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Pen-nibbling addiction

A MAN addicted to munching his way through 50 ballpoint pens a week has been cured by hypnotherapy. John Carey, 34, began spending pounds 50 a month on his habit after he was banned// from using pens at work because none of his colleagues could find anything to write with. “My manager took me one side and said it wasn’t just the money I was costing them but the fact that nobody else could ever f...

New Cure for Addiction?

Heantos - a strange name for something even more surprising - a cure for drug addiction! It is a herbal based treatment, and its Vietnamese advocates say it ends dependency on heroin, opium, and cocaine within five days. This happens without side effects and without creating dependency on another d rug (as happens with the Methadone treatment). If it is really a cure for addiction, the cost per p...

Heroin to Treat Addiction

It may sound crazy, but researchers say giving heroin to opiate addicts can help them become less dependent on the drug. ..Researchers in the Netherlands conducted two separate studies of more than 500 heroin addicts who did not respond to methadone maintenance treatment. Participants were either injected with or inhaled doses of heroin, depending on the study in which they were enrolled.// ..The...

Teen brain changes increase cigarette addiction

The brain changes that occur during adolescence may mean teenagers smokers are more likely to become seriously hooked than those who take up the habit as adults, suggests a new rat study.//.. ..Previous studies have suggested that the earlier someone starts smoking, the more likely they are to be life-long smokers and the more trouble they have in kicking their addiction, says Edward Levin, who l...

Genes Linked To Cigarette Addiction

A new study suggests young people are more likely to become addicted to cigarettes if they carry a specific form of a gene // that helps clear nicotine out of the liver. ..Those with the inactive form of the CYP2A6 gene were about three-times more likely to get hooked on the habit than those with the normal form. The study authors say the interesting thing is they were also less likely to smoke a...

New treatment possible for drug addiction

Drug addiction is a problem because the addicts find it hard to break the habit formation. One of the reasons// for this type of behavior may be that drugs affect the mechanism of the brain and makes the addict less attracted towards other rewards of life, like eating and fulfilling of other need, physiological or psychosocial. ....The newest way to treat drug addiction may be a surgical procedur...

Drug addiction can be genetical, says study

The gene that controls the circadian clock of our body may also be responsible// for drug addiction.....The gene, also called the Clock gene apart from regulating our sleep and wake patterns also regulates a number of things like hormone levels, blood pressure, heart functions, body temperature, and currently established addiction to drug intake. ....The gene regulates the inherent vulnerability...

Drug Pramipexole Usage Linked To Gambling Addiction In Parkinsons Patients

Dr. M. Leann Dodd and colleagues from Minnesota medical center, Rochester has found new evidences between the usage of the drug Pramipexole, which is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and severe addiction to gambling // . ....Pathologic gambling which is a severe addiction to gambling is a very rare phenomenon mostly occurring due to usage of anti-Parkinson’s drug and the addiction to...

Dominant Discoveries and The Darker Side Of Methamphetamine Drug Addiction

....Methamphetamine, a known stimulant, commonly used by college students, truck drivers and athletes was discovered in 1919. Originally intended for use as a nasal decongestant, it has been very long since the drug has been used for a therapeutic benefit. It was even used by soldiers during World War II to enhance their alertn...

Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry

Researchers have come with a novel finding that love and addiction may go hand in hand due to shared similarities. For example, the physiological effects manifested as a result of dopamine release// (neurotransmitter) after having seen somebody attractive are nothing more than a simulation of the effects observed following drug abuse with cocaine or marijuana. In addition, both love and drug abus...

A herbal drug addiction releiver

In a study it has been found that a herbal supplement can effectively combat cocaine addiction. ..The combater is N-acetylcysteine (NAC) which is a potential agent to modulate the effects of cocaine addiction.// This has been successfully tried in animal models for the treatment of heroin addiction, and possibly alcoholism. ..NAC is available over the counter as an herbal supplement known for i...

Drug Addiction Recovery Buffered by Spirituality

Scientists from National Development and Research Institutes, Inc (NDRI) in New York City and Chestnut Health System in Bloomington, Illinois explored the role// of social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and 12-step participation in the process of recovery from addiction. The study reveals markedly improved life satisfaction as recovery progresses as well as a decrease in str...

Addiction To Internet Can Lead To Depression

Young people who use the Internet more frequently are found to become addicted to it, which deeply affects their studies and social lives. Studies also suggested// that there is a link between the Internet and depression. ....The Rotterdam-based Institute for Research into Lifestyles and Addiction (IVO) surveyed 512 young people aged between 13 and 15 and found that what it termed "compulsive in...

