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Obscure Rule Restricts Health Law’s Expansion of Care for Addicts
The Affordable Care Act says substance abuse treatment as an “essential health benefit,” but an older law is making residential care hard to get. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

12 Steps to Abstinence? Not for Everyone
There are a number of effective treatment strategies for alcohol use disorders. Is there a way to find out which treatment is the best one for a particular patient? Not yet, but maybe soon. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 10, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sean X. Luo, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Psychiatry Therapy Alcoholics Anonymous alcoholism clinical trials statistics Source Type: news

NICE backs daily pill for alcohol dependence in draft guidance
Patients with alcohol dependence problems should be offered a once-a-day tablet on the NHS to try to help them curb their addiction, health officials have said. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - July 10, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Asian Gambling Addiction
There are a number of cultural factors that influence gambling among Asians here in the U.S. When we trace the roots back to Asia, you can see Asian cultures view gambling much more as a social activity than mainstream American society. In addition...read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Personality Race and Ethnicity Stress Asian culture gambling Source Type: news

MGH Researchers Discover UV Radiation May Be Addictive
BOSTON (CBS) – New research from Mass General Hospital shows there may be something addictive about UV radiation. Michael Barrett and Michele Milisi from Dorchester enjoy spending time in the sun. “It makes me feel good when the sun is out,” Michele says. “I think all of us being from New England, we enjoy when spring and summer come,” Michael says. But some people seem to crave UV radiation, whether from the sun or tanning beds more than others. “There are probably thousands and thousands of people who are addicted to the sun,” says Dr. David Fisher, Chairman of Dermatology at MGH. Dr. Fisher conduct...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Addiction Dr. Mallika Marshall Heroin Mass General Hospital Melanoma Narcan Skin Cancer Sun tanning bed UV radiation Source Type: news

Could this pill treat alcoholism? Once-a-day tablet should be offered to heavy drinkers to help curb their addiction, experts say
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said the drug nalmefene should be made available to heavy drinkers in new draft guidance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tattoo addict blames OCD for face and body art
Keith Gordon, of Romford, Essex, blames the impulse to ink himself on extreme OCD, which has seen him change his appearance radically over the years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tufts Study: Secondhand Smoke As Harmful To Pets As To People
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died. Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, Colorado State University and other schools. The number of pets that die each year from tobacco exposure isn’t available, bu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Animals Pets secondhand smoke Study Tufts Source Type: news

We could wipe memories of drug addicts, says top Cambridge neuroscientist
Substance abusers could have their memories of drug addiction wiped in a bid to stop them using illegal narcotics, an award-winning neuroscientist has said. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - July 9, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

We could wipe memories of drug addicts, says Cambridge scientist
Substance abusers could have their memories of drug addiction wiped in a bid to stop them using illegal narcotics, an award-winning neuroscientist has said. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - July 9, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Mass. DPH Considering Marijuana Dispensary For Boston
BOSTON (AP) — State health officials are considering proposals for medical marijuana operations in some of Massachusetts’ largest urban centers and tourist destinations. The state Public Health Department is holding an informational meeting Wednesday in Boston as it plans to license marijuana dispensaries in counties that currently do not have a project in the pipeline. Those seven counties cover Boston, the Fall River/New Bedford region and Springfield, as well as the Berkshires, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Only four companies have initially been invited to apply: Coastal Compassion, JCS Holdings, Mass ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Boston Medical Marijuana Source Type: news

Alcohol Use in Women Is Increasing
Multi-generational study shows that Australian women are five times more likely to drink over 30 servings of alcohol per month than were their mothers at the same age.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help alcohol abuse alcohol abuse women alcohol problems women alcoholism alcoholism women cliffside malibu constance scharff problem drinking women women alcohol rates women alcoholics a Source Type: news

