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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Aftercare Options Once you Leave an Addiction Treatment Center

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Aftercare Options Once you Leave an Addiction Treatment Center

Many people believe that when someone gets out of a rehab center they are magically healed from all of their problems. This is perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about the recovery process. What people need to understand is that the real battle begins after someone leaves treatment, not while they are in treatment. If you or someone you know has just got out of rehab and is unsure of what to … Read entire article »

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Charlie Sheen Hires a Sober Companion Instead of Entering a Drug Rehab

Despite Charlie Sheen’s recent troubles, people close to the Hollywood star say that Sheen is determined to take his newfound sobriety seriously. Last week, Sheen was hospitalized for what sources are calling “alcohol abuse and a psychological evaluation.” This fallout came just 24 hours after divorce papers were filed between the star and his soon to be ex-wife Brooke Mueller. Sheen may be one of the highest payed actors in television, but when it comes to staying out of trouble and issues with substance abuse, Sheen definitely isn’t one of the smarter ones. According to one source close to the star, “Charlie is taking his sobriety seriously. He is taking it one day at a time. He’s sober, back at work and moving forward.” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Celebrity News, Latest News, Recovery, Treatment

Virtual Drug Environment Helps Understand Meth Addiction

Virtual Drug Environment Helps Understand Meth Addiction

There’s a host of environmental cues that can trigger cravings in addicts. Videos of people using drugs and images of drug paraphernalia are two of the biggest triggers for many addicts. Understanding the nature of cravings is a very important phenomenon of the recovery process because it helps dictate proper treatment methods for an individual case. In a recent study conducted at UCLA, researchers used Second Life to find out if cues in … Read entire article »

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Original AA Manuscript to Be Released to the Public

Original AA Manuscript to Be Released to the Public

For nearly 70 years the original manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) by co-founder Bill Wilson has been hidden away. However, next week the original manuscript is set to become public for the first time, complete with edits by Wilson-picked commentators. Since AA was originally founded in 1939, there has been much debate over whether or not AA is a religious-based group. The release of the original manuscript will release some interesting edits that … Read entire article »

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Celebrity Drug Addiction- How Star’s Obtain their Drugs

Celebrity Drug Addiction- How Star’s Obtain their Drugs

For many of the young, rich and famous, a typical weekend in Hollywood involves nightclubs, VIP guest lists, alcohol, and drugs. Throughout the past few weeks we have seen both Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton get in trouble with the law for using cocaine. However, according to many Hollywood insiders, these two starlets aren’t the only ones that are out partying hard. Many people are claiming that recreational drug use among the rich and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Celebrity News

Hormone Imbalance Responsible for Eating Disorder

Hormone Imbalance Responsible for Eating Disorder

Ever wonder why eating disorders are so prevalent in our society today? A recent study held at the University of Alberta may have discovered a key reason behind eating disorders amongst people. According to the study scientists are blaming a hormone called grehlin to be responsible for this disorder that has become a serious issue in our society today. In the study scientists stated that the hormone grehlin appears to be the cause of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eating disorders

EBay Addiction

In 2010, Ebay addiction is diagnosable as a disease. It falls into the category of Internet Addiction, a broad term to describe many different subcategories of addictions involving games and/or venues on the web. Because of the extreme popularity of online auction sites like eBay, a growing number of people in our society today are beginning to show signs of addiction to these websites. In the mind of an addict, a winning bid often provokes an emotional high or rush. For the addict, it’s not just the item but rather the experience of winning that keeps them bidding. Online auction houses create a stimulating environment for users that allow them to try to outbid one another. This sense of competition can become intoxicating as users spend time and … Read entire article »

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Teens Self Mutilating by Putting Objects in Skin

Teens Self Mutilating by Putting Objects in Skin

A recent study in the Journal of Radiology found a new form of self-mutilation that is slowly become more common among teenagers today. Doctors are calling this new type of self-mutilation “self-embedding” behavior. This form of self-mutilation involves people taking items like small sharp pieces of metal, plastic, or crayon and puncturing their skin with the objects and/or putting the objects in the wounds after cutting. The study looked at 600 patients who had received treatment … Read entire article »

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Link Between Gambling Addiction and Mental Disorders

A recent study conducted in Hong Kong found that over 60 percent of pathological gamblers also suffer from at least one type of mental disorder such as anxiety and/or depression. The study was conducted via a combined effort by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, the Department of Applied Social Science of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Divisions of Addictions affiliated to Harvard Medical School. Over the course of the 9-month study, the groups collected information from 201 pathological gamblers who sought help from social service organizations in Honk Kong. The results of the study showed that 63.7 percent of the subjects were diagnosed as having at least one type of mental disorder. In addition, results showed that 30.8 percent suffered from substance abuse disorder while 29.4 percent has mood … Read entire article »

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