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Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years

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The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed.
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Anvith Deeconda's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 PM

This article is relevant to the general topic of drug use and addiction, because according to this article, more adults are turning to addiction treatment. In other words, this means that more adults are using drugs. This is very relevant to the topic at hand, because it shows how easily one can be addicted to the different types of drugs available. 

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Meanwhile in England, drug addiction figures have increased tremendously, echoing similar numbers worldwide. The drug addiction epidemic is very likely powered by the unstoppable force of globalization and the ease of access delivered by the Internet. There is a social concept that 'drugs are not THAT bad,' which is aided by recent discoveries that certain drugs, particularly cannabis, can have medical uses. 

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Don't arrest addicts, give them free drugs, Chief Constable says - Telegraph

Don't arrest addicts, give them free drugs, Chief Constable says - Telegraph | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Mike Barton, the Chief Constable of Durham Police, says arresting drug addicts is a waste of time and money and simply puts people off seeking help
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Church of Scientology drug rehab facility opposed (NSW)

Church of Scientology drug rehab facility opposed (NSW) | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
An offshoot of the Church of Scientology, the Association for Better Living and Education, has applied to Wyong Shire Council to run a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the Yarramalong Valley in the central coast hinterland.

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Teachers Will Embrace Students' Smartphone Addiction In 2015 - TechCrunch

Teachers Will Embrace Students' Smartphone Addiction In 2015 - TechCrunch | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in..
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When Narcissism Dances With Sex Addiction

When Narcissism Dances With Sex Addiction | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Do sex addicts actually use narcissism to escape feelings of shame & inadequacy? Learn more about when when narcissism dances with sex addiction.
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Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years

Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed.
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Anvith Deeconda's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 PM

This article is relevant to the general topic of drug use and addiction, because according to this article, more adults are turning to addiction treatment. In other words, this means that more adults are using drugs. This is very relevant to the topic at hand, because it shows how easily one can be addicted to the different types of drugs available. 

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Meanwhile in England, drug addiction figures have increased tremendously, echoing similar numbers worldwide. The drug addiction epidemic is very likely powered by the unstoppable force of globalization and the ease of access delivered by the Internet. There is a social concept that 'drugs are not THAT bad,' which is aided by recent discoveries that certain drugs, particularly cannabis, can have medical uses. 

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CDC Report: Fatal Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers Have Tripled

CDC Report: Fatal Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers Have Tripled | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Has our nation’s reliance on prescription painkillers gotten out of hand? 

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Cephas House's curator insight, December 4, 2014 9:09 AM

Alarming how the fatal overdoses from prescription painkillers have tripled!  How did it all start and where do we go from here?

 

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Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years

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The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed.
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Anvith Deeconda's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 PM

This article is relevant to the general topic of drug use and addiction, because according to this article, more adults are turning to addiction treatment. In other words, this means that more adults are using drugs. This is very relevant to the topic at hand, because it shows how easily one can be addicted to the different types of drugs available. 

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Meanwhile in England, drug addiction figures have increased tremendously, echoing similar numbers worldwide. The drug addiction epidemic is very likely powered by the unstoppable force of globalization and the ease of access delivered by the Internet. There is a social concept that 'drugs are not THAT bad,' which is aided by recent discoveries that certain drugs, particularly cannabis, can have medical uses. 

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"Drunkorexia" Is Double Trouble | The Fix

"Drunkorexia" Is Double Trouble | The Fix | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 17, 2013 2:32 PM

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Australia: Push for drugs summit as those seeking help for ice addiction grows 122 per cent

Australia: Push for drugs summit as those seeking help for ice addiction grows 122 per cent | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it

The NSW Government is under increasing pressure to hold a drug summit after the State Opposition rallied alongside health and welfare groups yesterday and committed to a special parliamentary inquiry, if elected in March.


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The great American relapse

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PICTURE a heroin addict. “A bum sitting under a bridge with a needle in his arm, robbing houses to feed his addiction,” is what many people might imagine,...
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:19 AM

"In some states the number of opioid prescriptions written each year now exceeds the number of people. That oversupply feeds the black market: last year 11m Americans used illicitly-acquired prescription painkillers, more than the number who used cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and LSD combined. People who would never dream of injecting heroin seem to assume that opioids in packets are safe. But they aren’t. In 2012 prescription painkillers accounted for 16,000 deaths—nearly four out of every ten fatal drug overdoses in America.

