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Researchers call for health-care changes to help adults with developmental disabilities
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Adults with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome are having a harder time accessing health care even though they have more health issues than people without developmental disabilities, according to research done at Canada's Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Studies explore potential origins of addiction and treatments
(Society for Neuroscience) Studies released today suggest promising new treatments for nicotine and heroin addiction, and further our understanding of pathological gambling and heroin abuse in those suffering chronic pain. This new knowledge, released at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, may one day lead to non-pharmaceutical interventions and therapies to treat addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Studies explore potential origins of addiction and treaments
(Society for Neuroscience) Studies released today suggest promising new treatments for nicotine and heroin addiction, and further our understanding of pathological gambling and heroin abuse in those suffering chronic pain. This new knowledge, released at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, may one day lead to non-pharmaceutical interventions and therapies to treat addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Seizure Drug Can Curtail Drinking
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 12, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Oxycontin Withdrawal Can Be Difficult
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 12, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Adults Have Imaginary Friends Too
Who has made us the people we are today? Our friends certainly, since we're shaped by our efforts to please our friends. Still, some of our friendships are entirely one-sided, compelling us to please people we've never met or could meet. Is it harmful to care about pleasing people who don't care about us? Not necessarily.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Jeremy Sherman Tags: Addiction Animal Behavior Behavioral Economics Creativity Evolutionary Psychology Parenting Personality Philosophy Politics Relationships Self-Help Spirituality Source Type: news

My 10-year-old grandson is playing M-rated video games and his parents don’t seem to mind–what can I do?
Michael Rich, MD, MPH Q:My ten year old grandson is seemingly addicted to his Xbox and is allowed to play M-rated games. On weekend he spends hours on end playing. He becomes very defensive when you call him. His room has become his dungeon and his parents allow it, I guess to keep him out of their hair! Any advice? ~ Exasperated over Xbox, Rockaway Park, NY  A: Dear Exasperated, Your question highlights a very common issue with raising children in today’s digital domain—namely, that different attitudes and rules about media use can be a source of much tension, not only between “digital native” children and their...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Michael Rich MD MPH Tags: All posts Ask the Mediatrician video games Violent video games Source Type: news

Study Probes Heroin Addiction's Effect on The Brain
DNA changes appear to rise with more years of drug abuse, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse, Heroin (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family Conflict and Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
Can family conflict drive teen girls to drink?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 11, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Gender Source Type: news

Patterns of drug use changing, but risks remain, UK
A new report published by Public Health England, Shooting Up - infections among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom 2012, found patterns of injecting drug use are changing, but infection risk for all drug users remains high. Whilst heroin, on it's own or in combination with crack-cocaine remains the most commonly injected drug, the number of people reporting their main injecting drug as amphetamines and amphetamine-type substances (like mephedrone), nearly tripled between 2002 and 2012... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Social and neurobiological factors linked to alcohol-related aggression
One-third of all acts of violence are perpetrated under the influence of alcohol. They give rise not only to personal suffering, but also to socio-economic costs. What are the causes of alcohol-related aggression? The authors Anne Beck and Andreas Heinz have investigated this question and present their findings in this edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International). They outline the social, psychological, and neurobiological factors that contribute to the link between alcohol consumption and increased aggression... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Excessive youth exposure to TV alcohol advertisements
In twenty-five of the largest television markets in the U.S., almost 1 in 4 alcohol advertisements on a sample of national TV programs most popular with youth exceeded the alcohol industry's voluntary standards, according to researchers from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Sons of cocaine-using fathers may resist addiction to drug, Penn Medicine study suggests
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A father's cocaine use may make his sons less sensitive to the drug and thereby more likely to resist addictive behaviors, suggests new findings from an animal study presented by Penn Medicine researchers at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nurture impacts nature: Experiences leave genetic mark on brain, behavior
(Society for Neuroscience) New human and animal research released today demonstrates how experiences impact genes that influence behavior and health. Today's studies, presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, provide new insights into how experience might produce long-term brain changes in behaviors like drug addiction and memory formation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is Multitasking Dumbing Down the World?
Words of wisdom on the dangers of multitasking from Stanford professor and researcher Dr. Clifford Nass, who passed away this week.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Health Intelligence Memory Neuroscience Stress Work Source Type: news

Relief from emotional lows may be more important to addicts than euphoric highs
Cocaine addicts may become trapped in drug binges - not because of the euphoric highs they are chasing but rather the unbearable emotional lows they desperately want to avoid. In a study published online in Psychopharmacology, Rutgers University Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Professor Mark West, and doctoral student David Barker in the Department of Psychology, in the School of Arts and Sciences, challenge the commonly held view that drug addiction occurs because users are always going after the high... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Residency Training in Opiate Dependence Therapy (James Ledwith MD)
This slide set is from a presentation to FMEC 2013, and from a similar brief presentation to STFM in May 2013. Participants will be able to describe the scope of opiate addiction and the opportunities to use of buprenorphine as an intervention in the primary care setting. We outline an implementation strategy for buprenorphine therapy in practice and teaching settings. Our strategy helped us identify opportunities to develop and extend interdisciplinary care teams in chronic disease management, integrating physician care with that of support staff, nurses, and behavioral health professionals. Our goal is to encourage fa...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - November 10, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Feds boosting mental health access, treatment
In a move aimed at boosting mental health treatment, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday announced new rules that will put teeth in a 2008 mental health equity law. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, signed... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - November 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 9, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Why the FDA Is Wrong on Vicodin
The FDA's recent decision on hydrocodone-containing drugs such as Vicodin is flawed in many ways. It may not curb abuse, but it almost certainly will harm pain patients.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 8, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Judy Foreman Tags: Addiction Health chronic pain Source Type: news

