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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

When Commitments Become Super-Sized and Unmanageable
What's the axis around which your life turns?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Philosophy Relationships commitments manageability Source Type: news

Why Can't I Stop?
Dermatillomania, an extreme and compulsive grooming habit, can be debilitating for those who suffer from it. However, help is available for those who seek it. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Neuroscience Stress BDD depression habits ocd pathological skin picking Source Type: news

Doctor Found Guilty of Manslaughter After Overdose DeathsDoctor Found Guilty of Manslaughter After Overdose Deaths
Prosecutors said the New Jersey anesthesiologist prescribed painkillers in a weekend practice to high-risk patients despite evidence of drug abuse and addiction, diversion, and prior overdoses. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Warning: Birthdays can be bad for your health
This study of drinking behavior in Ontario, Canada was published online in the scientific journal Addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Use of Positive Psychology in Addiction Treatment
“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive." Here is how positive psychology aids addiction treatment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 23, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Resilience Self-Help addiction science addiction support addiction treatment alcoholism treatment cliffside malibu constance scharff positive psychology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope
The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dopamine transporter: Stampede supercomputer used to study common link between addiction, neurological disease
The XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer has been used to study the dopamine transporter. Stampede is ranked seventh on the Top 500 list of supercomputers. Its research links altered dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function to neurological and psychiatric diseases including early-onset Parkinsonism, ADHD, and cocaine addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Conquering Shame & Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You
“I had found the enemy — and it was me.”  So writes Darlene Lancer in Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Sometimes there are true external foes that we must fight and defeat. But quite often, when we take a hard look at a situation, we are indeed our own worst enemy. How often do you wish you could silence that ever-judging internal self-critic who holds you repeatedly up to the gold standard and always finds you wanting? The true enemy for many of us, Lancer writes, is this type of internal shame. “Shame,” she notes, “destroys our dreams and stifles our talents, and as much as...
Source: Psych Central - July 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Family General Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Self-Help Substance Abuse Co Dependency Codependency conquering shame Conquering Shame & Codependency darlene lancer freeing the true you Source Type: news

Opioid Therapy No Bar to Novel HCV Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- People on opioid substitution therapy for drug addiction can be safely and effectively treated for hepatitis C with an investigational combination of medications, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 22, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Is Addiction?What Is Addiction?
Derick Vergne comments on an article that asks, 'What is the defining property of addiction?' Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 22, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Viewpoint Source Type: news

Secondhand Trauma Doubles Kids' Addiction Risk as Adults
Study of 1.4 million children shows that a loved one's death, assault, or cancer diagnosis puts kids at risk for addiction much later in life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Resilience Self-Help causes of addiction causes of alcoholism childhood trauma cliffside malibu constance scharff posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD richard taite science addiction substance abuse trauma addict Source Type: news

Substance Dependence Is a Mental Illness, Not a Crime
Substance dependence is the only mental health condition whose main feature, the possession of drugs, is considered a crime. This has created a downward spiral for millions of people: a cycle of incarceration, loss of rights and poverty. We needs to change the way that we approach the 'War on Drugs' and stop the long-term stigma associated with drug addiction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Michael Friedman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Neuroscience Race and Ethnicity cognitive behavioral treatments drug addiction treatment drug possesion substance dependence war on drugs Source Type: news

The dopamine transporter
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Michelle Sahai of the Weill Cornell Medical College uses the XSEDE-allocated Stampede supercomputer to study the dopamine transporter. Stampede is ranked seventh on the Top 500 list of supercomputers. Her research links altered dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function to neurological and psychiatric diseases including early-onset Parkinsonism, ADHD, and cocaine addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Noise That Annoys
‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ (EHS) is condition that was first reported almost 100 years ago. EHS is known to be a type of hypnagogic auditory hallucination where the person experiences a very sudden and brief loud (but usually painless) noise originating from inside their head for a fraction of a second. But what do we know about it and how can it be treated?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Stress Auditory hallucination Exploding Head Syndrome Hypnagogia Musomania Out-of-body experiences Tinnitus. Source Type: news

International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. The findings, published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia, and could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Choice is Yours
Can a simple change in perspective really help us reach what sometimes seem like unattainable goals? The answer, like the future achievements, begins with you and a quiet choice to shift your point of view.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Gregg McBride Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Happiness carbs choice dieting attitude dieting success healthy eating healthy recipes mental spanking nothing tastes as good as being thin feels rice cake supermodel therapy Source Type: news

Internet Addiction--Sign of a Medical Problem?
Needles in the Haystack of Internet Addiction----Two dramatic medical conditions that can drive Internet addiction are discussed in this article. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Barbara Schildkrout Tags: Addiction Self-Help Sex fronto-temporal dementia internet addiction internet gambling Internet pornography medical diseases Parkinson ' s disease personality change Source Type: news

Internet Addiction-–Sign of a Medical Problem?
Needles in the haystack of Internet Addiction–two dramatic medical conditions that can drive Internet Addiction are discussed in this article. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - July 20, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Barbara Schildkrout Tags: Addiction Self-Help Sex fronto-temporal dementia internet addiction internet gambling Internet pornography medical diseases Parkinson ' s disease personality change Source Type: news

Ice Age Mammoth Hunters Might Have Used Wolf-Dogs
A new theory holds that human mammoth hunters had a canine assistant who was not quite a dog.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 18, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark Derr Tags: Addiction Animal Behavior Education Environment Media anti-wolf Carter Niemeyer domestication France hunting livestock mammoth megabit Michael Shalter pat shipman stampede transport wolf-dog Wolfgang Schlleidt Source Type: news