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Legal high linked to 37 UK deaths: Theresa May urged to ban synthetic stimulant Speckled Cherry sold as a 'safe' alternative to Ecstasy 

Legal high linked to 37 UK deaths: Theresa May urged to ban synthetic stimulant Speckled Cherry sold as a 'safe' alternative to Ecstasy  | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Home Office ministers and drug experts want to outlaw the synthetic stimulant, officially known as 4.4-DMAR, which is widely sold in takeaways, petrol stations, newsagents and even pet shops.
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Cali Estes's curator insight, November 19, 2014 10:15 PM

Sober Coach:  Speckled Cherry is new synthetic E.  Please advise your kids if they are taking this.  The Addictions Coach. .800.706.0318 

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Levels of Intervention: Single Slide

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Alcohol, Valium addiction and living in a fantasy world: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world

Alcohol, Valium addiction and living in a fantasy world: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
A new biography reveals what made the singer terrified of being alone, how she got through four husbands and why she hated Barbra Streisand Daily Express :: Books Feed http://www.newsyab.com/alcohol-valium-addiction-and-living-in-a-fantasy-world-the-strange-life-of-peggy-lee/

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The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear

The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Science Is Clear | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
We now know as much about cannabis as we know about alcohol, tobacco and many prescription drugs. (#news #politics The Media Should Stop Pretending Marijuana's Risks Are a Mystery -- The Sc...

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MildGreen Initiative's curator insight, December 25, 2013 12:59 PM

Yeah, and lets all pretend young people cannot see the double standards!

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Almost 42% of US drinkers report taking drugs that interact with alcohol

Almost 42% of US drinkers report taking drugs that interact with alcohol | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Some 41.5% of US adults who drink alcohol report taking medicines known to interact with alcohol, according to research published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

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New intervention combines social media with behavioral psychology to encourage more HIV testing

New intervention combines social media with behavioral psychology to encourage more HIV testing | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it

Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be valuable in the fight against HIV in the United States, where research has demonstrated they can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing rates.

But does it lead to actual testing, and can it work outside the United States? A new study from the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior published online Dec. 15 by the peer-reviewed journal Lancet HIV suggests that it can. The study, conducted in Peru among men who have sex with men, found that participants in the intervention arm of a randomized controlled clinical trial were more than twice as likely to be tested for HIV than those who joined a social media group and were provided with traditional HIV prevention services.

The intervention, called Harnessing Online Peer Education (HOPE), combines social media with behavioral psychology to encourage people in high-risk populations to get tested, said Sean Young, assistant professor of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and executive director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior.

"This shows that it's not just social media that got people to test, but the HOPE social media interventions and the psychological ingredients it used for changing behavior," said Young, a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research. "In other words, if you're a public health organization or worker, don't just think that throwing something on Facebook or Twitter will be the solution and change people's behaviors. Social media may be helpful, but the HOPE intervention was significantly more likely to change HIV testing behavior compared to traditional care through social media."

Though there have been many experimental HIV testing interventions in international settings, none have used social media technologies, said Young, who is also a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research, the Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services and the UCLA Center for Addiction and Behavioral Medicine. This study was conducted in greater Lima, which reflects the low- and middle-income countries where low-cost interventions such as HOPE could help stem the spread of AIDS.

Previous research by Young and colleagues demonstrated that the HOPE intervention increased participants' requests for testing, but was too small to determine the rates of actual testing. "That pilot study was a good enough start showing the potential of using the HOPE intervention to change testing behavior," he said.

This study builds on the prior research by increasing the number of participants by about five times — 556 participants compared to 112 — and it was designed with a verifiable and observable endpoint allowing the researchers to gauge the rates at which participants followed through with requests for kits and got tested.

The 556 Peruvian men who have sex with men were randomly assigned to join control groups or private intervention on Facebook for 12 weeks, with 278 assigned to each group. The control group received an enhanced standard of care, which included standard offline HIV prevention and testing services offered by local clinics and organizations and participation in Facebook groups that provided study updates and HIV testing information.

The intervention group, by contrast, received the enhanced standard of care and also incorporated the HOPE intervention behavior change model, which utilized peer leaders who sent messages, chats and wall posts and engaged the participants in general friendly conversation. The peer leaders also communicated information about HIV prevention and testing to the participants.

Of the 278 participants in each group, 26 from the intervention group did not complete the follow-up survey and 32 were lost to follow-up on the control side. Of the 252 from the intervention group who provided complete data, 43 (17 percent) went on to take an HIV test, compared with 16 (7 percent) of the controls.

Though this research provides evidence that the HOPE intervention can increase HIV testing in low- and middle-income countries, other settings are different from Peru, so the researchers can't say for certain if these findings are applicable to other countries.

This study, however, suggests that the HOPE intervention and new technologies can be a low-cost solution for populations at risk for HIV in Peru and other similar low- and middle-income country settings, Young said.

"This could set the stage for important future work on being able to use these methods to treat people who have HIV, which is a tremendous issue in settings like sub-Saharan Africa," Young added.

 


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Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years

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The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed.
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Anvith Deeconda's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 PM

This article is relevant to the general topic of drug use and addiction, because according to this article, more adults are turning to addiction treatment. In other words, this means that more adults are using drugs. This is very relevant to the topic at hand, because it shows how easily one can be addicted to the different types of drugs available. 

