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To Treat Opioid Addiction, Cigna Seeks Value-Based Approach
Cigna says it is partnering with the American Society of Addiction Medicine to come up with an evidence-based approach to substance abuse treatment (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen Source Type: news

The impact of Scotland’s ambitious alcohol strategy
While some evidence-based interventions from Scotland’s alcohol strategy have been implemented, failure to introduce minimum unit pricing has limited the strategy’s contribution to declines in alcohol consumption and related harm. [Read more…] (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - May 3, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: Findings policy Scotland Source Type: news

Reliability and validity of a treatment barriers scale for individuals with alcohol use disorder - Possemato K, Funderburk J, Spinola S, Hutchison D, Maisto SA, Lantinga LJ, Oslin DW.
BACKGROUND: Few studies have measured addiction-specific barriers to treatment. A measurement of barriers with psychometric support that has been tested in diverse samples and that assesses multiple components of addiction treatment barriers is needed to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Half of teens say they're addicted to their phones
I don't have teenagers yet, but watching my 8- and 10-year-olds spend endless amounts of time on iPads during spring break makes me worried about the day -- hopefully years from now -- when they have their own devices. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside a boot camp for the Internet-addicted
On his first day at a Chinese treatment camp for young people addicted to the Internet, Lorenzo Maccotta lived liked everyone else there: awake at 5 a.m., physical training in the morning, lunch, rest, more training, ethics lessons, war movies, dinner and bed.Recent podcasts: Sanders Demands Clinton Apologize | Guns in America | Radical Islam in America (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imodium for a legal high is as dumb and dangerous as it sounds
(American College of Emergency Physicians) WASHINGTON -- The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium®, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people attempting to self-treat their opioid addiction, with sometime fatal results. Two case studies outlining the phenomenon were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Loperamide Abuse Associated with Cardiac Dysrhythmia and Death'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teaching Residents Safe Prescribing of Opioids (Joe Matel)
Presentation for STFM lecture discussion reviewing new curricular tools for improving teaching of chronic pain and addiction to family medicine residents. (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - May 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

(Cultural) Implications of Biggest Losers' Unfortunate (re)Gains
A feature article in today's New York Times chronicles the unfortunate fate of participants in The Biggest Loser after the spotlights dim, the TV cameras stop speeding, and some time goes by. They regain the weight. Some of it, most of it, all of it, or even all of it plus some. The article cites the work of Kevin Hall, a researcher at NIH and leading expert in the dynamics of energy balance whose important work I have profiled before. I have tremendous respect for Kevin, and share his penchant for reality TV, although in my case, that's mostly limited to singing and dancing. I have never enjoyed weight loss as entertainm...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Finding the Perfect Weight Loss Lunch
NOTE TO EDITOR: PLEASE USE THIS IMAGE AS THE SOCIAL MEDIA THUMBNAIL: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2016-04-10-1460315245-4856100-P1030874.jpg This scrumptious BLT is one of the lunches I had regularly when I lost 140 pounds in 18 months 30 years ago. This is only one example in a whole repertoire of great meals I'll describe below that maintain my success. When clients have asked me to tell them what to eat, I haven't, because it distracts them from what they really need to do. The secret to success in permanent weight loss is in learning how to think differently and develop your own unique set of habits and prefer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

I Hate Bullies
I don't know how else to say it so here it is: I hate bullies. I recently saw on Facebook a classmate, who was a known bully in high school and college, cyberstalk another former classmate after the unfortunate end of their business relationship. I had flashbacks to my younger days when I had heard about or been the brunt of this bully's past behavior. It was hard to believe I was seeing this happen again, but now we were in our 40s with jobs, children, and challenges of our own. I thought there are more important things to worry about in life and no one should tolerate abusive behavior. This made we wonder about how oft...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Obese KFC addict who ate 5,000 calories a day reveals how he lost 15 STONE
Jason Storer, 34, from Ibstock, Leicesteshire,  ballooned to 35st 11lb after gorging on junk food but after joining a slimming club he has lost 15st in just two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the Effects of Using Salvia?
Learn all about the effects of the drug salvia. Salvia is a fast-acting hallucinogenic plant that can distort sensations of time and space. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The Cultural Roots of Suicide in the U.S.
Girls and boys have been telling us for decades that American culture is to blame as to why we are seeing such high rates of suicide in the U.S., as recently reported in the New York Times, with particularly high rates among boys and men, and why the rates are increasing so dramatically. The "sweeping pain" that Americans are now feeling is due, according to the young people who have participated in my developmental studies, to the fact that we live in an "me, myself, and I" obsessed culture that has only gotten worse over the past 15 years. Young people have also been telling us, directly and indirectly, that our privileg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Junior EMS Education, Combatting Opioid Addiction & Helping the Homeless
 TRAINING THE FUTURE OF EMS New Jersey's Freehold First Aid & Emergency Squad held a day-long Disaster Preparedness Exhibit January, which gave high school students an invaluable opportunity to learn more about emergency response. More than 90 student volunteers from 10 different fire and EMS cadet squads across the county attended the event. The day began with a trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center, where the junior first responders learned more about the critical role dispatchers play during emergencies, including how calls are dispatched and to what agencies. The teens also g...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Patient Care Source Type: news

