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Kids of addicted parents more likely to have arthritis as adults
Brooks HaysMarch 26 (UPI) -- According to public health researchers, a new symptom has been associated with parental addiction: arthritis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parental addictions associated with adult children's arthritis
The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study. Investigators examined a group of 13,036 adults and found that 20.4 per cent of respondents had been diagnosed with arthritis by a medical professional. Investigators found that 14.5 per cent of all respondents reported having at least one parent whose drug or alcohol use caused problems while were under the age of 18 and still living at home. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Recreational drug users who switch from ecstasy to mephedrone don't understand the dangers
Contrary to popular belief among recreational drug users, mephedrone has several important differences when compared with MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. These differences mean that mephedrone could leave a user with acute withdrawal symptoms and indicate that it may have a higher potential for developing dependence than MDMA according to a study published in British Journal of Pharmacology. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Web-based alcohol screening program shows limited effect among university students
Among university students in New Zealand, a web-based alcohol screening and brief intervention program produced a modest reduction in the amount of alcohol consumed per drinking episode but not in the frequency of drinking, overall amount consumed, or in related academic problems, according to a study in JAMA. Unhealthy alcohol use is common among young people, including university students. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The role played by alcohol in traffic deaths is vastly under-reported
It's no secret that drinking and driving can be a deadly mix. But the role of alcohol in U.S. traffic deaths may be substantially underreported on death certificates, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.Between 1999 and 2009, more than 450,000 Americans were killed in a traffic crashes. But in cases where alcohol was involved, death certificates frequently failed to list alcohol as a cause of death.Why does that matter? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Peptide treatment delivered through nasal passageways to treat depression
A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.The study, led by CAMH's Dr. Fang Liu, is published online in Neuropsychopharmacology.In a previous study published in Nature Medicine in 2010, Dr. Liu developed a protein peptide that provided a highly targeted approach to treating depression that she hopes will have minimal side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Parental addictions associated with adult children's arthritis
(University of Toronto) The adult offspring of parents who were addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to have arthritis, according to a new study by University of Toronto researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

This is the brain that does drugs
Certain biomarkers in individuals who occasionally use stimulant drugs may increase the chances of developing a serious addiction later in life, says new study (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FAQ: Effects of Heroin
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Anger: The Most Deadly Serpent Lies Within
Others may never punish you for the anger you have, but the anger you have will punish your mind, body, soul, and relationships.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Race and Ethnicity Stress american slavery anger anxiety Armenian armenians black america dead bodies death camps depression free nation gender generation to generation holocausts homophobia j Source Type: news

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?
Each person processes alcohol differently and a wide range of factors comes into play whenever we take a drink, such as gender, weight, food intake, your tolerance, age, mood, and other medications you are taking.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime 30 minutes absorption BAC calculator blood alcohol content body fat conventional wisdom drinks drunk driving DUI DWI effects of alcohol empty stomach first person muscle tissue ounce beer person po Source Type: news

Remember when trans fats were supposed to be good for you?
William McCarthy is an adjunct professor of public health and co-director of the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He once worked for the Quaker Oats company. His current research includes a three-year trial to compare the traditional calorie-counting approach to weight control with the new high-fruit, high-vegetable MyPlate.gov approach (based on the DASH diet). This piece was posted on Zócalo Public Square on March 24. Thinking L.A. is a partnership of UCLA and Zócalo Public Square.     Not so long ago, it was near impossible to avoid trans fats — mor...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why People Hold Onto Stuff
Do you have too much stuff? We cling to things for many reasons, and it can be overwhelming. Guest blogger, Marcia Sloman, tells us where to start.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics empowerment hoarding human behavior overwhelming priority Source Type: news

Annual census headcount figures shows increased numbers in the NHS workforce compared to last year
25 March 2014: Females make up more than half of the GP workforce numbers. (Source: The IC : Alcohol)
Source: The IC : Alcohol - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Parents can pass on their bad habits to their children
Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University.The study, "Intergenerational Continuity of Substance Use," found that when compared to parents who did not use substances, parents who used alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs were significantly more likely to have children who used those same drugs. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