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Meanwhile in England, drug addiction figures have increased tremendously, echoing similar numbers worldwide. The drug addiction epidemic is very likely powered by the unstoppable force of globalization and the ease of access delivered by the Internet. There is a social concept that 'drugs are not THAT bad,' which is aided by recent discoveries that certain drugs, particularly cannabis, can have medical uses. 

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"Drunkorexia" Is Double Trouble | The Fix

"Drunkorexia" Is Double Trouble | The Fix | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.

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Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years

Drug Addiction Treatment Doubles In 10 Years | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
The number of adults seeking treatment for heroin and crack cocaine addiction in England has more than doubled in 10 years, new figures have revealed.
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Anvith Deeconda's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 PM

This article is relevant to the general topic of drug use and addiction, because according to this article, more adults are turning to addiction treatment. In other words, this means that more adults are using drugs. This is very relevant to the topic at hand, because it shows how easily one can be addicted to the different types of drugs available. 

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:41 AM

Meanwhile in England, drug addiction figures have increased tremendously, echoing similar numbers worldwide. The drug addiction epidemic is very likely powered by the unstoppable force of globalization and the ease of access delivered by the Internet. There is a social concept that 'drugs are not THAT bad,' which is aided by recent discoveries that certain drugs, particularly cannabis, can have medical uses. 

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The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers

The price of addiction - horrific videos show the decaying faces of drug abusers | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
These are just a small handful of the 24 million Americans who reported they had abused illicit drugs or prescription medication in the past month

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Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:33 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows the physical change drugs cause on the body. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this video because most think it's cool and fun to do but they do not realize the final effects it can have on your body. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows the final effects of what the drugs are doing to the body. 

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Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows

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A new study, in the journal Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, is shining the light on another problem. Abuse of anti-anxiety and sleep medications.


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Lauren Groseclose's curator insight, December 10, 2014 10:46 PM

Do you think that our American society today is what causes so many teenagers to resort to this?  It has been said that school it much more stressful and demanding compared to the past.  Not only do people abuse drugs for their own personal pleasure, but they also do this because they believe it will fix whatever problem they are having, such as severe anxiety about school.

Aspen Evans's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:38 AM

This article appears on my page because it shows how a huge issue we are having now a days is teenagers taking anxiety drugs and becoming addicted once the prescription is over. Teenagers and young adults would benefit from seeing this article because it would show them how bad addiction really is and how hard it is to stop. This relates to our topic of drug addiction because it shows how bad addiction really is. 

Hector Luis Perez Polanco's curator insight, December 11, 2014 12:08 PM

Prescription drug addiction gradually increases as the availability of these drugs presents itself via friends and family who have received the prescription for episodes of anxiety or depression. The problem with this is that many teenagers have chemical imbalances in their brains that cause them to be depressed or anxious because of the stage of growth that they're in. Add that into the pressures and anxieties that come with being a teenager in the high school environment, i.e. keeping up with high school social antics, the pressure to succeed academically from parents, and establishing one's identity in the riveting crevice between childhood and adulthood, and you can see that counseling won't suffice, leaving some teenagers no other option but to get a prescription for the anxiety and/or depression that they are facing. This leaves space for many teenagers to share their drugs with their friends or family members. As some teenagers do need them, it is impossible to prevent this by any method other than preventative caution and drug-addiction prevention programs, to inspire young men and women to not fall into the temptation.

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The great American relapse

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PICTURE a heroin addict. “A bum sitting under a bridge with a needle in his arm, robbing houses to feed his addiction,” is what many people might imagine,...
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:19 AM

"In some states the number of opioid prescriptions written each year now exceeds the number of people. That oversupply feeds the black market: last year 11m Americans used illicitly-acquired prescription painkillers, more than the number who used cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and LSD combined. People who would never dream of injecting heroin seem to assume that opioids in packets are safe. But they aren’t. In 2012 prescription painkillers accounted for 16,000 deaths—nearly four out of every ten fatal drug overdoses in America.

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Harrowing photo reveals toll of addiction to Breaking Bad drug on former beauty queen

Harrowing photo reveals toll of addiction to Breaking Bad drug on former beauty queen | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it

THESE harrowing photographs show the face of a former beauty queen who is now addicted to Breaking Bad drug crystal meth. Daily Express :: World Feed http://www.newsyab.com/harrowing-photo-reveals-toll-of-addiction-to-breaking-bad-drug-on-former-beauty-queen/


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Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:43 AM

The fact that this article refers to methamphetamines as the 'Breaking Bad drug' shows how deeply entrenched popular culture is in drug abuse. Drugs as dangerous as methamphetamines can be more accurately referred to using TV shows that glorify their use. 

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How much booze is too much?

How much booze is too much? | interventionsobercoaching | Scoop.it
Why is "happy drunk" not enough for some of us? Do you reach your limit and keep drinking?

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Cure For Meth Addiction?

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LOS ANGELES -- The Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked human tests of what may be the first cure for methamphetamine addiction. The drug also may be the first non-opiate drug treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
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