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More About Marijuana
If, however, you are having a problem with your use like the other people that I see every day, we are here to help you. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Self-Help Source Type: news

HIV and Hepatitis C Risk in Pregnancy and Newborns
Infection with HIV or Hepatitis C is especially prevalent in pregnant women with a history of drug and alcohol use. Although newborn infection rates are becoming less common, this remains an issue of vital importance for prospective adoptive parents.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting adoption AIDS hepatitis c international adoption Source Type: news

Exploring Addictions
Why is moderation so difficult?read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: William L. Mace Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Stress Source Type: news

Who Killed Robin Williams?
The death of Robin Williams effected many of my students and clients very deeply. And it effected me. This piece is a reflection on the life and work of Robin Williams and how his improvisational performances revealed the sad man beneath the happy clown.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert J. Landy, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity Depression Health acting celebrity deaths clowns comedy drama therapy folk music movies robin williams suicide Source Type: news

Should you worry about how much your doctor drinks?
Alcohol and drug dependence are common among doctors, but that's because they are human like everyone else, says Dr Phil Hammond (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: drinking support help clinic drugs alcohol nhs addiction booze Source Type: news

Addicts Symphony: drink and drugs 'widespread in classical world', says cellist
Drug and alcohol addiction is widespread among classical musicians, according to a former National Youth Orchestra cellist taking part in documentary Addicts' Symphony (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: drink musicians classical drugs orchestra addicts symphony Source Type: news

Debunking Myths About Addiction and Recovery
The good news is that despite the many myths about addiction, many addicts have sought treatment and established long-term sobriety and recovery, living healthier, happier, and more productive lives. The bad news is that many more addicts are shamed and stigmatized into silence and continued addiction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Education Psychiatry Self-Help Therapy addiction treatment alcohol abuse alcoholic alcoholism drug abuse drug addiction recovery rehab relapse sobriety Source Type: news

Kenya: 'Over One Million Children On Drugs'
[The Star]NACADA chairman John Mututho has disclosed that over one million children between the ages of 14-17 years are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The teens so addicted to exercise they're wrecking their health
While growing numbers of teens do virtually no exercise, at the other end of the spectrum some teenagers are becoming addicted to it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Celebrities Get Inferior Mental Health Care?
Celebrity life is rife with difficulties.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships anxirty celebrities depression drug addiction eating disorders mental health physical health privilege psychiatry psychology rehabilitation Ribin Williams substance abuse Source Type: news

Robin William's Suicide and Connection with Dual Diagnosis
I have been deeply impacted emotionally by the news of Robin William’s suicide and have found myself shedding tears as I think about the pain that he must have been experiencing and if the outcome could have been different. By nature, I try to find meaning when there is difficulty, and find inspiration from existential concepts—read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC Tags: Addiction Health Psychiatry Stress Therapy Source Type: news

Robin Williams
The outpouring of grief asked how someone who could bring so much joy to so many could also experience such darkness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Resilience Stress creativity robin williams suicide Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder and Addiction
These people are demanding, hard on themselves and others, constant life crises. The chaos leads to shame and lack of self-worth even though the person may be very intelligent or accomplished. They engage in a lot of helplessness, frequently asking for help but not carrying through with moving to a conclusion.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Personality Psychiatry Self-Help Source Type: news

Happiness, Depression, and Humor
The month of August is Happiness Happens month. It's a time to try to bring happiness to oneself and to others. Sometimes there's a blurring between happiness, depression and humor and the recent suicide of Robin Williams is a perfect example. Article shares musings about these connections and how to nurture happiness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Diana Raab, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness happy Inspirational Source Type: news

Pain Management in Recovery
The answer is not whether to provide adequate pain relief. That is a given. There is no reason that anyone with addiction should be made to suffer needlessly. If we know that someone is going to suffer post-surgical pain or a similar level of pain for other reasons, the patient with addiction should be treated as one would treat anyone.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

Alcohol tax urged to fund abstinence
A new tax on alcohol to fund abstinence-based treatment is among a number of measures to tackle drink and drug addiction recommended by a think tank. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Update on Addiction, Marijuana and Legalization:
The debate over legalization of marijuana continues, while alcohol is known to be the most damaging drug of all. Pot may be less destructive, but current research suggests that it disrupts the neurotransmitter crucial to the ability to feel pleasure and to enjoy life. The potential for addiction, and loss of motivation is confirmed by neuroscientific research. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lynn E. O’Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Happiness Neuroscience alcohol dangerous marijuana addiction marijuana legalization Source Type: news

Update on Addiction, Marijuana and Legalization
The debate over legalization of marijuana continues, while alcohol is known to be the most damaging drug of all. Pot may be less destructive, but current research suggests that it disrupts the neurotransmitter crucial to the ability to feel pleasure and to enjoy life. The potential for addiction, and loss of motivation is confirmed by neuroscientific research. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lynn E. O’Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Happiness Neuroscience alcohol dangerous marijuana addiction marijuana legalization Source Type: news

The New Old Age: The Addict Down the Hall
Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 15, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By PAULA SPAN Tags: Elder Care Drug Abuse and Traffic Health Care Nursing Homes Source Type: news

The New Old Age: The Addict Down the Hall
Substance abuse is not uncommon among seniors in nursing homes. A novel rehab program aims to address that. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By PAULA SPAN Tags: Elder Care Drug Abuse and Traffic Health Care Nursing Homes Source Type: news

