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U.S. Moderate Drinking Limits Are Completely Unrealistic
The reason that study after study finds that heavy drinkers outlive abstainers is that the U.S. definition of heavy drinking is set far too low. When a more reasonable cut off point is chosen we find that abstainers live longer than heavy drinkers as was to be expected.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Kenneth Anderson, MA Tags: Addiction alcohol heavy drinking moderate drinking Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Dealing With Opioid Abuse Would Pay for Itself
The cost of helping people addicted to painkillers would be less than the costs that untreated addicts impose on society. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Preventive Medicine Buprenorphine (Drug) Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Dealing With Opioid Abuse Would Pay for Itself
The cost of helping people addicted to painkillers would be less than the costs that untreated addicts impose on society. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 4, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Preventive Medicine Buprenorphine (Drug) Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

No more 'Big Ben': City leader loses 145 pounds
The table was set with an unhealthy serving of his favorite foods: fried chicken, baked beans and an extra-large helping of macaroni and cheese. For some people, alcohol and cigarettes are unhealthy vices. For Ben Boukari Jr., food was his addiction. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Serial Enthusiast’s Guide to Stimulants
A single driving passion is not the only path to life satisfaction. Some of us travel many routes. The point is to let at least one take us places we've never known. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity Happiness Spirituality compulsion direction motivation obsessio Orchid Thief passion Source Type: news

Video gaming may improve child development
But children who play video games for prolonged periods report lower levels of satisfaction with their livesRelated items from OnMedicaChildren’s sedentary lifestyles lead to anxiety and depression TV viewing ‘a public health problem’?Watching TV increases antisocial behaviour Children ditching sport in favour of video gamesInternet addiction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 4, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'I used to think nothing of eating the cakes': 14st 5lb baker conquers carrot cake addiction to lose five stone
Rachel Gillion, 40, from Cannock, Staffordshire, once weighed 14st 5lb, but, despite being surrounded by cake mixture, has managed to lose almost five stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nobody knew, we overcompensated on how we looked: Mother-of-three reveals how she and her husband created illusion of being a perfect family when they were both heroin addicts
The former drug user, who only wanted to be identified as Marie, shared her story on today's This Morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New England Journal of Medicine Article about Marijuana
With increased availability of marijuana, more young people are likely to use and abuse this drug. Some of the medical and societal consequences associated with increased use are discussed in a recent medical review. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Eugene Rubin, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Politics Psychiatry Source Type: news

Sexual Addiction: No Roll in the Hay
Laying down potential criteria for a diagnosis of hypersexual behavior.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - August 1, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Naveed Saleh, M.D., M.S. Tags: Addiction Media Psychiatry Sex hypersexuality hypersexuality and mania sex addict sex addiction sexual desire women and sex addiction Source Type: news

Porn Comes of Age
A recent study from University of Cambridge reports that porn may trigger compulsion in the brain of a sex addict much the way drug paraphenalia triggers a drug addict.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Sex Therapy cambridge drug drug addiction incentive motivation JAMA Psychiatry porn porn addiction sex addiction Valerie Voon ventral striatum Source Type: news

Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism
The insular cortex is an integral "hub," combining sensory, emotional and cognitive content. Not surprisingly, alterations in insular structure and function have been reported in many psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorders, depression, addiction and autism spectrum disorders. Scientists now describe consistent alterations in integrative processing of the insular cortex across autism mouse models of diverse etiologies. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Justice Department wants workers to carry heroin antidote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agents who deal with heroin addicts may begin carrying the drug naloxone to reverse overdoses, the Justice Department said on Thursday, responding to a surge in heroin use in the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Destination Hope's Drug Rehab for Women Responds to Harvard...
Harvard study finds similarities between excessive tanning and drug addiction.(PRWeb July 31, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12049033.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 31, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

E-cigarette benefits outweigh risks, study says
A study in the journal "Addiction" found that the benefits of e-cigarettes outweigh their potential health risks. Plus, new research on dementia suggests depression may be a factor. Marlie Hall reports on the day's top health news. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling Like a Moral Failure
Responsibility running riot makes us feel like moral failures.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Philosophy embarrassment responsibility self-trust shame Source Type: news

What Does It Mean to Be "In Recovery"?
Many words in the addiction field have been tossed around for years without being clearly defined or even being meaningful. "Recovered," "recovery" and "being in recovery" are examples.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news

The Success of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
The prescribing of opioid painkillers parallels the dramatic increase in number of deaths, emergency room visits, and treatment episodes due to non-medical use of controlled substances. Here is what states are doing to limit the abuse of prescription painkillers.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help cliffside malibu constance scharff drug addiction drug addiction treatment drug overdose opioid addiction prescription addiction prescription drug monitoring prescription drug overdos Source Type: news

