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How We Get Addicted


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

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

When Substance Abuse Leads to Anxiety


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

Addiction to painkillers hobbles more patients


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


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


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…