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Cocaine rewires the brain: New study to unlock keys that could disrupt addiction
(University at Buffalo) Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

WHO-commissioned report on e-cigarettes misleading, say experts
(King's College London) World leading tobacco experts argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations putting policy-makers and the public in danger of foregoing the potential public health benefits of e-cigarettes. The authors, writing today in the journal Addiction, analyze the WHO-commissioned Background Paper on E-cigarettes, which looks to have been influential in the recently published WHO report calling for greater regulation of e-cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

E-cigarettes could act as 'gateway' to harmful illegal drugs raising the risk of addiction
Scientists at Columbia University have warned the devices raise the risk of addiction to substances including cannabis and cocaine, especially among the young. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers develop app to determine if a patient is faking alcohol tremors
A group of researchers in Toronto have developed an app that aims to measure a patients alcohol withdrawal tremors and determine whether they are real or fake. A statement from the University of Toronto explains that tremors, which are caused by alcohol withdrawal, are commonly treated with sedatives, but addicts sometimes fake tremors to get prescriptions for the medications. […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 3, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized alcohol withdrawal tremor Mount Sinai Hospital Schwartz/Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital St. Michael’s Hospital Women’s College Hospital Source Type: news

Estrogen increases cannabis sensitivity, study shows
Smoking today's concentrated pot might be risky business for women, according to new research. Thanks to their estrogen levels, female rats are at least 30 percent more sensitive than males to the pain-relieving qualities of THC -- the key active ingredient in cannabis, research shows. Females also develop tolerance to THC more quickly. These sensitivities could increase vulnerability to negative side effects like anxiety, paranoia and addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 3, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Estrogen increases cannabis sensitivity
(Washington State University) Smoking today's concentrated pot might be risky business for women, according to new research from Washington State University. Psychology professor Rebecca Craft showed that, thanks to their estrogen levels, female rats are at least 30 percent more sensitive than males to the pain-relieving qualities of THC -- the key active ingredient in cannabis. Females also develop tolerance to THC more quickly. These sensitivities could increase vulnerability to negative side effects like anxiety, paranoia and addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is the Web a Vast Sociological Experiment?
Children’s singer/songwriter Raffi is an advocate for protecting young people from harmful aspects of the Internet. In a provocative interview, he provides a glimpse into his thinking, concerns, and ideas for education and reform. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Happiness Parenting amanda todd bullying children Cyberbully cyberbullying internet addiction internet reform internet use parental control for social media psychology raffi safety social media i Source Type: news

Research Results on Food Addiction
Recent evidence suggests that palatable, high-calorie foods, think comfort foods like mac & cheese or burgers with fries or steaks cut half the size of your head, may have an addictive potential that can contribute to overeating. Impulsivity, obesity and overconsumption of such foods have been associated with addiction-like eating behavior.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders food Source Type: news

Update on Methamphetamine Addiction
The chemical methamphetamine hydrochloride is generally simply known as methamphetamine. Common street names for methamphetamine include crank, speed, meth, crystal meth, ice and crystal tea. It has been a popular drug of abuse for many years in its conventional, powdered form, which is usually snorted or injected.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Health Social Life crank ice meth methamphetamine speed Source Type: news

Wayne Kramer’s Revolution Wants to Change Prisoners’ Lives
Addressing substance abuse, incarceration, and recidivism after release is not an easy challenge to conquer, but a necessary one. Music and empathy have allowed the non-profit "Jail Guitar Doors" to enhance the rehabilitative process for inmates. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Michael Friedman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Environment Law and Crime Therapy Source Type: news

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests
Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartphone App Spots Alcohol Withdrawal Fakers (VIDEO)
Benzodiazepines are addictive drugs, but they are often used to help recover from other addictions, including managing of tremors and other symptoms caused by withdrawal from alcohol. Addicts that enjoy their benzodiazepines will often fake symptoms of quitting alcohol cold turkey just to get a script for the drug. Experienced physicians have gotten savvy at spotting fakers, but they can’t always tell a real tremor from a fake one. Now a new smarphone app developed by researchers at the University of Toronto aims to take the guesswork out of this and help objectively identify real tremors from fake ones. The person b...
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - September 2, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Medicine Psychiatry Source Type: news