Karen Atkinson was addicted to cocaine at 15 and parents had NO idea
Karen Atkinson, 30, from Billericay, was 11 when she tried her first cigarette. By 13 she'd dabbled in cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine and at 15 was an addict. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Happy With Your Life?
We jump from thing to thing always striving for something better. But life is made up of smaller and bigger goals that are part of a larger journey.The question then is how do you stay content where you are while you aim for something else?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. Tags: Addiction Happiness Self-Help acceptance bon jovi climb curves driving emotion Iyanla Vanzant Jon Bon Jovi journey Lifeclass mindfulness mountain Oprah oprah winfrey passion psychology purpose resilience road so Source Type: news

Mindfulness with CBT May Rewire the Addicted Brain
If addiction is written into the brain’s system of incentives and motivations, the secret to addiction recovery may be to rewrite or at least rebalance this system.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help addiction treatment CBT addiction cliffside malibu cognitive behavioral therapy constance scharff evidence based addiction treatment mindfulness mindfulness addiction neuroplasticity Source Type: news

Compelling Evidence
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is indicated by the presence of either obsessions and/or compulsions and is a clinically heterogeneous condition. But what else do we know based on research published in the psychological literature.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction compulsion hoarding obsession obsessive-compulsive disorder ocd Phobia. Source Type: news

When You're Addicted to Dysfunctional Relationships
Why bringing the dramatic White Elephant into the therapy room makes good relationship sense.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - July 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Linda Esposito, LCSW Tags: Depression Relationships dysfunctional family dysfunctional relationships emotional abuse healthy relationships losing oneself in relationships verbal and emotional abuse Source Type: news

Reckitt Benckiser to spin off heroin treatment business
LONDON (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser plans to spin off its heroin-addiction treatment in the next 12 months as sales slide under pressure from rival copycat versions of the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Soft Porn in Makeup
The best-seller soft porn novel Fifty Shades of Grey disguises all sorts of conflicts that haunt us from childhood to five minutes agoread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Self-Help Sex Social Life domination fiction mothers relationships romance romance addiction self-effacement sexual guilt submissiveness Source Type: news

Remnants of a Life on Paper - A Book Review
If you are looking for reasons to believe in God, they abound in this book. If you are looking for reasons not to believe in God, they abound in this book. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Personality Therapy Source Type: news

"Remnants of a Life on Paper"–A Book Review
If you are looking for reasons to believe in God, they abound in this book. If you are looking for reasons not to believe in God, they abound in this book. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Personality Therapy Source Type: news

AUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duplicity, Lies, Manipulation, and Eating Disorders
Many patients with eating disorders lie about their symptoms to cover up. For some patients, manipulating and lying to others is painful and shameful. For other patients, deceiving others and covering up their symptoms is a way of life. Here are the recovery issues facing these different types of patients. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Judy Scheel, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Personality Self-Help lying and eating disorders shame and eating disorders why eating disorder sufferers cover up symptoms? Source Type: news

Dying For It
Arguably, most people’s perceptions of "near death addiction" are probably based on the 1990 US film "Flatliners." This Hollywood portrayal of possible "near death addiction" bears little resemblance to the academic literature and relates more to continual self-destructive experiences (usually by adolescents or young adults). So what does the psychological reveal?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Therapy Flatliners masochism near death experience self-harm Self-harming behaviour Source Type: news

The Internet Addict
When is Internet use truly problematic? (Source: Psychology Today)
Source: Psychology Today - July 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: jbleyer Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

How My Mind Tricks Me Into Eating Biscuits and Gravy
Do you ever over-indulge? I do. My mind is very clever at convincing me to do things that aren’t good for me.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shawn T. Smith, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Health Self-Help anxiety evolutionary psychology food habits marijuana mindfulness sobriety Source Type: news

Desperate for painkillers, man self-inflicted injuries
Man known as John Doe intentionally placed objects in his body, prompting surgery and giving him the meds to feed his addiction (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Abuse-Deterrent' Label Panned for New Opioid
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved another abuse-deterrent opioid, although addiction experts said the drug can still be easily abused. (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - July 24, 2014 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Do You Have Sexual Integrity?
You might be worried I’m about to turn into the sex police, telling you what is and isn’t acceptable sexual behavior according to my standards. In fact, in positing the concept of sexual integrity I’m doing quite the opposite. I view sexual integrity as unique to each individual based on that person’s background, values, and life-situation. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - July 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Relationships Sex Social Life healthy sexuality sexual desire Source Type: news