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Addiction Today: DBT: embrace a life worth living

Addiction Today: DBT: embrace a life worth living | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Dialectics is the idea that two seemingly-opposite truths can be held together as valid at the same time. It is the enemy of “black and white thinking” and has been integrated into behavioural therapy to help people in early recovery....
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Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb - MedicineNet

Rhymes Reveal Evidence of Learning in the Womb - MedicineNet | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Babies seem to learn even before they're born, a new study suggests.
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Brain structures different in gamblers

According to study co-author and professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine Marc Potenza, the findings may help researchers and clinicians develop treatments for gambling addiction. “We believe in order to ...
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Dealing With Addiction

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman struggled with drug and alcohol abuse at the age of 22, then relapsed 23 years later, dying of a heroin overdose this past Sunday.
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Researchers Develop Technique to Visualize The Brain On Drugs - NewRelevant | New Addiction Information

Researchers Develop Technique to Visualize The Brain On Drugs - NewRelevant | New Addiction Information | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
U.S.Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed an imaging protocol that allows them to visualize the activity of the brain's reward circuitry in both normal individuals and those addicted to drugs...
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Is the Teenage Brain Wired for Addiction? What is happening in the brain during this time makes a huge difference.

Is the Teenage Brain Wired for Addiction? What is happening in the brain during this time makes a huge difference. | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Research has shown that if you start drinking before the age of 14, there is a 40 percent chance you will become dependent on alcohol, compared to a 10 percent chance for those who start at age 20 or later.
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Gene Mutation for Excessive Alcohol Drinking Found - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information

Gene Mutation for Excessive Alcohol Drinking Found - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
UK researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking
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Study links gambling and sex | Horsloga

Likewise there have also been found many similarities between gambling addiction and sex addiction. How sex and gambling are related? Psychologists have pin pointed some common links between gambling and sex that ...
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5 Ways Families Can Help Addicts - Promises

5 Ways Families Can Help Addicts - Promises | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
5 Ways Families Can Help Addicts. Posted on December 30th, 2013. Addiction Treatment, News. If there is one thing that is more challenging than having the disease of addiction, it is watching a family member struggle with it.
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Adolescent addiction: When pornography strikes early - Deseret News

Adolescent addiction: When pornography strikes early - Deseret News | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Adolescent addiction: When pornography strikes early Deseret News ... retraining the brain by creating new non-pornography-related pathways, and then staying on those new paths.
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Coping with Your Partner's Sex Addiction - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Coping with Your Partner's Sex Addiction - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Coping with Your Partner's Sex Addiction PsychCentral.com (blog) The important thing is to seek help from a therapist experienced in treating sex addiction, as well as to connect with other partners who are able to relate to your experience, either...
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B.C. struggles to treat severely mentally ill drug addicts - Women Citizen

B.C. struggles to treat severely mentally ill drug addicts - Women Citizen | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Women Citizen B.C. struggles to treat severely mentally ill drug addicts Women Citizen B.C. estimates roughly 130,000 people in the province suffer from a severe addiction and/or mental health illness.
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Limits on Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs Prove Problematic for Patients ... - EIN News (press release)

Limits on Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs Prove Problematic for Patients ... - EIN News (press release) | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Limits on Opioid Addiction Treatment Drugs Prove Problematic for Patients ...
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These pills are often used for opioid addiction treatment, and include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
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Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved - MedicineNet

Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved - MedicineNet | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended release) has been approved by the U.S.
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Addiction relapses like Hoffman's aren't rare

Addiction relapses like Hoffman's aren't rare | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death from a presumed overdose Sunday shocked people who knew about how successful he’d been in battling his addiction issues (Don't take your #sobriety for granted!
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Breaking the cycle: Heroin's deadly grip on addicts

Breaking the cycle: Heroin's deadly grip on addicts | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Heroin's severe withdrawals make it one of the hardest addictions to break; why many treatment programs fail (Why treatment for heroin addiction so often fails http://t.co/WyVRgZSrtm)...
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Sugar Addiction Treatment: HELP To our... - HELP - Harmony Eating & Lifestyle Program | Facebook

Sugar Addiction Treatment: HELP To our knowledge we are the world's ONLY Sugar Addiction inpatient treatment centre acknowledging and treating sugar and...
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Neuroplasticity and Making new connections | Ascent Physical ...

Neuroplasticity and Making new connections | Ascent Physical ... | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological and degenerative conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help" Today's topic is Neuroplasticity.
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Brain Changes Discovered In Underage Binge Drinkers - NewRelevant | New Addiction Information

Brain Changes Discovered In Underage Binge Drinkers - NewRelevant | New Addiction Information | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Adolescents brain development is impacted by binge drinking
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Alcoholism's short-term effects on memory functioning are harmful | New Addiction Information

Alcoholism can disrupt memory functioning prior to later-stage Korsakoff's syndrome
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Nurture impacts nature: Experiences leave genetic mark on brain, behavior - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information

Nurture impacts nature: Experiences leave genetic mark on brain, behavior - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
New research demonstrates how experiences impact genes that influence behavior and health
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Aid in Recovery Comments on Effectiveness of Topiramate for Treating Cocaine ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Aid in Recovery Comments on Effectiveness of Topiramate for Treating Cocaine ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Aid in Recovery Comments on Effectiveness of Topiramate for Treating Cocaine ...
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Amphetamine abuse the largest issue for those seeking treatment for addiction in Australia

Amphetamine abuse the largest issue for those seeking treatment for addiction in Australia | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
For the first time, amphetamine abuse is the number one problem for people seeking treatment for drug addiction.
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Promoting Neuroplasticity for Motor Rehabilitation After Stroke

Recovery of motor function after stroke involves relearning motor skills and is mediated by neuro...
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Gambling Addiction May Develop As a Way to Handle Stress ...

Gambling Addiction May Develop As a Way to Handle Stress ... | Addictions Counselling | Scoop.it
Addiction to illegal drugs and addiction to alcohol often co-occur within an individual with a mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety.
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