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Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

The Forgotten Addiction | Psychology Today

As a tidal wave of worry about opioid overdose engulfs the nation, what even larger tragedies have been swept out to sea?

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available : NPR

College campuses are growing increasingly concerned about how to keep students safe amid a national opioid crisis. Some schools provide free and easy access to drugs that can reverse an overdose.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Dr. Phil

23-year-old Jonas claims smoking marijuana daily is better than feeling anxious and depressed all of the time.

Politics | Trump Politics

Trump administration making progress in fight against opioid epidemic: HHS Secretary

Our comprehensive strategy for the opioid crisis, grounded in the best science and evidence we have, is starting to show results.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

I’m surprised how happy I am after giving up alcohol | Catherine Gray | Opinion

Now that I’m teetotal, my family and friends like me a lot more, says the author Catherine Gray

Health & Fitness | Health

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Study: Opioids for wisdom teeth removal increase long-term use | Island Packet

Those who were prescribed an opioid before or after their wisdom teeth removal are nearly 3 times as likely to go on to long-term use of the drug, according to a University of Michigan study published in the journal JAMA.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Addiction Begins With A Choice That You Make, That’s Why It Isn’t A Disease

Sure, addiction seems to be quite the hot topic at the moment and many people have their own views when it comes to whether or not it is a 'disease.' While you might not think

News | Hollywood

Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose: report

Demi Lovato was ;taken to a hospital in Los Angeles after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose according to TMZ which cited&#x

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

6 Ways I Have Fun Living The Sober Life - Orange County's Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center for Women | Casa Capri Recovery

by Carly Benson Getting sober is one thing. Staying sober means we must adapt to a new lifestyle without our old ways of “letting loose.” The biggest fear most people have about stepping into a life of sobriety usually sounds like...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

A new study finds that smartphone addiction can cause serious social problems -- boosting feelings of loneliness and isolation -- while worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

News | Heroes & Heroines

Battling the despair of opioid addiction in an unexpected place | Fox News

Sam Hall sat on his narrow bed, his thin frame propped up against the concrete wall, periodically glancing up from a well-worn paperback novel.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism - The Atlantic

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

My First Refuge Recovery Meeting | The Recovery Village

The Refuge Recovery program does not ask anyone to believe anything—only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

New research suggests that LSD could be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety

This finding further upholds the drug's potential use in treating a number of mental health conditions such as depression and addiction.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Opioids and Universal Experience of Addiction by Dr. Gabor Maté

With the current epidemic of opioids people are dying every day but addiction cannot be understood if we restrict our vision of it to substances.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

60 Celebrities Who Don't Drink Alcohol!

From Blake Lively to Kendrick Lamar...these are the celebrities you won't see with a drink in their hand. 

Health & Fitness | Health

Pictures: Opioids: Uses, Dependence, and Addiction

Dependence on opioids is a growing problem, but a lot of people take these medications without any issues. Here's what you need to know about how and when to use them.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about ad...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Last Days Of Banking Heir Matthew Mellon

Matthew Mellon’s death in Mexico raises many unanswered questions, including what will happen to the estimated $500 million of XRP digital currency he owned. “I am trying to live a responsible life,” he told Forbes earlier this year.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs

If you regularly find yourself hovering around the cheese board at the Christmas dinner table, helping yourself to seconds or thirds, there may be a scientific explanation as to why you’re unable to tear yourself away.  Researchers from the Univers

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

New Momentum for Addiction Treatment Behind Bars

New scientific evidence and a recently announced federal investigation may soften prison officials’ long-held opposition to the three FDA-approved addiction medications.

Psychology | Psychology

Addiction Rehab Is Broken. Can Technology Fix It?

My time in rehab left me humiliated and desperate to know why my friends were dying. A wave of app developers are trying to do better.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pre-surgery counseling, non-opioid pain relievers shown to reduce post-surgery opioid use - Scienmag: Latest Science and

NEW ORLEANS, La. (March 6, 2018)-Two new studies presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) demonstrated that pre-operative counseling resulted in a significant decrease in opioid use after hand surger..

Psychology | Psychology

7 Simple Ways to Break a Sugar Addiction

Is sugar your vice? Are you ready to start kicking this habit for good? If sugar is ruling your diet, then these tips will help you gain control over your food

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

What Addiction Actually Is

For most people, spirituality is a luxury, something to be sought after more “basic” needs are met. For addicts, there can be nothing resembling a normal life if their spiritual needs are not met first.

