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Book Review: Tell Me Your Story
I went to therapy twice — once after a tragic death in the family and once at the dissolution of an engagement after a five-year relationship. Walking across the threshold of the office was equally liberating and terrifying. What would the therapists say? Would they understand? Would they criticize? Despite my fear, I stepped forward. In one instance, it was the best decision I could’ve made; in the other, it was a soul-crushing exercise in honesty that left me licking my wounds. It was from this mixed-bag perspective that I picked up Dr. Tuya Pearl’s Tell Me Your Story: How Therapy Works to Awaken, Heal and Set ...
Source: Psych Central - July 25, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bethany Duarte Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Treatment Anxiety books on therapy Depression Mood how to start therap Source Type: news

Ontario to stop paying for higher-strength opioid painkillers
Ontario will stop paying for higher-strength opioid medications through its Ontario Drug Benefit program next January as part of its strategy to address the growing problem of addiction to the painkillers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction
Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Painkillers for teen athletes won't spur addiction
James Bernstein, HealthDay News Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don't play sports or exercise, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Americans are confused about electronic cigarettes. A recent poll showed that the public was about evenly split between those who thought that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were less harmful than conventional cigarettes, and those who believed that e-cigarettes were as bad as or worse than regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, there is no long-term safety data about e-cigarettes. What information we do have suggests that e-cigarettes have a complex mix of potential harms and benefits. E-cigarettes: Less deadly than regular cigarettes First, the good news: e-cigarettes are almost certainly le...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Behavioral Health Cancer Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won ' t Spur Addiction
Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Prescription Drug Abuse, Sports Injuries, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won ' t Spur Addiction: Study
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 -- Teenage athletes are less likely to abuse prescription painkillers than kids who don ' t play sports or exercise, a new study finds. The study results run counter to some research in recent years detailing concerns about... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study
Title: Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study Category: Health News Created: 7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 25, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Athletic teens less likely to transition from prescription pain relievers to heroin
  Teens who participate in daily sports and exercise activities are less likely to transition from opioid pain reliever use to heroin, according to research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and published today in Pediatrics.   There have been anecdotal reports of teen... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 25, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Heroin, Opioids, Pain, Prescription Drugs, Prevention Research, Researchers, Teens Source Type: news

Study Finds Drop In Prescription Drugs In Medical Marijuana States
States looking for a way to reduce Medicare spending and prescription drug use may want to turn to legalizing medical marijuana, a new study suggests. The District of Columbia and the 17 states that had medical marijuana as an alternative to prescription drugs in 2013 saved an estimated total of $165.2 million in Medicare program and enrollee spending that year, researchers at the University of Georgia reported in the journal Health Affairs this month. “The results suggest that if all states had implemented medical marijuana the overall savings to Medicare would have been around $468 million,” a press release o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Finds Drop In Prescription Drugs In Medical Marijuana States
States looking for a way to reduce Medicare spending and prescription drug use may want to turn to legalizing medical marijuana, a new study suggests. The District of Columbia and the 17 states that had medical marijuana as an alternative to prescription drugs in 2013 saved an estimated total of $165.2 million in Medicare program and enrollee spending that year, researchers at the University of Georgia reported in the journal Health Affairs this month. “The results suggest that if all states had implemented medical marijuana the overall savings to Medicare would have been around $468 million,” a press release o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Pills laced with deadly opioid infiltrating drug market, DEA says
The illegal drugs look like known prescription painkillers and contain high amounts of fentanyl as law enforcement says problem is expected to escalate Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit prescription pills laced with a deadly synthetic opioid have infiltrated the US drug market, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, with the problem expected to escalate. The pills are pressed using pharmacy-grade machines to look like known prescription painkillers that an increasing number of Americans addicted to opioids seek to buy illegally. They contain various amounts of fentanyl – a synthetic drug between 50 an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Susan Zalkind in Boston Tags: US news Drugs Science Society Source Type: news

