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Addiction, Trauma, and the Compartments in Your Head
Trauma and addiction allows people to create a psychic architecture that requires a lot of walls, closets, compartments, and closed doors. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience compartmentalize trauma Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Chilean Cabbage and Avocado Slaw
This is a simple yet addictive mix of salted cabbage and puréed avocado. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 14, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Medicine and Health Avocados Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 45th Annual Medical-Scientific ConferenceAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from 2014 ASAM 45th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - April 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Fanorexia
Why are we so loyal to our national and club soccer teams? Whatever the results, we tend to support them week in week out all year round. They can cause us misery and heartache and yet still we support them. Could it be that following our clubs is an addiction?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sport and Competition Fan loyalty Fan worship Fanorexia Football addiction Football fanaticism Soccer addiction Soccer fanaticism Soccer obsession Sports fanatics West Ham Syndrome. Source Type: news

"Why Diets Fail"
Nicole Avena, Ph.D., author of "Why Diets Fail," discusses why many traditional diets don't work. Dr. Avena talks about her book, her eight-step system and why she blames sugar addiction for failed diets..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

7 Ways Facebook is Bad for your Mental Health
Facebook’s meteoric rise in popularity suggests that it offers us something we’ve always wanted. But like all benefits in life, Facebook comes with its psychological costs—many of them invisible. We review research suggesting 7 ways that Facebook may be hurting you. (coauthored by Jessica E. Bodford)read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Douglas T. Kenrick, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Media Relationships Social Life Facebook Internet Source Type: news

How To Protect And Secure Pharma Products From End-To-End
At Interphex 2014, Todd and Todd interviewCarl Accetura, Director of Life Sciences Applications with Covectra and discuss their unique view on serialization. Covectra was founded by Dr. David Bayer, a Harvard psychiatrist, who was just shocked at the level of abuse and diversion that was occurring in patient populations, around opioid addiction, pain management. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - April 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Willpower and Game Theory
Can game theory help us meet out willpower challenges?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jim Stone, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Diet Self-Help game theory motivation will power Source Type: news

Would You Choose the Same Life for Eternity?
Nietzsche’s question about eternal recurrence is a litmus test.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness character eternity hourglass Source Type: news

Babies in Prison, What Comes Next?
"Adoption is life long journey of healing." - Deborah Jiang Steinread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Meredith Resnick, L.C.S.W. Tags: Addiction Parenting Resilience adoption family dynamics family ties healing loss love prisons Source Type: news

Development of new cell models that report circadian clock function
The development of robust new liver and fat cell models that report circadian clock function have been developed by scientists. The consequences of modern life -- eating and staying up later, shift work, cell phone addiction, travel -- all disturb internal clocks. These clocks are found in the brain where they regulate sleep, and also throughout the body, where they regulate much of our physiology and metabolism. Disrupting these clocks is called circadian misalignment which has been linked to metabolic problems. These new cellular clock models could help scientists find new drugs that reset or help restore robust rhythms ...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Psychology of Hoarding
We all know the happy, content and healthy collector. But where is the line between a pathological syndrome and a mild obsession? What did the early Freudians think about the aetiology of hoarding?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help Source Type: news

The addict as victim: Producing the 'problem' of addiction in Australian victims of crime compensation laws - Seear K, Fraser S.
BACKGROUND: Much academic scholarship has explored drug use and 'addiction' in the criminal justice system. METHODS: This paper explores what happens when 'addicts' are victims, through an analysis of victims of crime compensation case law within t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Millennium Treatment Group Offers Great Treatment Option for Recent...
Opiate abuse is growing quickly in the Tampa area. Millennium Treatment Group is seeing an influx of patients with an addiction to opiates and can offer a great treatment option to help the community.(PRWeb April 09, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11748997.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dying For It
Autassassinophilia is a paraphilia in which an individual derives sexual pleasure and arousal by the thought and/or risk of being killed. Although rare, there are a number of documented cases of two lovers in a consensual ‘murder pact’. But what is the psychology behind such behaviour and what are the moral and ethical considerations?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - April 10, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Autassassinophilia Autosarcophagy cannibalism death Erotophonophilia Lust murder paraphilia Self-cannibalism sexual compulsion Vorarephilia. Source Type: news

Barriers Remain Despite Health Law's Push To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment
Kaiser Health News in collaboration with USA Today released an article discussing the challenges facing substance abuse treatment despite sweeping changes implement by the passing of the nation's new health law to help millions of people with drug or alcohol addiction get treatment. Accessibility is a key concern. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 10, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Sugar is hiding in plain sight - TED-Ed video by UCSF endocrinologist
When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving moreWhile sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect -- including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco, decodes confusing labels and sugar's many aliases to help determine just h...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 9, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Diet Endocrinology Obesity TED Talks Source Type: news

Alcohol Problems Women Should Consider
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is an excellent time to have conversations with friends, relatives, and medical professionals about drinking and its impact on our lives. Let's consider particularly the issues related to women and drinking. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Gender Happiness Parenting alcohol alcohol awareness month alcohol dependence alcoholism binge drinking depression parenting and drinking women women and drinking Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Source Type: news

Does paying drug users boost hep B jab uptake?
Conclusion This was a well-designed study which found that a small cash incentive offered to drug users receiving treatment increases the likelihood that they completed a course of injections to protect them against hepatitis B. However, it should be noted that about half the patients receiving cash incentives did not complete the vaccinations. As the authors point out, more research is needed to improve on the method. It should also be noted that this trial involved patients already receiving treatment for drug addiction. These patients are more likely to be motivated to receive vaccinations than injecting drug users wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

FAQ: Cocaine and Crack
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Small cash incentives dramatically improve hepatitis B vaccination rates among injecting drug users
Small financial incentives, totaling as little as £30, can dramatically increase the likelihood of people who inject drugs completing a course of hepatitis B virus vaccination, according to new research. Researchers in the UK found that people undergoing treatment for heroin addiction who received a maximum total of £30 supermarket vouchers in equal or graduated installments in return for full compliance with a regimen of three HBV vaccine injections were at least 12 times as likely to complete the course within 28 days compared to those not receiving a financial incentive. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 9, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Alcohol Screening Day
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - April 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

The Top 10 Celebrity Therapists in Los Angeles
When money's no object and mental issues may be great, who do people turn to?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna B. David Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Therapy abuse co-occurring disorders hypnotherapy marriage and family therapist mood disorders pseudo seizure trauma Source Type: news

"I Am Not an Addict"
What does it do to you when AA makes you call yourself an alcoholic/addict, or Nora Volkow tells you that you are one for life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

A Poor Critique
Our scientific examination of AA has led to heated, poorly thought-out responses from both some AA members and a few academics whose careers have involved supporting AA. Challenges to accepted wisdom are always met with resistance, but it would be better to have a less personal, more reasoned discussion.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Psychiatry Self-Help Source Type: news

Blue Cross Combatting Opiate Addiction By Lowering Prescription Counts
BOSTON (CBS) – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is battling back against a growing concern with opiate abuse. The insurer has become the first in the region, and possibly in the country, to cut back on prescribing popular pain medications. Executives say prescription painkillers are too easily accessible for patients. So, under the plan, most patients get an initial 15-day prescription with just one refill, which is much less than in previous years. “The program is to make sure people get the pain medication they need and get the right amount of those pain medications,” Blue Cross Chief Physician John Fal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts opiates OxyContin Percocet Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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