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Life On A Knife Edge
Piquerism is defined as sexual arousal from penetrating another person’s body with sharp objects (such as pins, razors, knives, etc.). Despite high profile cases of piquerism, there has been relatively little published about the behavior. But what do we know about it?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 1, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Butt slashing Buttock stabbing Erotic mutilation Lust murder necrophilia Piquerism Sadistic lust murder Sexual mutilation sexual paraphilia sexual perversion sexual sadism Sexual stabbing Source Type: news

Smokers feed vicious toxic cycle of anxiety and stress - switch to organic food, end the addiction and feel alive again!
(NaturalNews) Life is hard and everybody gets anxious and "frazzled" sometimes, but if this is how you feel on/off all day, maybe it's because you smoke cigarettes. Maybe it's also because nicotine is only 30-minute relief for the "cigarette hangover" -- that feeling that ensues when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Babies of addicts 'display problems'
Babies born to drug-addicted mothers have significant developmental and vision problems at six months old, a Scottish study has found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reading Dangerous Faces
Children of alcoholics have had to become good face readers.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Steve Albrecht, DBA Tags: Addiction Self-Help alcoholic anger anxiety assessment contempt disgust Ekman face reading fear stress tghreat violence Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:'Like' Facebook's 'Year in Review' function? Many don't http://buff.ly/1rrmFpS - Facebook "Year in Review" feature highlights a larger digital design problem: Algorithms and code aren't intelligent, they just do what they're told. Students distracted by electronic devices perform at the same level as those who are focused on the lecture http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25279260?Using social media offers a host of practical benefits to the modern academic or public intellectual. Look for Powerful tweets th...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 31, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

New Year Often Ushers in Pledge to Quit Drinking
Addiction expert offers tips on getting treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcohol, Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who receive gender-specific substance abuse treatment have greater chance of employment
Women who receive treatment in gender-sensitive programs are more likely to be employed 12 months after treatment admission than women in more traditional treatment programs, according to research funded by NIDA. Additionally, women who complete treatment have greater odds of being employed than... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Treatment Research, Women Source Type: news

My 1 Tip For Making Your New Year's Resolutions Stick
Do you make New Year’s resolutions each January only to find them a distant memory come February? This year, instead of focusing on what you want to change, try focusing on HOW you are going to change it. Instead of making a vague resolution (“get in shape”), make a concrete plan that specifies where, when, and in what way you are going to implement your resolution.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - December 30, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Amie M. Gordon, PhD Tags: Addiction Cognition Diet Happiness Health Relationships Self-Help goal setting goals implementation intention motivation new year ' s resolution planning resolutions Source Type: news

Think Before You Drink
Many New Year's revelers get into trouble because they generally do not recognize that critical driving-related skills and decision-making abilities are diminished long before the obvious physical signs of intoxication. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Social Life drinking New Year ' s Eve Source Type: news

Prescription drug abuse: There is help
Facing the reality that "I need help" and knowing where to actually get it are crucial initial steps for anyone battling prescription drug addiction. The process to recovery can be one ridden with pain, denial and shame. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

28 Years to Figure Out Life
It only took me 28 years to stop making life all about me. It was a road plagued by various addictions at varying levels of intensity, lies, betrayal -- and, since I'm being honest, an unbelievable amount of fun. What I've realized is that experience is the pavement of our sidewalk to personal freedom. Our personal costs often come at a price, but the cost of what we can achieve is priceless. I could not have gotten to a space of inner contentment without having had to suffer for every wrong, every lie, and every ounce of self-hate and judgment that ever lived within me. My conscience, which I masked underneath suffocatin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The effect of colour and size on attentional bias to alcohol-related pictures - Harrison NR, McCann A.
Attentional bias plays an important role in the development and maintenance of alcohol addiction, and has often been measured with a visual probe task, where reaction times are compared for probes replacing either a substance-related cue or a neutral cue. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hate, love, and adolescent addiction
What every parent should read if their child has an addiction, and what every family member should read if they gather together for the holidays.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph A. Shrand, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Psychiatry Relationships Source Type: news

