National Expert on Prescription Drug Abuse, Addicted Physicians Available for Media Interviews From Hazelden
CENTER CITY, Minn., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Marv Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer for renowned substance abuse treatment center Hazelden, is now available for media interviews about the dangers of addiction to prescription drugs - a growing problem that not only impacts wealthy and famous ...
National study finds nearly 1 in 10 youth gamers addicted to video games
AMES, Iowa -- Parents have been saying for years that their kids are "addicted" to video games, but a new study by an Iowa State University psychology professor is the first to actually report that pathological patterns of video game addiction exist in a national sample of youth, aged 8 to 18.
Today's Smokers More Addicted to Nicotine
The less-hooked may have already quit, leaving 'hard-core' group behind, experts say
TUESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 75 percent of current smokers trying to kick the habit are now highly nicotine-dependent, which is a 15-year high, a new study finds.
In fact, nicotine d...
New Free Online Physician Locator for People Addicted to Alcohol
FARMINGTON, Conn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With advances in addiction
treatment over the last decade, some office-based physicians are now able
to effectively treat alcohol dependence in the privacy of their office.
However, finding one...
Why People are Addicted to Video Games?
Holidays are the times when most people just don’t move away from the video games once they start them,// as it helps them to fulfill psychological needs.
University of Rochester and Immersyve, Inc collaborated to conduct a study and enquired from 1000 gamers their motivation to keep playing. ...
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 annuall...
British Addicted To Cell Phones
According to a survey on addiction in UK, 40% Of Adults Cannot Manage Without Cell Phones.The researcher David Sheffield, of University of Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent, who had conducted the research//, claimed that certain some people show addictive behavior when it comes to their cell phones. ...
Over 400 CRPF Men Addicted to Drugs and Alcohol: Survey
Over 400 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), India's premier paramilitary force, have been found to be addicted
to drugs and alcohol// , according to an internal survey.
"We had conducted the survey to find out the number of men who have become drug dependent and found 426 al...
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...
Tendency To Smoke and Get Addicted Could Run In Families!
Researchers from Canada point out to two genes, both variant forms of a gene called CYP2A6, which are believed to play in a significant role in the smoking addiction.// The protein product of these genes is believed to help regulate the elimination of nicotine from the body.
The two identified ...
Addicted in Medical Technology
Methadone Frequently Causes Menopausal Symptoms in Young Women
...efit fibromyalgia patients, physicians frequently prescribe opiate pain medications to fibromyalgia patients. Fibromyalgia patients frequently become addicted
to ineffective opiate pain medications, including methadone.
Many methadone patients are unable to persevere through painful methadone withdrawal...
Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Begins Enrollment for U.S. Phase II Clinical Trial of CPP-109 in Patients with Methamphetamine Addiction
...S. Phase II clinical trial evaluating
CPP-109 for the treatment of patients addicted
to methamphetamine. CPP-109,
an orally administered, small molecule drug wh...seek to determine the therapeutic benefit of our
product in methamphetamine addicted
patients enrolled in a larger,
well-designed, placebo-controlled trial cond...
Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2007 Financial Results
...g period compared to those receiving placebo. Achievement
of abstinence for an extended period during treatment is the critical first
step for cocaine addicted
patients to potentially achieve abstinence for
much longer time periods. The data confirm the positive results seen in two
previous open-label trials ...
Public Forum to Discuss Addiction as a Treatable Disease and Highlight National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
...ce of the opioid
type with a milder withdrawal syndrome than full agonists. Cytolytic hepatitis and hepatitis with jaundice have been observed in
population receiving buprenorphine. There are no adequate and well controlled studies of SUBOXONE (a
Category C medication) in pregnancy. Caution sh...
Survey: Migraine Patients Taking Potentially Addictive Barbiturate
or Opioid Medications Not Approved by FDA as Migraine Treatments
... said that in the process of trying to relieve her
"debilitating" migraines, which caused her to miss two to three
days of work a week, she had become addicted
to a medication that
contained a barbiturate.
"I was up to 10 or 12 of those [pills] a day," Turley said. "I
would take as many as I could as long a...
Waismann Method Survey Reveals Dependency Risk for People Using
...re for opiate dependency
-- Forty-nine percent said they have tried without success to
stop taking Suboxone
-- Thirty-seven percent reported being addicted
when they were prescribed Suboxone
"We are treating alarming numbers of people suffering
dependencies to Suboxone, who assumed they wer...
Alkermes Announces Positive Results from Phase 1/2 Clinical Study
of ALKS 29
... CONSTA(R) is a registered trademark of Johnson &
(1) Nestler, EJ and Malenka, RC. The addicted
(2) Saitz R. Unhealthy Alcohol Use. New England Journal of
Medicine; 2005; 352:596-607.
(3) U.S. Departmen...
Addicted in Medical Dictionary
... medical profession has concluded that many doctors underprescribe powerful painkillers because they overestimate the potential for patients to become addicted
to ... There are different types of pain medication used to treat back pain and neck pain , including both prescription and over the coun...
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to the sun—the fake kind. Tanning bed enthusiasts suffer from ... dependence, dermatologist, jergens, jitteriness , l oreal, narcotic withdrawal, ......
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to drugs: "They're like druggies, but ... on drug addiction , visit ... Drug ... Drug addiction is a condition that affects millions of i...
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to cocaine ! ... Crack and Cocaine (NIDA InfoFacts, March 2005) ... ... of cocaine can be snorted or ... Help for cocaine , crack cocaine addicted
people. Information on Drug Abuse, Treatment, Recovery. ... Cocaine can b...