The Sober Truth about AA and the Rehab Industry
The science behind 12-step programs and rehabs is severely flawed.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news

Would Winning the Lottery Ruin Your Life?
Nearly everyone daydreams about winning big money in the lottery. Most people believe that winning a million in a lottery would dramatically change their lives, but would it change for better or for worse? Here's what the research on lottery winners shows.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Social Life control lottery lottery winners money power sudden wealth Source Type: news

Surrender Your Addiction to Stress
Nearly half of today’s adults reported being more stressed out. Are we doomed to a cycle of stress? In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender I discuss how the answer to stress is letting go, relinquishing control, and being more flexible in dealing with work, finances and relationships.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Judith Orloff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Self-Help Stress balance controlling depressed depression exhausted illness letting go more joy over control pushed to the limit relationships surrender type-A personality Source Type: news

Are You Affected by Someone's Drinking?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - March 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Real Stories: Recovering from Addiction
Early recovery is a difficult period. Four men share how they changed from seeing themselves as broken to in recovery. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Happiness 12 step programs addiction recovery alcohol abuse alcoholism arjun chasm disease of addiction drug addiction drugs eye contact family and friends fear four men gap ing Jobs journeys lifestyle nbs Source Type: news

7 Surprising Facts About Caffeine
Most of us have an intimate relationship with caffeine. We crave it, love it, and take it every day in coffee, tea and sodas. It feels quite familiar. But as I researched my book Caffeinated, I quickly learned that America’s favorite drug held surprises at every turn. Here are seven of them: MoreThe Afterlife of Oil SpillsMadonna Flaunts Armpit Hair in Instagram SelfieMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostPHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow Shares a No-Makeup (Really!) Selfie People1) Coke u...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mackenzie Yang Tags: Uncategorized Caffeine health Source Type: news

Kenya: New Low-Cost Rehab Opened in Kiambu
[The Star]A rehabilitation centre has been opened in Githunguri subcounty in Kiambu to cater to low income earners. Freedom from Addiction was officially opened on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Star rewards
One of the interesting claims made by a number of people that work with celebrities is that fame is addictive. But can fame really be classed an addiction? There are certainly those in both the academic and medical community who think that it can although empirical evidence is hard to come by. But was does the research evidence tell us?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Personality alcohol assertion celebrity rehab dr adam drug addict drugs everyday life fame Fame addiction Fame junkies guru max clifford mid 1990s natural path philosophy psychology Starsuckers. twenty years Source Type: news

Why We Seek the High of Stardom
One of the interesting claims made by a number of people that work with celebrities is that fame is addictive. But can fame really be classed an addiction? There are certainly those in both the academic and medical community who think that it can although empirical evidence is hard to come by. But was does the research evidence tell us?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Personality alcohol assertion celebrity rehab dr adam drug addict drugs everyday life fame Fame addiction Fame junkies guru max clifford mid 1990s natural path philosophy psychology Starsuckers. twenty years Source Type: news

Nasal spray delivers new type of depression treatment
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Cybersex Addiction Primer for Parents and Grandparents
What parents and grandparents need to know about cyber-sex addiction in order to protect the children in their lives from the very real modern-day threat of Internet sexual exploitation and development of an addiction to Internet pornographyread more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 23, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Catherine McCall, MS, LMFT Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting Sex addiction professionals adult chat rooms adult fantasy applying to colleges balanc Closer Together, Further Apart, pornography industry, James Steyer, common Sense Media, cybersex addiction D Source Type: news

Diagnosing Alcoholism at an Early Stage
Alcoholism is a devastating condition that is best diagnosed and treated early. I give an important clue in diagnosing alcoholism at the early stages.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Integrative Medicine Social Life a test for alcoholism alcoholism running in families convincing an alcoholic that he has a problem Diagnosing alcoholism getting sleepy before getting drunk metabolizing alc Source Type: news