Registration open for Drug Facts Chat Day; 2015 Drug IQ Challenge preview available
Schools can now register for Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA’s annual Web chat that connects NIH scientists with teens around the country, at http://drugfactsweek. drugabuse.gov/chat/index.php. Drug Facts Chat Day occurs on January 30 during National Drug Facts Week, which runs from January 26 –... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Parents, Students, Teachers Source Type: news

Talking to Teens: How to Start the Conversation Part 1
A healthy relationship starts with conversation.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mendi Baron Tags: Addiction Parenting Source Type: news

Best Moments for Overdose Prevention in 2014
As the year winds to a close, the media is spitting out 'Best of 2014' lists on fashion and political blunders as fast as people can think of them. Forgive me for adding to the fray, but 2014 has been a remarkable year for overdose prevention too and I think we deserve our own list of defining moments in 2014. The countdown starts now. #5 Death of Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman On February 2, 2014 the world mourned the passing of legendary actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead of an apparent heroin overdose. His death sparked a national conversation on addiction, opioids, the deplorable state of drug treatment access, and n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Truth About Loneliness
Loneliness damages your health, promotes your bad habits and shortens your life, but you do not need more people in your life to fix this problem. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Neuroscience Relationships dating Facebook addiction loneliness marriage marriage problems social media Source Type: news

Liverpool woman Vicky White drank herself to death consuming 330 units of alcohol a WEEK
EXCLUSIVE: Vicky White, 38, from Liverpool, died of liver failure in July after battling alcohol addiction for 25 years. Her children, Jack, 17, and Mia, seven, have just had their first Christmas without her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lion King
If through therapy, AA, life experiences or a kind word, the addicted person comes to a place of self-validation and acceptance of their feelings, sobriety and a full life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Psychiatry Source Type: news

Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications put teens at risk
Teens prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are more likely to abuse them later (compared to those who had never had a prescription). Teens reported they used these medications to self-treat insomnia or anxiety or to get “high.” This research, the first longitudinal study to examine nonmedical... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Health and Medical Professionals, Medical Consequences, Parents, Pre-Teens, Prescription Drugs, Prevention Research, Teens Source Type: news

Buyer Beware: Your Cereal May Contain More Sugar Than a Dessert!
"No fat," "oat fiber," "multigrain flakes," "helps lower cholesterol." Cereal boxes make all kinds of claims to get you to pick them for your health. Buyer beware... even cereals that include lots of fiber and whole grains usually have 3-4 teaspoons of sugar per cup of cereal. "In fact, worldwide we are consuming about 500 extra calories a day from sugar. That's just about what you would need to consume if you wanted to gain a pound a week," Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D, manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, wrote in the HuffPost blog "10 Things You Don't Know About Suga...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Harvard Business School professor goes ballistic with legal threats over $4 worth of Chinese takeout food
(NaturalNews) Was it a case of MSG addiction gone postal or an honest attempt at protecting the public against fraud? Harvard Business School professor Ben Edelmen's recent email exchanges with a Chinese restaurant owner ruffled some feathers in the local media after it was discovered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Psychoactive substances use experience and addiction or risk of addiction among by Polish adolescents living in rural and urban areas - Pawłowska B, Zygo M, Potembska E, Kapka-Skrzypczak L, Dreher P, Kędzierski Z.
The objective of the study was to determine the similarities and differences between adolescents with psychoactive substances use experience living in urban and rural areas as regards the intensity of Internet addiction symptoms as well as the evaluation o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Saint Luke's scientist writes viral Times op-ed
James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research specialist for the Mid America Heart Institute at St. Luke's Health System, co-wrote an opinion piece on the addictive nature of sugar that has rocketed up The New York Times. According to KCUR, the 28-year-old research scientist and his co-author Sean Lucan, an assistant professor at the New York-based Albert Einstein College of Medicine, argue that "refined sugar is more insidious and dangerous than salt." Subsequently, the editorial appeared on… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Hollywood substance abuse treatment center bought for $13M
A Tennessee company will acquire a Hollywood substance abuse treatment company for $13 million. American Addiction Centers, a subsidiary of AAC Holdings (NYSE: AAC), plans to close the all-cash acquisition of Recovery First in early 2015. Recovery First has a 56-bed inpatient substance abuse treatment center at 4110 Davie Road Extension in Hollywood. The company generates about $7.3 million in annual revenue, according to a news release. "The addition of Recovery First's facilities and its in-network… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Celia Ampel Source Type: news