...caine abuse symptoms are baffling because at first cocaine abuse symptoms are ... A person who has begun to abuse cocaine and is becoming addicted
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.... Alcohol withdrawal is a set of symptoms that occur with the elimination of alcohol when a person is psychologically and/or physiologically addicted
to it. Appropriate treatment of alcohol withdrawal (AW) can relieve the patient's discomfort, ... Alcohol Withdrawal . Certain medical di...
Addicted in Biological News
UBC researchers develop new method to study gambling addictions
...nsmitters may moderate gambling behaviour.
"For most individuals, gambling is enjoyable and harmless, but for others, it is as destructive as being addicted
to drugs," says Catharine Winstanley, an assistant professor in UBC's Dept. of Psychology, whose study was published today in the Nature journal Neur...
Addiction: Insights from Parkinson's disease
"In some instances Parkinson's disease (PD) patients become addicted
to their own medication, or develop behavioural addictions such as patholog...one is equally vulnerable, and it now appears that the propensity to become addicted
is in part hereditary. Many of the genes implicated in addiction appear to ...
Researchers find link between nicotine addiction and autism
...ch has shown that people with autism have a shortage of these nicotinic receptors in their brains. Meanwhile, scientists also know that people who are addicted
to nicotine have too many of these receptors in their brains.
"If we were to use drugs that mimic the actions of nicotine at an early time in human...
If your first cigarette gave you a buzz and you now smoke, a gene may be to blame
... with pleasurable early smoking experiences may help explain how people get addicted
and, of course, once addicted, many will keep smoking for the rest of thei...inks to increased liking of initial smoking, stronger likelihood of getting addicted
to nicotine, and greater probability of developing lung cancer, this geneti...
Obesity predisposition traced to the brain's reward system
...s corresponding and senior author.
According to Gerald Weissmann, MD, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal , "Now we know why so many people stay addicted
to food: it fuels the mid-brain pleasure machinery. We eat not only for nourishment, but also for pleasure. This study provides the molecular link bet...
A research of the UGR shows the genetic predisposition to develop alcohol abuse
...ment. Thanks to this study, researchers have shown that the lack of endorphin is hereditary, and thus that there is a genetic predisposition to become addicted
Beta-endorphin is a kind of morphine released by the brain in response to several situations, such as pain. In this way, beta-endorphins ...
Re-analysis of cigarettes confirms tobacco companies increased addictive nicotine 11 percent
...tte smoking causes an estimated 438,000 premature deaths (or about 1 of every 5 deaths) annually in the U.S., and approximately 900,000 persons become addicted
to smoking each year.
In conclusion, according to the HSPH researchers, the extended analysis of MDPH data has demonstrated its potential to reve...
Altered perception of reward in human cocaine addiction
... People addicted
to cocaine have an impaired ability to perceive rewards and exercise control due to disruptions in the brain's reward and control circuits, according ...
Pleasure and pain: Study shows brain's 'pleasure chemical' is involved in response to pain too
...nd emotional response. This kind of variation may help explain the major variation between individuals who are exposed to addictive drugs ?some become addicted
to the pleasures of the "high" the drugs cause, while others do not.
"Variations in risk for drug abuse after initial exposures could be mediate...
High-tech research shows cocaine changes proteins and brain function
... In the first large-scale analysis of proteins in the brains of individuals addicted
to cocaine, researchers have uncovered novel proteins and mechanisms that m...imal studies to further delineate the biochemical changes that comprise the addicted
brain," said Hemby, associate professor of physiology and pharmacology.
Addicted in Biological Technology
Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases
...xt Safety have developed the most comprehensive and effective solution for the pulmonary delivery of medicines to in-home patients and persons who are addicted
to smoking cigarettes. The company is developing combined respirator and pulmonary drug delivery systems for soldiers to have highly sophisticated med...
A Smoking Gene: deCODE Shows How a Single Variant in the Sequence of the Genome Confers Nicotine Dependence and Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Disease
...the world each year. While the health risks of smoking are
well known, relatively little is known about why some people are
particularly likely to get addicted
to cigarettes and may consequently be
at greater danger of lung cancer and other diseases.
Today scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) an...
Who is this Adam Bock Person, Anyway?
...teur gardener, and a wannabe writer. Adam is Treasurer of the UW-Madison Hoofer Sailing Club, an avid reader of literature and science fiction, and an addicted
windsurfer. Adam is on the Council of Advisors of The SEED Foundation , founded by Rajiv Vinnakota, who was Adams best man. Adam and Lynn live in Sun...
Off-the-grid networking can help you cut past chit-chat
...e". Networking has become a job description in and of itself to meet more folks.
Collecting business cards is a lifestyle. Some Midwest techies are addicted
to it. But this type of networking meeting new people has its limitations.
Chief among them is the problem of following up with all these new peo...
Greg Gianfortes Bootstrapping Principles
...have to achieve a tremendous amount of growth to profit personallysince you have to fulfill your investors ROI expectations first. In fact, once youre addicted
to external financing, you can see your shares totally diluted by subsequent rounds of funding. So you can wind up with a successful business and litt...
Power for the people
...grid. Its also available online here .
I like to travel light, so I was a little disappointed when I first heaved the two-plus pound brick. But Im addicted
enough to my laptop, mobile phone, and other mobile devices that it can power that I suck up the extra weight on long-haul trips to be sure I have the...
Wal-Mart: How low can you go?
... Low prices. Always low prices. When it comes to consumer goods, America is addicted
to them. And with its one-stop-shop product selection and fanatical commitment to low prices, Wal-Mart is the biggest low-price outlet going. We like ...
Bush praises Johnson Controls battery tech in Milwaukee visit
... East by 2025.
"I know it came as a shock to some to hear a Texan stand up there in front of the country and say, We got a real problem. America is addicted
to oil,'" he said referring to the State of the Union, "but I meant it."
Two-thirds of the nation's research and development dollars are invested b...