Junior EMS Education, Combatting Opioid Addiction & Helping the Homeless
 TRAINING THE FUTURE OF EMS New Jersey's Freehold First Aid & Emergency Squad held a day-long Disaster Preparedness Exhibit January, which gave high school students an invaluable opportunity to learn more about emergency response. More than 90 student volunteers from 10 different fire and EMS cadet squads across the county attended the event. The day began with a trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center, where the junior first responders learned more about the critical role dispatchers play during emergencies, including how calls are dispatched and to what agencies. The teens also g...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Patient Care Source Type: news

Junior EMS Education, Combatting Opioid Addiction & Helping the Homeless
 TRAINING THE FUTURE OF EMS New Jersey's Freehold First Aid & Emergency Squad held a day-long Disaster Preparedness Exhibit January, which gave high school students an invaluable opportunity to learn more about emergency response. More than 90 student volunteers from 10 different fire and EMS cadet squads across the county attended the event. The day began with a trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center, where the junior first responders learned more about the critical role dispatchers play during emergencies, including how calls are dispatched and to what agencies. The teens also g...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Patient Care Source Type: news

NH Gov. Hassan Starts Study Of Health Care Worker Shortage
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan has created a commission to study New Hampshire’s shortage of health care workers. The Democrat says the shortage “increasingly threatens” the state’s ability to care for its citizens and limits health care choices. Her office says the state is facing a shortage of doctors, nurses, mental health workers, substance abuse counselors, psychiatrists and home-care providers. An executive order creating the commission doesn’t offer details on the shortages in each profession. The panel will look at recruitment and training, rules and payment around home heal...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mouellette2015 Tags: Health Local News Politics Gov. Maggie Hassan Health Care New Hampshire WORKERS Source Type: news

New implant set to join fight against U.S. painkiller epidemic
(Reuters) – Two companies are on the cusp of taking a new treatment for opioid addiction to the U.S. market at a time when lawmakers are seeking ways to arrest an epidemic of heroin and painkiller abuse that kills 78 Americans every day. Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc and privately owned Braeburn Pharmaceuticals have together developed a matchstick-sized implant that analysts expect will be approved next month, despite mixed reviews. Implanted into the arm, the treatment is designed to be less vulnerable to abuse or illicit resale than the oral drugs that are currently used to treat opioid addiction. The market for the implan...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Pain Management Source Type: news

Medical Care in Rural America: Don’t Be Afraid to Visit the City
Life in rural America is a bit different than life in the more developed areas. In many small towns, the family doctor is the only physician one ever sees. The concept of seeing a specialist is not something patients are open to. Few doctors are willing to push the issue unless the need is critical. This is the basic premise that nearly destroyed me. I was in my early 30s when I went to the doctor. I was married with two children. I had a full-time job and was overwhelmed. My father had recently had a series of heart attacks, my son was suffering from migraine headaches and I was terrified because my mother had died of a b...
Source: Psych Central - April 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pam German Tags: Addictions Chronic Pain Depression Disorders General Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychotherapy Treatment Antidepressant Back injury General Practitioner Opioid Physician Psychology rural living Seizure specialist Source Type: news

FDA reconsiders painkiller training for doctors
Widespread abuse and addiction problems raise concerns that doctors need more safety training about powerful pain drugs (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Binge drinking may be encouraged by cycle of stress and reward
Two areas of the brain that are involved in stress response and reward are linked in a loop when people binge drinking, increasing the likelihood that they will continue to drink. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

New implant set to join fight against U.S. painkiller epidemic
(Reuters) - Two companies are on the cusp of taking a new treatment for opioid addiction to the U.S. market at a time when lawmakers are seeking ways to arrest an epidemic of heroin and painkiller abuse that kills 78 Americans every day. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mapping your Brand’s Road to Prescription
One of the most important considerations when developing a brand, or looking for opportunities to grow a brand, is to have a clear understanding of customer needs.  So, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at how to best identify the wide-ranging and often dynamic needs of multiple customers (and, of course, patients). There are many techniques we use to uncover customer needs, such as the ‘jobs to be done’ (JTBD) approach; but how do we ensure we have identified all of the relevant customers involved?  And that we are asking them about their needs in all of the relevant situations?  This is where we have found great...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Coleiro Source Type: news

