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Advocate Recovery Center Now Offers Buprenorphine Treatment For Opiate...
Advocate Recovery Center, a top rehab center in the Greater Houston Area, is now offering individualized treatment options for prescription drug addiction in the Houston suburb of Cypress. The...(PRWeb August 11, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13605235.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 11, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brain chemical dopamine bounces back after quitting smoking
The brain makes less dopamine, a chemical involved in both pleasure and addiction, when people smoke but this temporary deficit may be reversed after quitting, small study suggests. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Reefer Sadness: Feds Keep Restrictions on Marijuana
The federal government declared Thursday that marijuana, for nearly a half-century lumped in with heroin, LSD and Ecstasy as the most deadly and useless illicit drugs, will remain on that list. At the same time, it eased rules that have limited the use of cannabis in medical research. The federal government’s opposition to removing marijuana from its so-called Schedule I on the Controlled Substances Act comes as half the nation’s 50 states now allow the use of marijuana in some form, contrary to federal law. The federal government reconfirmed Thursday that it believes there is insufficient evidence to show that...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Thompson Tags: Uncategorized Marijuana Marijuana legalization Pot U.S. government Source Type: news

Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 -- Triggered by a national epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse, the number of babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms quadrupled in the United States between 1999 and 2013. That ' s the finding from a study of nearly 30... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of The Home to Lower Teens ' Addiction Risk
Early exposure ups likelihood of substance abuse when they reach their 20s, researcher saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drugs and Young People, Teen Health, Underage Drinking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: Study
Title: Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens' Addiction Risk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 11, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
Title: Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 11, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Keep illicit drugs, booze out of the home to lower teens' addiction risk
HealthDay News Easy access to alcohol and drugs at home can raise the odds that teens will become drinkers and drug users as young adults, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slightly weaker beer could reduce alcohol's harm, addiction experts say
When people down weaker beer, they're unlikely to consume more. It's a strategy Canadian addiction researchers say could reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on society while still benefiting the industry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Win win? Why slightly weaker brews could benefit consumers and beer makers
When people down weaker beer, they're unlikely to consume more. It's a strategy Canadian addiction researchers say could reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on society while still benefiting the industry. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Brain chemical dopamine bounces back after quitting smoking
(Reuters Health) - The brain makes less dopamine, a chemical involved in both pleasure and addiction, when people smoke but this temporary deficit may be reversed when smokers kick the habit, a small experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Molecule in brain may drive cocaine addiction, scientists show
Increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction, a new study suggests. The research shows that blocking hypocretin may reduce compulsive drug-seeking behavior in rat models of cocaine addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Some good news on opioid epidemic: Treatment options are expanding
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), organized by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), has produced proposed clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a mother drinks during pregnancy. The new guidelines clarify and expand upon widely used guidelines issued in 2005, which were the first to help clinicians distinguish among the four distinct subtypes of FASD described by the Institute of Medicine. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - August 10, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Experts release improved clinical guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
A group of experts on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) has proposed updated clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD, which can result when a child is exposed to alcohol during prenatal development. The new guidelines clarify and expand upon the guidelines published by Hoyme and colleagues in 2005, which were the first to help clinicians distinguish among the four distinct subtypes of FASD described by an expert panel organized by the Institute of Medicine. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - August 10, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Addiction recovery startup Workit Health raises $1.1M to expand digital counseling program
Oakland, California-based Workit Health, which offers a digital counseling program for substance abuse, raised $1.1M in seed funding in a round led by Montage Ventures and Lux Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 10, 2016 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Keep Illicit Drugs, Booze Out of the Home to Lower Teens ' Addiction Risk: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 -- Easy access to alcohol and drugs at home can raise the odds that teens will become drinkers and drug users as young adults, a new study suggests. According to the study, " the availability of illegal drugs and alcohol in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Dare To Be 100: Too Many Steps
As a kid I was always very active kicking, throwing, chasing, being chased, catching schussing. etc. but I never really ran for running's sake. Until my wonderful dad died when I was 39. I crashed, clinically depressed , but as a physician informed about the fact that exercise was clearly the best treatment for depression, so I took up running. The Boston Marathon was the only open running event of international consequence. It was legendary, and back then it was public with no qualifications. So I was enough of a Walter Mitty to reach for it. I entered. I started to run slowly around my neighborhood in Ked sneakers and c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids
Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 -- With abuse of opioid painkillers a major public health threat in the United States, many worry that post-surgical use might trigger addiction. But a new study suggests that painkiller abuse arises in only a very small... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Understanding the Physiological Factors Associated With Food Addiction
Here ’s how to break the cycle of food cravings and quit overeating. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cheryl Forberg Source Type: news