Is addiction really a disease?
Treating addiction as if it is a learned pattern of thinking gives addicts the chance to stay clean What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it ’s “a chronic relapsing brain disease” according to the American National Institute on Drug Abuse . This definition, born of the marriage between medicine and neuroscience, is based on the finding that the brain changes with addiction. It ’s a definition that’s been absorbed and disseminated by rehab facilities, 12-step programmes, policy makers and politicians. It’s the defining credo of the addiction-...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Marc Lewis Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Study Suggests
A new study suggests that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The study, published Thursday in the scientific journal Addiction, consists of a major review of 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, the study concludes. “From a public health perspective, a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us
An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body. The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several organizations, including the World Cancer Research Fund, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. And its conclusions are dire.  Nearly 6 percent of cancer deaths worldwide can be linked to alcohol, including in people who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol, according to author Jennie Connor, a profess...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Childhood trauma in obese and overweight women with food addiction and clinical-level of binge eating - Imperatori C, Innamorati M, Lamis DA, Farina B, Pompili M, Contardi A, Fabbricatore M.
Childhood trauma (CT) is considered a major risk factor for several disorders as well as for the development of eating psychopathology and adult obesity. The main aims of the present study were to assess in overweight and obese women: (i) the independent a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

K2 Marijuana Poisonings Show Dangers of Synthetic Drugs
Some people on the streets of New York City recently appeared to be overdosing on opioid painkillers after their breathing slowed and they became lethargic. Others appeared to be overdosing on crack cocaine, exhibiting agitated and violent behavior. Experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), however, say those zombielike streetwalkers were on the same drug: K2, or synthetic marijuana. In all, the NIDA reported that 130 New Yorkers were hospitalized after smoking the drug that can be purchased over-the-counter at less-than-reputable bodegas. The next day, NYPD officers inspected five retail establishments o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Pain raises risk of opioid addiction
HealthDay News The more pain they have, the more likely people are to become addicted to powerful prescription opioid painkillers, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can You Prevent Your Kids From Becoming Alcoholics or Drug Addicts?
When addiction runs in the family, parents can set good examples – but their influence only goes so far. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DeAnna Jordan Source Type: news

Alcohol 'a direct cause of seven types of cancer'
Conclusion This narrative review aimed to summarise data from published biological and epidemiological research to discuss the strength of evidence that alcohol causes cancer. The author gives their main finding as a link between alcohol consumption and cancer at seven sites, and also that the highest risks seem to be associated with heavier drinking. However, they state there's no "safe" drinking threshold and that low to moderate consumption still contributes to a significant number of cancer cases. The biggest limitation of this review is that it doesn't appear to be systematic. The author provided no method...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent
What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demographic and clinical factors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction
Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain, Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction
FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 -- The more pain they have, the more likely people are to become addicted to powerful prescription opioid painkillers, a new study suggests. " In light of the national opioid abuse epidemic, these new results underscore the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Significant pain increases the risk of opioid addiction by 41 percent
( Columbia University Medical Center ) What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- show that people with moderate or more severe pain had a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders than those without, independent of other demographic and clinical factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Book Review: What Men Should Know About Women
From William Shakespeare to John Dunn, poetry has a unique ability to tug on the heart strings, stir emotions, convey deeper meanings, and even transport the reader to another time and place. In the case of Erica M. Loberg’s work What Men Should Know About Women, I experienced each of the above; however, the experience was not a positive one and I found myself in a place I never wanted to be as a reader. Loberg’s take on “what men should know about women” is divided into three loose chapters, covering the topics of self, the body, women, and the city. Her foray into examining the concept of self includes estimation...
Source: Psych Central - July 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bethany Duarte Tags: Bipolar Book Reviews Disorders General Personal Stories Psychology Relationships & Love Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder book of poetry Depression Emotion erica loberg Human Sexuality Self-Esteem Sex Addiction Woman Source Type: news

Do you buy medicine using online pharmacies? Share your experiences
Online pharmacies are increasing in popularity, as is the market for counterfeit drugs. If you buy medicine online, we ’d like to hear your experiences Use of online pharmacies has increased rapidly in recent years . In the US, the number of websites selling controlled prescription drugs rose by 70% from 2006 to 2007 , according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The trends in the UK are similar: some estimates predict around two million people in Britain buy prescription drugs online – despite the fact many online pharmacies are unregistered, so buying from them is can be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian readers Tags: Drugs Pharmaceuticals industry Source Type: news