Cognitive and emotional impairments in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cocaine use - Wunderli MD, Vonmoos M, Niedecker SM, Hulka LM, Preller KH, Baumgartner MR, Kraemer T, Seifritz E, Schaub MP, Eich-Höchli D, Quednow BB.
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an important modulator of cognitive and social functioning in cocaine addiction but it is unclear whether ADHD symptoms and cocaine use display mutually aggravating interaction effects on cogni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Well: For Some, Weight Loss Means the Start of a Whole New Life
For some, true commitment to adopting a healthy change in eating habits means moving to “the place where the magic happened.” (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Obesity Weight Dieting and Weight Eat Featured Live Source Type: news

What to Do If Your Partner Is Using Drugs
Secrecy. Lies. Numbing. Evidence. Chaos. Broken Trust. Loneliness. Confusion. Hurt. Pain. Uncertainty. If drugs (which, for the sake of this post will encompass any alcohol, prescription meds, narcotics, or substances that can be overused and abused) have found a presence in your relationship, these words may have a familiar ring to them. Our world today has become more understanding of the process of addiction and the recognition of the effects of drugs on the brain, body, and mental state of those we love. Support groups surround the communities we live in, and treatment centers have many options on ways to help indiv...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

This Homeless Shelter Is Helping Alcoholics -- By Giving Them Alcohol
In a counter-intuitive approach, a homeless shelter is giving free wine to its alcoholic residents. The Oaks homeless shelter in Ottawa, Canada, provides support to chronic alcoholics by giving them a free glass of wine every hour every day, the Guardian reports. This might seem counter-productive, but meeting these individuals' immediate needs allows them to then focus on procuring services such as medical and mental health support, Kim van Herk, a nurse at the Oaks, told the news outlet. “They are so dependent on alcohol that it’s their most basic need,” she said. “If that need is n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Surgery addict Rodrigo Alves to get a £50,000 nose on the NHS after contracting bug
Last week air steward Rodrigo Alves, 32, who is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but now lives in London, was hospitalised with necrosis after undergoing his seventh nose job. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest Prescription Psychedelics Idea? Treat Addiction With Magic Mushrooms
This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Jacqueline Ronson Psilocybin, the substance that gives magic mushrooms their magic, is a drug with enormous potential. In recent years a new wave of research of therapeutic uses of psychedelics has risen, and early results are nothing short of astonishing. A single dose of psilocybin, administered in a controlled environment with the support of talk therapy beforehand and afterwards, has reduced anxiety and depression in cancer patients, and cured smokers of their addiction. In a recent Johns Hopkins University study, 80 percent of heavy smokers treated with the drug w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug baggies of London: 'Addiction made public'
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Visiting to Lose Weight, Then Calling It Home
For some, true commitment to adopting a healthy change in eating habits means moving to “the place where the magic happened.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Obesity Weight Dieting and Weight Eat Featured Live Source Type: news

Junior EMS Education, Combatting Opioid Addiction & Helping the Homeless
 TRAINING THE FUTURE OF EMS New Jersey's Freehold First Aid & Emergency Squad held a day-long Disaster Preparedness Exhibit January, which gave high school students an invaluable opportunity to learn more about emergency response. More than 90 student volunteers from 10 different fire and EMS cadet squads across the county attended the event. The day began with a trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center, where the junior first responders learned more about the critical role dispatchers play during emergencies, including how calls are dispatched and to what agencies. The teens also g...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Patient Care Source Type: news

Junior EMS Education, Combatting Opioid Addiction & Helping the Homeless
 TRAINING THE FUTURE OF EMS New Jersey's Freehold First Aid & Emergency Squad held a day-long Disaster Preparedness Exhibit January, which gave high school students an invaluable opportunity to learn more about emergency response. More than 90 student volunteers from 10 different fire and EMS cadet squads across the county attended the event. The day began with a trip to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Communications Center, where the junior first responders learned more about the critical role dispatchers play during emergencies, including how calls are dispatched and to what agencies. The teens also g...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Administration and Leadership Patient Care Source Type: news

