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Be Open to Everything and Attached to Nothing
Find out from renowned crisis communications experts why happiness and success come from being open to everything and attached to nothing.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - November 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kathy Cramer, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Resilience Self-Help Work addiction asset-based thinking authenticity lead positive leadership personal growth self actualization self awareness self discovery self talk Source Type: news

True Gender Equality for Both Women and Men
Joseph Chamie is a former Director of the United Nations Population Division.By Joseph ChamieUNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2014 (IPS)Numerous international and national efforts have focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The United Nations, for example, has convened four world conferences on women – Beijing in 1995, Nairobi in 1985, Copenhagen in 1980 and Mexico City in 1975 – and Member States have adopted various international agreements, such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).Achieving true ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Identity Gender Violence Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights I Source Type: news

Caffeine counters cocaine's effects on women's estrus cycles
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Women are more sensitive to the effects of cocaine and more susceptible to cocaine abuse than men. Cocaine's ability to disrupt a woman's estrus cycle may explain the sex differences in cocaine addiction, and new evidence that caffeine may be neuroprotective and able to block cocaine's direct effects on the estrus cycle reveals novel treatment possibilities, according to an article published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Understanding How Alcohol Uniquely Affects Women
When it comes to processing alcohol, men and women are quite different. Contrary to common belief, men and women of almost the same height and weight do not experience similar effects after consuming equal amounts of alcohol.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 20, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Social Life alcohol drinking drunk men women Source Type: news

Regular Pot Use Changes the Brain
The existing literature on the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain is confusing, mostly due to methodological differences across studies. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 20, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Source Type: news

Buprenorphine tapering less effective than ongoing maintenance for prescription opioid abuse
A recent NIDA-funded study concludes that maintenance buprenorphine therapy is more effective than tapering and discontinuation of the medication in treating prescription opioid-dependent patients in primary care settings. In this 14-week study, participants whose buprenorphine was tapered over... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 20, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Opioids, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Tech tool will support smokers' efforts to quit for good
UCLA is marking the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20 by introducing a new technology tool to help smokers who are seen in the UCLA Health System quit for good. Health care providers in the UCLA Health System will soon be able to send an “eReferral” for tobacco cessation through CareConnect, the patients’ electronic health record, to the California Smokers’ Helpline. The helpline, based at UC San Diego, offers free telephone counseling and follow-up support that doubles the chances of long-term quitting. Referred patients cared for in the UCLA Health System as inpatients or  outpatients will then receive a call f...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 19, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Therapeutic Baking: An Interview with Sara Barthol
Yes, you read that correctly: pie therapy. Sara and Stacie describe this course as “a simple, fun and yummy introduction to baking with a therapeutic twist.” When I heard about pie therapy I was immediately intrigued and knew that I had to learn more, and that I wanted to share this idea with others.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Self-Help Therapy addiction recovery addiction treatment alternative therapies alternative therapy Source Type: news

Are There Positive Addictions?
There’s no such thing as a positive addictionread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Health consequences positive addiction wellbeing Source Type: news

Describing Depression Through Art
Depression and mental illness have become frequently-talked-about topics, by famous and “regular” people alike. Now, more people are telling their stories in different and creative ways, including artists focusing on sharing experiences of mental illness through their art.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elana Premack Sandler, M.S.W., M.P.H Tags: Addiction Anxiety Creativity Depression art artist cartoonist graphic novels photagrapher photography suicide suicide prevention writer Source Type: news

Parenting High-Functioning Teens Around Drinking and Drugs
Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenager’s alcohol and drug usage, including how best to set limits and rules within the household.These issues may become concealed and more complicated when these individuals are high-functioning—in that they are performing well in school,engaged in extra-curricular activities,socialize with friends and appear healthy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC Tags: Addiction Parenting alcohol drinking drugs parenting teenagers tennagers Source Type: news

Residential treatment may be first-line option for opioid-dependent young adults
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Addiction Services found that a month-long, 12-step-based residential program with strong linkage to community-based follow-up care, enabled almost 30 percent of opioid-dependent young adults to remain abstinent a year later. Another recent study found that 83 percent of young adults entering an office-based opioid treatment program had dropped out a year later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings
(KU Leuven) Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 19, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Addiction as a Disease of Isolation
The anxiously attached person chooses the chemical shortcut to avoid pain and frustration, and becomes trapped there. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction anxiety Source Type: news