New Generation Teenagers Addiction to Prescription Drugs

American teenagers are now easing their emotional pain by taking Oxycontin, a prescription painkiller. Later on for a more powerful dose they turn to heroin as a cheaper option. // Michaud, now 18 years is one of a new generation of American children getting addicted to prescription drugs. Teenagers are increasingly experimenting with legal drugs like OxyContin, (hillbilly heroin) and Vicodin, o...

Tackling of Cannabis Addiction

Health Department of New South Wales has conducted a study which revealed that cannabis addiction can have a serious impact on the user's physical health// . .. It is one of the most dangerous types of mental health conditions. Cannabis abuse can lead to cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system problems. ..It can decrease short-term memory and also slow brain development at a young age. Ne...

Compulsive Gambling Not A Chronic Addiction Always: Research

Pathological or compulsive gambling has been long regarded to be a chronic and unremitting condition. A new study has now found that is a temporary or short-lived condition // from which affected individuals can recover without any treatment. ........'People used to think the same thing about alcohol. But now I think that we are starting to have a more nuanced picture of what compulsive gambling...

Addiction of a different kind: college girls addicted to dieting

Addictions catch u unaware and then stay with you for good. One such new addiction seen among college girls is dieting//. ..As per a new survey it has been found that 83 per cent of college girls go on diets to control their weight, regardless of whether they are normal weight, overweight or obese. .. ..Brenda Malinauskas from East Carolina University, USA led the team of researchers, and the sur...

Kate Moss Glad her Drug Addiction was Exposed

The exposed super model and ramp queen Kate Moss has confided to Sir Richard Branson that she has no regrets about getting exposed by the media about her cocaine addiction. // ....Richard is the famous Chairman of Virgin Airlines and Kate Moss is very close to him and he has known her ever since she started her modeling career in 1999. She said to him that it made her face the reality and deal...

De-addiction Drug Works For Alcoholics Too

According to a study in UK it was found that de- addiction drug help to combat alcoholism. The US National Institutes of Health analyzed 1,383 people with Naltrexone//. This drug blocks craving for any sort of drug. The study results were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This drug can be made accessible easily to all people thereby help in reducing the number of alcoh...

Arab World Wakes Up To Drug Addiction

Slowly, but surely, the Arab world is awakening to the growing menace of the drug problem, reports The New York Times. This is especially true in Dubai//. ....In order to effectively deal with the problem, police and public health officials in Dubai are addressing this problem openly and stressing on the adverse effects of drugs like heroin and ecstasy. The report said that more and more official...

Meth Addiction On The Rise, US Health Authorities Concerned

Methamphetamine addiction has reached alarming proportions, with the number of global users outnumbering other users of other stimulant drugs such as heroin or cocaine//. Health authorities from the U.S have warned that if appropriate steps are not taken to change the trend, it could lead to a global threat. ..Methamphetamine or crystal meth, as it is commonly known, is a stimulant that induces...

Growing Drug Addiction Rate among Elderly Population

According to a survey done by the U.S. government it was found that there is an increase in the drug addiction rate among the America's elderly population//. It is said that adults aged 50 and above suffer from severe substance abuse problems. It is estimated that the number of people addicted to drug would double to 5 million by the end of 2020. Even the younger generation is addicted to drugs d...

Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study

Amritsar, June 10 . Punjab has a high incidence of drug abuse in the 16 to 35 age group with the problem more acute in the rural areas where unemployment is rampant, according to a study. // ....The report, "Drug Addiction in Punjab: A Sociological Study", released by Punjab Governor S F Rodrigues here today, said an increasing number of youth in the villages of Punjab were taking to drugs like s...

Gambling Addiction on the Rise in London

The British Medical Association was warned about the rising number of Internet gaming and super-casinos gambling addicts//. .. GP Jan Wise, from London at the association's annual conference said that adequate steps are not being implemented to track down and help addicts. Both the NHS and the private sector should co operate with each other and create awareness among the general public. Accordi...

Scientist Recognized for Drug Addiction Research

RTI International Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry F. Ivy Carroll, Ph.D., has been presented //the College on Problems of Drug Dependence's 2006 Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award for outstanding research in the field of drug addiction. ..Carroll has led RTI research focusing on substance abuse treatments for more than 30 years. Among his many achiev...

England in the Grip of Dangerous Alcohol Addiction

Public health experts have warned that England is a land in the grip of a dangerous alcohol addiction, following the release of research// that showed that 18.2% of adults binge drink over double the daily recommended limit at least once a week. ..Research revealed that in the north-east and north-west parts of the country almost a quarter of all adults consume double the limit in one or more dr...

Drug Addiction Treatment not Very Successful

Between 1998 and 2002, the number of drug users who completed the treatment for drug addiction, has gone down in spite of an increase in the number of people enrolling// for the treatment in this period. Drug users were more likely to drop out of treatment if they had been coerced into it by the criminal justice system than if they had entered by other routes. This was reported by a British study...

Botox An Addiction?

