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‘Meth has become the new alcohol’: Experts say more resources needed to cope with crisis

Winnipeg is in the midst of a methamphetamine crisis.<p>For months, Winnipeg police have said the drug is at the centre of most crime around the …

What are the effects of alcohol on the brain?

Many of us enjoy a glass of wine or a pint, but what is actually happening to our brain cells when we drink alcohol?<p>The 80-90 per cent of UK citizens …

Alcohol

NA and Recovery from Opioid Addiction (William White, Dr. Marc Galanter, Dr. Keith Humphreys, and Dr. John Kelly) | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Recent surges in opioid addiction and opioid overdose deaths in the United States have triggered considerable public and professional alarm, …

This America's Next Top Model Contestant Bounced Back After a Dangerous Drug Addiction

Jael Strauss now says she's the happiest she's ever been.<p>It's been a decade since Jael Strauss' fierce run on <i>America's Next Top Model —</i> she placed sixth on the show's eight cycle. Here she is getting pushed in a pool by 50 Cent, which is actually not OK but that's reality TV for you:<p>But the model …

Jail Isn’t the Place to Treat Drug Addiction

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>In “A New Kind of Jail for the Opiate Age” (Sunday Review, June 18), Sam Quinones argues for in-jail treatment as a solution to rising opioid use.<p>We should certainly improve treatment in jails. But by focusing on building drug treatment infrastructure inside the criminal justice …

We need to change these dangerous myths about drug use

Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.<p>It’s difficult to explain how drug addiction …

Prescription Drug Addiction: How To Spot The Signs And Seek Treatment

Some people have been known to take 100 co-codamol tablets a day.<p>Prescription drug addiction might be far more widespread than originally thought. UK …

Before/after pics show addiction reality

Surviving My Mother’s Drug Addiction

She cared about me -- she just cared about drugs more.<p>When I was 9 years old, my mother would send me out every day for milk, bread, cigarettes and a “dime bag” ― a shopping list I assumed was the norm for every neighborhood kid. If the dealer wasn’t available, I wasn’t allowed to come home without …

Resolving Teen Drug Addiction

Perhaps, nothing can be more crucial in the fight against substance abuse than discourses in teen addiction. The rhetoric has become even more …

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

Depression

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

I’m a doctor who wants to treat addiction, but the rules won’t let me

Mr. B undid his arm bandages and revealed two large, gaping wounds where he injected his heroin. He lay back in his hospital bed, looked up at the ceiling and said with a quivering voice, “I can’t inject into my veins anymore because they are all shot. I know I have a problem, Doctor. I’ve been …

Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Ian Jones of Lake Forest, Calif., died from a drug overdose in his sister April’s arms in October 2014. He was 26 years old.<p>“I worried every single …

His Coke Habit Was the Tip of the Iceberg

Myles* was an appealing young man: good-looking, engaging, mild-mannered, with a self-deprecating sense of humor. He was also one of my sicker …

Is addiction really a disease?

I've known a lot of addicts in my life - some of them all too well. Some were hooked on booze, some on cigarettes, a few on pot and one or two on harder stuff. Sometimes, their destructive behaviour wrecked marriages and careers, and occasionally it killed them. Some have died of lung cancer and …

Is it Worth it? Reflections From Being Two Years Sober

As a Health Coach who discovered she had a destructive relationship with alcohol, I receive a lot of questions about sobriety. The most common one being: "Is it hard?" Quickly followed by, "Is it worth it?" Which makes sense, right? Change is tough. In a big drinking culture, sobriety is an …

Does Addiction Treatment Require A Higher Power?

In the field of addiction treatment, already brimming with intensely personal and emotional debates, there may be nothing more controversial than the role of 12-step programs, which are based on Alcoholics Anonymous.<p>At least 80 percent of current American addiction treatment— for both alcohol and …

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

Trauma is at the nature of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate.<p>“Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental …

Mental Health

You Don’t Outgrow the Effects of an Alcoholic Parent

Alcoholism has a lasting impact on children.<p>Most of the adult children of alcoholics who I know underestimate the effects of being raised in an …

Mental Health

The Epidemic Hiding in Your Living Room

Education & Research The CDC calls prescription misuse “the worst drug crisis in U.S. history," but new laws are causing a migration to cheaper, more …