Tag: about addiction

  • Believing in Recovery: Addiction treatment and faith

    Sarah Henderson return with another article about addiction treatment and recovery. This time, Sarah gets all philosophical with us and discusses the concept of faith in recovery. Personally, my faith is and always has been very logic-based. I’m not a very spiritual person, and the things that are most important to me are usually right […]

  • About Addiction: DUI, Psychedelics, Smoke, and the Brain!

    You know it and love it – here is our weekly post about addiction research, news, and more interesting tidbits from the wonderful world of the internet. I guarantee you’ll know more about addiction, drugs, and the brain, after reading it! DUI because you think you’re sober? Check your BAC Science Daily– A study found that […]

  • About addiction: DUI, Alcohol Taxes, Underage Drinking, and Addiction treatment

    Back again, like so many Mondays before, to tell you all about addiction research, news, and more from around the world wide web. New York and Texas tough on DUI offenders Everything Addiction– If you find yourself convicted of a DUI in New York State, you’ll have to install one of those ignition interlocks that […]

  • About Addiction: Drug Violence, Brain Chemistry, and Addiction

    We’re back again for another round of research and news about addiction. Violence, eating disorders, and why running makes you feel so good are on the menu this week. Drug Violence and Misuse Associated Press– Drug violence has been an ongoing problem in numerous countries around the world for some time. Drug violence in Mexico […]

  • About Addiction: Drug Marketing, Prescription Drug Use, and Binge drinking

    Drug Marketing to teens? The Guardian – Drug marketing has been trying to target the youthful population in order to get new generations of consumers to buy products for generations to come.  Tobacco producers in particular are taking advantage of today’s electronic world by targeting individuals on social networking sites such as Facebook and going to music festivals […]

  • A&E’s Intervention – Joey, the middle class, heroin addiction, and hepatitis C

    A&E’s Intervention built quite an initial popular following for itself by choosing subjects with disarmingly unique stories and addictions. However, as the show has progressed, it has found strength in an ability to show America the true face of addiction: the so-called normal, everyday people battling their demons in private. Heroin addiction doesn’t understand “class” […]

  • The brain after cocaine – White matter damage and addiction treatment

    The brain damage left behind after long-term cocaine use can apparently tell us quite a bit about how well a cocaine addict will do in addiction treatment – as long as we assess the right kind of damage. Different kinds of brain matter I’ve talked before about the fact that use of cocaine, and other […]

  • NIDA and ONDCP – American policy on addiction research

    At this year’s College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annual Meeting, I got to hear, and talk to, some of the most influential players in the American addiction research field. Here are a few highlights from their talks and our discussion: Dr. Nora Volkow of NIDA talked about a shift from Genome Wide Association […]

  • About addiction, my self, and the fight to be altruistic

    One of the core personality traits that many addicts, including myself, eventually identify in themselves in a strong streak of selfishness. The question is: What do I do with this insight once I’ve gained it? I’m starting to come up with my own answer and hopefully my solution will help others find their own. The […]

  • Drug abuse statistics: American drug abuse and addiction

    In looking up some numbers for a recent post I put up on TakePart, I uncovered some amazing addiction and drug abuse statistics (most from 2007, so they’re probably higher by now). