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Quaaludes, Referenced in Cosby Deposition, Have Checkered History
Originally approved and marketed as a “safer” sleeping pill, less addictive than barbiturates, the drug was both sedating and hypnotic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BENEDICT CAREY Tags: Cosby, Bill Drug Abuse and Traffic Sex Crimes Idol, Billy Source Type: news

Are You Healing Your Grief, or Perpetuating It?
We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life. Yet grief is not always healing. Many of us have known people who were stuck in their grief, seemingly locked into the past and unable to move forward in their lives. What is the difference between those who feel their grief and move on and those who get stuck in it? The difference lies in what they believe they have lost. When people believe they have lost their SOURCE OF LOVE, their ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

NIH study identifies gene variant linked to compulsive drinking
Carrying a gene variant that affects the release of a specific brain protein may put one at greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, according to the results of a recent animal study. The study was led by Professor Dorit Ron, PhD, Endowed Chair of Cell Biology of Addiction, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, and was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - July 20, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Father loses son to addiction, ends up in recovery himself
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dover woman claims she was given methadone instead of son's reflux medication
Adele Ridgeway said she found the drug - used to substitute morphine for heroin addicts - in a bag with her son Oliver's prescription after picking it up from her local chemists in Dover, Kent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The natural history of antisocial personality disorder - Black DW.
Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterized by a pattern of socially irresponsible, exploitative, and guiltless behaviour. ASPD is associated with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders and medical comorbidity. Rates of natural and ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug and Alcohol Detox Center Grand Opening in Cherry Hill, New Jersey...
Over 300 addiction treatment professionals gathered in Cherry Hill for the Sunrise Detox Cherry Hill Open House and Networking Event(PRWeb July 17, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12855344.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 18, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opinion: Is Internet addiction the next mental illness?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father loses son to addiction, ends up in recovery himself and then ...
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here Are the Four Types of Drunks, According to Science
You know when you’re out with your friends at a bar, and you’ve all had the same amount to drink, yet one friend is giggling uncontrollably, another is telling a hilarious story to a group of strangers, a third is picking a fight with the bouncer, and the last is talking to the bartender as if those four Jägerbombs never happened? You might have wondered, well, what’s up with that? Science to the rescue. Psychology researchers from the University of Missouri at Columbia have published a study in Addiction Research & Theory attempting to bring the conventional wisdom that there are many distinct w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alissagreenberg Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol bar drunk Ernest Hemingway Food & Drink mary poppins mr. hyde nutty professor Science study Source Type: news

I’ve only got one word for you portmanteau addicts | Joel Golby
From Brangelina to Brexit, the ugly mating of elegant words has gone too far. So don’t be a Camerunt: cease portmanteauing immediatelyA little party trick I use to bore girls is to pepper them with exceptionally dry factlets about the English language. It involves me saying things like: “Yo hey what up: did you know the reason we have a different word for the flesh of an animal and the animal itself is because of the French invasion of 1066, when French became the language of the courts, and they made many decadent boeuf dishes?” I wiggle closer and say: “Did you know there is a direct line between the plague and t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Joel Golby Tags: Language Science Life and style Source Type: news

Is your kid a web junkie? Tech addiction advice for parents
Experts weigh in on how to help children find a healthy balance between reality and virtual reality (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Born an addict: Clues from umbilical cords
Every baby born that enters this world, arrives with an umbilical cord in tow. For those babies born addicted to drugs, that umbilical cord is now a key connection -- a hard to hide clue -- for identifying what drugs are coursing through a newborn’s veins. The drug(s) detected will help physicians determine the best treatment and what withdrawal symptoms to expect. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard
Take a look at the following litany of quotes taken from actual interactions I've had with people close to me over the last week or so: "Hang on a sec, I have to check us in." "Do that again, I want to get a picture of it!" "That is so funny! I absolutely have to post that!" "Of course I was listening! I just had to check to see if an important email came through yet." I'd like to think we all have those people in our lives. We all know these types -- the ones so addicted to their phones or tablets that they actually plan their time around their interaction with the screen. You may recognize the first quote from the "check...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Here Is My Rant About Everything I Hate and Why I Am Better Than the Rest of the World
I know I have a loyal following of readers. And I also know I don't have hundreds of thousands of readers. The reason is I refuse to hate. The most widely circulated posts are ones of controversial hate and attack with a side of sarcastic belittlement. The standard hate and attack article is a black and white, us vs. them diatribe loaded with closed-minded labeling and unsubstantiated assumptions. Open mindedness, compassion, and a genuine desire for understanding are lacking. Complaints are lodged without suggested resolutions. The intent is to demonize others in order to promote the writer's beliefs and agenda. Some of t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Twitter Chat on how Marijuana and Alcohol Impair Driving - July 17 at 1pm
Follow @NIAAAnews and @NIDANews on Twitter this Friday 7/17, at 1pm ET for a chat on how marijuana and alcohol impair your driving. Join the chat using #DruggedDriving.                           (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - July 15, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

