This discovery in rodents - published today in Nature Communications - shows that stimulation of glutamate neurons in a specific brain region (the dorsal raphe... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Researchers Source Type: news

Are You Being 'Good' or Are You Being 'Loving'?
Many of us grew up in households where our profound needs for love and safety were not met. We did not feel safe and loved in the face of disapproval, criticism, rejection, abandonment, smothering, engulfment, physical abuse, sexual abuse. We did not feel safe when there was yelling, fighting, violence, substance abuse. We had to do something to feel safe. Some of us figured out that we could have some control over our parents' or other caregivers' behavior if we were really good, if we attempted to do everything right. We figured out that if we disconnected from ourselves, from our own feelings and stayed acutely tuned ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

My Alcoholic Evening
Drinking is like any other behavior; its meaning can be understood only in relation to its function.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Sleep Therapy Source Type: news

Complete Care Medical Center Now Offering Outpatient Detox Treatment...
Complete Care Medical Center is now offering outpatient detox treatment with several Certified Suboxone Doctors in South Florida. The treatment is highly effective for those suffering from addiction...(PRWeb November 11, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/suboxone-doctors/south-florida/prweb12317157.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-Term Marijuana Use Linked To Abnormalities In Key Brain Region
Pot smokers say marijuana is a mind-expanding drug, but a new study conducted at The University of Texas at Dallas links heavy, long-term use of marijuana with smaller volume in the orbitofrontal cortex--a brain region associated with decision-making and addiction. The same research shows that the brains of long-term users have greater connectivity in this region than do the brains of people who don't use pot, although this connectivity seems to disappear over time with prolonged use. The research also shows that the earlier an individual starts using marijuana, the more pronounced the brain abnormalities. Whether thes...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Veteran’s Day Message from Cliffside Malibu
There are many things I’m proud of in this world. One is that I live in a nation with a volunteer military. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Depression Politics veteran veterans veterans day Source Type: news

What Does The Drug Do For You?
Addiction is both a solution and consequence of the psychological pains. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry Source Type: news

Studies of 'vaping' brain may offer clues on smoking addiction
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How E-Cigarettes Are Helping Scientists Understand Smoking Addiction
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes. In a small pilot study, the researchers used electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to mimic the behavioral aspects of smoking tobacco cigarettes, and say future studies could help scientists understand why smoking is so addictive. E-cigarettes use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor to inhale -- hence the new term "vaping". Thei...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous
Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost so much weight. "Carol, you look amazing!" I said. "You're so fit and trim! How did you lose weight? What's your secret?" "It's no secret," Carol smiled. "I'm happy to share. I gave up dieting! I've spent practically my whole life on one diet or another, but I always put the weight back on -- and more. So finally I decided to try something different -- I went to Overeaters Anonymous." "Is that like Alcoholics Anonymous?" I asked. "Yes," Carol replied. "It's based on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What Christians Need to Know
Many years ago I went to see a pastor in the depth of my despair. As my life bottomed out, I needed help freeing myself from the pain and shame of years of childhood abuse. I tried to explain I had been sexually abused as a little girl. The pastor's first question was, "was there penetration?" Then, I tried to explain the flashbacks and was told, "the devil is talking to you." This, my friends, is exhibit A in the "not at all helpful" category. I don't believe Christian ministry leaders and pastors intend to injure others. Regardless of intent, damage often occurs. The hearts and souls they hope to nurture and influence ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

5 Excuses for Staying Addicted - Is One of Them Yours?
Living with an addiction to drugs or alcohol is hard. Coming to terms with the need to seek treatment can be even harder. Are you making excuses to avoid dealing with the elephant in the room?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Procrastination Self-Help addiction treatment alcohol abuse alcohol rehab alcoholic alcoholism anxiety co-occuring disorders drug abuse drug rehab dual diagnosis mental health Source Type: news