TSRI and NIH scientists show molecule in brain may drive cocaine addiction
(Scripps Research Institute) A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, suggests that increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction. The research shows that blocking hypocretin may reduce compulsive drug-seeking behavior in rat models of cocaine addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reducing the harms of alcohol through weaker beer
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Could a small drop in the alcohol content of beer or other drinks reduce the harmful effects of alcohol in society at large? A new review in Lancet Gastroenterology& Hepatology, which explores the evidence, suggests this approach may be worth pursuing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

10 Reasons Why I'm Lucky To Be An Alcoholic
Yes, you read that headline correctly. I, Kelly Fitzgerald, am lucky to be an alcoholic. If you're shocked at hearing this statement, rest assured, you aren't the only one. I surprise myself in thinking this way daily. Who would ever call themselves lucky to be an alcoholic? It seemed like a crazy notion to me, until well into my sobriety. During my first sober months, I saw and heard people refer to being grateful for their addiction and alcoholism. I didn't understand and frankly, I was appalled. I was still in denial. I didn't want to admit I was an alcoholic and I could never imagine feeling grateful about it. At thre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Overcome Cravings And Use Them To Your Advantage
Although most of us experience food cravings, some of us deal with them more frequently than others - and have a harder time letting go of them without giving in. Initially, giving in to cravings feels good. Shortly afterwards, we feel guilty, unwell, or ashamed of losing control. Unfortunately, cravings, especially due to stress, are common. In fact, one survey found that 73% of people snack due to stress. When it comes to the choice of snack, sweets take the lead. Experiments have shown that even cocaine-addicted rats have a stronger preference for sweetened water than intravenous cocaine or heroin. Sweets stimulate th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Pain Without Opioids: Why You Should Consider Acupuncture
Some people go faint at the sight of needles, while others breathe a sigh of relief knowing that pain relief is on the way. If you're in the second category, chances are good you or someone you know well is an avid proponent of acupuncture. A traditional Chinese medical practice, acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment in which a trained professional inserts a series of thin needles into strategic points in the body in a way that can be used to stimulate the body's natural painkillers and ultimately diminish pain. Although the treatment has a long, distinguished history, patients in the United States still rarely hear the t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HCV Drug Effective in Patients With Drug Addiction HCV Drug Effective in Patients With Drug Addiction
Successful treatment of HCV with elbasvir-grazoprevir in patients undergoing opioid agonist therapy suggests access to curative therapies should not be restricted in these patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Doctors urged to prescribe lower doses of opioids, no refills
HealthDay News First-time users of opioids should be prescribed a small dose without refills to reduce the risk of long-term use and possible addiction, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Docs Urged to Give Lower Opioid Doses, No Refills
Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Pain Relievers, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 -- Patients who are first-time users of pain-killing opioids should be prescribed a small dose without refills to reduce the risk of long-term use and possible addiction, a new study suggests. A surge in prescriptions for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

10 Tips For Staying Positive In The Midst Of Negative News Cycles
"Be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi I'm a believer in the adage that knowledge is power and that it's important to be aware of what's happening with our global neighbors. We're all connected, more so now than ever before because technology has given us immediate access to late-breaking news. World issues, such as war, famine, water shortages, and human rights issues, won't get any better for anyone if we don't work together toward solutions. Having compassion and being part of the solution requires acquiring accurate information about what's actually occurring both locally and globally. Because ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest from Alcohol Policy UK – PHE report on drinking and harms among young people
Drinking amongst children and young people; one of the most frequently discussed alcohol policy topics – and arguably with good reason. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 9, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: News Source Type: news

Measurable effects of licensing policy in England
For the first time, a study in England has shown that the more strongly a local government area regulates the licensing of alcohol outlets, the greater the reduction in alcohol-related harm within the population, as reflected in the number of hospital admissions. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 9, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: Findings Source Type: news

How I Empowered Myself to Kick My Own Butt Into Shape
Setting time aside each day for yourself is so important. Whether it’s a few minutes of meditation, a workout, or a walk around the block during lunch time, investing in time that directly benefits your physical, emotional and mental being sets the tone for how you go about your day, and ultimately for how you live your life. But in our culture where it’s acceptable to work 80 hours a week and keep your phones by your bed in case the boss calls, it’s no surprise we have also accepted that taking care of ourselves is the last priority. Twelve months ago, that was me. I was a graphic designer, working seven days a we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIDA grant to fund new JAX Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction
(Jackson Laboratory) The National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health has made a grant to The Jackson Laboratory to create a new Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

