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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

UCSB study explores cocaine and the pleasure principle
On the other side of the cocaine high is the cocaine crash, and understanding how one follows the other can provide insight into the physiological effects of drug abuse. For decades, brain research has focused on the pleasurable effects of cocaine largely by studying the dopamine pathway. But this approach has left many questions unanswered.So the Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory (BPL) at UC Santa Barbara decided to take a different approach by examining the motivational systems that induce an animal to seek cocaine in the first place. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Basic concepts in opioid prescribing and current concepts of opioid-mediated effects on driving - Kaye AM, Kaye AD, Lofton EC.
BACKGROUND: Many patients with chronic pain receive substandard analgesic therapy. Incomplete or inadequate care often stems from physician fears of patient addiction and/or drug toxicity. As a result, many chronic pain patients are undertreated and have u... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cannabis Targets Receptors in the Amygdala Linked to Anxiety
Researchers discover receptors in the amygdala that help explain marijuana's ability to reduce anxiety. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Addiction Anxiety Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience amygdala biophysics brain regions central nucleus distinct modes dru endo endorphins international group legalization of marijuana marijuana users molecular physiology Source Type: news

Americans Spend $100 Billion a Year on Illicit Drugs
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

7 Tips for a Successful Tech-Detox
Is your life controlled by "screen time" and technology? Regaining balance with the technology in your life is crucial to health and happiness. Here are seven practical tech-detox steps to set boundaries, regain control, and restore equilibrium to your life. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Environment Self-Help Work breaking habits cell phone control Internet internet addiction technology Technology Addiction text message Source Type: news

7 Tips for a Technology Detox
Is your life controlled by "screen time" and technology? Regaining balance with the technology in your life is crucial to health and happiness. Here are seven practical tech-detox steps to set boundaries, regain control, and restore equilibrium to your life. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - March 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Environment Self-Help Work breaking habits cell phone control Internet internet addiction technology Technology Addiction text message Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: Gateway to nicotine addiction for U.S. teens
E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new study. In the first analysis of the relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking among adolescents in the United States, researchers found that adolescents who used the devices were more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking. The study of nearly 40,000 youth around the country also found that e-cigarette use among middle and high school students doubled between 2011 and 2012, from 3.1 percent to 6.5 percent. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

e-Cigs No Deterrent, Likely Contributor, to Teen Smokinge-Cigs No Deterrent, Likely Contributor, to Teen Smoking
Far from claims that e-cigarettes may help curb conventional cigarette use in youth, new research suggests that these increasingly popular products may actually contribute to nicotine addiction. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: Gateway to nicotine addiction for US teens, says UCSF study
(University of California - San Francisco) E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Sriracha, Zohydro, and more: tox on the web
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DJN0gnuI8 The science of Sriracha: The American Chemical Society has a must-see video on Sriracha hot sauce — it goes well with everything — including disquisitions about the origin of the Scoville scale and the physiology of capsaicinoids. (HT @ToxTalk) Early ads for sedatives: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel — which is doing some of the best reporting in the country on drugs and the pharmaceutical industry — has a great collection of medical journal ads for tranquilizers from the 1950s and 60s.  This post accompanies their story on the deadly interaction between sedat...
Source: The Poison Review - March 5, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical amphetamine drug screen capsaicin did she kill him Florence Maybrick gravel Kate Coloquhoun PVP pyrrolidinopentiophenone scoville scale sedative sriracha tox on the web tranquilizer advertisement zohydro Source Type: news

Better Sex: Porn or Women
Sex with a partner is still among the best things life has to offer. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Marty Klein, PhD Tags: Gender Relationships Self-Help Sex masturbation pleasure porn addiction pornography sex addiction Source Type: news

Why Is the World Changing So Fast?
The speed of change. The future is now. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric Leuthardt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience alternate hypothesis calculators centenarians computational power dramatic scope grandmother horse and buggy innovations integrated circuit last thirty years m Source Type: news

Excessive Tanning an Addiction?Excessive Tanning an Addiction?
Underlying psychiatric stress, including anxiety and substance abuse, may explain why some individuals tan excessively even after experiencing serious negative consequences, such as skin cancer. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Self-Labeling Addiction as Disease: The Process in the Media
The governor of Vermont sounded the alarm on a heroin scare that must be treated as though it's a disease. But the star of a documentary made about the scare, the drug, and addicts tells us a very different story .read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Sex with a Porn-Wired Man
Question One: Is your boyfriend or husband wired to porn? Question Two: Is it a harmless distraction or something that's truly getting in the way? Your sex life may be at stake. It's an issue that's worth your attention.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Happiness Relationships Sex actors anxiety bedroom bonding cyber sex depression don jon fetish idealizing partners intimacy joseph gordon-levitt kissing love oxytocin porn scarlett johansson sex addicts tenderness Source Type: news

Are Today's Men Just Not Wired for Intimacy?
Question One: Is your boyfriend or husband wired to porn? Question Two: Is it a harmless distraction or something that's truly getting in the way? Your sex life may be at stake. It's an issue that's worth your attention.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Happiness Relationships Sex actors anxiety bedroom bonding cyber sex depression don jon fetish idealizing partners intimacy joseph gordon-levitt kissing love oxytocin porn scarlett johansson sex addicts tenderness Source Type: news

Are Today's Men Just Not Wired to Connect?
Question One: Is your boyfriend or husband wired to porn? Question Two: Is it a harmless distraction or something that's truly getting in the way? Your sex life may be at stake. It's an issue that's worth your attention.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Happiness Relationships Sex actors anxiety bedroom bonding cyber sex depression don jon fetish idealizing partners intimacy joseph gordon-levitt kissing love oxytocin porn scarlett johansson sex addicts tenderness Source Type: news

Behind enema lines
Klismaphilia is a very unusual variant in sexual expression in which an individual obtains sexual pleasure from receiving enemas. The little research into klismaphilia suggests that the act of receiving enemas can cause intense stimulation and produce pleasurable sensations. But what else does the scientific and psychological research tell us? read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 5, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex enema Klismaphilia paraphilia sex addiction Sexual deviation Sexual perversion. Source Type: news

Experts call for US prison health improvements
In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it's shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and removed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news