SLU scientist awarded special NIH grant to solve painkiller problem
(Saint Louis University) SLU pain researcher Daniela Salvemini has been awarded the NIH's Cutting-Edge Basic Research Award to solve an alarming problem: pain killers that are capable of quelling terrible pain also carry debilitating side effects and significant risk of addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Jealousy in a romantic relationship can lead to alcohol problems
(Elsevier) People who depend on their relationship to make them feel good about themselves are more likely to drown their sorrows if they believe their partner is cheating, suggests new research. The study, published in Addictive Behaviors, links romantic jealousy, relationship-dependent self-esteem and alcohol problems for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Stress Epidemic and the Search for the Modern Cure
We are living in an epidemic of stress. The people who walk into my office on a daily basis - busy successful New Yorkers with full lives and a lot going on -- look to the world like they have it all. But more often than not they are deeply stressed out. They are not alone. In 2011, nearly 75 million unique prescriptions were written for Xanax and Ativan, two anti-anxiety medications, in the United States, indicating our country has a serious problem with stress. Furthermore, one in 10 Americans now takes an antidepressant medication -- and among women in their 40s and 50s, that number is one in four. From, what I see da...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Intellectual pursuits may curb addictions
Stephen FellerBERKELEY, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Spending time doing intellectually stimulating activities may help ease or prevent addiction, based on a study with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intellectual pursuits may buffer brain against addiction
Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new study of mice suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain's reward system and buffer it against drug dependence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Saturated fat has a 'similar effect on the brain as Class A drugs'
The University of Montreal study found foods rich in saturated fats heighten reward-seeking behaviour - much like an addict has to increase their dose over time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Unexpected Ways To Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen Time
Scientists may be debating whether our attachment to technology should be considered a formal addiction, but parents of school-aged children don’t need to wait for academic consensus to recognize that our devices have in many ways transformed our lives and family dynamic. "It’s an interesting question about whether we’re addicted or just overly attached,” James A. Roberts, author of the forthcoming book Too Much Of A Good Thing: Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? told The Huffington Post. “But is our cell phone use getting in the way of our relationships with our children or our work or fami...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Strange Link Between Eye Color And Alcohol Abuse
Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer   |   July 08, 2015 07:44pm ET  People with light-colored eyes may have a higher risk of alcoholism than people with dark-brown eyes, new research suggests. In the study, researchers looked at 1,263 Americans of European ancestry, including 992 people who were diagnosed with alcohol dependence and 271 people who were not diagnosed with alcohol dependence. They found that the rate of alcohol dependence was 54 percent higher among people with light-colored eyes — including blue, green, gray and light-brown eyes — than among those with da...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men
It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Radiology, Reproductive Medicine, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Attention Pharmacists: How Are You Catching Prescription Opioid Pharmacy Shoppers?
Identifying patients who might be more likely than others to overdose on opioids could save lives if pharmacies could agree on what to look for in addictive behaviors. The signs might be found in the data available to pharmacists across the country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: CJ Arlotta Source Type: news

Meth, Coke Addiction May Affect Brains of Women More Than Men
It's not clear why past drug dependence is linked to less gray matter in female brains, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Abuse, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intellectual pursuits may buffer the brain against addiction
(University of California - Berkeley) Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new University of California, Berkeley, study of mice suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain's reward system and buffer it against drug dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why the Supreme Court's Decision to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Will Benefit You Wherever You Are on the Planet
There are three lessons that I believe if we all learned about societies while we're alive, life would fare better for us all: 1. Progress in society is inevitable; it advances through the good times and bad times, invariably and inevitably, whether you are on board or not. 2. Progress is a result of several factors, but there is only one factor that is proving itself to be the only obligatory ingredient for progress to materialize, and it is social equality. 3. If you say "so what?" repeatedly over and over again, sooner or later, you either will be slapped by an aunt or be taken into custody. For the sake of this art...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Smartphone's Sleep Interference Could Mean For Mental Health
Your smartphone habit may be doing more than harming your relationships -- it could be damaging your sleep and ultimately triggering depression and anxiety. A growing body of research finds that smartphone users have sleep problems that interfere with their daily functioning. "We know that young people and older people are on some kind of screen before bedtime, even within the last 30 or 60 minutes before going to sleep," said Dr. Shalini Paruthi, the director of the Pediatric Sleep and Research Center at Saint Louis University. "Everybody has a wakeup alarm, but it may be equally important to set a bedtime alarm," Pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

