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Synthetic Weed and Teens
Throughout the U.S. shiny aluminum and colorful packages line the shelves of many convenience stores. To a normal shopper these cute cartoon looking packages appear to be potpourri, but to a drug seeking teen they are something entirely different; they are packed full of synthetic marijuana. A dangerous substance that can be potentially fatal to the user.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting synthetic drugs teens and drugs Source Type: news

Insanity Pain
Sometimes our sense of grief and loss over a failed relationship far outweighs the depth of the relationship. Why does rejection in these new relationships hurt so bad and what can we do to face this pain realistically? Pulling up your bootstraps is only part of the equation; sometimes the real work is in looking at ourselves instead.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Howard C. Samuels, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Self-Help breaking up breakups relationship ending Source Type: news

Opioids and Marijuana Laws
Marijuana may reduce deaths from opioid overdoses.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Judy Foreman Tags: Addiction marijuana opioids pain Source Type: news

Asian Christian Female Sex Addict
Many people scoff at sex addiction citing it as men justifying their amoral sexual behaviors. But what happens when it's a woman struggling with compulsive masturbation and pornography? Is it viewed differently? How do you work with women who come from shame-based cultures or experiences? Learn more in this case study of an Asian Christian female sex addict.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Depression Race and Ethnicity Source Type: news

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential?
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is also known as “ecstasy” because of the ecstatic feelings it produces in those who use it. While many dismiss the drug as a dangerous substance, some scientists claim it may have positive therapeutic uses with little risk of harm when used under proper supervision.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Psychiatry Self-Help doctors mdma Source Type: news

Neuroscientist Challenges Thinking on AddictionNeuroscientist Challenges Thinking on Addiction
Columbia professor Carl Hart says his research upended his thinking on drug use and how to stop the cycle of crime in poor communities like the one where he grew up. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The Psychology of Forgiveness
Forgiveness has been tossed around self-help circles for years, but little has been made of what it means in the context of research and what the science behind forgiveness can teach us about our own lives. read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. Tags: Addiction Depression Resilience Self-Help anger betrayal clinical psychology coping emotional empathy forgive Forgiveness hurt letting go mindfulness oprah winfrey pain process research Science sympathy trauma v Source Type: news

Cashing Up
A number of years ago, the sociologist Peter Slater claimed that “Money is America’s most powerful drug". It has also been argued that our increasing reliance on money and all of the things that it can buy has the potential to become an obsession that can destroy individual lives. But is there such a thing as 'wealth addiction'?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work Behavioural addiction Financial trading jordan belfort leonardo dicaprio Money addiction Wealth addiction Wolf of Wall Street Work addiction Workaholism. Source Type: news

White House Shifts Policy on Drugs
Millennium Treatment Group reports on the White House’s recent shift toward helping drug offenders receive addiction treatment.(PRWeb September 15, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12170467.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 16, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anti-addiction drugs pose poisoning risk for kids
Many children are getting their hands on relatives' buprenorphine prescriptions; will new packaging help? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes
Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 15, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By ABBY ELLIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Food Cooking and Cookbooks Weight Sugar Dieting and Weight Featured Therapy and Rehabilitation Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Do Moderation Programs Encourage Alcoholic Drinking?
The fear that abstinent people in recovery will begin drinking if moderation programs are offered is simply absurd. For the one percent of substance users who both seek treatment and are successful, recovery is usually a pretty happy place. Let's let them keep their victories while offering the other 99 percent solutions they will embrace.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 15, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Psychiatry Self-Help 12-step AA abstinence alcohol alcoholics drinking drugs fear moderation myth Source Type: news

Well: Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes
Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY ELLIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Food Cooking and Cookbooks Weight Sugar Dieting and Weight Featured Therapy and Rehabilitation Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Well: Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes
Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 15, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By ABBY ELLIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Food Cooking and Cookbooks Weight Sugar Dieting and Weight Featured Therapy and Rehabilitation Diet and Nutrition Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Do YOU have a caffeine addiction? Journalists, teachers and police officers glug most coffee, survey reveals
A survey by press distribution company Pressat found that 85 per cent of workers drink at least three coffees a day, and 70 per cent said their working ability would be affected without it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Number of Drugs Behind Kids' Accidental Poisonings: CDC
Narcotic painkillers, addiction medications and sedatives top the list Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Safety, Medicines, Poisoning (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GreeneStone to Expand Focus on Addiction Treatment
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 15, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When compassion becomes enabling, stop and think
Your compassion can make things worse if it rewards self-destructive behavior. Your urge to help can undermine someone's ability to help themselves. Your personal power substitutes for theirs, despite your best intentions. It's time to re-define compassion.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - September 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Relationships Resilience Source Type: news

10 Warning Signs You're in a Relationship with a Narcissist
Psychologist Stephen Johnson writes that the narcissist is someone who has “buried his true self-expression in response to early injuries and replaced it with a highly developed, compensatory false self.” How do you know when you’re dealing with a narcissist? The following are some telltale signs...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - September 14, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Integrative Medicine Intelligence La Source Type: news

Smoke It Again, Abram, Part II
More details about new research indicating that the psychedelic compound psilocybin could be a revolutionary treatment for tobacco addiction, and further echoes from little-remembered LSD research of the 1950s. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - September 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tom Shroder Tags: Addiction Anxiety Health Spirituality psilocybin psychotherapy smoking addiction tobacco Source Type: news

Marijuana Dependence is No Small Matter
Don't underestimate the harmful effects of marijuana dependenceread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Source Type: news

