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Cellphone addiction harming academic performance is 'an increasingly realistic possibility'
Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a study on cellphone activity. "As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility," researchers noted. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New optical imaging method could help drug addicts
A new technique for imaging and measuring how quickly blood flows in the brain (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Destination Hope Addiction Treatment Center Prepares for Recovery...
September 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of SAMHSA’s Recovery Month.(PRWeb August 28, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12116326.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

All Coked Up
How energized do you want to be?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Matthew J. Edlund, M.D. Tags: Addiction Diet caffeine Coca-Cola energy drinks extreme sports guarana monster sugared energy drinks Source Type: news

Why We Are Still Grieving Robin Williams
The most important message in this post is not necessarily about Robin Williams; it is that you are valued when you feel valueless. You are loved when you feel unloved or unlovable; and if we had the opportunity, each of us would have tried to show Robin Williams this love and value.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Lachmann, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Depression Happiness Resilience greif suicide grief and loss grieving loss grieving suicide robin williams Robin Williams death Robin Williams grieving robin williams suicide suicide prevention Source Type: news

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 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being an addict's mom
How do parents of addicts help their children without enabling them? CNN's Kelly Wallace gets a painfully honest look at what it's like to be in this situation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will We Accept Pornosexuals As We Have Homosexuals?
Pornosexuals are people who get their sexual release from porn. People shun them in ways that echo discrimination against gays. Is it the same thing or different? read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Personality Philosophy Relationships Sex Social Life Source Type: news

Addiction - 3 not so well known causes
(NaturalNews) Addictions affect millions of people in the United Sates, and alternative medicine believes conventional medicine fails at treatment, as they do not recognize the genetic and biochemical imbalances that research has shown to be at the heart of addiction.Often perceived... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

A unique problem or the manifestation of a preexisting disorder? The mediating role of problematic internet use in the relationships between psychosocial problems and functional impairment - Tokunaga RS.
Concerns about the problematic nature of internet use have been discussed since the inception of the internet. Internet addiction, problematic internet use (PIU), and the deficient self-regulation of internet use are some issues studied in this domain. Som... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs
(The Optical Society) Researchers from Stony Brook University and NIH used a laser-based method to produce the first-ever set of images clearly and directly detailing how cocaine shuts down blood flow in the brain. This could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment for recovering drug addicts. The work was published today in the journal Biomedical Optics Express. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cellphone addiction 'an increasingly realistic possibility,' Baylor study finds
(Baylor University) Women college students average 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men students spend nearly eight. Excessive use poses potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Are You Addicted to Texting?
How dopamine combined with classical conditioning can make it nearly impossible for you NOT to check your smartphone for texts and messages.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - August 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D. Tags: Work cell phones classical conditioning dopamine texting Source Type: news

Could This Gene Make You More Likely To Be An Alcoholic?
Scientists have identified a gene that could prove key to identifying who will develop alcohol addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 27, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melanie Haiken Source Type: news

The Harm Marijuana Causes
Marijuana is a mood-altering drug which can be habit forming.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Self-Help Therapy drug habit health marijuana medicinal Source Type: news

Drug and Alcohol Interventions: Do They Work?
For moms, dads, husbands, wives, partners, siblings or friends of someone struggling with addiction, it can feel impossible to know what steps to take to help your loved one. If you've ever wondered what an intervention is and how it works, read on to learn more.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Joel L. Young, M.D. Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

'I thought my e-cigarette was a miracle. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'
When Rachael Lloyd took up vaping, she thought she'd stumbled across a miracle alternative to smoking. Little did she know, her e-cigarette wasn't quite as guilt-free as she'd assumed - as the World Health Organisation is now starting to realise (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: electronic nicotine WHO health marlboro cigarette e-cigarette quit addict patch vaping smoke Source Type: news