Psychology | Psychology

Does Drinking Make Anxiety Worse? | POPSUGAR Fitness

You know the story: you're nervous before a big date or you want to unwind after a stressful day and have a drink to calm yourself. It helps, too. Drinking a

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

When Someone You Love Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Living with an addict can be a living hell. Trying to help can often make matters worse. Find out what you can do to make a difference.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

As opioid addiction skyrockets, treatment for addicts lags far behind, insurance data show

Opiate addiction has risen nearly fivefold in the last five years, but that the numbers of addicts getting medically-assisted addiction treatment has risen only 65%, according to insurance data.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Drug addicts receive free treatment as part of Anaheim's 'Kindness' campaign

The idea is simple: If you are addicted to drugs, go to the Anaheim Police Department, ask for help -- and you will get

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

Miscellaneous | Social Media

Why We Can’t Look Away From Our Screens

In a new book, the social psychologist Adam Alter warns that our devotion to digital devices has morphed into something very much like addiction.

Science & Technology | Social Media

How to Stop Social Media From Taking Over Your Life

In this day and age, it’s hard to live a full life without logging onto Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every now and then. The problem is that they can become a huge waste of time.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Holds Promise for Treating Addiction

Vagus nerve stimulation can reduce cravings and may offer a radical new way to break the cycle of addictive behaviors, according to early findings from a preclinical study.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Body Image Problems Tied to Alcohol Issues

New research finds that body image misconceptions among teen-aged girls are associated with alcohol consumption. Notably, teen girls who report and act on

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Therapy for Addictions and Compulsions

People may develop addictions or compulsions to mask or find relief, however temporary, from greater psychological concerns, such as depression or anxiety.

Miscellaneous | Food For Thought

How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'To my daughter's drug dealer': A distraught mother's viral Facebook post

Tina Louden's honest, raw confession is just the latest in a string of online posts and even death announcements that have dared to talk about topics long-held as taboos: addiction, drugs, mental illness.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

#Dopamine Returns to Normal 3 Months After Quitting Smoking

Three months after quitting smoking, levels of dopamine in the brain return to normal, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings suggest that dopamine deficits found in smokers are due to the smoking itself and

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Neuroscience is giving us new insights into people who abuse drugs and alcohol and new hope for their treatment.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

Trauma is at the nature of addiction according to Dr. Gabor Maté. “Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is trauma,” said Dr. Maté…

News | Hollywood

From Addict To Avenger: The Journey Of Robert Downey, Jr.

He was an Oscar-nominated actor, but a series of bad choices derailed the life and career of Robert Downey, Jr. This is how he got it back.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Out With the Old - The New York Times

It may be better to give up your bad habits all at once, rather than one at time.

Music | Music

Prince Died From Accidental Overdose of Opioid Painkiller

Officials in Minnesota said the singer sustained an accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl, a type of synthetic opiate.

News | Hollywood

Gene Simmons on Prince: 'How Pathetic That He Killed Himself'

Kiss singer recalls meeting the late musician at a show with then-girlfriend Diana Ross

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Why Do Certain Foods Seem to Have Power Over Us?

The All Too True Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Psychology | Relationships

When Someone You Love has an Addiction

When someone you love has an addiction, the shame, guilt and powerlessness can be overwhelming. Here's how to respond with empowerment, love and strength.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Finding the Right Treatment for Addiction

Religion and spirituality help people recover from addiction but cannot take the place of a full program. Religion and spirituality can help people re...

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

How Insecure Attachment Creates Fertile Ground for Addictions

What is “secure attachment” and how does not having it create fertile grounds for addictions?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Revolutionary: Israeli Researcher Says He Can ‘Erase’ Memory Of Addiction

One Israeli researcher hopes he can combat the high rate of relapse by overhauling the way we administer drug rehabilitation.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Does Addiction Recovery Require a Change in Consciousness?

Change is possible. If you need help with substance abuse, seek it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

6 Brain-Training Principles to Improve Your Life

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

Jon Hamm Treated for Alcohol Addiction -- Vulture

Mad Men's Jon Hamm has undergone treatment for alcohol addiction, the Associated Press reports.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery

Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery [Erica Spiegelman] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rewired is a revolutionary new approach to addiction recovery from innovative expert Erica Spiegelman. With this plan

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The Access Bars, Addiction And Mental Health | Access Consciousness Blog

by Marilyn Bradford MSSW, MEd., CFMW Armed with my license to practice psychotherapy, a ton of books and theories as well as an internship with the most