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Compulsive Buying
The causes, manifestations and cures for compulsive shopping and spending are now better understood. This disorder seems more common than ever before in rich, materialist societies which seem to promote it. Why do some people develop this compulsion and what can we do about it?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help Source Type: news

Cutting Family Ties: 5 Ways to Handle These Decisions When Children or Other Family Are Involved
This article addresses what to do with our relationships with others in our family who are still connected to those with whom we cut ties. Making healthy choices for ourselves can be extremely painful. In many situations we may feel betrayed by those who are close to us who decide to stay connected to the family members we have chosen to cut ties with, who have hurt us so deeply. This is such an emotional, challenging and confusing place to be and it requires much forethought, maturity and bigger picture thinking to handle ourselves and others healthfully. 5 Challenging Situations and Solutions 1) An adult parent with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The New Heroin User
Today's heroin addict is college-aged, professional and white.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dale Archer, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Media abuse drugs heroin OxyContin pain pain medication pain meds prescription pain meds Source Type: news

Psychopathological symptoms of patients with heroin addiction entering opioid agonist or therapeutic community treatment - Pani PP, Trogu E, Vigna-Taglianti F, Mathis F, Diecidue R, Kirchmayer U, Amato L, Davoli M, Ghibaudi J, Camposeragna A, Saponaro A, Faggiano F, Maremmani AG, Maremmani I.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between substance use disorders and psychiatric pathology is still an open question. The main aim of the present study was to verify whether the five psychopathological dimensions identified through the SCL-90 tool in a previou... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Video Games Rated A for Addictive
Excessive video game playing may represent a way of coping with underlying issues but it becomes its own problem when the impulse to play just can’t be denied.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Stress Behavioural addiction gaming Internet online treatment Source Type: news

Two in 100 adults seriously considered suicide in 2013, CAMH survey shows
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Results from an ongoing survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show that 2.2 percent of adults -- or over 230,000 people in Ontario, Canada -- seriously contemplated suicide in the last year. The 2013 edition of the CAMH Monitor, released today, included questions about suicidal ideation for the first time in the survey's history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Proving the Benefits of Meditation
Mindful meditation is a type of meditation (which is an exercise of deep, prolonged concentration) during which any feelings, emotions or thoughts are experienced as and when they arise during the exercise, opposed to after the meditation finishes. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Self-Help meditation relaxation Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse During the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and alcohol is frequently more visible and free flowing during this time. Exactly where the line is between heavy drinking and clinical alcoholism can be vague. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Social Life alcohol drinking Source Type: news

Alcoholism IS found to be genetic as scientists identify key DNA
Scientists from Texas University found alcoholics have a specific set of genes not expressed by non-alcoholics. They claim it is the best evidence to date that the addiction is passed through families. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Make a Support Group Safe
The murder of Karla Brada while attending AA by her AA partner raises what makes a support group safe. A number of policies have been advanced by both professionals and lay people who have been in "the rooms." Unfortunately, not one of these suggestions would have affected the Brada case. That is because none addresses the underlying issues presented by 12-step groups. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

The Heartbreaking Origins of Irrelationship
The heartbreaking origins of irrelationship are examined through an incident where a young child feels that she has been able to effectively provide care for her younger sister. The ways in which this child's care taking routine was born of a family crisis, and ways to intervene in the budding development of irrelationship are explored.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Child Development Relationships abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment divorce early childhood development emotional investment empa Source Type: news

Kenya: Bamzigi Helps Out Drug Addicts
[The Star]Producer and rapper Bamzigi has joined the fight to keep drug addicts from contracting HIV from sharing needles. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are You Addicted to Stress?
(Source: Psychology Today)
Source: Psychology Today - December 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Purplepear Tags: Stress Source Type: news

A New Way to Safely Talk About Marijuana With Your Teen
Parents and teens typically have a big time communication gap when it comes to discussing marijuana. Thanks to this new helpful book, this is no longer the case.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting marijuana Source Type: news

NYC Mayor De Blasio's Jail Plan Is Good First Step: Experts
JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system. But they cautioned that the ambitious plan de Blasio announced Tuesday, aimed largely at "frequent flier" suspects who repeatedly end up jailed on minor offenses because there is nowhere else for them to go, will face enormous challenges. "There's a lot of moving parts there," said Michael Thompson, director...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Four Reasons Sex and Marijuana Don’t Mix
As marijuana’s social acceptability grows, it’s easy to forget that its use can come with some unwelcome side effects. A recently released National Institute on Drug Abuse summary of marijuana research, for example, confirmed that, yes, cannabis really can be addictive, it can impair brain development, and it has been linked to a variety of mental health issues.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Relationships Sex drug abuse drug addiction marijuana sex life Source Type: news

Five Signs of a Closet Workaholic
Unfortunately, the recent avalanche of advances in communication technology has created increasingly effective antidotes to “family time.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Personality Relationships Self-Help communication email modern technology smartphone texting work addiction workaholism workholic Source Type: news

NIH statement on World AIDS Day 2014
Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the first annual World AIDS Day was commemorated 26 years ago. Yet, we are still far from achieving our goal of a world without AIDS.   Statement by  Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of AIDS Research Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, NIH Director (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

