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Cannabis labelled 'harmful and as addictive as heroin'
Conclusion This narrative review has concluded that cannabis research in the past 20 years has shown that cannabis use is associated with a number of adverse health effects. It also found driving while cannabis impaired approximately doubles car crash risk and around one in 10 regular cannabis users develop dependence. Regular cannabis use in adolescence approximately doubles the risks of early school leaving and cognitive impairment and psychoses in adulthood, according to the review. Regular cannabis use in adolescence is also associated strongly with the use of other illicit drugs. In addition, cannabis use probably ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

State policies can influence access to heroin treatment, study finds
(RAND Corporation) Abuse of heroin and prescription opioid drugs is growing rapidly, creating a need for more treatment options. A new study finds that state policies can influence the number of physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that can treat addiction to heroin and other opioids in outpatient settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research focus on Parkinson’s, addiction and immunity
£6m MRC investment to boost understanding of diseaseRelated items from OnMedicaGP leaders concerned over giant research database Publicly-funded cancer research pays offNew drug development for dementia to be fast trackedTiny amount being spent on antibiotic researchNew EU data protection regulations could stymie cancer research (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 7, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Happens When You Are Bipolar and...
Hypersexuality can be a symptom of the manic phase of bipolar disorder. If it escalates into an obsession the person may develop a sexual addiction. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - October 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

State Policies Can Influence Patient Access to Effective Heroin Treatment
State policies can influence the number of physicians licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that can treat addiction to heroin and other opioids in outpatient settings. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - October 7, 2014 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Sesame Street goes to jail: Physicians should follow
More than two million people are incarcerated in the United States, the world's highest incarceration rate. Researchers report that while many people need to be in prison for the safety of society, a majority are incarcerated due to behaviors linked to treatable diseases such as mental illness and addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Tanning Addictive?
I've heard that tanning can be as addictive as drugs. I know spending too much time in the sun increases the risk of skin cancer, but it's hard to believe it could be addictive. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill
Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Dual Diagnosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Needy? 5 Tips to Stop Codependent People-pleasing
Excessive people-pleasing keeps you tied. You become codependent. REBT can help you begin to work on becoming self-directed.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Pamela D. Garcy, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Eating Disorders Relationships people-pleasing; self-direction; self-assertion; healthy relationships REBT; codependency; codependence Source Type: news

6 Keys for Narcissists to Change Toward the Higher Self
The causes of pathological narcissism are complex and deep-seated. Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way. Here are six keys for narcissists to progressively change toward the Higher Self...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - October 6, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media P Source Type: news

Shiny, happy, sober people
With 23 years of longterm recovery from drugs and alcohol, Tommy Rosen has learned some tricks to living well. Here, the founder of the holistic recovery program, Recovery 2.0, and author of the new book "Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life," as we kick off the CBSNews.com series, #14Days on the Wagon. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iain Duncan Smith has made a smart choice to help addicts
IDS should be applauded for seeking to prevent benefits being squandered on drink and drugs, says Max Pemberton (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iain Duncan Smith has made a smart choice to help addicts
IDS should be applauded for seeking to prevent benefits being squandered on drink and drugs, says Max Pemberton (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Oxycodone may be more dangerous than other addictive pain medication
(Wiley) While all prescription opioids can be abused, oxycodone may be more potent in its ability to promote changes in the brain relevant to addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sesame Street teaches physicians a lesson
(University of California - Riverside) More than two million people are incarcerated in the United States, the world's highest incarceration rate. Scott A. Allen, M.D., a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and two colleagues report in Annals of Internal Medicine that while many people need to be in prison for the safety of society, a majority are incarcerated due to behaviors linked to treatable diseases such as mental illness and addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Perverse US Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction And Deaths
How can politicians face their consciences and constituents sitting back while drug companies cause more deaths than drug cartels? read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Psychiatry drug cartels drug companies drug deaths. drug policies drug overdoses legalizing drugs medical pot Source Type: news

Befriending at the Right Pace
Different timetables for different kinds of friendshipsread more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 5, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness character strengths and virtues friendship pleasure utility Source Type: news

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence ― 6 Essentials
Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) can be defined as the ability to understand, manage, and effectively express one's own feelings, as well as engage and navigate successfully with those of others. Here are six keys to increasing your emotional intelligence...read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - October 5, 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 Gender Happiness Health Integrative Medicine Intelligence Parenting Personality Source Type: news

The effectiveness of opioid substitution treatments for patients with opioid dependence: a systematic review and multiple treatment comparison protocol - Dennis BB, Naji L, Bawor M, Bonner A, Varenbut M, Daiter J, Plater C, Pare G, Marsh DC, Worster A, Desai D, Samaan Z, Thabane L.
BACKGROUND: Opioids are psychoactive analgesic drugs prescribed for pain relief and palliative care. Due to their addictive potential, effort and vigilance in controlling prescriptions is needed to avoid misuse and dependence. Despite the effort, the preva... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Extreme Sexual Deviant Tells All
A psychiatrist's opened files reveal stunning details about one of the world's most perverse child killers, Albert Fish. Chillingly, Fish states, "There are a lot of us." read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Psychiatry Sex Albert Fish deviance lust murder paraphilia serial killer sexual abuse Source Type: news

