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Are chocolate and pizza REALLY addictive? Researchers say heavily processed foods could affect us like drugs
Highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries really are addictive, Michigan researchers have claimed - and say overeaters could be treated like drug addicts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ontario to provide $28m for mental health and addiction services
Canada's Ontario province is providing $28m to local mental health and addiction organisations, in a bid to provide closer care to people with mental health and addiction challenges. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - February 26, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Proof that you can really be addicted to food
New evidence suggests people can be addicted to food. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King joins CBSN with more about the study. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saying Goodbye to My Former Best Friends
My three closest companions in active addiction were Alcohol, Justification and Rationalization. With them, I could do anything and be okay with it. Non-alcoholics don't need to justify or rationalize their drinking, so the fact that I was constantly using them to continue drinking should have been a clue that I had a problem. Unfortunately, my brain was so far from reality that I didn't see anything as a clue to the problem. My addiction was stronger than any logic or reason. As my life spiraled more and more out of control, I would use any coping mechanism to try and make sense of why I was drinking -- and why I couldn't...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Why some foods can cause a drug-like addiction
Two new studies explore how some of us may be "addicted" to food. The research suggests certain types of food may attract people the same way as heroin and cocaine. Dr. Holly Phillips joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss which foods are most addictive. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the Prognosis for Impaired Physicians?What's the Prognosis for Impaired Physicians?
Physicians get just as addicted to alcohol and drugs as the general population, yet their treatment is more intensive and their outcomes are a good deal better. Here's why. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - February 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps
About 40 percent more people in the state are seeking treatment for addiction today than a year ago. But the number of deaths from heroin is going up. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 25, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Vermont Buprenorphine (Drug) Shumlin, Peter Source Type: news

Vermont Tackles Heroin, With Progress in Baby Steps
About 40 percent more people in the state are seeking treatment for addiction today than a year ago. But the number of deaths from heroin is going up. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Vermont Buprenorphine (Drug) Shumlin, Peter Source Type: news

Are you a food addict?
Take this abbreviated version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale survey to find out (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shopping vouchers could help 1 in 5 pregnant women quit smoking
(University of Cambridge) Financial incentives could help one in five women quit smoking during pregnancy, according to new research published today in the journal Addiction. The study, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and King's College London, found that only a small number of women 'gamed' the system to receive the incentives whilst continuing to smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Doctors Say Smartphone Obsession Is Leading To ‘Text Neck’
BOSTON (CBS) – Whether it’s every day or every once in a while, we’re all guilty of using our phones too much. And the habit could be leading to a whole new set of aches and pains. “I had really bad upper neck pain and it was causing a lot of headaches and it would radiate into my shoulders,” says physical therapy patient Rochelle Thibodeaux. Spinal surgeon Dr. Ken Hansraj sees patients like her all the time. And he realized the likely culprit after a patient confessed his addiction to Angry Birds, “he told me that he was playing Angry Birds four hours a day on his iPad.” With his ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Cell Phone Smartphone Text Neck Texting Source Type: news

New NIAAA Spectrum Now Online
Featuring the latest news from the alcohol research field, infographics, and interviews with NIAAA staff and grantees...   (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 24, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Why a latte is less likely to spill than a coffee
Carrying a cup of coffee can be precarious for a sleepy-eyed caffeine addict who might accidentally send a wave of java sloshing over the rim, but add some foam and the trip becomes easier. New research shows that just a few layers of bubbles can significantly dampen the sloshing motion of liquid, and it may have applications far beyond breakfast beverages, including the safer transport of liquefied gas in trucks and propellants in rocket engines. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Million-Person Challenge
Let's face it, we've all read and seen things on social media that would make etiquette expert Emily Post's head spin -- perhaps we've even been guilty of posting some egregious things ourselves, maybe when we've had a little too much caffeine or on a spontaneous whim that we realize was a mistake in hindsight. In today's world, it seems cool to overshare and bare it all. Sex, politics, religion -- everything that was once too taboo for public conversation is now open ground for all the world to see. Yet there remains a topic rarely shared without judgment, one that continues to face tremendous stigma: addiction. Admit i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope & Healing
“Thou hast but enraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.” —Herman Melville, >Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Anna sat across from me, her eyes downcast. A middle-aged woman with a family, she had come to the Emergency Department the day before. Life had become too much for her to bear and the gun propped in the back of her closet had begun to look like the best solution. Telling me her story, she knit her hands together, and added in a quiet voice, “Sometimes, I cut myself. But just on my hands, in t...
Source: Psych Central - February 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Riddle Tags: Abuse Addictions Alcoholism Anorexia Anxiety Book Reviews Bulimia Compulsive Gambling Depression Dissociation Eating Disorders General Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Suicide Letti Source Type: news