Nicotine withdrawal reduces response to rewards across species
While more than half of US smokers try to quit every year, less than 10 percent are able to remain smoke-free, and relapse commonly occurs within 48 hours of smoking cessation. In a first of its kind study on nicotine addiction, scientists measured a behavior that can be similarly quantified across species like humans and rats, the responses to rewards during nicotine withdrawal. Learning about withdrawal and difficulty of quitting can lead to more effective treatments to help smokers quit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 12, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

SKY Toxicology Announces Five New Addiction Treatment Scholarship...
SKY Toxicology congratulates the winners of the SKY Toxicology, “Pass The Torch,” Addiction Treatment Scholarship Awards and announces upcoming drawing dates. The scholarships are donated by SKY...(PRWeb September 12, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12164880.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Benefits of Bad Relationships
A truly intimate relationship is a deep, free, and responsive connection with another person who really matters to us. But when the other person matters a great deal to us, we also feel vulnerable to injury, rejection, and abandonment. Some people attempt to protect themselves from these experiences by forming what we call irrelationship.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - September 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Relationships abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment empathy empowerment intimacy lonel Source Type: news

Smoke It Again, Abram
New research indicating that the psychedelic compound psilocybin could be a revolutionary treatment for tobacco addiction echoes little-remembered LSD research from the 1950s.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 12, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Tom Shroder Tags: Addiction Cognition Health Psychiatry Source Type: news

7 Ways to Set Screen Time Boundaries With Your Child
Stop fighting with your child about screen time and instead use these supportive yet effective strategies work together.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting Internet internet addiction Source Type: news

Millennium Treatment Group Reports on Heroin Crisis in New Jersey
Millennium Treatment Group will treat patients from New Jersey who are battling heroin addiction, which has become a full-blown epidemic in the Garden State.(PRWeb September 11, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12159919.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Food addiction' doesn't exist, say scientists
Conclusion There are many theories as to why we overeat. These theories include the existence of the “thrifty gene”, which has primed us to eat whenever food is present and was useful in times of scarcity. There is also the theory and the “obesogenic environment” in which calorie dense food is constantly available. This is an interesting review that argues that in terms of treatment the focus should be on people’s eating behaviour – rather than on the addictive nature of certain foods. It does not deny the fact that for many of us high fat, high sugar foods are highly palatable. If you think your eating is out...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Mental health Obesity Source Type: news

Deficits in behavioural inhibition in substance abuse and addiction: A meta-analysis - Smith JL, Mattick RP, Jamadar SD, Iredale JM.
AIMS: Deficits in behavioural inhibitory control are attracting increasing attention as a factor behind the development and maintenance of substance dependence. However, evidence for such a deficit is varied in the literature. Here, we synthesised publishe... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol-induced changes in conflict monitoring and error detection as predictors of alcohol use in late adolescence - Korucuoglu O, Gladwin TE, Wiers RW.
Adolescence is a vulnerable period for the development of substance use and related problems. Understanding how exposure to drugs influences the adolescent brain could reveal mechanisms underlying risk for addiction later in life. In the current study, 87 ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists show that nicotine withdrawal reduces response to rewards across species
(Florida Atlantic University) While more than half of US smokers try to quit every year, less than 10 percent are able to remain smoke-free, and relapse commonly occurs within 48 hours of smoking cessation. In a first of its kind study on nicotine addiction, scientists measured a behavior that can be similarly quantified across species like humans and rats, the responses to rewards during nicotine withdrawal. Learning about withdrawal and difficulty of quitting can lead to more effective treatments to help smokers quit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Losing Your Memory: It May be the Drugs You’re Taking
Is memory loss interfering with your daily life? Most people are familiar with some of the things that can impair memory, including alcohol and drug abuse, head injuries, stroke, sleep deprivation, severe stress, aging or a symptom of conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. What many do not know is that episodes of forgetfulness can also be side effects of prescription drugs.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - September 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Psychiatry drugs loss Memory Source Type: news

Who Gets to Be an Expert on Their Own Experiences?
Why are first-person stories important for good addiction research?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Philosophy Psychiatry authority William James Source Type: news

What’s the Best Treatment for Hair-Pulling Disorder?
After school, Henry would sit down and watch TV, but one hour later, his mom would discover he had been pulling his eyelashes and eyebrows. It wasn’t that he didn’t want them, he just couldn’t stop plucking them. When his friends called him to hang out, he found excuses not to be around them. He didn’t want to face unwanted questions or comments. The embarrassment and shame were causing isolation, and his confidence and self esteem were suffering. Henry is challenged by trichotillomania (TTM). Individuals who experience this disorder have difficulties resisting the urge to pull out their hair. It is estimated to af...
Source: Psych Central - September 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Tags: Addictions Anxiety General Psychology Self-Esteem Treatment bullying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Competing Response Training Distraction HRT Low Self Esteem Motor Habits Parenting Tics trichotillomania TTM Source Type: news

Food is not addictive... but eating is: Gorging is psychological compulsion, say experts
Scots scientists have now found there is no such thing and people are not ‘addicted’ to sugar or fat in the way drug addicts are to heroin or cocaine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid bad rehab treatment
The rehabilitation industry in our country is, unfortunately, filled with false claims and bogus treatments. Virtually none of the major rehab centers even study their patients' outcomes, despite claiming fabulous results. And, sadly, rehab treatment usually fails.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news

Eating is addictive, but fat and sugar aren't like drugs
Brooks HaysEDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A new study suggests that while eating itself my be psychologically addictive, fat and sugar don't act like drugs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news