Four Reasons He Doesn't Want Sex that are Not about You
Beautiful, fit, desirable and desiring women make sex therapy appointments to complain about husbands that don't want sex. Why? Here are 4 reasons and resolutions:read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 23, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Laurie J. Watson, LMFT, LPC Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex Therapy male low libido porn addiction Source Type: news

How Pakistan succumbed to a hard-drug epidemic
Almost 30 years after first reporting on Pakistan's then nascent North West Frontier heroin trade, David Browne returns to find a city - and a country - in the grip of mass drug addiction     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: peshawar pakistan khyber kakhtunkhwa heroin drugs david browne Source Type: news

Study: Powerful Painkillers Increasingly Prescribed In ERs
Emergency departments in America are increasingly prescribing strong painkilling drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin amid rising use of the medications nationally. Prescriptions for narcotic painkillers, or opiates, in emergency departments rose 49 percent between 2001 and 2010, according to a study published in this month’s issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Doctors have increasingly prescribed the potent painkillers in part because of a movement to improve pain management, according to CBS. But doctors are also increasingly incentivized to please patients—some hospitals offer pay incentives linked to patient satisfac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - March 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Rayman Tags: Uncategorized medication Source Type: news

ER use of narcotic painkillers up almost 50 percent
Powerful, addictive drugs like OxyContin and Percocet are being used when other medicines might do the trick (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between social stressors and drug use/hazardous drinking among former prison inmates - Calcaterra SL, Beaty B, Mueller SR, Min SJ, Binswanger IA.
Social stressors are associated with relapse to substance use among people receiving addiction treatment and people with substance use risk behaviors. The relationship between social stressors and drug use/hazardous drinking in former prisoners has not bee... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Are You Still Feeding Your Pain...Past Its Expiration Date?
Pain is a truth, but if we don't feed it, it has a natural life span. It is we who make pain immortal. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - March 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Colier, LCSW, Rev. Tags: Happiness Relationships addiction advaita Buddhism habit intimacy love marriage meditation mindfulness nancy colier Negative Thinking thought Source Type: news

Are You Feeding On Your Pain... Past Its Expiration Date?
Pain is a truth, but if we don't feed it, it has a natural life span. It is we who make pain immortal. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - March 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Colier, LCSW, Rev. Tags: Happiness Relationships addiction advaita Buddhism habit intimacy love marriage meditation mindfulness nancy colier Negative Thinking thought Source Type: news

Am I the Plaything of My Cat?
An attitude of openness is essential for self-understanding.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Happiness Philosophy arrogance cats Dogs humility self-understanding Source Type: news

Bisexuality and Recovery: How We Label Normalcy
If most people have sexual urges towards both genders, and most addicts quit their addictions, who are their support groups?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 21, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

Heroin Dangers - Mayo Clinic video
Dr. Daniel Hall-Flavin, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist and addiction specialist comments on the dangers of heroin. http://buff.ly/1goWAj4Drug abuse is changing fast: Old drugs are falling from favor, new ones are growingIn recent years, hundreds of new drugs have appeared on the recreational drugs market in Europe and the U.S. New psychoactive substances, mainly stimulants and cannabinoids from China sold on the internet, proliferate too quickly for anyone to keep track of them. Websites such as Erowid.org create lists of those drugs.It is all part of the rapid diversification of recreational drugs, fuelled by chemical ingenui...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Drug Abuse Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Annexation of Crimea will cut off 14,000 drug users from critical medical services
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has expressed alarm at the future of more than 14,000 people in Crimea who inject drugs following its annexation by Russia. Some 800 patients in the region are currently receiving opioid substitution therapy (OST). This treatment is prohibited in Russia and current stocks of methadone and buprenorphine on the Crimean peninsula will only last for another few weeks at most. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news