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Researchers recast addiction as a manageable disease
(The Kavli Foundation) The societal scourge of addiction is a case of good evolution gone bad in modern contexts, but scientists are closing in on new biomedical interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Amino Acids: Why Don’t I Have Enough?
If you continually fight cravings for sweet and starchy foods, your appetite might be out of control because you’re low in certain brain chemicals. You may not have enough of the brain chemicals that are made from amino acids to make you feel emotionally strong and satisfied. Discover why so many people are deficient in amino acids. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine amino acid therapy Answers to Appetite Control integrative psychiatry Source Type: news

Practicing Mind-Body Exercises to Prevent or Control Smoking
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United State and is also responsible for various diseases. Although raising taxes on tobacco products and limiting smoking in public places help reduce smoking, there is another simple and effective approach for preventing and controlling smoking. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 7, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Key Sun, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Education Health Self-Help mind-body exercises Qigong smokers smoking cessation substance use Tai Chi tobacco smoking Yoga Source Type: news

Addiction to mobile text messaging applications is nothing to "lol" about - Sultan AJ.
In this study, the researcher argues that BB... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 6, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Best Bet
Would you bet all your money on a horse race, if you had a system to predict the winner? One woman did, and her story reveals much about how we make decisions. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Zachary Shore, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Decision making gambling judgment probability suspense Source Type: news

When Writing Will Not Be Denied
The urge to write, a normal human expression, can become a compulsion that sufferers simultaneously fear and embrace. It's a window into the link between neuroscience and the literary impulse. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Creativity Neuroscience bipolar disorder compulsion depression epilepsy hypergraphia midnight disease writer ' s blook writing Source Type: news

The Corrosive Power of Shame
Shame is a kind of self-deception read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 6, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Ethics and Morality Self-Help self-deception Self-Knowledge shame Source Type: news

Marijuana isn't harmless, top health official says
As more states legalize pot, head of National Institute on Drug Abuse warns addiction and brain changes in young users are real concerns (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives
When you are looking at a screen, you don't realize all that you are missing in the world: beauty, love, opportunity. This powerful video illustrates the costs of excessive immersion in technology. It boldly and poignantly demonstrates how all of the devices we have to connect us to other people actually ends up disconnecting us from ourselves and others.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - June 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships depression Facebook Instagram Internet internet addiction iPad iPhone loneliness smartphones Snapchat social media technology texting twitter YouTube Source Type: news

Research on marijuana's negative health effects summarized in report
The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction, a review reports. The review describes the science establishing that marijuana can be addictive and that this risk for addiction increases for daily or young users. It also offers insights into research on the gateway theory indicating that marijuana use, similar to nicotine and alcohol use, may be associated with an increased vulnerability to other drugs. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Preaching To The Perverted
In Anil Aggrawal’s book Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices, there is a paraphilia called homilophilia which according to Dr. Aggrawal refers to individuals who derive sexual pleasure and arousal from the hearing or giving of sermons. But does homilophilia really exist?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 5, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Autagonistophilia Homilophilia Public speaking fetish Religious orgy sexual fetish sexual paraphilia Sexual sermon. Source Type: news

Impulsive action and impulsive choice across substance and behavioral addictions: Cause or consequence? - Grant JE, Chamberlain SR.
Substance use disorders are prevalent and debilitating. Certain behavioral syndromes ('behavioral addictions') characterized by repetitive habits, such as gambling disorder, stealing, shopping, and compulsive internet use, may share clinical, co-morbid, an... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says
Addiction, brain changes in young users are proven concerns, according to head of National Institute on Drug Abuse Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Tips For Parenting an Addict
There is a line between caring for a child with an addiction and aiding in their destruction. The truth is, sometimes the best way to show that you care for the addict is to establish and maintain strong boundaries. In many instances, these boundaries represent the addict's best chance for survival. Here are tips for parenting an addict. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 4, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Howard C. Samuels, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting disease of addiction recovery from alcoholism setting boundaries teen addiction Source Type: news

Brain protein may explain depression in pre-menopausal women
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Women nearing menopause have higher levels of a brain protein linked to depression than both younger and menopausal women, a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health shows. This finding, published in JAMA Psychiatry, may explain the high rates of first-time depression seen among women in this transitional stage of life, known as perimenopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How Evolving Technologies Can Enhance Outcomes in Your Addiction & Recovery Support Programs
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Secrets of Consciousness
In order to comprehend the workings of human consciousness, we need to understand its biological function, its Darwinian evolution as well as the specific development of each of our brains.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Addiction Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Personality Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Some Tech Too Addictive?
Companies have an obligation to protect addicted users of their products. Establishing some kind of upper limit helps ensure that users do not abuse the service and that companies do not abuse their users.read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nir Eyal Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Work technology Source Type: news

Synthetic Drug Use Skyrocketing, Targeting Young Users
Policy and law enforcement are struggling to catch up with what doctors and scientists already know: synthetic drugs are as or more dangerous than traditional drugs like heroin and cocaine.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Self-Help club drugs drug abuse drug addiction drug and alcohol treatment ecstasy k2 krokodil molly spice synthetic drugs synthetic marijuana teen drug abuse UNODC Source Type: news