Smartphone App Spots Alcohol Withdrawal Fakers
Benzodiazepines are addictive drugs, but they are often used to help recover from other addictions, including managing of tremors and other symptoms caused by withdrawal from alcohol. Addicts that enjoy their benzodiazepines will often fake symptoms of quitting alcohol cold turkey just to get a script for the drug. Experienced physicians have gotten savvy at spotting fakers, but they can’t always tell a real tremor from a fake one. Now a new smarphone app developed by researchers at the University of Toronto aims to take the guesswork out of this and help objectively identify real tremors from fake ones. The person b...
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - September 2, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology Medicine Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests
Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drugs and Young People, Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Steps for Getting Through Any Difficult Situation
You're made of heartier stock than you've ever imagined; you just need to tap into that strength -- that power -- and begin the process of building a new life, one where you are the wholly responsible for what happens to you. I've compiled five vital points for you to remember and use as you sift through the rubble of your own "lifequake" and begin the next chapter of liferead more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Howard C. Samuels, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Self-Help Spirituality coping mechanisms coping with adversity dealing with adversity difficult situations overcoming adversity recovery from alcoholism spiritual principles traumatic experience Source Type: news

NIH statement on International FASD Awareness Day
George Koob, Ph.D., director, & Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., deputy director National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Scientists say you can 'retrain' your brain to be addicted to healthy food - instead of junk
Do you worry you’re stuck craving chips even when you know you should be eating healthily? Fear not: new research has shown that it’s possible to ‘retrain’ the brain to be addicted to low-calorie fare instead of junk food. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 2, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

How one family broke junk food addiction
The Leake family joins HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about eliminating processed foods for 100 days. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists says you can 'retrain' your brain to be addicted to healthy food - instead of junk
Do you worry you’re stuck craving chips even when you know you should be eating healthily? Fear not: new research has shown that it’s possible to ‘retrain’ the brain to be addicted to low-calorie fare instead of junk food. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 2, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Scientists say you can 'retrain' your brain to be addicted to healthy food instead of junk
Do you worry you’re stuck craving chips even when you know you should be eating healthily? Fear not: new research has shown that it’s possible to ‘retrain’ the brain to be addicted to low-calorie fare instead of junk food. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - September 2, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

You CAN train your brain to like healthy foods: Researchers reveal diet that can kick junk food addiction
Tufts University researchers say it is possible to reverse the addictive power of unhealthy food while also increasing preference for healthy foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Are Idea Addicts
Slender and tragic as Shahrazad, she was a 30 year old heart break waiting to happen. Back pain was not the main problem. She didn't know that. The idea of pain can hurt. Can the idea of joy bring relief? read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - September 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vance Z. Johnson, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Neuroscience amygdala brain hypocampus pain relief self respect spine stress Suffering Source Type: news

Brain can be ‘retrained’ to prefer healthy foods
ConclusionThis small study has shown that a successful dietary weight loss programme is associated with changes in the brain’s response to images of high- and low-calorie food. Participants in the programme showed greater brain activity in one reward-related part of the brain in response to low-calorie foods, and less activity in another reward-related part of the brain in response to high-calorie foods. This effect was not seen in people who had not taken part in the programme.There are a few things to bear in mind when interpreting this study: The researchers are not able to say whether the change in brain response ca...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Obesity Source Type: news

Brain can be 'retrained' to prefer healthy foods
Conclusion This small study has shown that a successful dietary weight loss programme is associated with changes in the brain’s response to images of high- and low-calorie food. Participants in the programme showed greater brain activity in one reward-related part of the brain in response to low-calorie foods, and less activity in another reward-related part of the brain in response to high-calorie foods. This effect was not seen in people who had not taken part in the programme. There are a few things to bear in mind when interpreting this study: The researchers are not able to say whether the change in brain respons...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Obesity Source Type: news

NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow to speak at TEDMED 2014
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will be a featured speaker at the TEDMED 2014 conference being held this month in Washington, DC. A world-renowned neuroscientist and leading expert on addiction as a brain disease,... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Health and Medical Professionals Source Type: news

Commentary: More research needed into marijuana’s effects on brain development and function
A journal commentary by Harvard researcher and NIDA grantee Bertha K. Madras stresses the importance of a large scale longitudinal study to better assess the effects of marijuana use on human brain development and function. Dr. Madras notes research that suggests regular marijuana use that begins... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: College Students, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, Medical Consequences, Parents, Pre-Teens, Researchers, Young Adults Source Type: news

Promotion Censors
Many online gaming sites use a wide variety of promotions as a way of attracting new clientele and/or as a way of generating repeat patronage. Such promotions include welcome bonuses, initial deposit bonuses, retention bonuses, re-activation of account bonuses, and VIP bonuses. But to what extent are they socially responsible?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Foot-In-The-Door Techniques gambling Gambling advertising Gambling bonuses Gambling marketing General bonus Online gambling Online gaming Problem gamblng Promotional hooks Proportional bonus Source Type: news

Can this Marriage be Saved?
A willingness to address a potentially relationship-busting condition doesn't guarantee that the marriage will be saved, only that there is at least a chance that it might be. When destructive patterns are repeatedly played out without a committed effort on both partners' parts to address them, the prognosis becomes very poor.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - September 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Linda and Charlie Bloom, Tags: Depression Happiness Relationships Self-Help addictions Avoid compromising damage deal breaker desire differences divorce giving up health marriage Neglect partner preserve rejuvanation repair risk sex trust w Source Type: news

Veterans struggle with addiction
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addicted veterans get a second chance
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students 'showing signs of phone addiction'
Conclusion This study found that a sample of college students in the US reported spending nearly nine hours a day on their mobile phones, although there was a significant difference between male and female students. There were also differences in the amount of time male and female students spent performing various activities. The study has identified some activities associated with mobile phone addiction, with differences seen between male and female students. However, due to the study design, it cannot prove that these activities caused the mobile phone addiction directly. This study has several limitations: it was p...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

Drugs as the New Parents
Are downers replacing comfort lacking from moms and uppers replacing encouragement lacking from dads?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark Goulston, M.D., F.A.P.A. Tags: Addiction drugs parenting parents Source Type: news

Forensic Psychology 101
I receive many questions about what forensic psychology covers and what potential students (or writers) need to know, so here are some basics.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Education Law and Crime Psych Careers Work expert witness forensic consulting forensic psychology legal psychology profiling Source Type: news

Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin
The face of heroin abuse in America is changing. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimentation versus progression in adolescent drug use: A test of an emerging neurobehavioral imbalance model - Khurana A, Romer D, Betancourt LM, Brodsky NL, Giannetta JM, Hurt H.
Based on an emerging neuroscience model of addiction, this study examines how an imbalance between two neurobehavioral systems (reward motivation and executive control) can distinguish between early adolescent progressive drug use and mere experimentation ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addicted veterans get second chance
Veterans treatment courts are helping former warriors who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not a Self-Hating Jew, A Tribe-Unexceptionalist One
Jewish hawks label my kind "Self-Hating Jews but I love myself and my tribe. I'm just not putting ourselves above all other tribes, as the hawks seem to want to do.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - August 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Law and Crime Personality Philosophy Politics Social Life Spirituality Source Type: news

I'm Not a Self-Hating Jew, I'm a Tribe-Unexceptionalist Jew
Jewish hawks label my kind "Self-Hating Jews but I love myself and my tribe. I'm just not putting ourselves above all other tribes, as the hawks seem to want to do.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Law and Crime Personality Philosophy Politics Social Life Spirituality Source Type: news

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FASD is not a Diagnosis
Too often we hear of a child who has been "diagnosed as FASD." Since there are no diagnostic criteria for FASD, the child is being labeled without due consideration of his clinical condition. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting alcohol use in pregnancy FASD vs. FASDs Source Type: news