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High School Using In-House Program to Combat Teenage Drug Addiction

High School Using In-House Program to Combat Teenage Drug Addiction

Canada has a growing rate in oxycodone addiction among teens. Dennis Franklin Cromarty High school has come up with a solution to this problem. The school has created an in-house treatment solution to get the teens off the drug. This is believed to be the first program of its kind in Canada. The principal of the school, Jonathan Kakegamic, stated that it is no secret Canada is dealing with a crises caused by the drug. … Read entire article »

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New Bill would Send Drug Bust Money to Addiction Treatment Centers

New Bill would Send Drug Bust Money to Addiction Treatment Centers

A proposal was approved by the Illinois House stating the county prosecutors would donate the money seized during drug busts to local treatment centers for substance abuse. A percentage of the money from drug busts goes to state’s attorneys and the rest goes to other law enforcement agencies. There would be an option for the money to be given to drug treatment centers or halfway houses . In my opinion that is a fantastic idea. It … Read entire article »

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Eating Disorders in Children

Eating Disorders in Children

A new study from the UK reports that children under the age of thirteen have been developing eating disorders, even as young as six years old. To be specific 208 cases of eating disorders have been indentified in children between the ages of five and thirteen through monitoring data, with more than four in five cases being girls. Adolescent psychiatrist Dr Dasha Nicholls, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, said that there were tremendous developmental variations between … Read entire article »

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Quetiapine Proves to be No Use to Cocaine Addicts

Quetiapine Proves to be No Use to Cocaine Addicts

New research suggests that the atypical antipsychotic agent quetiapine (Seroquel, AstraZeneca) appears to provide no benefit for the treatment of cocaine addiction. Andre Tapp, MD, director of ambulatory psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health System in Tacoma, Washington, told Medscape Medical News that “In clinical settings where cognitive behavioral groups are available, it does not appear that prescribing additional quetiapine is warranted since it would expose the individual to the risks of … Read entire article »

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Sex Addiction to be Recognized as a Psychiatric Disorder

Sex Addiction to be Recognized as a Psychiatric Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association is getting ready to start a preliminary project on getting sex addiction recognized as a psychiatric disorder. Psychiatrists all over the world classify sex addiction as a personality disorder. In men it is called satyriasis and in women is called nymphomania. Recent reports are stating that there has been a high rise of sex addiction in the United Kingdom. Dr. Janet Hall in Melbourne who is a clinical psychologist and sex … Read entire article »

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3 Year Old Diagnosed as World’s Youngest Alcoholic

3 Year Old Diagnosed as World’s Youngest Alcoholic

The state-run National Health Service (NHS) in central England diagnosed the youngest alcoholic to date. A three year old was sent to West Midlands hospital to get treated for alcoholism. Health officials cannot give any further details because of patient confidentiality rules. There have been cases in the UK with youngsters abusing alcohol ages 12 and under but never this young. This case came as a huge shock to authorities. It is the youngest case of … Read entire article »

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Brain Training – A New Way to Treat Addiction and Mental Illness

Brain Training – A New Way to Treat Addiction and Mental Illness

A new way of treating different types of addictions, depression, and anxiety has been discovered. People with stress related disorders and unwanted behaviors participated in a study that involved new brain training, and many got the results they wanted. One man said after a 90 minute session he felt like he was reborn and had another chance. Relatively new, brain training uses top of the line sophisticated technology and EEG equipment to balance the energy levels … Read entire article »

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Regular Exercise Can Decrease Marijuana Cravings

Regular Exercise Can Decrease Marijuana Cravings

Many individuals in the United States are addicted to smoking marijuana. While many don’t believe their pot smoking is a problem, it some cases it can be. Smoking marijuana can turn into a harmful addiction that needs treatment. The University of Vanderbilt Medical Centre did a study on men and women addicted to cannabis and use it at least 20 days out of the month. The study lasted two weeks and the men and women … Read entire article »

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Study Shows Genetics Affect Severity of Addiction

Study Shows Genetics Affect Severity of Addiction

U.S Scientists are reporting that drug addiction treatment is impacted by the genetic make-up and how long the person has been using their drug of choice. Drug addicts all have different genetic make-up, and researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory found that the lower the gray matter density the fewer neurons there are in the areas of the brain that are essential for self-control, decision making, learning and memory. This type of research supports that genes … Read entire article »

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Marijuana Use in High School

Marijuana Use in High School

Marijuana is known as the recreational drug just like alcohol, and has become very popular among the younger generations. It has been said that 40 percent of high school students have tried marijuana. A new study shows that students who were involved in extracurricular activities were less likely to smoke weed. Among a survey of 9th through 12th graders from Connecticut, researchers found that while 40 percent of them have tried marijuana many also used it … Read entire article »

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