Molecule hijacks enzyme to boost alcohol metabolism
An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process acetaldehyde, a toxic metabolite of alcohol, according to new research supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The findings, now online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), might lead to new treatments to help people with impaired ability to metabolize acetaldehyde and other toxic substances. NIAAA is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 23, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds
In developed countries around the globe, the standard of care for opiate addiction is what's known as "medically assisted treatment." Under a doctor's supervision, people with addictive disorders are prescribed medications like methadone, buprenorphine and Suboxone, which remove the cravings associated with opiate addiction. In the U.S., however, by far the most common form of treatment is based around the concept of strict abstinence. Advocates of the abstinence model consider the use of Suboxone or methadone to be tantamount to using heroin itself. Many in the medical establishment oppose the abstinence model -- as do ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

VIDEO: The dangers of tanning addiction
BBC Inside Out meets two tanning addicts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You're Most Likely To Get Hooked On These Foods
This study is helping advance the literature so that we can help people who have addictive-like eating disorders." (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

BBC's Laura McMullan reveals skin cancer battle after becoming addicted to sunbeds
Laura McMullan, a reporter for BBC Midlands, has called for high street sunbeds to be banned after revealing she was diagnosed with skin cancer last year after becoming addicted to them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I regret my years as a tanning addict
'Why I regret my years as a suntan addict' (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating
New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing. The practice of meditation is said to have been around for thousands of years -- and yet, in the last few, especially in America, it seems that everyone knows at least one person who has taken on the ancient art of de-stressing. Because it has been around for so long and because there are many different types of meditation, there are some essential truths you should know before you too take the dive into meditation or mindfulness (or both). Take a look at the suggestions below. 1. You don't need a mantra (but you can have one if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Blunted feedback processing during risk-taking in adolescents with features of problematic Internet use - Yau YH, Potenza MN, Mayes LC, Crowley MJ.
This study examined whether adolescents displaying featur... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Breaking Bad Habits: How Vietnam War Veterans Broke Their Heroin Addictions
This article was originally published on JamesClear.com. Thanks to the NPR story that inspired this article and to Eric Barker for originally pointing me to that work. --- Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline. For more information on mental health support for veterans, visit http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Get Real (It's Not As Bad As You Think)
You know those feelings you keep to yourself about your life story? Yeah those, let's talk about those. I'm not saying we need to go bawling our eyes out in the grocery store or telling the crossing guard what our thoughts are on cloning. I'm talking about getting real with ourselves. Approaching what we are hiding and connecting with what we know is there, but are avoiding. When we don't share our true feelings, we tend to box them away and hide them in the darkness. They either feel too scary to approach, or we don't want to go through the process of crying and actually feeling. After all, who has time for that? Ever...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Want pizza, chocolate, French fries? Highly processed foods linked to addictive eating
A new study confirms what has long been suspected: highly processed foods like chocolate, pizza and French fries are among the most addictive. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why DOES giving up sugar make us feel so dreadful? Going cold turkey can lead to anxiety, depression and impulsive behaviour, leading scientist reveals
Sugar is addictive because our brains become tolerant to it, meaning we need to eat more to get the same 'high', Jordan Gaines Lewis, of Penn State University, in the U.S. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Most Important Message of the The Breakfast Club Is a Lie
