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National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss results of 2014 Monitoring the Future Survey
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Tuesday, December 16, to discuss the results of the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted earlier this year by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 9, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Monitoring the Future, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Quitting Tobacco a Boon for Inpatient Psych Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Kicking tobacco habit seen as benefit in other addictions. (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - December 8, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Quitting Tobacco a Boon for Inpatient Psych Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Kicking tobacco habit seen as benefit in other addictions. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 8, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

The Most Wonderful Time for a Beer
Abstinence from all alcoholic beverages may be the best strategy for you over the holidays. But for those who don't want to abstain, or who simply want to be mindful of how much alcohol they consume, moderation is key.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - December 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Self-Help alcohol alcoholism drinking moderation stress during the holidays Surviving holidays with family Source Type: news

Does smoking hamper treatment for alcohol abuse?
Smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind, research has shown. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 25th Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) 25th Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2014. Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - December 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive than regular tobacco
Scientists from California Institute of Technology, U.S., found smoking menthols triggered more receptors sensitive to nicotine to develop in the area of the brain associated with addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Streamlining IRB Review of Multi-Site Clinical Research Studies
Posted by Sally Rockey, PhD, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 8, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Obamacare helps private equity get its rehab clinic fix
(Reuters) - Investors are pouring money into the operators of U.S. rehab centers as many more Americans get health care coverage for addiction treatment, driving up valuations and triggering a consolidation of businesses in the fragmented sector. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Does smoking hamper treatment for alcohol abuse?
(University at Buffalo) A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Military Vets OK With Pot, Docs Less Certain
(MedPage Today) -- Surveyed veterans said they didn't see marijuana as addictive, while physicians consider it risky. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - December 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to Break Up and Not Go Back
Multiple breakups with the same person are common, and they make breaking up harder by drawing out the pain and tears. Instead of happening once, the breakup happens over and over. Here’s how to make it final.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Tina Gilbertson, LPC Tags: Addiction Relationships Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

6 Ways to Keep Yourself from Going Back
Multiple breakups with the same person are common, and they make breaking up harder by drawing out the pain and tears. Instead of happening once, the breakup happens over and over. Here’s how to make it final.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Tina Gilbertson, LPC Tags: Addiction Relationships Resilience Self-Help Source Type: news

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment
By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study published in the journal Science about how a cohort of Chicago teenagers were affected by access to summer employment. The conclusion of the study, conducted by University of Pennsylvania criminologist Sara Heller, is that when you give a young person a summer job, he or she is significantly less likely to commit a violent crime. More on that in a moment. These days, you no longer hear people talking about "disadvantaged youth" or "at-risk youth." Today we talk about "opportunity y...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Digital Detox
Technology is essential to most people’s working lives. However, the potential for technological overload has created a new type of anxiety that has been referred to as ‘techno-stress’. Techno-stress can arise from many different routes. But what is it and how can we beat it?read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - December 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work information overload Modern stress Overcoming techno-stress Screenagers Technological addiction Technophobia Workaholism. Source Type: news

Compulsive Buying
The causes, manifestations and cures for compulsive shopping and spending are now better understood. This disorder seems more common than ever before in rich, materialist societies which seem to promote it. Why do some people develop this compulsion and what can we do about it?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help Source Type: news

Cutting Family Ties: 5 Ways to Handle These Decisions When Children or Other Family Are Involved
This article addresses what to do with our relationships with others in our family who are still connected to those with whom we cut ties. Making healthy choices for ourselves can be extremely painful. In many situations we may feel betrayed by those who are close to us who decide to stay connected to the family members we have chosen to cut ties with, who have hurt us so deeply. This is such an emotional, challenging and confusing place to be and it requires much forethought, maturity and bigger picture thinking to handle ourselves and others healthfully. 5 Challenging Situations and Solutions 1) An adult parent with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The New Heroin User
Today's heroin addict is college-aged, professional and white.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Dale Archer, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Media abuse drugs heroin OxyContin pain pain medication pain meds prescription pain meds Source Type: news

Psychopathological symptoms of patients with heroin addiction entering opioid agonist or therapeutic community treatment - Pani PP, Trogu E, Vigna-Taglianti F, Mathis F, Diecidue R, Kirchmayer U, Amato L, Davoli M, Ghibaudi J, Camposeragna A, Saponaro A, Faggiano F, Maremmani AG, Maremmani I.
BACKGROUND: The relationship between substance use disorders and psychiatric pathology is still an open question. The main aim of the present study was to verify whether the five psychopathological dimensions identified through the SCL-90 tool in a previou... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Video Games Rated A for Addictive
Excessive video game playing may represent a way of coping with underlying issues but it becomes its own problem when the impulse to play just can’t be denied.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Neuroscience Stress Behavioural addiction gaming Internet online treatment Source Type: news

Two in 100 adults seriously considered suicide in 2013, CAMH survey shows
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Results from an ongoing survey conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show that 2.2 percent of adults -- or over 230,000 people in Ontario, Canada -- seriously contemplated suicide in the last year. The 2013 edition of the CAMH Monitor, released today, included questions about suicidal ideation for the first time in the survey's history. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Proving the Benefits of Meditation
Mindful meditation is a type of meditation (which is an exercise of deep, prolonged concentration) during which any feelings, emotions or thoughts are experienced as and when they arise during the exercise, opposed to after the meditation finishes. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Integrative Medicine Self-Help meditation relaxation Source Type: news

