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How We Get Addicted Jul01

How We Get Addicted

How We Get Addicted By MICHAEL D. LEMONICK I was driving up the Massachusetts Turnpike one evening last February when I knocked over a bottle of water. I grabbed for it, swerved inadvertently–and a few seconds later found myself blinking into the flashlight beam of a state trooper....

Top 10 Cracks That C...

Top 10 Cracks That Crack (and Other) Addicts Fall Through Relapse, relapse, relapse. Every day you read about someone with an addiction who has relapsed. Given the chaos and misery this causes for addicts and their families, I sought out Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., C.E.D.S., founder of The...

Energy drink use may...

Energy drink use may lead to alcohol dependence ScienceDaily (2010-11-16) — Many adolescents and college students innocently ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. But, new research shows that energy drink over-use is strongly linked with increased risks of engaging in...

Unhealthy Substance ...

Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified unhealthy substance use as a risk factor for not receiving all appropriate preventive health services. The findings, which currently appear in BMJ Open, identify unhealthy substance use...

Needing But Not Rece...

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2009 The number and the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol...

When Substance Abuse Leads to Anxiety May15

When Substance Abuse...

Substance abuse can lead to anxiety disorders, and vice versa. Either way, both problems need to be managed and treated together. While substance abuse is serious enough on its own, users run the additional risk of developing an anxiety disorder as a side effect of abusing drugs or alcohol....

Addiction to painkillers hobbles more patients May10

Addiction to painkil...

Nichole Marie Case unwittingly became dependent on opioid pain drugs. She’s not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated in 2008 that 1.85 million people in the United States were dependent on or abusing prescription opioids, also known as Schedule II painkillers. Americans...

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment May08

New laws expand ment...

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment Bipolar Texas teen’s bill goes from $60 per therapy session to a $15 co-pay By Michelle Andrews As anyone who has ever sought help for addiction, depression or any other mental illness knows, insurance coverage is often...

DBT fits well in addiction treatment May08

DBT fits well in add...

DBT fits well in addiction treatment by Nicholas A. Roes, PhD We’ll order now what they ordered then, ‘Cause everything old is new again “Everything Old Is New Again,” Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager DBT” is a relatively new construct being used as the wrapping for some...

Alcohol Abuse Makes ...

Those under age 25 are particularly vulnerable to dual abuse. BY ELIZABETH ASHTON, NIDA Notes Staff Writer Men and women with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are 18 times more likely to report nonmedical use of prescription drugs than people who don’t drink at all, according to...