Changes in a single gene's action can control addiction and depression-related behaviors
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Regulation of a single, specific gene in a brain region related to drug addiction and depression is sufficient to reduce drug and stress responses, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published October 27 online in the journal Nature Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Holidays Can Trip Up Problem Drinkers
Addiction specialist shares tips, including advice for alcohol-less celebrationsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person
Curiosity killed the cat? Not exactly. Evidence continues to emerge about the benefits of being an inquisitive, interested person. Not only does staying wide-eyed about the world make life more fun, it also has a number of surprising benefits. Here are five reasons why curiosity is great. It can strengthen your relationships. Your curiosity about people and the world around you can make your social life richer. If you demonstrate an interest in what someone has to say and maintain many of your own interests that you can discuss, people probably enjoy spending time with you. "Curious people are often considered good lis...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

5 Benefits Of Being A Curious Person
Curiosity killed the cat? Not exactly. Evidence continues to emerge about the benefits of being an inquisitive, interested person. Not only does staying wide-eyed about the world make life more fun, it also has a number of surprising benefits. Here are five reasons why curiosity is great. It can strengthen your relationships. Your curiosity about people and the world around you can make your social life richer. If you demonstrate an interest in what someone has to say and maintain many of your own interests that you can discuss, people probably enjoy spending time with you. "Curious people are often considered good lis...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The index card: internet addiction
Dr Mark Griffiths explains a new ailment for the digital age Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: The Observer Tags: Internet Technology Source Type: news

Crime nearly killed me - now I'm a Harley Street therapist
The remarkable turnaround of a former addict and gun runner is a modern fable, says Lucy Cavendish (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mark Dempster russell brand harley street drugs addict doctor Source Type: news

Living with Binge Eating Disorder
If you have binge eating disorder, please know that you’re alone. Binge eating disorder (BED) is actually the most common eating disorder. It affects about 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men. You’re also not weak, wrong or crazy. BED “is not a reflection of who you are as a person,” said Karin Lawson, PsyD, a psychologist and clinical director of Embrace, the binge eating recovery program at Oliver-Pyatt Centers. Binge eating may serve many functions, according to Amy Pershing, LMSW, ACSW, the executive director of Pershing Turner Centers, an eating disorder recovery outpatient clinic in Ann Arbor, Mich., an...
Source: Psych Central - November 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Addictions Disorders Eating Disorders General Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Weight Loss Amy Pershing BED binge eating Binge Eating Disorder Compulsive Eating dieting emotional overeating health at every size Intuitive E Source Type: news

Does the existence of steroid addiction alter the view that steroid use in sport is cheating? - Kirkwood K.
It is widely accepted that doping in sports is, by definition, cheating. If we allow that cheating is advantage-seeking behavior utilized by one party in an agreement-defined activity that disallows that behavior, then taking drugs when others do not is ch... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Homeless, Hungry and High
I sat under the overpass wondering about the destination of the cars that passed below. I was completely without responsibility and also completely without possessions. I did not arrive at this point overnight -- no, it was definitely a process. The state I found myself in was the culmination of many years of bad decisions. My day began this morning with me standing at an exit ramp with a cardboard sign in my hand. The sign had the words "HOMELESS AND HUNGRY PLEASE HELP" scrawled on it with black magic marker. I had accumulated over $35 within a half-hour period and had managed to judiciously remove myself from the co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

America is Voting on Marijuana
A recent poll from The Huffington Post and YouGov claimed that more respondents were in favor of legalizing marijuana than were opposed to it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Politics Psychiatry America marijuana voting Source Type: news

Prescription Opioid Abuse: A Gateway to Heroin and Overdose
Opioid-involved overdoses in the United States have dramatically increased in the last 15 years, largely due to a rise in prescription opioid (PO) use. Emerging evidence suggests the increase is linked to unintentional PO misuse that easily turns into addiction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Psychiatry heroin opioids Source Type: news

You May Not Do Crime If You Don't Have The Time
There is lots of evidence that when an activity is so engrossing it has the capacity to stop people engaging in other types of activity. However, could the recent crime drop in the UK be explained by adolescents spending too much time playing video games and social networking?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development adolescence Adolescent gaming Adolescent social networking Crime Substitution Hypothesis digital natives Excessive Facebook use Excessive online use gaming addiction Online addictions Routine activity theo Source Type: news