An Embarrassing Number Of People Say They Couldn't Live Without Their Smartphone
As Americans become increasingly dependent on their mobile devices, more and more of us can't seem to fathom living without one. Forty-six percent of participants in a new Gallup poll said they agreed with the following statement: “I can’t imagine my life without my smartphone.” Fifty-four percent said they disagreed. “The smartphone is transformative for those who use it, not only by making their lives better, but by becoming something of a fifth limb. Most take it with them everywhere and sleep with it, and if it goes missing -- even for a day -- four in 10 would feel a significant level of stress,” wrote Lyd...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Well: How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.
Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health medicine and health Parenting Featured Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Well: How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.
Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 13, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health medicine and health Parenting Featured Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.
Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health medicine and health Parenting Featured Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.
Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 13, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health medicine and health Parenting Featured Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Well: How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First.
Parents have a better chance of controlling their children’s addiction to texting and gaming if they set aside family times for putting down devices. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 13, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Family Personal Health medicine and health Parenting Featured Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Stopping or reducing cocaine use associated with lower cardiovascular risk marker levels
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For people who use cocaine, stopping or reducing cocaine use is associated with decreased levels of endothelin-1 (ET-1) -- a protein that plays a key role in the development of coronary artery disease, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Charles Winick, Author Who Challenged Views on Drugs and Gender, Dies at 92
Mr. Winick, a professor of anthropology and sociology, was known for his research into the blurring of lines between the sexes and for his controversial views on drug addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Charles Winick Archaeology and Anthropology Deaths (Obituaries) City University of New York Source Type: news

ICYMI: Walking In Nature And How To Get Picky Eaters To Try New Foods
This week, we're reading stories of humans in trying situations. A career-driven news reporter undergoes years of fertility treatments, while wishing she'd frozen her eggs decades earlier.  And in conflict-ridden South Sudan, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, a woman from a conservative, rural area faces an impossible choice: Should she listen to the advice of her husband or her doctor during childbirth? Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? 1. How South Sudan's Conflict Is Killing Women Far From The Battlefield -- The Huffington Post Ongoing con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New study reveals dangers of opioid abuse for chronic back pain sufferers
Scientists discovered that chronic back patients suffering from high levels of depression or anxiety are more prone to opioids abuse. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

"So prohibition can work?" Changes in use of novel psychoactive substances among adolescents attending a drug and alcohol treatment service following a legislative ban - Smyth BP, James P, Cullen W, Darker C.
BACKGROUND: Legislative changes targeting novel psychoactive substance (NPS) use were introduced in Ireland over the summer of 2010 and resulted in closure of 90% of headshops. We sought to examine use of NPS among adolescents attending addiction treatment... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Middle-class women lead surge in heroin usage
The number of women fighting heroin addiction is on the rise and the low cost of the drug is making it hard for officials to get a handle on the problem (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: take nootropic brain drugs
Some in Silicon Valley claim that a combination of supplements, over-the-counter medications and other chemicals taken together can improve cognitive functionUpgrade your mind with a brain stimulatorUpgrade your diet with meals in a beakerJesper Noehr, 30, reels off the ingredients in the chemical cocktail he’s been taking every day before work for the past six months. It’s a mixture of exotic dietary supplements and research chemicals that he says gives him an edge in his job without ill effects: better memory, more clarity and focus and enhanced problem-solving abilities. “I can keep a lot of things on my mind at o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Zoë Corbyn Tags: Technology Silicon Valley Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Drugs Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Screen Addiction, Bullies and Love Life
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Love (Emotion) medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Mental Health Services Are a Critical Rural Need
Reports high rates of depression, suicide, and addiction among rural people, and notes barriers to treatment including lack of anonymity, shortage of detoxification centers, transportation-related problems, and cultural reluctance to seek help with emotional and behavioral stresses. Notes that telemedicine has enabled psychiatrists to treat distance patients effectively, yet initiatives such as this have received little support. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - July 10, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Screen Addiction, Bullies and Love Life
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Love (Emotion) medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Screen Addiction, Bullies and Love Life
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Love (Emotion) medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

The Weekly Health Quiz: Screen Addiction, Bullies and Love Life
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: Quizzes Love (Emotion) medicine and health Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news