Opioid overdose prevention programs may reduce deaths, reports Journal of Addiction Medicine
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Community opioid overdose prevention programs -- including the use of naloxone for rapid drug reversal -- can improve bystander responses to overdose of heroin and related drugs, according to a review in the June Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ambigamy: A Mini-Festo For Living The Good Double-Life
Ambigamy: Being ambivalently committed, torn between the virtues of dedication and flexibility, devotion and skepticism, dependency and independence. And also the key to a sustainably amusing way of life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Jeremy E. Sherman Tags: Addiction Anxiety Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Happiness Intelligence Personality Philosophy Politics Relationships Self-Help Sex Social Life Spirituality Stress Work Source Type: news

Ambigamy: The Secret To Living The Good Double Life
Ambigamy: Being ambivalently committed, torn between the virtues of dedication and flexibility, devotion and skepticism, dependency and independence. And also the key to a sustainably amusing way of life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Jeremy E. Sherman Tags: Addiction Anxiety Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Happiness Intelligence Personality Philosophy Politics Relationships Self-Help Sex Social Life Spirituality Stress Work Source Type: news

Are Australians Becoming the New Fat Americans?
Better knock off the Fosters to fit in that bikini, mate! read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - June 2, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Environment Health cultural transition to health healthcare costs high calorie alcohol highfat diet obesity rates Source Type: news

Aerobics for the brain? Fitness experts praise mindfulness meditation
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how mindfulness meditation can enliven a workout routine and invigorate a sports performance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Africa: UN Agency Advocates for Higher Tobacco Taxes to Save Millions of Lives
[UN News]Ahead of World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations health agency is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. "Raising taxes on tobacco is the most effective way to reduce use and save lives," says Margaret Chan, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Spot and Deal with Manipulative People
Psychological manipulation can be defined as the exercise of undue influence through mental distortion and emotional exploitation, with the intention to seize power, control, benefits and privileges at the victim’s expense. How can you successfully manage these situations? Here are eight keys to handling manipulative people...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 1, 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

Amino Acids: Old Remedy, New Promise
Scientists have long known about the potential of amino acids to keep the body strong and healthy. Yet these simple, natural protein building blocks have shown renewed promise as one of the most powerful tools for stabilizing appetite, stoping food addiction, and treating obesity and binge eating disorder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - June 1, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: James M. Greenblatt, M.D. Tags: Addiction Eating Disorders Integrative Medicine Answers to Appetite Control binge eating disorder integrative psychiatry New Hope Model Source Type: news

Occupational risks
Most of us work in organizations that have policies on behaviours such as drinking alcohol and cigarette smoking. However, very few companies have a ‘gambling at work’ policy. Why should companies have a policy? One problem gambler in a position of financial trust can bring down a whole organization. read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - June 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work gambling Gambling at work Occupational gambling Online gambling problem gambling Responsible gambling Work policies Source Type: news

Is Work-Life Balance Overrated?
Think twice before dubbing people “workaholics.”read more (Source: Psychology Today Work Center)
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - June 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Work driven work-life balance workaholism Source Type: news

The Neuroscience of Pleasure and Addiction
A neuroscientist in Canada recently identified how reward signals linked to pleasure and addiction are transmitted in the brain. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Source Type: news

Level of addiction to tobacco measured by new virtual platform
In Mexico, 21.7 percent of the population smokes, which is associated with 95 percent of (lung cancer cases and the development of 29 more different conditions. A citizen science project titled "Are you smoking away?" is part of the venture "Science that Breathes" that makes available a tool that leads to answer a series of questions about the perceptions that people have about smoking. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Warning: Sugar destroys your health in more ways than you realize
(NaturalNews) This generation binges on and is addicted to refined sugars. Fructose, glucose, dextrose, sucrose (table/white sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup are some very common food components today. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of just how harmful to health the various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

UN agency advocates for higher tobacco taxes to save millions of lives
Ahead of World No Tobacco Day, the United Nations health agency is calling on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Watching porn associated with male brain shrinkage
Conclusion This small structural and functional brain study indicates there might be a correlation between more hours of porn viewed a week and smaller and less active areas of the brain associated with reward and sexual stimulation in men. In essence, this suggests porn users might be dampening down the sexual stimulation and reward centres in their brain through over stimulation. One of the big issues with studies like this is that you can’t tell cause and effect or which came first, an issue the study authors recognised. For example, the study can’t tell us whether watching more porn leads to changes in reward and...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Not So Good Things from the Valley
Human Rights Watch, whose reports cover topics such as the genocide in Rwanda, police abuses and accountability in Malaysia, and the mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal, has come a bit closer to home. It issued a new report on child labor in the U.S. tobacco fields and the illness resulting from such work. The key problem is from exposure to a natural pesticide: nicotine. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Paul D. Blanc, M.D., M.S.P.H. Tags: Addiction Work child labor childhood hazards Nicotine poisoning Source Type: news

Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?
(Source: About.com Alcoholism)
Source: About.com Alcoholism - May 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Finally, the Addiction Cure Is Here, Right?
The promise of an addiction cure is alluring, but the evidence keep suggesting that for those who meet chronic addiction criteria, the cure is going to be a combination of approaches.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction medication pharmaceutical pharmacology pill promises Source Type: news

…In Which I Fail to Break a Habit
Could you live without internet access?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Kathleen Taylor Tags: Addiction Work data overload humour Internet Source Type: news