The Tragedy That Made 'Mom' Personal For Allison Janney
Allison Janney won an Emmy for her hilarious work on "Mom," a sitcom that finds the humor in recovering from addiction, but it was a dark personal tragedy that made her take the role. Janney opened up to HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Tuesday about how her brother's death -- which she has called "the most traumatic event of my life” -- helped her find the importance of "Mom." "I lost my brother to addiction and other things. It was terrible, and I think that's why when this show came into my lap and I saw it was about people in recovery and addiction, I was like, 'I'm doing it. I just want to do it. I just want to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Evidence grows that heavy marijuana use may harm the brain
New NIDA-funded research shows that heavy marijuana use (at least four times per week over the past six months) is linked to adverse changes in the function and structure of brain areas associated with reward, decision making, and motivation.  Heavy marijuana use can also enhance some brain... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: College Age & amp; Young Adults, College Students, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, Medical Consequences, Parents, Parents, Pre-Teens, Researchers, Teens Source Type: news

6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don't Have Time
"How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?" patients frequently ask. As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it's easier than you might imagine. I find when I invest that time, it pays off by keeping me healthy and eating well. In the end, it makes life easier.  You can cook once and eat twice by making more than you need and enjoying leftovers. Let's face it: If you wait to decide what to eat until just before you leave for wo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Sex Addiction as a Sex-Positive Concept
The sex addiction recovery movement not only complements the progress made toward a sex-positive culture, it reinforces it. Sharing and exploring not just our greatest sexual joys and discoveries, but our struggles and pain as well, is the path to an integrated and holistic model of sexuality.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 18, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Sex Therapy Alexandra Katehakis Center for Healthy Sex infidelity polyamory sex addict sex addiction sex addiction los angeles sex-negative sex-positivity sexuality shame Source Type: news

Complain And You Gain
We’re not really an addiction-addled culture of over sharers, instead, it’s that we’re a culture of complainers. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Media Self-Help Source Type: news

Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?
Pairing an unpleasant smell with cigarette odor during a single night of sleep can curb the desire to smoke, new research hints. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)
Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Primary Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Secrets that Every Family Keeps
Every family has at least one secret, and some have many more than that. As difficult as it may be to do so, reaching out for help when your family’s secret involves mental illness may be the one best way to cope. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Relationships Self-Help addictions bipolar disorder Borderline Personality Disorder celebrity family secrets mental illness stigma Susan Krauss Whitbourne treatment Source Type: news

How Puzzles Help My Writing
A confession: virtually every day, I spend anywhere from a few minutes to, well, more than a few minutes solving puzzles. These days the puzzles are likely to be KenKen, crosswords, one of Liberty Puzzles' ingenious jigsaws or Tower Madness, a strategy game, an addiction I had shaken until recently, when I discovered they had released 30 new maps to play: 30 new puzzles to solve. Occasionally I tell myself that crosswords and some of the other puzzles exercise my general knowledge and vocabulary, and I hold out hope that the researchers who claim working puzzles is good for the brain are right, that the time I've spent st...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Number One Thing Our Parents Forgot to Teach Us
The one thing we often fail to teach our children, because our parents failed to teach us...read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Colleen Long, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Depression Happiness Parenting Self-Help babies books children colleen long cultvating joy education khalil parents shefali teach Source Type: news

The Number One Thing We Often Forget to Teach Our Children
The one thing we often fail to teach our children, because our parents failed to teach us...read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Colleen Long, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Depression Happiness Parenting Self-Help babies books children colleen long cultvating joy education khalil parents shefali teach Source Type: news

Trust Yourself
Take responsibility for your actions and trust that you are making the healthiest choices and decisions for yourself under your current circumstances.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Susan McQuillan, M.S., RDN Tags: Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help anxiety control emotional overeating food addict intuition trust Source Type: news

The Case of the Missing Scooter
What the theft of my daughter's scooter says about social trustread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 17, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ulrich Boser Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Source Type: news

More And More People Believe Stress And Burnout Will Kill Us. Here's How to Avoid It.
For as long as Ruby Wax has struggled with depression, she has spent an equal amount of time fascinated by how the brain works. She has enjoyed a prosperous career as a comedian and entertainer in the United Kingdom -- recognized for her BBC television show spanning 25 years and script work on "Absolutely Fabulous" -- but recently, she has refocused her attention on her "crazy mind," the part of her that has led to both incredible stress and success over the years. Receiving the opportunity to study mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University, she used her master's dissertation in 2013 to create her latest ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Living with an Alcoholic
Living with an addict can be a living hell: unpredictable and dangerous, yet sometimes exciting and romantic. We never know when we’ll be blamed or accused. We can’t dependably plan social events. As the addict becomes more irresponsible, we pick up the slack and do more, often becoming the sole functioning parent or even the sole provider. We’re unable to lean on our partner for comfort or support. Meanwhile, we rescue him or her from disasters, medical emergencies, accidents, or jail, make excuses for no-shows at work and family gatherings, and patch up damaged property, relationships, and self-inflicted mishap...
Source: Psych Central - November 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Disorders General Relationships & Love Substance Abuse Abstinence Alcohol Abuse Codependency Denial Disease Model Drinking culture Manipulation Moderation recovery Rehab Secondhand drinking Secrecy Source Type: news

