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The Caryl Ehrlich Program Discusses Food Addiction on HealthyPlace.com

NEW YORK , Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Caryl Ehrlich, founder of The Caryl Ehrlich Program and author of Conquer Your Food Addiction (Free Press) will appear on Healthy Place TV ( http://www.healthyplace.com/mental-health-tv-show/ ), an online video segment series, on Tuesday, Augus...

Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites 'Hillbilly Heroin' as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada has many vices, including coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's and hockey, but OxyContin ( http://narconon.ca/oxycontin.htm ) has become a problem. Legally prescribed by doctors and different medical practices, this narcotic is also regu...

Jackson Tragedy May Serve to Educate Public on Addiction, Says American Society of Addiction Medicine

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the tragedy of Michael Jackson's untimely passing, whether or not his death is ultimately attributed to drugs or addiction, may help stimulate a public dialogue about the nature of addiction, its treatment, and how those affected by ...

A comprehensive review of addiction to prescription painkillers among patients and physicians

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Chemical dependency and recovery in patients and physicians are closely examined in a series of articles and editorials in the July 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . The subject is especially timely. As the immense challenges, including potential tragedies, of prescripti...

America's Silent Crisis: Addiction -- Downturn Fuels Rising Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Phoenix House Study Reveals

NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- "Addiction is on the upswing, fueled by pressures from our economic downturn," says Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House , the nation's largest non-profit alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention facility. " Eighty-eight percent of the...

New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Including Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in National Health Care Reform; All Demographics Report Personal Experience With the Disease

Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Poll Shows Widespread Concern about Cost of and Access to Treatment BALTIMORE, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll conducted for the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) initiative found that, regardless of race, age, where people ...

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Rehab Treatment Center Announces Their New Day Treatment Addiction Treatment Program

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico based drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, announces their new day treatment addiction treatment program. A day treatment program includes most aspects of an inpatient addiction treatment program and is well suited for those individuals r...

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Announces a New Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program

Desert Oasis Recovery, an Albuquerque, New Mexico Based Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Announces a New Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program. Prescription drug addiction is complicated and the least understood of all addictions, but can be just as destructive as any other ty...

In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is issued by Narconon International. "More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border," says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network ...

National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs

Coalition Working to Improve Public Safety, Reduce Costs for Overburdened Justice Agencies WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from more than 50 federal agencies, corporations, nonprofits and academic institutions are meeting today in Washington, D.C., as part of a...

Edward Diehl Receives Outstanding Achievement Award From the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators (ACATA)

Annual Award for outstanding contributions in the field of addiction treatment administration and management presented to Edward Diehl during the annual conference of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rec...

Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A naturally occurring protein plays a role in the disrupted functioning of the brain's reward circuitry seen in people with drug and alcohol dependence, says a new study. "If...

Economy Impacts People Seeking Treatment for Addiction - 80% Increase Over Last Year

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment, www.NAABT.org , saw an 80% increase in patients seeking treatment for painkiller or heroin addiction compared to April of 2008. As of this morning May is on track for an astounding...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, on New Report by the National Association of Boards of Pha

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University commends the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) for its report State of the Internet: NABP Position Paper on the Continued Proliferation of Rogue I...

Church of Scientology Distributes Drug Abuse and Addiction Facts Internationally

Scientologists, in a global campaign to stop drug, alcohol and substance abuse, are making April "Drug Information Month" by distributing drug education and prevention pamphlets that present drug facts and the danger of drugs abuse. Los Angeles, California (PR...

G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Uses Innovative Use of Oxygen Therapy Which Restores Mind and Body in Drug Rehab

G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment has added the use of Mild Hyperbarics to drug and alcohol treatment program protocols. Long used around the world, including Scotland and Russia, mild hyperbarics is not generally associated with drug and alcohol treatment in the U.S. G & G provides dr...

Treating addiction by eliminating drug-associated memories

Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 2009 Addicts, even those who have been abstinent for long periods of time, are often still vulnerable to their own memories of prior drug use. For example, exposure to the same environment in which they commonly used drugs a contextual memory can increase their crav...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare on New York State's Action Council

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University : Congratulations to New York State Governor David Paterson and Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, ...

Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative Highlights Opportunities for New 'Drug Czar'

BALTIMORE, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Society Institute's Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) today said key opportunities exist for the new Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDPC) to shift and strengthen the United States' approach to the problem of...

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

Catholic Priest Co-Founded Father Martin's Ashley Treatment Center in Maryland HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, S.S., noted authority and lecturer on alcoholism who co-founded Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment center in Havre de Grace, MD, d...

Tri-Life Health Offers NTR Addiction Recovery Center in Fort Collins, CO

The Tri-Life Health Treatment Center is one of the most cutting edge drug and alcohol detox centers in the United States. With the opening of this NTR addiction recovery center, Tri-Life Health is able to offer a comprehensive program that treats the root of addiction, offering a more effective ...

Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey

CENTER CITY, Minn., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four Americans (71 percent) agree that health insurance should cover the cost of addiction treatment - yet most consumers have no idea if their own health insurance would pay for substance abuse treatment, according to the...