4 Black Women Writers Get Honest About Mental Illness And Race
July is Minority Mental Health Month, a month to spread awareness about how mental illnesses specifically affects people of color, and to erase the stigma and misinformation that plagues POC when it comes to mental illness. One way to spread awareness is through dialogue. I had a candid conversation with three black women writers (Ashley Reese, Minaa B, and Angelica Bastien) who deal with mental illness about how our mental health ― including depression, ADHD and suicidal thoughts ― affects our lives and our work. Zeba Blay: I’ve been thinking a lot about identity. About how our identities shape the way we n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Power of Community in Facing Addiction Across America, On the Road to the DNC -- Part 3
The third stop on our 2,500-mile trek to the DNC in Philadelphia was Denver, Colorado. During the past two weeks we’ve crossed five state lines. As we passed through the wide open plains of Nevada and salt flats of Utah, I couldn’t help but marvel at the vastness and ever-changing beauty of this country. But what is more inspiring than the majestic landscapes are the truly extraordinary people we’ve met along the way. The communities we’ve visited, the stories we’ve heard, and the connections we’ve made. The resilience of these remarkable people, and their support for us and each other, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Quitting smoking during the second half of the menstrual cycle may help women kick the habit
Follow me on twitter @hricciot Nearly every woman will acknowledge that her menstrual cycle affects her mood and behavior. An estimated 85% of women experience premenstrual syndrome one to two weeks before her period, which may include moodiness, anxiety, irritability, or food cravings along with physical symptoms such as bloating and breast tenderness. Studies suggest that women are more likely to engage in addictive behaviors, such as cigarette smoking, in the first half of the menstrual cycle, that is the time between the start of your period and ovulation. The underlying reason is thought to be that the hormone estradi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Hope Ricciotti, MD Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Prevention Smoking cessation Women's Health Source Type: news

Red Bull addicted woman turned to hypnotism to kick the habit
Lindsay Hives, 38, from Coventry in the UK was so addicted to caffeine she would drink five cans of Red Bull a day. The mother-of-one was only able to kick her habit through hypnotism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-third of students report elevated psychological distress, CAMH survey shows
( Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ) More than one in three -- an estimated 328,000 -- students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Girls are twice as likely as boys to experience psychological distress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
( Society for the Study of Addiction ) A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Anti-Addiction Drug
Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid abusers missing out on addiction-fighting drug
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction - Fighting Drug
Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Suboxone Underused, Opioids Overused in Medicare
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare patients who are addicted to opioids may not be getting the help they need (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 20, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Study examines opioid agonist therapy use in Medicare patients
Few Medicare enrollees appear to be receiving buprenorphine-naloxone, the only opioid agonist therapy for opioid addiction available through Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Drug Underutilized in Medicare PatientsOpioid Addiction Drug Underutilized in Medicare Patients
Medicare physicians, particularly nonspecialists, are prescribing opioid agonist therapy to only a fraction of patients affected by opioid use disorder, results of a claims data analysis reveal. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Drug Underutilized in Medicare Patients Opioid Addiction Drug Underutilized in Medicare Patients
Medicare physicians, particularly nonspecialists, are prescribing opioid agonist therapy to only a fraction of patients affected by opioid use disorder, results of a claims data analysis reveal. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough
Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buprenorphine implants rival daily sublingual buprenorphine for opioid dependence
Using an implant device to administer buprenorphine for adult patients being treated for opioid addiction is a viable alternative to the standard sublingual buprenorphine, a randomized clinical trial... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - July 20, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Buprenorphine implants rival daily sublingual buprenorphine for opioid dependence
Using an implant device to administer buprenorphine for adult patients being treated for opioid addiction is a viable alternative to the standard sublingual buprenorphine, a randomized clinical trial... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - July 20, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 -- Doctors aren't using one of the most effective weapons at their disposal in battling addiction to prescription painkillers -- the anti-addiction drug Suboxone, a new study finds. A review of Medicare claims showed that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Addiction treatment over 40 years – videos now available
Videos from the 2016 New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group conference are now available online.  The conference explored 40 years of addiction treatment, with contributions from many leading figures in the field.  The video are available on the Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs website, with a summary of the event on the Alcohol Policy UK blog. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - July 20, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough
Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Consumer Health Tips: Dandruff Care
Dandruff: Say goodbye to flakes Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters Video: Smoking — Anatomy of nicotine addiction Early-onset Alzheimer's: When symptoms begin before 65 Sea salt versus table salt: What's the difference? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news