China's Carbon Goal A Tough Sell In Coal Country
TANG COUNTY, China (AP) — The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in northern China, slated to power cement and steel plants, heat the houses of poor farmers and even grill skewers of lamb and beef. Just a few dozen miles from the capital of Beijing, in Hebei province, coal use has long been a way of life here, with countless house-sized mounds of it dotting the forest floor. Yet the soot-covered residents of Tang County said they see change coming as Chinese leaders pledge to cut back on the kind of rampant coal use that has made this country the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Addiction' for a perma-tan may be genetic
Gene associated with 'tanning dependence' previously associated with behavioural disorders (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clock
(Southern Methodist University) Blue light bombards us, whether city lights, smartphones or tablets, says chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Blue light knocks off-kilter the natural circadian clock in humans, plants and animals, and can result in health problems, sleep and mood disorders, drug addiction, crop disease, and even confused migratory animals. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $320,500 grant to Zoltowski's lab to map the trajectory of blue lightwaves signaling the body's natural clock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Video Feature: Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death
A New York Times documentary and article look at mine workers in Myanmar struggling with poverty and drug addiction even as the country’s jade industry is booming because of demand from China. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAN LEVIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Mines and Mining Heroin Myanmar Jade Source Type: news

Regulating a single gene may alter addiction and stress responses
Researchers have now used genetically engineered DNA binding proteins to target specific processes within a gene - located within a brain reward center in the mouse. By regulating the activity of this specific gene, the scientists found they were able to alter gene expression and behaviors... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Mental Health, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

What Karla Mendez Brada’s Murder Tells Us About AA
CBS's 48 Hours, in a segment it did Saturday about the murder of Karla Mendez Brada by a man she met at AA and continued to attend AA with, claimed AA is a great success that has one unfortunate problem. But, instead, the case of Karla's death points out all of the inadequacies of—the real harm attributable to—our leading approach to alcoholism and addiction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Stress Source Type: news

Early Bird Or Night Owl, Your Sleep Schedule Says A Lot About Your Personality
Whether you're a night owl or a morning person, your sleep habits reveal a lot about you--from your personality to the structure of your brain and even to your expected time of death. That's according to a new video from the YouTube video series ASAPScience, which explains the pros and cons of each sleeping preference. "Early birds tend to display more positive social traits, such as being proactive and optimistic, and are less prone to depression or addictions to nicotine, alcohol, and food," Mitchell Moffitt, co-creator of the series, says in the video. "Night owls exhibit significantly less white matter [in their bra...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can a pill cure binge drinking and dementia?
Conclusion This research shows there may be a way to reduce the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption on brain cells, and potentially protect against associated deterioration in brain function. However, none of this was conclusively proven in rats or humans, so the headlines suggesting a "cure for binge drinking" in people are premature. While the results are promising, they represent a very early step on the road towards treatment in people. For example, the study looked at the effects of the drug in rats. While biologically similar to humans, they are not identical, and sometimes the differences ar...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Mental health Source Type: news

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic than We First Thought
In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human mind.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Source Type: news

Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much?
Statistics on cannabis users skew perceptions of cannabis use. Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement, “How many people are using?” read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Anxiety Health Psychiatry marijuana Source Type: news

The Story Behind Jean-Claude Van Damme’s...
Martial arts actor Jean-Claude Van Damme's bipolar disorder led him into cocaine addiction and charges of spousal abuse. Here's a short biography with the details. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - December 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Week Ahead: RSNA, ASH, AES, and FDA
(MedPage Today) -- Radiology takes center stage early this week with reports from the RSNA meeting, then it's epilepsy and addiction. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - November 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Memory of a Great Love
Like a parachute, a heart can open fully; a person can, even after a long fall out of love, survive.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships cambridge university can you get over your loss of love? dating elizabeth bowen how to cope when your lover leaves you how to survive your lost love London long distance relationships losing your great love lo Source Type: news

U.S. Smoking Statistics Hits All-time Low
That is the lowest prevalence of adult smoking since the CDC's Nation Health Interview Survey (NHIS) began keeping such records in 1965. The report also shows the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 million in 2005 to 42.1 million in 2013, despite the increasing population in the U.S. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 30, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Drug Addiction Source Type: news

The Consequence of Not Pursuing Happiness
Happiness takes effort and if we don’t work at it I can guarantee that we are going to become unhappier as we age. We may mask this unhappiness with addictions, like alcohol or prescriptions drugs, but we are going to be unhappier and unhappier unless we work at it. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Puff, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Happiness Self-Help Dr. Robert Puff finding happiness Source Type: news

Sacred Hearts
Sex and religion have always had a somewhat uneasy relationship. When the two intersect there is often controversy, heated debate, and/or scandal. However, there are small numbers of people who are allegedly sexually aroused by religious artefacts, rituals, and/or behaviour. One such behavior is hierophilia (sexual arousal from religious and sacred objects)read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 30, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex fetish Hierophilia Klingsor Syndrome religion Religious sex sexual fetish sexual paraphilia sexual sadism Teleophilia Transcendent sex. Source Type: news

What are the Important Side Effects of this Medication?
Most medications come with a long list of side effect: can and should we remember them all?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Alan Castel, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Aging Cognition Health Source Type: news

The neurometabolic fingerprint of excessive alcohol drinking - Meinhardt MW, Sévin DC, Klee ML, Dieter S, Sauer U, Sommer WH.
'Omics'-techniques are widely used to identify novel mechanism underlying brain function and pathology. Here we applied a novel metabolomics approach to further ascertain the role of fronto-striatal brain regions for the expression of addiction-like behavi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news