I Have A DNAddiction
There is something heavy on my heart that I want to share. I have been in denial about it for two years and frankly I am embarrassed by the truth of the matter. So today I admit that I suffer from... TAA. Terminal Ancestry Addiction. There is not a morning, afternoon, or evening that I can resist searching, researching, or discovering information about my ancestry. It began in 2010 when I was tasked to locate records on my 2xs great grandfather on Ancestry.com. The paper trails were only the gateway drugs to my addiction but DNA testing was the hard core stuff. It took me. I became full blown TAA in 2014 after taking 3 D...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctors Need a New Skill Set for This Opioid Abuse Treatment Doctors Need a New Skill Set for This Opioid Abuse Treatment
Practicing surgery on a piece of pork — that ’ s how some doctors are learning to implant a new drug that curbs opioid cravings. It ’ s not a skill set typically used in addiction medicine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Results from Merck ’s Phase 3 Study Evaluating ZEPATIER™ (elbasvir and grazoprevir) in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Receiving Treatment for Opioid Dependence Published in Annals of Internal Medicine
Dateline City: KENILWORTH, N.J.KENILWORTH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced the publication of results fromC-EDGE CO-STAR.C-EDGE CO-STAR is a Phase 3 trial evaluating the use of ZEPATIER ™ (elbasvir and grazoprevir) 50mg/100mg tablets in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) genotype (GT) 1, GT4 and GT6 infection receiving opioid agonist therapy (OAT) (methadone and buprenorphine), commonly used to treat opioid addiction.Language: EnglishContact: MerckMedia:Pamela Eisele, 267-305-3558orSarra Herzog, 201-669-6570...
Source: Merck.com - Product News - August 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Hepatitis C Newsroom Prescription Medicine News Research and Development News Corporate News Latest News #Merck #MRK $MRK Annals of Internal Medicine MSD ZEPATIER Source Type: news

Elbasvir-grazoprevir works effectively against HCV despite current drug use
A 12-week course of elbasvir plus grazoprevir proved effective against hepatitis C virus in 301 patients who were receiving opioid agonist therapy for injectable drug addiction, according to a report... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - August 8, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novus Medical Detox Center Lauds New Opioid Legislation for Efforts to...
With the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) recently signed into law, Novus Medical Detox Center believes the legislation will make critical strides in preventing opioid abuse, supporting...(PRWeb August 08, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13600369.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Desperation Can Be a Gift for People Recovering From Addictions
The feeling that first gets people sober also helps maintain their sobriety. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DeAnna Jordan Source Type: news

Binge eating IS in the brain: Study confirms food addicts have 'numbed' pleasure center
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have identified circuits in the brain's pleasure center that can inhibit binging. It is the first brain scan to support theories about food addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What your personality says about your smartphone addiction
How many times a day do you check your smartphone? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of alcohol misuse and follow-up care in a national sample of OEF/OIF VA patients with and without TBI - Grossbard J, Malte CA, Lapham G, Pagulayan K, Turner AP, Rubinsky AD, Bradley KA, Saxon AJ, Hawkins EJ.
This study compared rates of alcohol misuse and follow-up care-brief intervention (BI) and addiction tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Letters: Treating Heroin Addicts
Readers discuss the lifesaving benefits of naloxone to treat a heroin overdose versus the risk that it may encourage addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Naloxone (Drug) Addiction (Psychology) Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Source Type: news

Codependency, Addiction, and Emptiness
Emptiness is a common feeling. There are distinct types of emptiness, but it’s psychological emptiness that underlies codependency and addiction. Whereas existential emptiness is concerned with your relationship to life, psychological emptiness deals with your relationship to yourself. It’s correlated with depression (Hazell, 1984) and deeply related to shame. Depression may be accompanied by a variety of symptoms, including sadness and crying, anxiety or restlessness, shame or guilt, apathy, fatigue, change in appetite or sleep habits, poor concentration, suicidal thoughts, and feeling empty. Existential Emptiness Ex...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT Tags: Alcoholism Depression Eating Disorders General Happiness Loneliness Relationships & Love Self-Esteem Self-Help Addiction Codependency Codependent Emotion Emptiness Existentialism Personality Disorders Psychology Shame S Source Type: news

Separation Anxiety And The Modern Dog Parent's Dilemma
Photo from Center for Canine Behavior Studies Recently I posted a piece titled "Separation Anxiety and Leash Aggression..." You may wonder, what the two have common? The answer is loads, at least from your dog's paws. Leash aggression, while appearing defensive: "My dog is a bully," is most often a reaction to fear. A dog who may seem ferocious is just as likely to be lashing out because he's being dragged into another dog's personal space, unable to retreat. Separation Anxiety (SA) occurs when a dog is fearful of being left alone. According to Nicholas Dodman, DVM, author of Pets on the Couch, 15% of our 78 millio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alcoholism influenced by hundreds of genes, study finds
In rats bred to consume high or low amounts of alcohol, researchers have identified more than 900 genes associated with alcohol preference. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news