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Addiction Recovery News 05/2012




Saint Jude Retreats Raises Awareness About "Addiction"
Stanton Peele, Addiction Specialist, reveals in his book, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction, "treatment in the United States is geared primarily toward teaching people to believe something that makes it more likely they will relapse!" However if an individual ...

Perelman School of Medicine Teaching Awards
Dr. Nordstrom has served as the medical director of the Addiction Treatment Services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center before moving to the Psychosomatic Medicine service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “Although we have many fine ...

Gambling treatment advancing
That's the bridge that gambling-addiction treatment is now crossing, says a leading researcher on the subject. “It's not just a willpower failure. It's a chronic problem, but one that can be treated,” said Ken Winters, with the National Center for ...

The Dilemma of the Pregnant Addict
But the law does not prohibit such a charge, and critics argue that the threat of prosecution discourages women from seeking addiction treatment. If Alabama's long-armed chemical endangerment prosecutions don't promote positive change (and I can find ...

Addiction: 60 Minutes' first live Facebook chat
Is there research being done using the neuroplasticity of the brain to address / enhance addiction treatment? Do you know what percentage of addicts have co-occuring issues? Dr. Volkow: Hi Brandon - Yes we are funding several researchers to help ...

Is alcohol too prevalent?
There have been deaths due to this by overdose,” Vickie Lewis of the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, said April 23. The next day Yahoo News reported teens are drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk. It used to be cough medicine that teens ...

Underage drinking story here is a mixed bag
Vickie Lewis, a drug and alcohol counselor from the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery speaks last week at East Peoria Community High School. By DeWayne Bartels As East Peoria Community High School football players and their parents listened to ...

Remembering David Wilkerson, One Year After His Death
By Nancy French In April, it was one year since a car accident on US 175 in Texas took the life of David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church, founder of addiction recovery program Teen Challenge, and author of the bestselling book The ...

Life Healing Center Announces Exciting Program Changes: New Clinical and ...
Life Healing Center Announces Exciting Program Changes: New Clinical and ...

SMART Recovery program for veterans and families helps with addictive behaviors
In addition, the online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.” Small group meetings with a trained facilitator take place every Thursday at Cambridge Lutheran Church's ...

Recovery program to help veterans, families with addictive behaviors
In addition, the online message board and 24/7 chat room are excellent forums to learn about SMART Recovery and obtain addiction recovery support.” Small group meetings with a trained facilitator take place every Thursday at Cambridge Lutheran Church's ...

There's no health without mental health
They need to replace the Regional Treatment Centre with a state-of-the-art facility that is conducive to and supports wellness and recovery, where individuals can receive mental health care and addiction treatment in a hospital setting within a ...

The readiness of addiction treatment agencies for health care reform
To gauge the addiction treatment field's readiness for health reform, the authors developed a Health Reform Readiness Index (HRRI) survey for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment agencies. Addiction treatment administrators and providers from around ...

Back where it started: addiction on campus
For a long time, the typical addict in recovery was thought to be older, “but today we know the truth, that addiction strikes early,” said William Moyers, a spokesman for Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center. A 2010 report from the US Department of ...

Protecting kids from the pitfalls of addiction
He said support is essential for addiction-recovery, pointing that recognizing that there is a problem is the first step on the road of recovery, one that takes tremendous courage and strength. Facing your addiction without minimizing the problem or ...

Olympic florist shares expertise with 'broken women'
June Strandberg, one of two women to design bouquets for medalists at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, is sharing her expertise on May 9 for the female students of Welcome Home Addiction Recovery Academy. Welcome Home is a residential recovery ...

The Serenity Prayer's Journey From Wartime To Recovery
Co-owner Paula Schwartz who runs leads food addiction recovery told The Huffington Post that the Serenity Prayer “summarizes the way we need to be in the world and it recovery. It had to be divinely inspired.” The first time the serenity prayer was ...

Could Rewriting Memories Help Prevent Relapse?
By David Sack, MD Long before I began working in residential addiction treatment programs, I spent much of my career in hospitals and community-based treatment settings. In working with disadvantaged populations in community treatment programs, ...

Underage drinking story here is a mixed bag
Vickie Lewis, a drug and alcohol counselor from the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery speaks last week at East Peoria Community High School. By Anonymous As East Peoria Community High School football players and their parents listened to ...

The Meadows Sponsors Wickenburg High School Safe and Sober Senior Grad Night Party
The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, is a sponsor of the Wickenburg High School Safe and Sober Senior Grad Night Party that is being held on Friday, May 25 at the high school cafeteria. The Safe and Sober Senior ...

'100 beds centre for drug addicts'
The Punjab government has approved setting up of a 100 bed Addiction Treatment Centre in the premises of Punjab Institute of Mental Health, here. This was disclosed by the Project Director Drug Free City Lahore Project, Muhammad Altaf Qamar while ...

Addiction Treatment and Las Vegas, Perfect Together?! By Elizabeth Lombino
By Elizabeth Lombino Recently, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend the annual, national conference on the care and treatment of opioid addiction held by AATOD (American Association of the Treatment of Opioid Dependence). It was a huge gathering of some ...

Helping Hands: NewBridge Services - The Star-Ledger
By Tara L. Oliver/The Star-Ledger Through its five primary program areas — Counseling Services, Addiction Recovery, Housing Programs, Youth Programs and Senior Services — NewBridge Services, Inc. provides "a continuum of services" to help residents ...

How Do You Treat Shopping Addiction?
More formal shopping addiction treatment exists and parallels that used for other compulsive disorders, such as gambling. One primary task is to remove all access to the resources needed to indulge in the habit. This means cutting off funding, ...

