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Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deaths - Pioneer Press

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Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deathsPioneer PressWithin a year, she dropped out of college, had drained her savings account and was spending $180 a day to feed her body's growing demand for the drug dubbed "oxy"...

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Doctors steering clear of addicts (Vic)

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Efforts to tackle the abuse of prescription painkillers such as fentanyl are being hampered by a severe shortage of doctors prepared to deal with drug addicts and a lack of treatment programs.

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New Beginning's curator insight, October 30, 2014 5:16 PM

CRIMINAL! --RevKev

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How to Know You're Married to a Sex Addict in 12 Easy Steps

How to Know You're Married to a Sex Addict in 12 Easy Steps | Your Online Recovery | Scoop.it

I probably looked like Charlie Brown - sagging shoulders, beating my head against a wall - when my husband said this to me: "You've got to give me credit for one thing: I stopped having sex with you when the affair started." Enough said.

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Young people, alcohol and influences

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This report presents the findings from a major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking.
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This article is about the major study of young people and their relationship with alcohol, and explores the wide range of influences on their drinking.

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Mu Opioid Receptor Genotype May Be a Marker for Those Who Drink for Alcohol's Rewarding Effects - Relevant Addiction Information

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Mu Opioid Receptor Genotype May Be a Marker for Those Who Drink for Alcohol's Rewarding Effects
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Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention

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"The first and only journal devoted to topics pertaining to this growing illness, Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for research and clinical practice."

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Acceptance and commitment therapy for the treatment of compulsive pornography use: A randomized clinical trial

"This study reports the results of a randomized clinical trial of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for the treatment of compulsive pornography use comparing an active treatment condition (n = 14) with a waitlist control (n = 14). The results showed a significant 93% decrease in self-reported hours viewed per week from pretreatment to posttreatment compared to the control condition, which experienced a 21% decrease......(C)linical effectiveness data that shows 54% of the participants completely stopped viewing at posttreatment and another 39% of participants reduced viewing by at least 70% of pretreatment levels by posttreatment. Additional measures of quality of life, sexual compulsivity, and negative outcomes of sexual behavior were also completed and support the behavioral self-report results. These results are significant because they provide the first randomized group evidence of an effective treatment for compulsive pornography use."

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Curator comment:  For a related description of the value of Acceptance and Commitment therapy, see:

Michael P. Twohig, Jesse M. Crosby, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a Treatment for Problematic Internet Pornography Viewing, Behavior Therapy (2010).

 

Source: Crosby, Jesse M., "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Compulsive Pornography Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial" (2011). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 999.

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My Struggle With Sex Addiction

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A raw, nakedly honest account of one man's years-long struggle with compulsive, self-destructive sexual behavior.

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How I'm Coming To Terms With A Sex Addiction

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"I was ignoring my friends' calls and texts. I was two months behind on rent. I was on the verge of failing two classes. I was constantly on my phone checking messages for sex, but my inboxes for both school and work had over fifty unread emails. I wasn't getting things done because I was too busy with sex... which was my escape from the fact that I wasn't getting things done."

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Curator comment: This is a well-written (though highly explicit) article by a young man gradually coming to terms with the cold reality of his out-of-control sexual behavior. 

 

Source: Nerve: "dedicated to all things smart, sexy, culturally important, and entertaining".  November 15, 2012.

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Sobriety Project Reduces DUI and Domestic Violence Arrests

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Drugs: Harm To Self And To Others - Relevant Addiction Information

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Alcohol is still King! --RevKev

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Food and Sex Addiction: Helping the Clinician Recognize and Treat the Interaction

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"This article addresses the need for clinicians to become aware of when food and sex addiction is interacting in a client's life and the need to have some specific methods with which to treat this co-occurring disorder."

 

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Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity 12:219-234, 2005.

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OxyContin abusers switching to heroin

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A change in the formula of the frequently abused prescription painkiller OxyContin has many abusers switching to a drug that is potentially more dangerous, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.


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Drugs Are Most Important Problem Facing Teens

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Every year teens tell us that tobacco, alcohol and other drugs are the biggest problem facing teens their age.

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Binge Drinking: A Serious, Under-Recognized Problem Among Women and Girls

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Binge drinking is a dangerous behavior but is not widely recognized as a women’s health problem. Drinking too much – including binge drinking* - results in about 23,000 deaths in women and girls each year.
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What Does Recovery From Sex Addiction Look Like? | The Fix

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"What do I need to do to prove I'm not lying?" I begged.


"I want you to take a polygraph test," she said, firmly.

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Pornography addiction: A neuroscience perspective

"(A)ttention to process addictions requires focus on metabolic dysfunction in the mesolimbic salience pathways.......This commentary seeks to encourage an examination by clinical neuroscience specialties.....of the addictive nature of the pathology of pornography." 


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Sex Addiction Beyond the DSM-V

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"When we conceptualize chronic sexual behaviors that are destructive to a person’s life as an addiction, we have a roadmap for offering treatment, support and a hope for new patterns of behavior."

 

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The Brain Is Rewired By Alcoholism, Increasing Susceptibility To Anxiety Problems - Newly Relevant Addiction Information

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Negative Messages Less Effective On Those Who Are Substance Dependent

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Attachment, Shame, and Childhood Sexual Abuse and the Acquisition of Sexual Addiction

"The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of attachment, shame, and childhood sexual abuse (CSA) on the development of sexual addiction. This study proposed three hypotheses: (a) anxious and avoidant adult attachment would predict sexual addiction; (b) shame would mediate the relationship between attachment and sexual addiction; and (c) CSA would moderate pathways between attachment and sexual addiction."

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Curator comment: Dissertations dealing with various aspects of this issue are at risk of lingering in obscurity unless their presence is noted in forums such as this.


Author: Ginger A. Gunn, Seattle Pacific University, 2010.


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Sexual addiction and marriage and family therapy: facilitating individual and relationship healing through couple therapy

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"This article (a) presents a synthesis of the research on the impact of sexual addiction on the addict, the partner, and the couple; (b) outlines the process of healing for each based on the research synthesis; and (c) discusses the role of marriage and family therapy in facilitating both individual and relationship healing from sexual addiction."


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Bird, M. H. (2006), Sexual addiction and marriage and family therapy: facilitating individual and relationship healing throughcouple therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32: 297–311.


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My Awkward Sober Sex Life

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"I'm sure there will be clumsy tearful days ahead and days when the blindfold and handcuffs will come out, along with the distance and the detachment. I'm willing to accept the path now, wherever it leads, mostly because I think it's headed somewhere very good. I have great hope now that as a woman in recovery I deserve to live right at the intersection of love and lust, without having to choose between the two."

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Curator comment: While this personal essay is not directly about sex addiction, the overall topic of fumbling toward exciting sexual intimacy during the earily years of chemical sobriety is highly relevant.  Reading about a person submitting to both God and handcuffs is a reminder of the room for "both/and" in a field susceptible to "either/or".

 

Source: Jezebel: "Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women".  November 18, 2012.

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Twelve Step Participation Works For Young Adults Too

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New Beginning's curator insight, October 30, 2014 5:28 PM

of course it does! --RevKev