The Sick Culture of the Recovery Industry
When confronted with information about errors in the training and testing materials for credentialing addictions counselors, an industry journal, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, responds with defensiveness, lies, and distortion of the data. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Kenneth Anderson, MA Tags: Addiction treatment Source Type: news

#14Days: Tips to start your healthy journey
Kick off your #14Days with advice and inspiration from Tommy Rosen, author of the new book "Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retiring: More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse
The physical, emotional and financial changes that come with aging can lead to alcohol and, increasingly, drug addictions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABBY ELLIN Tags: Alcohol Abuse Older Adults Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Why You Eat What You Eat Part 3
If you feel you have a food addiction that interferes with the quality of your life, there is help.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Susan McQuillan, M.S., RDN Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders Self-Help binge eating brain chemistry food addiction sugar weight Source Type: news

Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds
Public sentiment more accepting of mental illness, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Look Who's Stalking
In clinical circles, erotomania is known as de Clérambault's syndrome (DCS). Those with DCS typically have a delusional belief that another person (typically someone famous, high status and/or a stranger) is in love with them. But what does the psychological literature have to say on the topic?read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Relationships Delusional behavior erotomania love addiction obsessive love Obsessive stalking psychosis schizophrenia Stalking. Source Type: news

MD Anderson teams up to implement tobacco-free policies in mental health clinics
MD Anderson is extending its cancer prevention efforts by teaming up with anti-tobacco programs run by the University of Houston and Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC). The partnership joins researchers focused on educating mental health providers and tobacco users to eliminate a dangerous addiction. (Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases)
Source: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases - October 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Getting High on Sexual Infidelity
With both genders, one reason for cheating may be that “getting away with it” makes people feel good both emotionally and psychologically. Although this research did not deal specifically with sexual activity, it did look at unethical behavior in general, and the findings can certainly be extrapolated to sexual activity.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - October 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Relationships Sex cheating partner cheating spouse hypersexual disorder infidelity sex addict sex addiction sexual addiction sexual infidelity Source Type: news

Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.: CDC Study
Heroin addiction linked to initial use of prescription painkillers, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Your Smoking Habit Really Dead?
How would you know if you had truly left your cigarettes in the ashtray of history? Here's a way to find out. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Meg Selig Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Self-Help 12-step groups addictions bad habits health costs leonard cohen maintenance stage non-smokers quit smoking quitting addiction self-image smoking habit stage of change temptation Termin Source Type: news

The patients having addictions literally BEATEN out of them: Bizarre form of psychotherapy sees people given up to 60 lashes with a cane 
Patients in Siberia with a range of issues - including sex addicts and workaholics - undergo corporal punishment to apparently release 'happiness hormones'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study
Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For most chronic pain, neurologists declare opioids a bad choice
Patients taking opioid painkillers for chronic pain not associated with cancer -- conditions such as headaches, fibromyalgia and low-back pain -- are more likely to risk overdose, addiction and a range of debilitating side effects than they are to improve their ability to function, a leading... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medication Lotto: Can a Drug Cause a Gambling Addiction?Medication Lotto: Can a Drug Cause a Gambling Addiction?
What could be causing this older man's newfound passion for gambling? Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 1, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Case Challenge Source Type: news

Feeling Conflicted?
An important idea in behavioral is that our behavior seems to be controlled by a narrow-minded “doers” who cares about immediate gratification and a farsighted “planner” who is concerned with the long-term satisfaction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Source Type: news

Study: Public Feels More Negative Toward People With Drug Addiction Than Those With Mental Illness
People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don't support basic benefits for them, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins)
Source: Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins - October 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is Workaholism?
Is the workaholic a victim of sick organisations and a sick society which put too much pressure on individuals at work? Or are they simply people happy at, and passionate about their work?read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - October 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work Source Type: news

Struggling with Substance Abuse/Addiction during Pregnancy
Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Psychiatry drugs infertility pregnancy Source Type: news

Treatment of substance abuse can lessen risk of future violence in mentally ill
(University at Buffalo) If a person is dually diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a substance abuse problem, are improvements in their mental health or in their substance abuse most likely to reduce the risk of future violence? A new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests that reducing substance abuse has a greater influence in reducing violent acts by patients with severe mental illness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Public feels more negative toward drug addicts than mentally ill
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don't support insurance, housing and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How Long Until the California Legislature Gets It
Yet again, the California legislature makes a terrific blunder with SB1283, showing the electorate that they have no idea how to deal with the dangerous problem of synthetic drugs, in this case, synthetic marijuana and speed. Known as Spice, K2, or by a myriad of other names, synthetic marijuana has been a “legal” substitute to the real thing.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Integrative Medicine Psychiatry marijuana sb1283 spice Source Type: news