Higher mortality rates for perpetrators of drug-related crime
The new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE shows that people with drug-related criminal records in Norway have a mortality rate that can be up to 15 times higher than people with no criminal record. Also, people with a police record of driving under the influence of alcohol have significantly shortened life-spans compared to the overall population. "Our findings are surprising, because Norway is well-known for its egalitarianism," says IIASA researcher Vegard Skirbekk, who led the study... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Ills
The regulations, which the White House sees as part of a push to curb gun violence, will require insurers to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Mental Health and Disorders United States Politics and Government Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

In animal study, 'cold turkey' withdrawal from drugs triggers mental decline
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Can quitting drugs without treatment trigger a decline in mental health? That appears to be the case in an animal model of morphine addiction. Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say their observations suggest that managing morphine withdrawal could promote a healthier mental state in people. The study will be presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Monthly Meditations to Invite Eroticism (November)
Invite erotic intimacy into your love life with these meditations excerpted from "Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence"—the upcoming companion book to "Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction."read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 7, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex Therapy affirmations attachment theory behavioral patterns blood flow collapsed state core beliefs deep breath deep thought erotic intelligence free daily meditations genitals genuine joy heart r Source Type: news

Brain function abnormalities affect decision-making capacity of gambling addicts
University of Granada researchers have analysed similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function when comparing cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. The study reveals that gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities affecting their decision-making capacity. In two articles, recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, they confirm that cocaine has cumulative prejudicial effects on the functioning of areas of the brain (anterior cingulate and part of the prefrontal cortex) necessary for correct control of impulses... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Network Drive
Over the last five years, the field of research into online social networking has developed rapidly (there is even a journal—Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking—that publishes papers dedicated to the topic and there is a Facebook Addiction Scale). But does addiction to Facebook actually exist?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Facebook Facebook addiction. Social networking addiction internet addiction Technological addiction. Source Type: news

Alcohol and Drugs in the News
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Why pot should be legal
? Because it is much worse for society for it to be illegal. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Eric Charles, Ph.D Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Politics legalization of marijuana marijuana use Source Type: news

Common Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 7, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Moral Home Renovation
A thorough moral assessment of character includes the positive and the negative and looks both backward and forward.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Philosophy assessment character moral inventory Source Type: news

Socially Adept Female Bullies
The reason is always trivial compared to the time and energy bullies put into attacking their victim. But, the stated reason isn’t actually the point; the real reason for bullying is the sense of power it bestows on the bullies. For some girls, this is an addictive elixir that relieves them of relentless feelings of powerlessness. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - November 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. Tags: Gender Parenting Relationships Social Life bullying female bullies high school students social cliques Source Type: news

Fewer people need drug addiction treatment
Over 29,000 people have recovered from addiction using drug treatment, figures from Public Health England (PHE) show Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - November 6, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Alcohol and drugs Substance misuse Mental health Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Higher incidence of drug abuse among teens in child welfare system
Teenagers in the child welfare system are at higher-than-average risk of abusing marijuana, inhalants and other drugs, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. However, the study also shows that parental involvement matters. "When youth perceive that their parents or caregivers are actively engaged in their lives, this may steer them away from drugs," according to lead researcher Danielle L. Fettes, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

South Africa: Anonymous People No More - Cape Town Recovery Film Festival
[Daily Maverick]Addiction is arguably one of the Western Cape's most serious problems, and instead of getting better, it's getting worse. Is education the answer? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Addicts may be seeking relief from emotional lows more than euphoric highs
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers are challenging the commonly held view that drug addiction occurs because users are always going after the high. Based on new animal studies, they say the initial positive feelings of intoxication are short lived -- quickly replaced by negative emotional responses which may be more important in understanding substance abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Babies Suffer When Pregnant Women Drink
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 6, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Think digital distractions have killed our attention spans? Think again
The rise of complex TV series and vast novels shows we still prefer commitment to a quick fixThe young woman opposite on the tube last week was lost in Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch. She personified the truth that attention deficit disorder is a lie. I'm not saying she was weirdly small, but she could have used the 771-page book as a coffee table. She was about halfway through and the covers kept springing back in defiance of her struggling fingers. When she finally got off at Earl's Court she looked like she needed assistance, or a trolley.Why didn't she read Tartt as an ebook? Why did she choose this ineffi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Jeffries Tags: The Guardian Ebooks Facebook Culture Television & radio Media Social networking Technology Neuroscience Features Twitter Life and style Film Internet Source Type: news

The Neuroscience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Millions of Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What is the neuroscience behind PTSD? A new study has honed in on specific brain regions that become smaller in people with chronic PTSD. Could increasing brain volume in these areas prevent or alleviate PTSD? read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Addiction Anxiety Neuroscience Psychiatry Source Type: news

Drug revives after overdose
Can an addict be brought back to life with Naloxone? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a look. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambling addicts present brain function abnormalities that affect their decision-making capacity
(University of Granada) University of Granada researchers compare psychological similarities and differences and brain function in cocaine addicts and gambling addicts. These individuals tend to make more significantly bad decisions when experiencing negative emotions like anxiety or sadness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

FDA Approves Hydrocodone-Only Drug
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - November 5, 2013 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Goodness of Fit?
From a body image perspective, researchers have suggested that males in western society have developed significant body concerns that cause them to generate a ‘drive for muscularity’ to meet a perceived high societal standard for a muscular physique. Is this one of the reasons for why some people appear to develop a bodybuilding dependence?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 4, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Body building dependence body dysmorphic disorder Exercise addiction Exercise Dependence Source Type: news