Alcohol Abuse During the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us and alcohol is frequently more visible and free flowing during this time. Exactly where the line is between heavy drinking and clinical alcoholism can be vague. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Social Life alcohol drinking Source Type: news

Alcoholism IS found to be genetic as scientists identify key DNA
Scientists from Texas University found alcoholics have a specific set of genes not expressed by non-alcoholics. They claim it is the best evidence to date that the addiction is passed through families. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Make a Support Group Safe
The murder of Karla Brada while attending AA by her AA partner raises what makes a support group safe. A number of policies have been advanced by both professionals and lay people who have been in "the rooms." Unfortunately, not one of these suggestions would have affected the Brada case. That is because none addresses the underlying issues presented by 12-step groups. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

The Heartbreaking Origins of Irrelationship
The heartbreaking origins of irrelationship are examined through an incident where a young child feels that she has been able to effectively provide care for her younger sister. The ways in which this child's care taking routine was born of a family crisis, and ways to intervene in the budding development of irrelationship are explored.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - December 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Child Development Relationships abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment divorce early childhood development emotional investment empa Source Type: news

Kenya: Bamzigi Helps Out Drug Addicts
[The Star]Producer and rapper Bamzigi has joined the fight to keep drug addicts from contracting HIV from sharing needles. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are You Addicted to Stress?
(Source: Psychology Today)
Source: Psychology Today - December 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Purplepear Tags: Stress Source Type: news

A New Way to Safely Talk About Marijuana With Your Teen
Parents and teens typically have a big time communication gap when it comes to discussing marijuana. Thanks to this new helpful book, this is no longer the case.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting marijuana Source Type: news

NYC Mayor De Blasio's Jail Plan Is Good First Step: Experts
JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects to treatment instead of incarceration an encouraging first step toward repairing New York City's broken jail system. But they cautioned that the ambitious plan de Blasio announced Tuesday, aimed largely at "frequent flier" suspects who repeatedly end up jailed on minor offenses because there is nowhere else for them to go, will face enormous challenges. "There's a lot of moving parts there," said Michael Thompson, director...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Four Reasons Sex and Marijuana Don’t Mix
As marijuana’s social acceptability grows, it’s easy to forget that its use can come with some unwelcome side effects. A recently released National Institute on Drug Abuse summary of marijuana research, for example, confirmed that, yes, cannabis really can be addictive, it can impair brain development, and it has been linked to a variety of mental health issues.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Relationships Sex drug abuse drug addiction marijuana sex life Source Type: news

Five Signs of a Closet Workaholic
Unfortunately, the recent avalanche of advances in communication technology has created increasingly effective antidotes to “family time.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Personality Relationships Self-Help communication email modern technology smartphone texting work addiction workaholism workholic Source Type: news

NIH statement on World AIDS Day 2014
Remarkable progress has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS since the first annual World AIDS Day was commemorated 26 years ago. Yet, we are still far from achieving our goal of a world without AIDS.   Statement by  Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Jack Whitescarver, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of AIDS Research Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D, NIH Director (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

China's Carbon Goal A Tough Sell In Coal Country
TANG COUNTY, China (AP) — The black slabs of coal came in by the truckload through this dusty valley in northern China, slated to power cement and steel plants, heat the houses of poor farmers and even grill skewers of lamb and beef. Just a few dozen miles from the capital of Beijing, in Hebei province, coal use has long been a way of life here, with countless house-sized mounds of it dotting the forest floor. Yet the soot-covered residents of Tang County said they see change coming as Chinese leaders pledge to cut back on the kind of rampant coal use that has made this country the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Addiction' for a perma-tan may be genetic
Gene associated with 'tanning dependence' previously associated with behavioural disorders (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clock
(Southern Methodist University) Blue light bombards us, whether city lights, smartphones or tablets, says chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Blue light knocks off-kilter the natural circadian clock in humans, plants and animals, and can result in health problems, sleep and mood disorders, drug addiction, crop disease, and even confused migratory animals. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $320,500 grant to Zoltowski's lab to map the trajectory of blue lightwaves signaling the body's natural clock. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Video Feature: Jade’s Journey Marked by Drugs and Death
A New York Times documentary and article look at mine workers in Myanmar struggling with poverty and drug addiction even as the country’s jade industry is booming because of demand from China. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DAN LEVIN Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Mines and Mining Heroin Myanmar Jade Source Type: news

Regulating a single gene may alter addiction and stress responses
Researchers have now used genetically engineered DNA binding proteins to target specific processes within a gene - located within a brain reward center in the mouse. By regulating the activity of this specific gene, the scientists found they were able to alter gene expression and behaviors... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Mental Health, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

What Karla Mendez Brada’s Murder Tells Us About AA
CBS's 48 Hours, in a segment it did Saturday about the murder of Karla Mendez Brada by a man she met at AA and continued to attend AA with, claimed AA is a great success that has one unfortunate problem. But, instead, the case of Karla's death points out all of the inadequacies of—the real harm attributable to—our leading approach to alcoholism and addiction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - December 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Stress Source Type: news