Concept clarification of grief in mothers of children with an addiction - Zucker DM, Dion K, McKeever RP.
AIM: To report an analysis of the concept of grief in mothers of children with an addiction. BACKGROUND: The concept of grief in this context is poorly understood and often synonymously used with concepts depression, loss and chronic sorrow. In the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When All Our Dreams Come True
The warmth and closeness that come our way during the holidays can cast a long shadow: loss, loneliness, and alienation. That makes Christmas a difficult time for ex- and recovering addicts. Because drugs and other addictions promise to fill the hole.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Marc Lewis, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Neuroscience Social Life alcoholism Christmas drug addiction drugs loneliness Source Type: news

8 Science-Backed Reasons To Turn Off Your Cell Phone This Christmas
Throughout 2014, we have watched digital detox challenges come and go, and read about the many health benefits that come along with loosening our ties to technology. But somehow, we've still managed to allow our smartphone addictions to reach an entirely new level of OMG. With the Christmas holiday looming, now is as good a time as any to take one last stab at unplugging for the year and experience the benefits that just might convince you to turn off your tech more often in 2015. Don't believe us? Here are eight reasons ditching that cell phone could be the smartest thing you do this Christmas. You'll feel happier taki...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Psychopharmacology Problem Solving: Principles & Practices to Get It Right
A longstanding debate in the field of psychology is whether or not psychologists — specifically, PhDs and PsyDs who serve in a clinical capacity — should, like psychiatrists (who have MDs), be able to prescribe medication. At present, two states permit prescriptive authority for appropriately trained psychologists: New Mexico and Louisiana, with more states on the horizon for approval. That authority is monitored under the supervision of a psychiatrist or other qualified practicing medical physician. Meanwhile, the American Psychological Association (APA), while it supports prescriptive authority for clinical psych...
Source: Psych Central - December 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: K.M. McCann, PhD Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Medications Professional Psychiatry Psychology Treatment Pharmacology Psychiatric Medication Psychopharmacology Scott Kraly Source Type: news

Online Fame Puts Cats Front And Center, May Help Spur Animal Adoptions
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer. We adore Nora the piano-playing cat. We chuckle as a comical feline named Maru leaps into cardboard boxes. We revel in Grumpy Cat's permanently sour expression. And with millions watching videos of other kitties getting tongue baths from horses and playing peekaboo with their owners, cats have become online stars. For feline fans, it's a sea change. In the affections of Americans, cats often get short shrift compared with dogs. Some see cats as aloof, poo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The top 10 most popular news stories of 2014
10 - Scarlet fever cases on the rise in England In March there was concern due to a sharp rise in scarlet fever cases, with more than 3,500 occurring in the first quarter of the spring. Thankfully the number of cases appears to have now fallen back.   9 - Call to make 5 a day fruit and veg into '7 a day' Researchers called for the recommendation of eating five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day to be increased to seven. This was because they found evidence that seven portions significantly reduced the risk of premature death.   8 - Home HIV testing kits now legal in UK Over-the-counter HIV testing kits became l...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Lifestyle/exercise Special reports Source Type: news