Squash Rackets
Crush fetishism is a sexual fetish in which an individual derives sexual arousal from watching (or fantasizing about) someone of the opposite sex crushing items (e.g., toys, cigarettes, mobile phones, laptops), food (e.g., fruit), and (in extreme cases) small animals and insects. But what do we know about this rare from of fetishism?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - August 27, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Crush fetish Formicophilia Macrophilia masochism paraphilia sadism Source Type: news

The Risks of Distracted Living
A mind that is constantly distracted is not only dangerous and unproductive. It is unhappy and lacks a sense of purpose.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ran Zilca Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Happiness Philosophy Stress distraction focus meaning and purpose meaning of life overwhelmed Source Type: news

BCBSMA offers members OneHealth’s behavioral health app-enabled program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has added a mobile and online offering, called OneHealth, to bolster its mental health and behavioral health programs. OneHealth offers members 24/7 structured peer support, education and tools to aide in the recovery from substance abuse, according to the health insurance company. The program uses social media and real-time tracking to […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 26, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Brian Dolan Tags: Uncategorized addiction apps Amerigroup BCBSMA behavioral health apps Blue Cross Blue Shield MA Cenpatico Magellan Mental health apps OneHealth OneHealth OnTheGo OneHealth Solutions Safeway substance abuse apps Source Type: news

Marijuana: The Gateway Drug Myth
Many people mistakenly believe that marijuana use precedes rather than follows initiation of other illicit drug use. In fact, most drug use begins with alcohol and nicotine before marijuana, making nicotine and alcohol the two most common drugs of abuse.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Self-Help addiction treatment cliffside malibu effects of marijuana legalization of marijuana marijuana addiction marijuana gateway drug marijuana use Source Type: news

Grannie addicted to opioid drugs? Here's how you can help your beloved elders kick their pain medication dependance
(NaturalNews) Nearly half of all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, primarily seniors, take opioid pain relievers, according to new data. And researchers say this number is steadily rising, which begs the question -- is your elderly loved one a victim of the opioid... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Methadone treatment suppresses testosterone in opioid addicts
(McMaster University) The study found men using methadone, which is used for opioid addiction treatment, have significantly suppressed testosterone levels of about a quarter of the testosterone of men not using opioids. In women using methadone for addiction treatment, testosterone levels were not significantly impacted, even considering the menstrual cycle. Treating testosterone deficiency will improve outcomes of methadone treatment for patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ambitious for recovery: tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the UK
Suggested recommendations include a treatment tax to be added to the cost of alcohol in shops to fund a new generation of rehabilitation centres and stem the tide of Britain's addiction problem. More ..... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 26, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Broccoli vs. Chocolate
The Five Things You Can Do to Affair Proof Your Relationshipread more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Colleen Long, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Happiness Neuroscience Relationships Sex Therapy affair proof affairs attraction broccoli cheating chocolate cocaine colleen long crack emotional window fantasy infidelity lust psychologist Source Type: news

How to Drink Less and Still Have Fun
If you’re like most people, your brain loves it when you drink—and it shows you its appreciation by rewarding you for it. A few sips of the right stuff and you feel funnier, smarter, more confident, and certainly more attractive to the opposite sex—even if not all of this stands up to later, sober scrutiny. Your body, however, was never consulted on the deal, which may be why it makes you feel absolutely lousy the day after a night on the tiles. MoreHow to Increase the Number of Hours in Your DayHow to Achieve ‘Flow’ in Your WorkEmmys: Jimmy Kimmel Honors Robin Williams With Style NBC NewsJourney Home...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Alcohol behavior Consumption drinking Hangover psychology rules of thumb Source Type: news

The 12 Steps of AA: A Translation
12 Step programs, designed to get people with addictive behaviors to stop, are not based on science. They are rather based on Protestant evangelical techniques. As such, they subtly denigrate individuality in favor of a more collectivist perspective, while still allowing for some individual expression. All credit goes to the higher power, but never any blame.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 25, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David M. Allen, M.D. Tags: Addiction Personality Relationships Self-Help Spirituality 12 step programs Alcoholics Anonymous individualism versus collectivism Protestantism religious conversion techniques Source Type: news