Nearly 50 percent of grade 12 students in Ontario report texting while driving
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades seven to 12 conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reveals a number of significant behavioral trends, including an alarming number of young people who are texting while driving. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Patch Plus Pill Better to Help Smokers Quit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adding a nicotine patch to varenicline (Chantix) during quit-smoking attempts substantially improved short-term success in kicking the addiction, a trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 8, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Honest or Popular? Sometimes We Just Have To Choose
I live somewhere between philanthropy (love of humans, especially myself) and philosophy (love of truth, wisdom and reality whether it makes me happy and popular or not). A lot of us live there.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Ethics and Morality Happiness Intelligence Personality Philosophy Relationships Self-Help Social Life Spirituality Source Type: news

Two NH Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – New Hampshire health officials are reporting two cases of the Chikungunya virus in people. Both people had recently traveled to the Caribbean, where outbreaks of the mosquito-borne illness have been occurring. The two cases mark the only identified cases in New Hampshire of the virus to date. This past weekend, Boston health officials reported four cases among residents, and last month, RI health officials reported two cases. The most common symptoms of Chikungunya infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, and rash. It is typically not ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: steve saleeba Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Caribbean CBS Boston Chikungunya Mosquitoes New Hampshire Virus WBZ Source Type: news

Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers aren't aware of the danger
This study underscores the urgent importance of more research and campaigns to increase public knowledge on the dangers of hookah smoking, especially among young adults," Rezk-Hanna said. "Understanding the basis of these perceptions and beliefs is of particular relevance for helping healthcare professionals design effective prevention and intervention strategies that target young-adult hookah smokers." The study's other authors were Aurelia Macabasco-Connell of the Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing and Mary Woo of the UCLA School of Nursing. The study was supported by the Deloras Jones RN Scholarship Program. (So...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Oniomania: The Mind of a Shopaholic
Do you know someone who shops too much? Maybe it's you? Dr. Hindie M. Klein introduces us to the mind of the shopaholic and demonstrates why it's a tough addiction to beat. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Personality anxiety childhood compulsion debt desire excitement instant gratification intervention Neglect oniomania parenting shopaholic shopping Source Type: news

Scratching the Itch of Why, Why, Why?
What’s the meaning of life? The distinction between “meaning of life” and “meaning in life” is no small matter. So meaning in life is what you make it to be and meaning is an idea. Purpose, on the other hand, is active.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jason Powers, M.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Philosophy Spirituality addiction recovery addiction treatment long-term sobriety meaning in life meaning of life purpose in life purpose of life relapse prevention Source Type: news

Opioids: Proper Prescribing and Treating AddictionOpioids: Proper Prescribing and Treating Addiction
Two recent initiatives provide clinicians with guidance on opioid prescribing and addressing opioid dependence and addiction. Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Intrapersonal Conflict
Nearly everyone carries unresolved anger inside. The problem with unresolved anger is that periodically, and often unexpectedly, the lid blows off and uncontrollable rage surfaces. We will want to own up to our unresolved anger, or it can become our most ferocious enemy. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: William L. Mace Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Stress Source Type: news

The Family and Addiction
Untangling the triangles of addicted families can be a full-time job. Since one grows up in a family with a history and a present reality, as a child, one’s major frame of reference is the family constellation and the culture that goes along with it.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting Relationships Resilience Source Type: news

Does Food Addiction Really Exist?
Researchers: "Overweight or obese individuals probably do meet the clinical criterion for food addiction, [for example] persistent desire or repeated unsuccessful attempts to quit; important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced; continued use despite knowledge of adverse consequences.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help addiction obesity chronic overeating compulsive overeaters compulsive overeating food addiction food addiction real overeat addiction Source Type: news

Wonder drug that eases multiple sclerosis side effects
CHRISTINE FIELDHOUSE asks if a medicine to treat addictions can relieve symptoms of the autoimmune condition (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Plight of the Female Caretaker
Female caretakers on the mendread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stephen J. Betchen, D.S.W. Tags: Addiction Relationships Source Type: news

Mapping AA: The Neuroscience of Addiction
A central question, particularly for critics, is why, exactly, does 12-Step recovery work?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience 12-Step recovery AA addiction recovery storytelling Source Type: news