"When you grow up, your heart dies." Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) in The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club captured the teen angst of a generation, delving into themes such as stereotyping, the stigma of mental illness and bullying. At the core of this movie was this central thesis: "When you grow up, your heart dies." This sentiment has been echoed for generations, from The Who's "Hope I die before I get old," to Pearl Jam's "All that's sacred comes from youth." But as we approach the 30 year anniversary of the movie, we notice that a funny thing happened after we all graduated -- we actually learned the lessons of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Painful Reality of Growing Apart
"I don't want to be married anymore." A whisper moved across my husband's lips as if he couldn't find his voice. A whisper, a barely audible cluster of words, were about to change the trajectory of my entire life. "What?" I stammered. We stood in the kitchen, our two year old son playing at our feet. It felt like the time dad told me grandpa passed away and that Ritz cracker I'd just popped in my mouth turned to sawdust. My husband looked to me, pained, then covered his eyes as if to hide. His shoulders slumped. My instinct was to comfort, to soothe, to tell him everything was going to be okay. But how could I console...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Your iPhone Is Making You Depressed
It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your phone is a pretty unhealthy habit, but new research suggests that it could even be a sign of depression. According to new Baylor University research, people who check their phones constantly could be trying to improve a negative mood. The study, published in June in the journal Personality and Individual Differences and recently revived by the Daily Mail, investigates the link between phone addiction and ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Your iPhone Is Making You Depressed
It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your phone is a pretty unhealthy habit, but new research suggests that it could even be a sign of depression. According to new Baylor University research, people who check their phones constantly could be trying to improve a negative mood. The study, published in June in the journal Personality and Individual Differences and recently revived by the Daily Mail, investigates the link between phone addiction and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Incredible True Tale Of "The Queen Of Neuroscience" And Her Nobel Prize
A little girl raised on a faraway island. Her town is small, deeply religious. Dancing is forbidden; family members speak of spirits, and superstitions abound. Her parents are not well-off, do not attend university. But her mother, who once dreamed of being a doctor, wants better for her daughter. She insists the girl study hard. She reads her fairy tales in which heroes overcome poverty with their smarts. “We are born naked, and we're going to die naked, so don't care about material things,” she tells her daughter. Instead, follow your passion. Flash-forward forty years. The little girl has become "the queen of neur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lessons From Recovery
In my many years as a substance abuse provider, I have had my share of both good and bad experiences. With the bad, I have seen too many people fall short and return to their destructive lives. However, I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced that even during those bad times, the glimpses of positive changes are priceless. And with the good comes the greatest feeling when you are able to see positive transformations and lifestyle changes which impact the individual, their families, and their communities. The interesting thing is that, I have learned some of the most powerful lessons about life through the eyes...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Mobile phone addiction gives you mood swings, study finds
PEOPLE who cannot put down their mobile phones may have an addiction similar to substance abuse. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple Sclerosis: New MS Drug Target Discovered
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered a promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In a new study, they've identified a previously unknown change in the spinal cord related to MS, and a way to alter this change to reduce the nerve cell damage and alleviate motor problems that occur with the disease. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 18, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

High-powered X-ray laser unlocks mechanics of pain relief without addiction
Scientists have solved the structure of a bifunctional peptide bound to a neuroreceptor that offers pain relief without addiction. Opiate drugs like morphine relieve pain by targeting mu receptors. While they effectively work by doing so, their prolonged use causes a growing tolerance to the drug and, ultimately, physical dependence. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

CRAN Will Host a Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar for the ABCD Study
On February 24, the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) initiative will host a webinar about the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Longitudinal Study funding opportunities. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 18, 2015 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