South Lake robber gets three years in prison
Barnett completed the county's Health Education, Addiction Recovery Toward Self-Responsibility program, which deals with substance abuse and personal development, while in jail. Several of Barnett's family members urged Kingsbury to allow him to ...

Couple undergoes meth addiction, recovery together
This is Heather and Kyle Bass during their teenage years, before becoming addicted to meth. Heather and Kyle Bass were both high when this picture was taken. The Bass family just a few months ago. Heather and Kyle have been clean for about 3 ½ years, ...

Auther says it is important for those in the medical profession to talk about ...
Auther says it is important for those in the medical profession to talk about ...

Auther says it is important for those in the medical profession to talk about ...
Auther says it is important for those in the medical profession to talk about ...

Opinion: For Mental Health Month, a tribute to the power of mental health care - The Star-Ledger
There is, and probably always will be, a need for mental health care, addiction treatment and support services. The value of these services could never be overstated. Take it from me — I know from personal experience. Shauna Moses is associate ...

Monthly Pot Use Up 80 % Among Teens
Cbsnews.com offers these 14 suggestions from addiction specialist Dr. Joseph Lee, a spokesman for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and medical director the Hazelden Center for Youth and Family, an addiction treatment facility in ...

Treating addicted gamblers not about willpower
That's the bridge that gambling-addiction treatment is now crossing, says a leading researcher on the subject. “It's not just a willpower failure. It's a chronic problem, but one that can be treated,” said Ken Winters, with the National Center for ...

WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa Checks Into Re-Hab- Not Completely Unexpected.
Friday (May 4, 2012) Suppelsa announced that he is entering rehab for a month at the Hazelden alcohol addiction treatment center in Minnesota. In a letter to WGN staffers and posted on the WGN website, Suppelsa was very open in explaining his need to ...

Renz Addiction Counseling Center awarded $10K grant for medical record software
According to a press release, Jerry Skogmo, Renz Center executive director, stated, “The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a valued community partner and we appreciate the support they place on addiction treatment and prevention education ...

New group tackles mental health, addictions
The NE LHIN has funded Iris Addiction Recovery of Sudbury to provide an emergency room addiction worker to work collaboratively with Sudbury hospital staff six nights weekly. “Only good can come out of it,” Kathryn Irwin-Seguin, Iris executive director ...

'Art of Recovery' breaks down stigma of mental illness
Additional sponsors are Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott PA, CGI Employee Benefits Group, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Addiction Recovery Services, CMH Wealth Management LLC, Exeter Hospital, Waddell and Reed, Kennebunk Savings Bank, ...

Delray Beach's Serenity Styles beauty salon a support system for hairstylists ...
Delray Beach's Serenity Styles beauty salon a support system for hairstylists ...

Suboxone: The Methadone of Oxycodone?
Suboxone, with its added component of abuse protection, was approved for use in outpatient addiction treatment several years ago. Such treatment, as opposed to an inpatient or residential rehab, reduces the impact of addiction by allowing the patient ...

Holliswood New York Hospital to Promote Mental Health Education Through ...
Holliswood New York Hospital to Promote Mental Health Education Through ...

The paradox of painkillers
Local officials in law enforcement, the justice system and addiction treatment communities say addiction commonly begins the way Harp's did. “So many young kids are being prescribed OxyContin (an oxycodone brand name) for minor pains, and what that ...

5 Early Signs You're Getting Addicted to Your Pain Medication
David Sack, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. As CEO of Elements Behavioral Health he oversees a network of addiction treatment centers that include Promises, The Ranch, The Recovery Place, ...

'War On Drugs Bill Of Rights' To Be Introduced By Concerned Families, Law ...
'War On Drugs Bill Of Rights' To Be Introduced By Concerned Families, Law ...

Hearing continues tonight in Lebanon Township on proposed addiction treatment ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
Hearing continues tonight in Lebanon Township on proposed addiction treatment ...

You can shape Algoma mental health and addictions services
The consumer needs assessment will look at the current state of mental health and addiction treatment support, for adults, within the Algoma district from the consumer perspective. Recent community forums and local media attention on the issue of ...

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center Passages Ventura Celebrates Three Years of ...
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center Passages Ventura Celebrates Three Years of ...

Implant to Fight Multi-Drug Addiction
Drug addiction treatment is difficult because people often drop out of treatment early. This study found that 52 percent of patients using the naltrexone implant stayed in the 10 week treatment. This is in contrast to only 28 percent of placebo ...

Weekly addiction recovery meetings in Kagman
By Raquel C. Bagnol - Reporter MEMBERS of the community are invited to the free addiction recovery and prevention meetings at the Kagman Community Center starting at 6 pm every Thursday. Mark Shook, who participated in a 12-Step Addiction Recovery ...

Ohio plans 2013 merger of mental health, addiction treatment agencies
The merger will affect an array of local agencies, programs and services, including 50 county boards of alcohol and drug addiction and mental health, and about 300 addiction-treatment agencies and 400 mental-health agencies. I join with the Ohioans who ...

Coventry Cares accused of illegally denying coverage for addiction-treatment ...
Coventry Cares accused of illegally denying coverage for addiction-treatment ...

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center Passages Ventura Celebrates Three Years of ...
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center Passages Ventura Celebrates Three Years of ...

Singer Judy Collins to speak at Father Martin's Ashley
Collins has been a strong advocate for addiction recovery and also suicide prevention since losing her son to suicide. This year's luncheon honoree is US Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack of California. Bono Mack was first elected in 1998 has been a leader ...




Last Modified: 05/2012