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Stop Tele-Dysfunction Now!
Addiction to our online devices is degrading our humanity.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: George Michelsen Foy Tags: Addiction Cognition Education Media alone together flappy bird information overload ip;hone iPad novels research Reuters schools Sherry Turkle stanford university stress TV Source Type: news

'High use' Pain Killer Addicts Get Fix From Doctors, Dealers: Study
U.S. government researchers found that nearly one in three "high use" abusers - people who take opioids between 200 and 365 days a year - obtained a doctor's prescription for the drugs, compared with about one in five of those who used the drugs less... (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - March 3, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Source Type: news

Legal controls on cannabimimetics: An international dilemma? - King LA.
Since early 2009, over 80 illicitly produced synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists have been notified to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Yet more have been reported in other countries or offered for sale on websites.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Your Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose & Passion
“There I was, on a Broadway stage. Naked with the rest of the cast of Oh! Calcutta! The drugs and alcohol must not have been working because I was literally crawling out of my skin.” So begins the preface of Marcia Ullett’s book Your Best Life Yet: A Journey of Purpose and Passion. This sets the tone for the text, which combines the author’s honest self-reflection about her own trials with her 25 years of experience as therapist and life coach to offer practical, concrete steps that the reader can use to move forward in life. While the steps and tools Ullett provides are not unique, the book gives a cohesive and l...
Source: Psych Central - March 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Alcoholism Book Reviews General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Self-Help Substance Abuse best life yet life purpose Marcia Ullett Meaning Of Life purpose of life Source Type: news

Putting the “B” Back into Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
While many clinicians claim to employ cognitive-behavioral principles in their strategies, often their interventions go light on the behavioral aspects of CBT and wind up looking far more like Cognitive Therapy (CT) than CBT.Tags: addiction, CBT, in practice, therapy (Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features)
Source: CounsellingResource.com News and Features - March 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr George Simon, PhD Tags: General addiction CBT in practice therapy Source Type: news

A Tribute to Sex Addicts Who Were Abused as Children
Why should we care about sex addicts?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - March 2, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Catherine McCall, MS, LMFT Tags: Addiction Child Development Sex Therapy addiction professionals addiction treatment cellphones child abuse childhood abuse childhood trauma family computers IITAP marriage and family marriage and family therapist natural inclin Source Type: news

Deborah Jiang-Stein: Staring Down Stigma
If I've learned anything from my unique entry into the world and living with the facts of my birth in prison to a chronic heroin addict, it's how to integrate the deepest of pain, grief, and fear into acceptance and ultimately live a life filled with purpose, intention, and play.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jennifer Haupt Tags: Addiction Happiness Resilience Spirituality adoption birht mother hepatitis c prison stigma and discrimination Source Type: news

With up to 10 new designer drugs flooding streets every year, more education is needed to convey risks
In the span of a decade, Canada has gone from ecstasy importer to global supplier of the illegal party drug. At the same time, even newer designer highs - sometimes just a mouse-click away - are flooding the drug market faster than legislation can keep pace.It's a worrying problem that University of Alberta researchers say requires more education to help Canadians understand the very real, deadly risks of designer drug use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Rich Kid, Poor Kid
ADHD medications to help kids do better at school are like athletes using steroids to enhance their performance in sports. So say the authors of a new book on ADHD.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development ADHD schools stimulants Source Type: news

Shared psychological characteristics that are linked to aggression between patients with Internet addiction and those with alcohol dependence - Hwang JY, Choi JS, Gwak AR, Jung D, Choi SW, Lee J, Lee JY, Jung HY, Kim DJ.
BACKGROUND: Internet addiction (IA) is considered as one of behavioral addictions. Although common neurobiological mechanisms have been suggested to underlie behavioral addiction and substance dependence, few studies have directly compared IA with substanc... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risky sexual behaviors linked with gambling in adolescents
A new study, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, investigates the extent to which the high-risk behaviors of sex and gambling affect black adolescents in primary schools.Previous studies have found an association between gambling and adolescent problem behaviors. For instance, a 2009 study by the University of Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions in New York found that 1 in 10 young adolescent boys exhibit symptoms of conduct disorder as well as symptoms of problem gambling. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