The growing evidence on standardised packaging of tobacco products
(Wiley) The scientific journal Addiction has today published a collection of peer-reviewed research papers and commentaries that bring together key parts of the evidence base for standardised packaging of tobacco products from 2008 to 2015. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill
(Reuters Health) - A nicotine addiction pill can help smokers quit gradually when they can't go cold turkey, a study finds, suggesting that it may be time to revisit practice guidelines that focus primarily on immediate cessation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Giving up Coca Cola has ruined my game, says top golfer Peter Lawrie
Irish golfer Peter Lawrie blames his decline in performance on his 'addiction' to the fizzy drink. Before he quit, he was drinking 'litres' of it a day - and now tries to limit himself to three cans a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plain packaging 'may help smokers to cut down'
Conclusion This small study showed that priming adult smokers with a picture of a branded cigarette packet causes more of them to seek cigarettes compared with unbranded cigarettes – around 10% more. But this study has problems, meaning we can't really rely on its findings. The biggest of these was fully acknowledged by the study authors themselves. Professor Marcus Munafò, a co-author of the study, explained: "The experimental procedure only modelled the ability of pack stimuli to promote a cigarette-seeking choice. In the natural environment, smoking may be governed by a whole range of factors, including tobac...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Cancer Medical practice Mental health Source Type: news

Episcopal Church Takes A Hard Look At Alcohol After Bishop Is Charged With Drunken Driving
WASHINGTON (RNS) Hundreds of American bicyclists die in collisions with cars each year, but a fatal December crash in Baltimore has triggered some serious soul-searching within the Episcopal Church: The drunken driver, authorities say, was a bishop. Now clergy and laypeople alike are rereading church policy on alcohol and the consecration of bishops, how addiction is handled and whether the church itself was in any way culpable in the death of cyclist Thomas Palermo, a 41-year-old husband and father of two. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, one of two main governing bodies of the 2 million-...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

4 Surprising Weight-Loss Tactics (That Don't Involve Exercise)
This study was paid for by the Almond Board of California, so not exactly an unbiased source -- but still, it's interesting.) Water will help you feel full and keep you from eating more food than you need. I mean plain old water; it's far, far better than diet drinks or vitamin-enhanced this or that. Drink a full glass before a meal and sip throughout the day from a bottle, glass or mug that you love. If you like a little flavor in your water, try one of these simple, sugar-free recipes. Weight loss doesn't have to be a single, radical, excruciating ordeal. Positive long-term changes don't happen like that. Instead, thin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Police bribery and access to methadone maintenance therapy within the context of drug policy reform in Tijuana, Mexico - Werb D, Wagner KD, Beletsky L, Gonzalez-Zuniga P, Rangel G, Strathdee SA.
This study sp... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Is a National Crisis: It's Time to Act
Unfolding before our eyes is a national public health crisis: fatal drug overdose has increased more than six-fold in the past three decades. Today, more Americans are dying of drug overdoses than traffic accidents, primarily from heroin and prescription pills like oxycodone and Vicodin. Every single day, 120 people die in the U.S. of a drug overdose. My son died at the age of 25 after battling the disease of addiction for nearly a decade. Today, there are more than 22 million Americans who are fighting drug addiction and millions more who are affected by seeing this disease tear down a loved one. The debilitating dise...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

More teenagers trying e-cigarettes than tobacco, US study suggests
Some experts concerned that vaping may be pathway to nicotine addiction, but others say it is less dangerous than smoking Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science editor, in San Jose Tags: AAAS E-cigarettes Smoking Young people Health Society Science US news Source Type: news

Child abuse, drug addiction and mental health problems of incarcerated women in Israel - Chen G, Gueta K.
The mental health problems and pathways to drug addiction and crime among female inmates have long been of interest to researchers and practitioners. The purpose of the current study was to examine the possible association between multiple types of childho... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Curious monkeys share our thirst for knowledge
Monkeys are notoriously curious, and new research has quantified just how eager they are to gain new information, even if there are not immediate benefits. The findings offer insights into how a certain part of the brain shared by monkeys and humans plays a role in decision making, and perhaps even in some disorders and addictions in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Curious monkeys share our thirst for knowledge
(University of Rochester) Monkeys are notoriously curious, and new research has quantified just how eager they are to gain new information, even if there are not immediate benefits. The findings offer insights into how a certain part of the brain shared by monkeys and humans plays a role in decision making, and perhaps even in some disorders and addictions in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news