New research finds that while Botox may erase wrinkles and restore youthful good looks, it may just be an addiction-inducing substance. // ....Dr Carter Singh, who has a degree in psychology and is based at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, and the consultant plastic surgeon Martin Kelly, of London Plastic Surgery Associates, said in a new study that four out of 10 people using botox treatments do so r...

A New Approach to Manage Opiate Addiction

Withdrawal symptoms like severe pain, nausea, agitation and sweats motivate addicts to continue taking drugs. The findings// of a new study suggest new approaches to reduce withdrawal symptoms. ..A new study finds that disrupting the brain's stress-response mechanism exacerbates behavioral withdrawal symptoms in mice, and that giving the mice the hormone corticosterone alleviates those symptoms....

Food addiction similar to Drug addiction!!

A recent research that studied the brain scan of some obese people reported that obese people might get addicted to food in the similar fashion as a drug addict to drugs.// ....Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York conducted this study. It was published in the October 17, 2006 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and online in PNAS Ear...

NHS De-addiction, Rehabilitation waiting time ticking into months

The Scottish parliament has released figures which show that there is an incredible delay in meting out medical assistance //to patients enrolled for rehabilitation treatment programs under the banner of NHS(National Health Service) Scotland ,causing countless patients stranded and helpless . ..Most of the centers earmarked for drug and alcohol de-addiction have pointed out that most of the in- p...

Babies born to drug addicted mothers, treated for drug addictions

The doctor at the Royal Hobart Hospital who are attending to babies born to drug-addicted mothers, have insisted that parents //undergo screening before the babies are discharged from the hospital. It is estimated that nearly 20 newborns undergo treatment for drug addictions at the hospital annually... ..The director of the Royal Hobart Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, Peter Dargaville,...

Tihar Jail Gets De-Addiction Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated a new 120-bed drug de-addiction centre with a pathological laboratory and counseling facilities at the Tihar Jail//, one of Asia’s biggest prisons having over 13,000 inmates. The centre, which is present in the jail hospital premises, was built at a cost of Rs.17 million. ..It is the biggest centre of its kind to be started in any jail in t...

Memory’s Link to Recovering from Addictio

New research on the brain is showing that addiction is a matter of memories,// and recovery is a slow process in which the influence of those memories is diminished, reports the January 2007 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter. ....Studies have shown that addictive drugs stimulate a reward circuit in the brain. The circuit provides incentives for action by registering the value of importan...

Gambling to Be Taken as a Serious Addiction, Warns BMA

A report leaked from a special study by UK’S Metropolitan police, stating that the establishment of supercasinos has led to an increase in crime and //anti- social behavior has put the spotlight on problem gamblers. ..Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA), in their report: Gambling Addiction and its Treatment within the UK, have urged the National Health Service to come out with str...

Long Term Opioid Drug Usage May Lead to Addiction

Back pain is one of the most common complaints that physicians face all over the world, afflicting up to 19 percent of working adults. Opioid drugs, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin // are often prescribed to control the pain in chronic cases. ....A new study finds that these narcotic drugs should only be used to treat pain for a short term and not be continued for long as it would result in its ab...

Mobile Phone Addiction may Cause Psychological Problems

Teenagers who use mobile phones for many hours a day - talking and sending messages or missed calls - may develop psychological disorders, says a study that advices "a reasonable use" for positive effects. // ......Francisca Lopez Torrecillas, a lecturer at the department of personality and psychological assessment and treatment of the University of Granada, surveyed several 18 to 25-year-olds fr...

Stricter Norms for Chemists in Punjab to Curb Addiction

The Punjab government and its pharmacy council will frame stricter rules for the chemists to// curb addiction to medicines, especially among the youth. ....Medical Education and Research Minister Tikshan Sood told reporters here Wednesday that the department and the pharmacy council would ensure that the 25,000 chemist shops in the state employed qualified pharmacists to dispense medicines to co...

Fear of Needles, Greedy Dealer 'saved' Lennon and Ono from Heroin Addiction

It was not friends or family that saved John Lennon and Yoko Ono from developing a heroin addiction, but a greedy drug dealer and a healthy fear of needles. ...And, the news comes from an impeccable source - Ono herself....Ono, on BBC Radio 4 programme 'On Desert Island Discs', revealed how their dealer, by mixing baby powder with heroin to maximise his profits, inadvertently made sure that she...

Ozzy Found Nicotine Addiction Hardest to Quit

Rock star Ozzy Osbourne says that getting rid of smoking was more difficult for him than to conquer his addictions to drugs and alcohol . ......The former hellraiser, who quit his nicotine addiction in the late 1990s, is satisfied that he has not gotten hooked to smoking again....He revealed that before he had kicked the butt, he used to cover himself with nicotine patches. ......"They're all a...
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