Addiction Is a Disease That Shatters Lives -- It's Time to Say ENOUGH #WeAreShatterproof
I know how terrible the disease of addiction can be. Three years ago, my son Brian -- 15 months clean but unable to handle the shame and stigma of his disease -- took his own life. He was just 25 years old. He had struggled with addiction for nearly a decade and tried time and again to get clean and stay healthy. But addiction is a dark and lonely road for those who walk it. Brian's death shattered my family, and tragically we are not alone. Our story is shared by hundreds of thousands of other parents across the country. Every day, about 22 million Americans struggle with addiction, and it's only getting worse. Fatal ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Way to control internal clocks discovered
Researchers hypothesize that targeting components of the mammalian clock with small molecules like REV-ERB drugs may lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and anxiety disorders. It also is possible that REV-ERB drugs may be leveraged to help in the treatment of addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why You Should Learn and Practice Yoga
Yoga is a balanced practice of physical exercise, breathing control and meditation that can reduce psychosocial distress as well as improve cardiovascular and cognitive function. Yoga may prove to be a practical adjunct to a healthy lifestyle, according to research.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Spirituality Therapy Yoga Source Type: news

When Does Plastic Surgery Become Masochistic, Self-Torture?
My own recent experience with plastic surgery brought greater wisdom than my clinical training or experience counseling men and women. Is it, by definition, psychologically unhealthy to pursue (cosmetically motivated) plastic surgery?read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seth Meyers, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Health Relationships Sex Source Type: news

Consumption of addictive substances in mariners - Pougnet R, Pougnet L, Loddé B, Canals L, Bell S, Lucas D, Dewitte JD.
BACKGROUND: For many years, studies have confirmed that there is a high prevalence of addiction amongst seafarers. The effect of this is even more serious when one considers their isolated and even hostile living environment presenting risks which require ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SLU researcher discovers a way to control internal clocks
(Saint Louis University) Researchers hypothesize that targeting components of the mammalian clock with small molecules like REV-ERB drugs may lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and anxiety disorders. It also is possible that REV-ERB drugs may be leveraged to help in the treatment of addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive
The sweet craving that once offered a survival advantage now works against us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMES J. DiNICOLANTONIO and SEAN C. LUCAN Tags: Food Research Sugar Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: Sugar Season. It’s Everywhere, and Addictive.
The sweet craving that once offered a survival advantage now works against us. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JAMES J. DiNICOLANTONIO and SEAN C. LUCAN Tags: Food Research Sugar Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Mindfulness: Using the Holidays as a Healing Moment
Welcome to the holiday season, with all of its joys and pleasures! If ever there were a moment when memories and feelings are heightened, this is one. Holidays have the elusive power to reach into our treasure box of memories. Each song, scent or sight triggers a quiet rush of recollections and along with them the feelings and thoughts we felt at that time. The more senses that are involved in an experience, the more the brain remembers it. And the stronger the emotion attached with the memory, the more it engraves itself on our neural networks. The warm feelings of hearing holiday music, seeing Santa ringing his bell and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Marijuana Use By Kids and Teens: Parents, Pay Attention!
I live in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize marijuana possession and use. Beware....Whether you call it pot, weed or marijuana, the long-term impacts of this mind-altering drug, especially for kids and teenagers, spells danger.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Heitler, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Self-Help harm from marijuana use marijuana use by kids and teens marijunana Source Type: news

Grateful Musings on the Holidays and Hope for Addicts and Their Families
The holiday season is a special time of year. Families, friends and even strangers share memories of their past along with expectations and dreams for the future. We certainly should be grateful for being able to live in this day and age. There are so many advances in areas like medical treatment, particularly in the realm of addiction. The holidays are a great time for bonding with kids, siblings, aging parents and perhaps grandparents. Connecting and reconnecting are common family activities, especially during traditional celebrations. Whether remembering Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another event, we all do our best...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The War on Weed is Over
The war on weed pursued by countless law enforcement personnel since at least the 1960s is effectively over. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Health marijuana weed Source Type: news