40 years of addiction treatment at Mayo Clinic
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Inflation World news Ukraine Food Protest Geology Peak oil Climate change Venezuela Environment Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Experts: Nearly 2 In 10 Teens Cut Themselves To Cope With Stress
BELMONT (CBS) – Sixteen-year old Victoria Kountz says no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t stop cutting herself. “My thoughts were constantly about hurting myself. It’s an addiction like anything else,” Victoria told WBZ-TV. She would use a blade, a pair of scissors, or anything sharp she could get her hands on. “I did it an average 6 times a day. Normally I carried a blade on me,” Victoria said. Experts say 18-percent of adolescents will self-injure themselves in their teenage years. “It’s more common than people think. I know a lot of my friends have done it and still are doing it,” Victori...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen CBS Boston Dr. Michael Hollander McLean Hospital Paul Burton Teen Cutting Victoria Kountz Source Type: news

Global riot epidemic due to demise of cheap fossil fuels | Nafeez Ahmed
From South America to South Asia, a new age of unrest is in full swing as industrial civilisation transitions to post-carbon realityIf anyone had hoped that the Arab Spring and Occupy protests a few years back were one-off episodes that would soon give way to more stability, they have another thing coming. The hope was that ongoing economic recovery would return to pre-crash levels of growth, alleviating the grievances fueling the fires of civil unrest, stoked by years of recession. But this hasn't happened. And it won't.Instead the post-2008 crash era, including 2013 and early 2014, has seen a persistence and proliferatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Nafeez Ahmed Tags: Environment Science Geology Food Inflation Protest World news Agriculture Climate change Peak oil Venezuela Ukraine theguardian.com Blogposts Source Type: news

Navigational Listening
Navigational listening is the most powerful tool for influencing others and creating transformation—perhaps, at times, more powerful that speaking. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Judith E. Glaser Tags: Behavioral Economics Cognition Neuroscience Work addicted to being right appearance assumptions attitude conflict conflicts connecting with others conversatins conversations demeanor emotional states experiences face value Source Type: news

Five Surprising Facts About Advanced Recovery
Ten or 20 years in, you may think you know it all about addiction recovery. But here are a few facts you might have forgotten or overlooked, and that newcomers to recovery may need to hear when the future is looking uncertain.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction addiction recovery relapse sobriety Source Type: news

Make It a Double!
Addicts hold contradictory beliefs that keep our world steady.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Environment Relationships contradictions denial excuses rationalization Source Type: news

Are You a Sucker for Praise?
There is a powerful human need for praise and appreciation. But sometimes the craving for positive feedback can become so consuming, either for professional or psychological reasons, that we lose our way. What was once a joyful spontaneous interest becomes driven stress. Find the compromise that fosters wellness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Carrie Barron, M.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships A . according to webster anxiety being liked. in sync compliance decorate dictionary drudgery human nature inclinations inner path leaves meaningful work passions pat on the back poem positive fe Source Type: news

Do You Crave Praise or Feel Deflated Without It?
There is a powerful human need for praise and appreciation. But sometimes the craving for positive feedback can become so consuming, either for professional or psychological reasons, that we lose our way. What was once a joyful spontaneous interest becomes driven stress. Find the compromise that fosters wellness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Carrie Barron, M.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships A . according to webster anxiety being liked. in sync compliance decorate dictionary drudgery human nature inclinations inner path leaves meaningful work passions pat on the back poem positive fe Source Type: news

On the Need to be Loved, Liked, Praised and Treasured
There is a powerful human need for praise and appreciation. But sometimes the craving for positive feedback can become so consuming, either for professional or psychological reasons, that we lose our way. What was once a joyful spontaneous interest becomes driven stress. Find the compromise that fosters wellness.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Carrie Barron, M.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships A . according to webster anxiety being liked. in sync compliance decorate dictionary drudgery human nature inclinations inner path leaves meaningful work passions pat on the back poem positive fe Source Type: news

The contribution of emotional maltreatment to alcohol dependence in a treatment-seeking sample - Potthast N, Neuner F, Catani C.
Studies reporting a link between child maltreatment and addiction have typically focused on physical and sexual abuse. In contrast, emotional maltreatment has rarely been studied in substance-abusing samples although it is associated with a wide range of d... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does dual diagnosis affect violence and moderate/superficial self-harm in heroin addiction at treatment entry? - Maremmani AG, Rugani F, Bacciardi S, Rovai L, Pacini M, Dellʼosso L, Maremmani I.
OBJECTIVES:: The presence of aggressive and self-harm behaviors is common in heroin-addicted patients, but these frequent co-occurrences have been poorly investigated. Given the fact that self-harm may be seen as both a clear addictive behavior, with its o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