Smokers Urged to Switch to E-Cigarettes by British Medical Group
The Royal College of Physicians summarized the growing body of science on e-cigarettes and found that their benefits far outweigh the potential harms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SABRINA TAVERNISE Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Addiction (Psychology) Medicine and Health Nicotine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Royal College of Physicians Great Britain United States Britton, John Research Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Opioid Overdose Drug
A growing number of law and health care agencies are working to make naloxone (Narcan), available without a prescription. The drug is used to treat an opioid emergency, such as an overdose or a possible overdose of a prescription painkiller or, more commonly, heroin. Mayo Clinic addiction specialist Dr. Jon Ebbert says the new nasal form of naloxone makes it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dr. Patrick O’Connor appointed the Adams Professor in General Medicine
Dr. Patrick Gerard O’Connor, newly named as the Dan Adams and Amanda Adams Professor in General Medicine, is an internationally renowned physician-scientist whose research focuses on the interface between general internal medicine, primary care, and addiction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Study: Exercise may help treat addiction
Stephen FellerLOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Adding exercise to methamphetamine addiction counseling leads to changes in the brain that could help people trying to beat a habit, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CSI Seville: park keeper addicted to TV series helps solve murder
Carmen Moreno collected vital evidence left behind by officers after woman was found dead in Spanish parkA park keeper and big fan of the CSI series of forensic criminal investigation TV dramas helped solve a murder in southern Spain when she bagged up vital evidence overlooked by police.Carmen Moreno, who has been sweeping leaves and collecting rubbish in the María Luisa park in Seville for 28 years, went to clean up the mess the police left behind after a woman’s body was found in the park. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Burgen in Barcelona Tags: Spain Europe World news Forensic science Television Culture & radio Crime drama US television Source Type: news

Who gets hooked on drugs? Rat study finds genetic markers that influence addiction
Why does addiction vulnerability differ from individual to individual? For the first time, scientists have shown in selectively bred animals that the propensity for addiction is linked to differences in expression of genes for specific molecules in a specific brain region. It's also the first demonstration that a DNA tag called an epigenetic marker can predispose an individual to addiction and relapse. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Boot camp for the Internet-addicted
Photographer Lorenzo Maccotta spent about a week at one of the military-style boot camps where young Chinese people are quarantined from their compulsive use of technology. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps
"There's an app for that." The phrase is so ubiquitous it's a meme, and trademarked by Apple Inc. In fact there are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and schizophrenia. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 27, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers. It’s a tempting sell in New England, hard hit by the painkiller and heroin crisis, with a problem: There is very little research showing marijuana works as a treatment for the addiction. Advocates argue a growing body of scientific literature supports the idea, pointing to a study in the Journal of Pain this year...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Heroin Marijuana Medical Marijuana opioid crisis Source Type: news

Adding exercise to health education helps treat addiction, say UCLA researchers
Can you physically outrun an addiction? Of course not. But a new study by UCLA researchers found that exercise, when combined with traditional behavioral therapy, helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine. The study, involving 19 people, showed that those who included walking or jogging along with resistance training in their treatment had a 15 percent increase in the number of dopamine receptors in the brain. The dopamine system is directly impacted by meth use; restoring these receptors reduces people’s craving for the drug. The study was published online by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Methamphetamine...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

PBS Series Offers Hope for People With Mental Illness
The growing online documentary film library will take a major step forward, thanks to PBS and The Mental Health Channel. A 12-part series called Stories of the Mind will begin airing in April and May, commencing with four half-hour shows on depression, veterans, "The Critical Years" (late adolescence and early adulthood), and paths to wellness. I have viewed these four and was so absorbed by them that my wife came and went from my home office without my noticing she was there (I had on earphones; she forgave me). Each episode features people who have been impacted by the trauma of war, sexual or family abuse, depression,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Am I Worthy of Recovery?
This article was originally published on AfterParty Magazine. Follow Kelly's personal blog The Adventures of a Sober Señorita. ___________________ Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?
Advocates argue marijuana can help ease people off narcotics; others say the science isn't there (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fixing Epidemic Obesity? We Have Never Tried...
This column isn't about guns or gun control. It's about food, and food for thought, entirely out of control. It's about epidemic obesity, and what passes for deep thinking on the topic. With that proviso out of the way, let's get back to guns. Our gun control arguments must be wrong. Why? Because we are making them, and people are still getting shot. The prosecution rests, holstering its pistols. Actually, let's take it a step further. To make our thinking on gun control roughly analogous to what passes for deep thinking on weight control calls for an exercise of the imagination; a fantasy, if you will. Alas, it is a rat...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

"You can never work with addictions in isolation": Addressing intimate partner violence perpetration by men in substance misuse treatment - Radcliffe P, Gilchrist G.
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown rates of IPV-perpetration among men in substance misuse treatment at rates far higher than the general population. There is poor evidence for the effectiveness of IPV perpetrator programmes. METHODS: An analysis of dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Father Writes Moving Obituary About Son's Addiction
Bill Scannell wants to end stigma surrounding addiction. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?
Fresh calls have been made for doctors to prescribe marijuana as a treatment for addiction to painkillers and heroin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news