America's sugar addiction: Just how bad is it?
As the United States' first tax on sugary drinks goes into effect in California, here's a look at the facts and figures for America's love affair with sugar (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TSRI researchers discover new type of neuron that plays key role in nicotine addiction
(Scripps Research Institute) For decades, scientists thought drug addiction was the result of two systems in the brain -- the reward system, activated when a person used a drug, and the stress system, which kicked in during withdrawal. Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found these two systems are actually linked. Their findings show that in the core of the brain's reward system are specific neurons that are active both with use of and withdrawal from nicotine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

CRAN Hosts SfN Satellite Event on ABCD Study, Nov. 17
A satellite event will take place at Neuroscience 2014, the Society for Neuroscience's 44th Annual Meeting, regarding an NIH Funding Opportunity: Longitudinal Study of Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Substance Use - the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD Study). (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - November 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

The Constant Hero's Journey
The story I told on stage regarding my addiction was the raw and honest truth. However, I feel that it might also give the perception that I am at the end of my difficult journey, and that I have successfully recovered. In my high school literature class, we learned about something called a "hero's journey." It is the story arc behind the majority of novels and movies, where the main character undergoes a death and rebirth, and then comes back home to safety and happiness. While I do believe that it is possible for individuals to go through a very difficult and transformational time of their lives and then re-emerge feel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Hair Gripped
Trichophilia is a sexual paraphilia (sometimes called trichopathophilia, hirsutophilia, and/or hair fetishism) in which individuals derive sexual pleasure and arousal from human hair (most commonly head hair). But what do we know about it from a psychological perspective?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - November 16, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Armpit hair fetish Beard fetish Chest hair fetish Hair fetishism Hirsutophilia Olfactophilia Pogonophilia Pubephilia sexual fetish sexual paraphilia Trichopathophilia Trichophilia Tripsoplagnia. Source Type: news

Methamphetamine alters the normal progression by inducing cell cycle arrest in astrocytes - Jackson AR, Shah A, Kumar A.
Methamphetamine (MA) is a potent psychostimulant with a high addictive capacity, which induces many deleterious effects on the brain. Chronic MA abuse leads to cognitive dysfunction and motor impairment. MA affects many cells in the brain, but the effects ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Winning Stories
Photos from the two cover contest winners. Scott Spitz, left. Christina Lee, right. In October, 5,000 people took part in the Runner's World Half & Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As usual, I started the half-marathon in last place, stepping across the timing mat on a raw and windy Sunday morning to spend some time at the back of the pack, making my way forward to meet and encourage as many runners as possible. Around mile two, I met a woman named Madeline who, nine years ago to the day, had a brain tumor removed. She was celebrating the anniversary (and the fact that she's been cancer-free since) by donning shorts ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

American Way: It is time to curb the great American sugar rush
As the costs of America's obesity epidemic continues to soar, a vote to tax fizzy drinks could herald a change in attitudes to a nation's sugar addiction, writes Peter Foster in Washington (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From 'That Junkie Chick' on HBO to Soccer Mom
By Tracey Helton When I wonder how I'll be remembered one day, I think about all the things that have made my life significant. There are my three beautiful children. There is my long-term relationship with my husband. There is the work I have done in my community. There is my work as a mentor to new counselors entering the addictions field, and the many years I've spent as an advocate, helping develop programs for people with mental health issues. Finally, there is that time I was caught on camera pulling my pants down to inject heroin into my thighs in a doorway. Whether I like it or not, this moment is probably my leg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Toward the Re-Establishment of Trust
Will Dave be able to regain the trust of his wife soon after his discharge from his rehab? With some transparency on his part, this may be possible quicker than one thinks.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 14, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark A. Stahlhuth, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Boston physician receives AMA Award for Health Education
(Boston University Medical Center) Daniel Alford, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the office of Continuing Medical Education and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit at Boston Medical Center, received the American Medical Association Foundation Award for Health Education. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Best Diet? Look Beyond the Beauty Pageant
Can we say what diet is best? Well, not on the Today show. A study published this week in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes purportedly compared an array of "popular" diets and found that -- despite a whole lot of marketing claims and clamor -- none was demonstrably better than another, and none was particularly good. The study, predictably, has been generating a lot of media attention. This is common to almost all high-profile diet studies and almost always comes to my attention, given the professional lens through which I view the world. This case was different, however. I wrote the editorial that accomp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news