On the Trading Flaw
Back in November 2012, British news was dominated by the story that British city trader Kweku Adoboli had been jailed for seven years after he defrauded £1.4bn while day trading at the Swiss bank UBS. But is day trading another form of gambling and can it be addictive?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work Day trading gambling gambling addiction Hedging Speculating Stock market gambling Stock market speculation Trading floor Wall Street. Source Type: news

New report highlights growing drug and alcohol problems for older people
DrugScope, the UK's leading membership charity for the drug and alcohol field, today launches a report on behalf of the Recovery Partnership - It's about time: tackling substance misuse in older people - revealing the extent to which problems among older people remain hidden. Drawing on the results of recent studies and government figures, together with DrugScope's own consultations with academics and health professionals and site visits to specialist services, the report highlights some disturbing trends: It has been estimated that 1. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Eritrea: Call Made On Youth to Avoid Harmful Addictions
[Shabait]Keren -At a meeting conducted in Keren to assess the health situation of youth a call has been made on youth to avoid harmful addictions that could endanger their health and for stakeholders to reinforce participation in raising the awareness of the youth as regards health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Alcohol Third Leading Cause of Disease, Injury
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - February 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Let’s Talk Less About Fear of Zohydro Addiction and More About What...
The controversy over the FDA’s approval of Zohydro, a high potency prescription painkiller, is an opportunity to talk about the bigger picture of pain relief, not just the problem of drug addiction.(PRWeb February 27, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11625825.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Destination Hope Announces Two Online Interactive Tools that Showcase...
Many addicts are unaware of the impact drugs and alcohol have on the human body. These interactive tools allow people to learn about the effects by organs and systems.(PRWeb February 27, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11617247.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Groups urge FDA to halt launch of Zohydro pain drug
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of addiction experts, physicians and others is urging U.S. health officials to reverse course and block the launch of a powerful painkiller called Zohydro, expected to hit the market next month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Creativity Is Risky Business
Every time a hugely talented actor, musician, or writer dies too young from alcohol or drug-related causes, the perennial question gets posed: Does alcohol and drug use foster the creative process? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Galen Guengerich, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Creativity dishonesty drug abuse eccentric ethics success Source Type: news

Prescription Addiction: What Can Be Done About Rising Rx Overdoses?
The evening news is filled with fatal car accidents and shootings. But drug overdoses kill nearly 40,000 people a year, accounting for more deaths than vehicular accidents or homicides. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D. Source Type: news

Well Hung
Erotic Asphyxiation is essentially sexual heroin and regrettably is becoming young America's drug of choice.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - February 27, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Parenting Sex autoerotic asphyxiation biochemical reactions brain brain cell loss brain cells brain tissues chest compression compulsive overeating door locks endorphin euphoria fetishes forensic expe Source Type: news

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain
Excessive screen time damages the brain's gray and white matter, alters cerebral cortex thickness, and impairs cognitive function according to recent brain scan research. But "everything's okay in moderation," right? The real question is, how is seven hours/day of screen-time moderate? Are kids with "regular" screen exposure damaging their brains too? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Media Neuroscience brain damage brain scan Electronic Screen Syndrome fMRI internet addiction negative effects of video games neuroimaging pet screen addiction screen-time SPECT video game addiction Source Type: news

Can David Nutt wean us off the demon drink with his alcohol substitute? | Neil Brady
The former government drugs adviser believes the only way to reduce the harms of alcohol is to replace it with a safer intoxicantCancer incidence is set to increase by 70% globally between now and 2024, according to the World Health Organisation's World Cancer Report published earlier this month. The report states that much of the increase will be down to lifestyle factors – not just smoking, but also physical inactivity and excessive consumption of sugar (leading to obesity) and alcohol.Changing people's behaviour is notoriously difficult and costly, but what if it were possible to greatly reduce the toxic effect of one...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Neil Brady Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Alcoholism Health Medical research Society Drugs David Nutt Cancer Science Source Type: news

Groups Ask FDA to Keep Zohydro ER Hydrocodone Off the Market (FREE)
By Kelly Young A coalition of consumer safety organizations, addiction treatment providers, and healthcare groups has asked the FDA to reconsider its approval of the high-dose hydrocodone capsule Zohydro ER because of its abuse potential. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 27, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - February 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Self Abuse: Stopping the Cycle
Self abuse is rampant and addictive. A 3-step approach to stop going on auto-pilot.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - February 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Self-Help Source Type: news

When Mice Are Men and When They're Just Mice
Sometimes rats make useful models for humans, but not for addiction. We're very different from rats.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - February 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Lance Dodes, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Self-Help Therapy Source Type: news