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Challenging Addiction

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Challenging Addiction offers quality online counseling, articles and workbooks about addiction and recovery from a Licensed Counselor and recovering addict.
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Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs

Heroin Users are Branching out into New Drugs | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in Ireland as addicts begin to use new and different drugs to supplement their heroin habit.

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Emergency Department Visits for Misuse or Abuse of Pharmaceuticals More Than Doubles from 2004 to 2010

Emergency Department Visits for Misuse or Abuse of Pharmaceuticals More Than Doubles from 2004 to 2010 | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
The estimated number of drug-related emergency departme…
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Suboxone or Methadone Clients who No-Show

Suboxone or Methadone Clients who No-Show | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
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Three approaches to dealing with frequent no-shows in clinics

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How to Stop Procrastinating So You Can Enjoy Your Life - Challenging Addiction

How to Stop Procrastinating So You Can Enjoy Your Life - Challenging Addiction | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Tips to stop procrastinating so you can really enjoy your life instead of worrying about all the things you haven't gotten done.
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FDA Panel Votes to Toughen Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Drugs | The Partnership at Drugfree.org

FDA Panel Votes to Toughen Restrictions on Hydrocodone Combination Drugs | The Partnership at Drugfree.org | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
A nonprofit organization working toward a vision where all teens and young people will be able to live their lives free of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
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Addiction Recovery Community

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Join Challenging Addiction's Recovery Community! Members can post messages or pictures, find new recovery friends, create and belong to groups, and have forum discussions.
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Relationships in Recovery

Relationships in Recovery | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
As a recovering addict, it's hard for me to keep the addictive part of me from showing up in everything I do. I think people who don't have experience with addiction don't understand that addiction affects every part of your life.
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Kelly to announce measures to tackle prescription drug problem in NYC

Kelly to announce measures to tackle prescription drug problem in NYC | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
The NYPD will start tackling prescription drug abuse with GPS tracked prescription bottles.
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The Brain Is Rewired By Alcoholism, Increasing Susceptibility To Anxiety Problems

The Brain Is Rewired By Alcoholism, Increasing Susceptibility To Anxiety Problems | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Doctors have long recognized a link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Addiction: Misunderstood, Greatly Undertreated

Addiction: Misunderstood, Greatly Undertreated | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Only about one in 10 people who need treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol receive it, according to a new report.
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Sh*t Non-Addicts Say | The Fix

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say | The Fix | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
When you're sober, many people just have no clue where you're coming from. Here are five not-so-informed things "normies" normally say to me—and how I attempt to respond.
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Alarm at growing addiction problems among professionals

Alarm at growing addiction problems among professionals | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it

Urgent action needed to tackle problems suffered by doctors, lawyers and people in other high-profile jobs, say healthcare experts (RT @RollOnFridayWeb: Guardian says 15-24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism (


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Substance Misuse Can Unravel a Family Business - BreakingTheCycles.com

Substance Misuse Can Unravel a Family Business - BreakingTheCycles.com | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Substance misuse can unravel a family business and who better to explain how and why than Don Schwerzler, internationally recognized expert in family business.
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Success Over Teen Drinking | dailyRx

Success Over Teen Drinking | dailyRx | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Teenagers have an incredible capacity to learn, grow and change. And that capacity may be of service when it comes to reducing unhealthy drinking behavior among teens.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:31 PM

We will do much better when we focus on causes rather than symptoms. -Lon

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The Heat of the Kitchen: Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Hospitality Industry – Marion Kane Food Sleuth

The Heat of the Kitchen: Drug and Alcohol Addiction in the Hospitality Industry – Marion Kane Food Sleuth | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Anna Deeds, LPC's insight:

I have often heard from clients about the prevalence of drugs in the restaurant industry amoung the service staff but I never thought about it affecting such famous chefs. It goes to show how addiction affects all walks of life. It doesn't discriminate. 

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Warning To Parents: Popular Drug 'Molly' Hits Local Party Scene

Warning To Parents: Popular Drug 'Molly' Hits Local Party Scene | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Have you heard your kids talking about "Molly?" She's no friend. Get the lowdown on a drug your kids may think is safe. (RT @FOX29philly: Have you heard your kids talking about #Molly? She's no friend.

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Most Important Changes to Make in Early Addiction Recovery

Most Important Changes to Make in Early Addiction Recovery | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Addiction recovery can be overwhelming at times.  There is so much to learn when you start down the path to recovery. On top of learning new information, we are asked to change pretty much everything about our lives to stay off drugs.
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Massage: The Missing Link in Addiction Treatment

Massage: The Missing Link in Addiction Treatment | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Approved by NCBTMB and credits accepted by Florida and most state boards. Our 35 continuing education courses are convenient and cost-effective.
Anna Deeds, LPC's insight:

I made sure to tell my boyfriend that a massage a day would help my recovery but he was unimpressed. lol.

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Opioid abuse and mood/anxiety disorders

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Opioid abuse and mood/anxiety disorders
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Life Works Community's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:34 AM

I wondered which catagory to put this story under. It is alarming that mood disorders can lead to a higher chance of developing a drug problem.

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Brain Circuitry Associated With Addictive, Depressive Behaviors Identified

Brain Circuitry Associated With Addictive, Depressive Behaviors Identified | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have determined how specific circuitry in the brain controls not only body movement but also motivation and learning, providing new insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease -- and...
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15 Myths about Addiction

15 Myths about Addiction | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
Addiction is a moral failing. Addicts are not bad people.  They aren't crazy or stupid either.  They have a disease that they need treatment for. Addicts are weak people.
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A New Report Shows Methadone Treatment is Ineffective | The Life Works Community Blog

A New Report Shows Methadone Treatment is Ineffective | The Life Works Community Blog | Challenging Addiction | Scoop.it
While the government pours money into methadone, the numbers show it is larglely inefective in treating heroin addiction.

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Methadone is ineffective because most clinics don't offer much treatment. Seeing a counselor once or twice a month isn't enough. Lately, there's been more interest in moving toward adding recovery treatment to methadone at least in Pennsylvania. I say its about time. I worked at Addiction Specialists, inc which is offering recovery treatment. ASI offers treatment, partial, rehab and group therapy. More clinics need to follow their example.  Methadone clients need more counseling and group therapy. The drug alone only stops withdrawal. It doesn't stop the obsession or urge to get high. It doesn't change your environment. 

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Live-Wise-Life's comment, May 24, 2013 11:47 AM
trading one addiction for another without a taper plan and recovery plan in place for the long term.
LifeWorks Surrey's comment, July 17, 2013 11:38 AM
Part of the problem is that many people use on top of their methadone. Also, methadone is supposed to be tapered down, but that requires plenty of counselling and other treatment. That is pretty expensive and most drug strategies want to look like they are helping the largest number of people for the lowest possible price. That can mean methadone with no additional treatment.
Live-Wise-Life's comment, November 11, 2013 11:18 AM
I agree completely that methadone treatment is a waste of time and money. For those who want to get off methadone but are terrified of withdrawing there actually is a very effective method that minimizes symptoms to almost nothing and takes a relatively short taper and length of time. anyone interested in the details can email me info@livewiselife.com