Compulsive Exercising Indicative of Eating Disorders?Compulsive Exercising Indicative of Eating Disorders?
Excessive and problematic exercising, or so-called 'exercise addiction,' often occurs within the context of eating disorders - although not always. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Going In For The Skill
For the professional gambler, being in control of the situation is paramount. However, one of the psychological ploys that the gaming industry likes to exploit is the fact that gamblers often perceive they have more control than they have in actuality. But how do they do it and what has the cognitive psychology literature shown in relation to the illusion of control?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition bingo Craps gambling gambling addiction Gambling heuristics illusion of control Lottery gambling problem gambling Roulette Slot machine gambling. Source Type: news

Tweens & Alcohol: More Aware Than You May Think
It is simply human nature that when we feel like we lack the ability to accomplish a task (such as talking to our kids about this sensitive subject) we are prone to procrastinate. This leaves our tweens open to forming impressions of their own. Through a multitude of media outlets, they are sure to take in information, draw conclusions, and develop specific points of view.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Education Parenting Alcohol & Tweens The Alcohol Talk Source Type: news

Tweens and Alcohol: More Aware Than You May Think
It is simply human nature that when we feel like we lack the ability to accomplish a task (such as talking to our kids about this sensitive subject) we are prone to procrastinate. This leaves our tweens open to forming impressions of their own. Through a multitude of media outlets, they are sure to take in information, draw conclusions, and develop specific points of view.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Education Parenting Alcohol & Tweens The Alcohol Talk Source Type: news

The Problem with Perfectionism — How to Truly Succeed!
Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Source Type: news

The Problem with Perfectionism–How to Truly Succeed!
Are you a perfectionist? Many perfectionists are very hard on themselves when it comes to perceived imperfections, faults, and shortcomings. You may think that you’re not good enough in some ways, thereby placing tremendous pressure on yourself to succeed…read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - July 6, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Diet Eating Disorders Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Source Type: news

Junk food addict ditches crisps and KitKats to lose 6 stone in 7 months
Siobhann O’Brien, 23, from Failsworth, dropped from 19st 10lb to 13st 8lb and lost 13in off her waist. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TV-addict children 'are harming their brains'
Children spend nearly a year slumped in front of the TV or staring at computer screens by the time they are seven, former children's minister Tim Loughton warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Different Path to Fighting Addiction
A growing wing of addiction treatment rejects the Alcoholics Anonymous model of strict abstinence as the sole form of recovery for alcohol and drug users. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By GABRIELLE GLASER Tags: Psychology and Psychologists New York City Alcohol Abuse Nicole Kosanke Center for Motivation and Change Therapy and Rehabilitation Addiction (Psychology) Carrie Wilkens Source Type: news

Deconstructing Your Triggers
The problem with the mood alteration is that it doesn’t solve the problem. It just buys some time until the next stress, fear, craving or symptom occurs.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Troncale, M.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Happiness Neuroscience Source Type: news

Can Psilocybin Mushrooms Help Cure Mental Illness?
"Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, is proving a prodigious treatment for anxiety, depression, addiction, and one study even found it might lead to neurogenesis, or the regrowth of brain cells.” read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - July 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Depression Therapy addiction treatment cliffisdie malibu constance scharff mental health treatment mushroom psilocybin psychedelic mushrooms psychedelic psychoanalysis richard taite Source Type: news

Musical Flairs
There are a number of case studies in the psychological literature on compulsive singing and other music related compulsions such as compulsive humming and whistling (although these all appear to be consequences of other underlying conditions). But what exactly have these case studies found relating to compulsive musical behavior?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Compulsive humming Compulsive singing Compulsive whistling Music obsession obsessive-compulsive disorder ocd Punding. Source Type: news

Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
(Wiley) New research from the University of Manchester and Monash University shows a link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes.The study, published online today in the scientific journal Addiction, is the first to examine alcohol sponsorship of athletes in the UK, and comes at a time when there are calls in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for greater restriction or bans of alcohol sponsorship and advertising in sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
(University of Manchester) The study, published online today in the scientific journal Addiction, is the first to examine alcohol sponsorship of athletes in the UK, and comes at a time when there are calls in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for greater restriction or bans of alcohol sponsorship and advertising in sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news