Chicago and 2 California Counties Sue Over Marketing of Painkillers
Lawsuits by the City of Chicago and Orange and Santa Clara Counties in California contend that drug makers urged doctors to overprescribe painkillers, fueling an increase in abuse, addiction and fatal overdoses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By JOHN SCHWARTZ Tags: Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc ENDP NASDAQ Chicago (Ill) Pain-Relieving Drugs Actavis Group Johnson & Johnson JNJ NYSE Cephalon Liability for Products Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drug Abuse and Traffic P Source Type: news

Does Soda Make You Fat?
Some experts would have you believe that soda is the prime suspect in creating the obesity epidemic. Many cite the “liquid” sugar contained in such drinks. But is liquid sugar really any different than table sugar or solid sugar? A look at the body of scientific evidence shows the jury is still out.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Martina M. Cartwright, Ph.D., R.D. Tags: Addiction Diet coke colas fat fructos fructose syrup high fructose corn syrup Obesity pepsi pop soda Soda Pop soda taxes sugar sugar addtiction Source Type: news

From sex to spots and career satisfaction: a month 'living by my hormones' changed everything
When Beverley Turner stumbled across a website about her hormone cycle, she never expected to become addicted. But how reliable was it? Unconvinced, she decided to put it to the test and live by her hormones for a month. This is what happened... (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: woman PMT hormones cramps body cycle anger period spots pregnant fertility moods Source Type: news

Millennium Treatment Group Sees Increase in Marijuana Use Among Youth
Society’s perception of drug use is changing, leading to an increase in drug abuse and addiction.(PRWeb August 22, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12116167.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A New Sobriety
Drinking can contribute to improved health but overdoing it is dangerous. What does that mean and what can we do about it? A hint - the answer is not abstinence.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction alcohol alcoholic binge CDC death drinking excessive moderation sober sobriety Source Type: news

How real a risk is social media addiction?
Viral blog post on "Why I just quit Facebook" raises questions: Is social media addiction real, and if so, how do you treat it? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Build An Anti-Irrelationship
Learning to be open to what drives the need to control relationships opens the way to true intimacy. We don’t say the way is easy or even that it’s a straight shot from beginning to end—nothing in the human mind or behavior is! But we do say that the willingness to work with rather than on our partner is the first step on the hopeful way to empathy and intimacy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - August 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Relationships abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment empathy empowerment intimacy lonel Source Type: news

Alcoholics Anonymous, Depression, and Suicide
Do 12 step programs cause depression and suicide or cure it? The jury is still out on this question.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 22, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Kenneth Anderson, MA Tags: Addiction Depression 12 steps Alcoholics Anonymous alcoholism major depressive disorder suicide Source Type: news

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds
Experts worry about addiction, drug misuse Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation's most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to stem an epidemic of addiction, overdose and death. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 22, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels
(University of Waterloo) Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. to tighten restrictions on common opioid painkillers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is tightening restrictions on hydrocodone, an opioid painkiller contained in Vicodin and other addictive drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zee Drugs
Why are vegetarians waking up with hamburger between their teeth? Check out their sleeping pills.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Matthew J. Edlund, M.D. Tags: Addiction Sleep ambien ER visits insomnia memory loss mortality perfect sleep sleeping pills zaleplon zolpidem zopiclone Source Type: news

Ecstasy by the Numbers: 869,000 New Users on an Impure Drug
A study from the National Institutes of Health finds almost double the risk for suicide in young adults that had used ecstasy in the past year, writing that, “Adolescent ecstasy users may require enhanced suicide prevention and intervention efforts.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 21, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Health Self-Help Social Life cliffside malibu club drugs constance scharff ecstasy ecstasy in college molly molly college party drugs rave drug richard taite Source Type: news