CASA* Evaluation of Welfare Demonstration Program in New Jersey Finds Effective Approach to Addiction Recovery and Employment

Corresponding American Journal of Public Health Article Reveals Intensive Case Management Helps Substance-Abusing Women on Welfare Achieve Goals of Welfare Reform NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new approach to helping drug-addicted women on welfare that treats substance abuse ...

New Addiction Treatment Program Allows You to Attend Drug Rehabilitation and Still Keep Your Day Job

Drug addiction is a disease that can inflict anyone, including those that can continue to hold down jobs and build careers that won't allow them to take extended time off for drug rehab. A new style of rehab allows clients to still go to work and get clean at the same time. ...

5 Million People a Year Use Self-Help Addiction Programs

U.S. report finds 2.3 million of them currently abstain from alcohol, drugs MONDAY, Nov. 24 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated five million Americans over the age of 12 participate in self-help groups for alcohol and drug abuse each year, including 2.3 million who currently abstain from ...

Problems with Drinking - College Drinking Games can be the Start of Lifelong Addiction Reveals Linwood Group

Research by Linwood Group into problems with drinking experienced by UK students shows that there is a link between student binge drinking games and lifelong alcohol addiction. London (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Linwood Group research reveals that for students playing ...

Drug-related preference in cocaine addiction extends to images

WASHINGTON, D.C. When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine and a variety of other images, cocaine addicted individuals, as compared to healthy, non-addicted research subjects, show a clear preference for the drug-related images. Findings from this study, which was conducted at the U...

Dallas Addiction Specialists Reveal Discovery in New Book

DALLAS, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Sandy Mullen and Cathy Napier began comparing notes and observations about patients they were caring for in the eating disorders unit at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, a surprising discovery surfaced: the seemingly successful treatment of a patie...

Forterus Inc. Inks Agreement to Provide National Sales and Marketing Support for a North Carolina-Based Addiction Treatment Center

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FTER) today announced an agreement to provide national sales and marketing support to Footprints in Recovery, a North Carolina-based addiction treatment center. Forterus will provide sales and marke...

US Nicotine Addiction Reaches 15-Year High

Modified Smoking Cessation Strategy Needed PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicotine dependence has reached a 15-year high, with nearly 75 percent of people currently seeking tobacco-dependence treatment categorized as highly nicotine dependent. New research, presented at C...

Cocaine addiction linked to voluntary drug use and cellular memory, UCSF study shows

Rats that voluntarily use cocaine show a persistent cellular memory in the brain's reward center even after several months of abstinence from the drug, while their involuntary counterparts had no such memory, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. ...

Uninsured With Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Not Covered by State Healthcare Initiatives

State Healthcare Reforms for the Uninsured Fail to Address the High Percentage of people with Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 -- New data indicates that more than one in four adult Americans without medical insurance have a me...

Drug Addiction Explained by Drug Addiction Center

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Narconon Trois-Rivieres, drug addiction is not a random coincidence. The onset of drug addiction may be caused in most instances by a problem, a particular discomfort, an emotional disturbance or physical pain that the individual can...

Mental Health & Addiction Among Working Parents & Children Affects the Bottom Line: Research Shows Staggering Economic Impact

Groundbreaking International Forum to Discuss Solutions BOSTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health, a network of senior business executives and clinical scientific leaders, will host a forum on Mental Health and Productivit...

A research on 'craving' for tobacco establishes the bases for addiction control

This release is available in Spanish . A research team from the University of Granada has carried out a study on the psychological process that triggers the craving or intense desire for tobacco, a study that could establish the bases to determine the brain mechanisms that activate this ...

Focus on Children of Alcoholics at Addiction Agency's Annual Meeting

Jerry Moe of Betty Ford Center to Speak CLEVELAND, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Resources Inc. ("Recovery Resources"), one of Northeast Ohio's largest nonprofit alcoholism and drug addiction agencies, will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 23 from Noon to 1:...

Curing addiction with cannabis medicines

Smokers trying to quit in the future could do it with the help of cannabis based medicines, according to research from The University of Nottingham. Teams of pharmacologists, studying the cannabis-like compounds which exist naturally in our bodies (endocannabinoids), are exploring the potential...

NEWSWEEK Cover: The Hunt for an Addiction Vaccine

Emerging Treatments for Addiction are Treating the Disease as Chronic, Relapsing Brain Disorder Advances Made in Understanding Biology of Addiction 'and That is Finally Starting to Push the Thinking From 'Moral Failing,' to 'Legitimate Illness,' Say...

Aussie neuroscientist tests addiction drug

UQ pharmacy graduate Dr Selena Bartlett is starting clinical trials of a new drug that could potentially curb addictions such as smoking, drinking, gambling even depression. The drug, marketed as Chantix by Pfizer, has reduced alcohol consumption in laboratory rats by 50 percent and will be tr...

ARMSRx Tackles the New Rx Addiction -- Pharmacy Benefit Audits

ORLAND, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ARMSRx, a consulting firm dedicated exclusively to improving the pharmacy benefit performance while producing savings opportunities for payors, announces the recent introduction of the ARMSRx E-Audit, their upgraded proprietary auditing system. Auditing i...
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