Where Does Compulsive Caregiving Come From?
The need for tightly controlled irrelationships begins to develop in early childhood in response to a perception of “environmental” threats to our personal well-being and safety. To continue to feel safe, the child will do anything he has to do to make his caregiver feel better so that he feels better. This is the birth of compulsive caregiving—irrelationship style.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Anxiety Relationships abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment empathy empowerment intima Source Type: news

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Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lybi Ma Tags: Addiction Animal Behavior Source Type: news

Hospital patient hacks his own morphine pump | MassDevice.com On Call
An Austrian hospital finds out that one of its patients hacked into active morphine drug pumps, resulting in 2 patients with severe morphine addictions. MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A pair of patients at an Austrian hospital became addicted to morphine after one of them hacked their drug pumps to boost their dosage, according to a local report. News Well, Cybersecurity/Hacking, On Call, Drug Pumpsread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Global public health objectives need to address substance abuse in developing countries
Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. A new study that surveyed reports on modalities for treating addiction and their effectiveness in the developing world calls on policymakers to use this information to support the design of programs that meet known population needs. The study also encourages looking at ways to adapt the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model to fit different cultural norms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Loss of Robin Williams and Holistic Care for Depression
Robin Williams' brilliance left us way too early. Here are some steps to help us consider a more holistic and integrative model to deal with severe depression.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc Tags: Depression Diet Integrative Medicine Psychiatry alcoholism curcumin Dead Poets Society digestive health drug addiction holistic medicine melatonin mr. keating naturopathic medicine Parkinson ' robin williams saffron SAMe Source Type: news

Tough Truths You Should Know About Addiction, Depression
With each bout of depression, the sufferer may feel hopelessness, anxiety, preoccupation, dread, fear, and/or self-loathing. In Robin Williams’ case, we are again reminded of the strength of this foe. Treatment, therapy and medication for depression can help most and save many. But sometimes, despite mighty efforts, there is no Hollywood ending.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Media Resilience addiction recovery addiction treatment mental health Parkinson ' s disease relapse relapse prevention suicide triggers Source Type: news

"Genie, You're Free"
What's the role of the media when it comes to suicide coverage of a celebrity like Robin Williams? Is the media glamorizing and sending mixed messages about suicide to the public? And does a suicidal person like Williams have any "choice" in their actions? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Depression Education Ethics and Morality Media depression; anxiety; being; soul robin williams suicide Source Type: news

Robin Williams Teaches Us About Mental Illness
Robin Williams' death can teach us a lot about mental illness, addiction, and depression. Him dealing with substance use and depression reminds us that we all can be vulnerable to our past behaviors and old habits. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. Tags: Addiction Depression Psychiatry Self-Help acceptance accolades alcohol cravings death dependence drugs journalism judgment major depression major depressive disorder. psychiatry mindfulness prevention research robin wil Source Type: news

Common and distinct neural correlates of inhibitory dysregulation: Stroop fMRI study of cocaine addiction and intermittent explosive disorder - Moeller SJ, Froböse MI, Konova AB, Misyrlis M, Parvaz MA, Goldstein RZ, Alia-Klein N.
Despite the high prevalence and consequences associated with externalizing psychopathologies, little is known about their underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Studying multiple externalizing disorders, each characterized by compromised inhibition, could ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Anxiety and Addiction
What is happening in the brain is the building of receptors that have to be filled with alcohol or drugs to achieve a calm state. So tolerance develops and one needs more and more alcohol or benzodiazepines or nicotine to calm the individual. As more and more receptors build in the brain, more drugs, alcohol and nicotine is needed to bring the person to a state of calm.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Neuroscience Resilience Source Type: news

NIH Study: Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness
Studies have shown the benefit of mindfulness training added to substance abuse treatment. Now a study from the National Institutes of Health shows that lack of mindfulness may be one of the causes of substance abuse, in the first place.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help addiction treatment cause addiction cliffside malibu constance scharff mindfulness mindfulness addiction mindfulness substance abuse national institutes health addiction richard taite Source Type: news

My Boyfriend Broke Up With Me By Text
What to do about a text break-up.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Resilience addiction college dating Facebook high school Internet liking love marriage remarriage sex sexuality social media teens texting Source Type: news

Healer, Teacher, Hero, Villain from Mork to the Angriest Man
Robin Williams played healers, teachers, heroes, and villains. Did he play so many doctors and educators because he wanted to heal and teach, because he yearned for healing and learning, or because we wanted him to help himself and others grow better? Because of his very humanity, because of how he conveyed his humor and his pain, he appealed to the misfit in us all.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Travis Langley, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity Law and Crime Media aladdin alien awakenings Batman Christopher Nolan Dead Again Dead Poets Society doctors Flubber genie Good Morning Vietnam good will hunting healers hook Jakob the Liar Jumanji Source Type: news

Addicted to your cell phone? Good reasons to take a break from technology
(NaturalNews) Cell phones connect people over long distances, but they routinely distract people from everyday eye contact and shorten attention spans while disconnecting people from face to face interactions. Cell phone addictions can make some people look like zombies out in public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Workaholism: The addiction of this century
(The University of Bergen) Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway has been the first to assess workaholism in a nationally representative sample. This recent study shows that 8.3 percent of the Norwegian work force is addicted to work to the point where it becomes a health issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Global public health objectives need to address substance abuse in developing countries
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Substance addiction is a large and growing problem for developing societies. A new study that surveyed reports on modalities for treating addiction and their effectiveness in the developing world calls on policymakers to use this information to support the design of programs that meet known population needs. The study also encourages looking at ways to adapt the Alcoholics Anonymous model to fit different cultural norms. The findings are published in the Annals of Global Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news