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Researchers got people drunk or high, then made a fascinating discovery about how we respond

Researchers got people drunk or high, then made a fascinating discovery about how we respond | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally figured out why you're such a mean drunk.
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Effects of Alcohol on Depression

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Individuals with depression may abuse alcohol or drugs in a misguided effort to feel better. Alcohol can initially give the impression of improving one's mood, but in actuality, alcohol is a depressant.
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Why Anxiety Is The Plague Of The Modern World

Why Anxiety Is The Plague Of The Modern World | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Your anxiety is like black gold for society -- full of your tears, your stress, and your fears.
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How is the process of drug rehabilitation - Rehab And Drug

How is the process of drug rehabilitation - Rehab And Drug | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Use recreational drugs or prescription drugs can even leave you vulnerable to addiction. Obviously, thi
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Drug abuse program explores problems such as racism, incarceration (USA)

Drug abuse program explores problems such as racism, incarceration (USA) | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
The creators of a novel substance abuse treatment program have received an infusion of funding from a federal agency for an expanded study of their intervention, which targets marginalized populations who struggle with problem

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ReGenUC's curator insight, June 30, 2016 8:33 PM

Good to see an example of a treatment program that addresses some of the social determinants of health. It would be even better to see investment in relevant services that would provide people with practical support (e.g. housing, employment) to remove some of the systemic barriers to recovery.

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I'm a Doctor Who Thinks America Should Let People Inject Heroin Safely

I'm a Doctor Who Thinks America Should Let People Inject Heroin Safely | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
I know there's a lot more we could be doing for heroin users who haven't quit yet.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, July 4, 2016 7:43 PM

Making the case for the introduction of Medically Supervised Injecting Centres in the US. FYI, our position statement (and supporting evidence) supporting the establishment of a MSIC in Melbourne is here: http://www.regen.org.au/news-advocacy/advocacy-in-action

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Major youth drug awareness event in Bury St Edmunds - Bury Free Press

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Bury St Edmunds-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity Focus12 and Southgate Church are to host the town's first major youth drug awareness event.
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Treatment for gambling addiction - National Problem Gambling Clinic

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Treatment for gambling addiction - National Problem Gambling Clinic - http://t.co/BPuA7c8l4E #GoogleAlerts
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BEACON HILL BRIEFING: Drug abuse gets sharp look - Wicked Local Kingston

BEACON HILL BRIEFING: Drug abuse gets sharp look - Wicked Local Kingston | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
BEACON HILL BRIEFING: Drug abuse gets sharp look
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We face an urgent health and public safety concern that cannot go ignored, and that is the reality of our drug addiction problem in Massachusetts.
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Alcohol Rehab Centres in Aberystwyth | Clinics, Residential, Treatment

Alcohol Rehab Centres in Aberystwyth | Clinics, Residential, Treatment | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Find Alcohol Rehab Centres, local residential treatment services in Aberystwyth. Dryoutnow.com provide expert addictions advice, care planning, treatment & counselling.
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Do You Have Binge Eating Disorder? | Rehab Center - The Ranch

With the 2013 release of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was recognized as a distinct eating disorder apart from the category of Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) with which it had ...
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In This State: Documentary and doctor 'star' delve into tragedy of drug use - vtdigger.org

In This State: Documentary and doctor 'star' delve into tragedy of drug use - vtdigger.org | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
vtdigger.org In This State: Documentary and doctor 'star' delve into tragedy of drug use vtdigger.org “I am not an expert on drug addiction; I am not a brilliant doctor,” said Holmes over the phone, but he was astute enough to follow up when eight...
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Beloved Nun Sister Mary Anne Rapp Goes to Jail Over Terrible Gambling Addiction

Beloved Nun Sister Mary Anne Rapp Goes to Jail Over Terrible Gambling Addiction | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
by BJW Nashe What are we to make of the strange case of Sister Mary Anne Rapp, the gambling nun from New York? Sister Rapp, at 68 years old, has been a Roman Catholic nun for the past 50 years.
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Alcohol is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer
"The study, published in the…

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"The study, published in the scientific journal Addiction, concludes that there is more than simply a… - Michael J. Coffey – Google+
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The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick | The Fix

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick | The Fix | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
He does a good job describing how these drugs work. https://t.co/se2ndWpplY
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Alcohol and mental health

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While alcohol can have a very temporary positive impact on our mood, in the long term it can cause big problems for our mental health
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Depression, Isolation and Drug Addiction: When DJing Becomes a Mental Health Issue | Thump

From Avicii to Carl Cox, DJs are beginning to talk about the risks of the job.
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Quiz: How much do you know about the drug ice? (Aus)

Quiz: How much do you know about the drug ice? (Aus) | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
What do you know about the drug ice? Take the quiz to test your knowledge.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, July 4, 2016 12:02 AM

As with most drug types, there are lots of myths about methamphetamine use (and the people who use it). See how you go with this ABC quiz about the prevalence and impacts of its use in Australia.

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NIH Study: Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness

NIH Study: Addicts are Lower in Mindfulness | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Overall addicted people had about half the mindfulness as non-addicted people
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MP opens up about her drug addiction - Marlborough Express

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MP opens up about her drug addiction
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Labour MP Darien Fenton says she hopes her decision to talk about her addiction will give others courage to confront their struggles.
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Judge orders Texas teen Ethan Couch to rehab for driving drunk, killing 4 - CNN

Judge orders Texas teen Ethan Couch to rehab for driving drunk, killing 4 - CNN | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Judge orders Texas teen Ethan Couch to rehab for driving drunk, killing 4 CNN (CNN) -- A judge on Wednesday ordered that Ethan Couch -- who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two -- go to a lock-down residential...
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Canadian rehab center installs crack pipe vending machine - New York Post

Canadian rehab center installs crack pipe vending machine - New York Post | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Canadian rehab center installs crack pipe vending machine New York Post Defenders say distributing crack pipes is comparable to handing out needles to IV drug users – another strategy intended to reduce addicts' exposure to infectious diseases and...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's death brings attention to drug addiction - Washington Post (blog)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death brings attention to drug addiction - Washington Post (blog) | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) Philip Seymour Hoffman's death brings attention to drug addiction Washington Post (blog) Peter Shumlin, whose State of the State address in January focused only on drug addiction, said treatment for all opiate addiction had...
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Online Gambling Among Teens | Rehab Center - The Ranch

Online Gambling Among Teens | Rehab Center - The Ranch | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
While the symptoms, causes and treatment options for gambling addiction are still being researched, compulsive gamblers share behaviors with drug or alcohol addicts in terms of prioritizing their habit over all other activities and relationships.
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Can a Drug Rehabilitation Program Cure My Addiction?

Can a Drug Rehabilitation Program Cure My Addiction? | Action for Addiction | Scoop.it
A drug rehabilitation program can help you manage your addiction and bring you on the path to a healthier life of recovery. Addiction cannot be cured, but it can be managed and a drug rehabilitation program can help you to ...
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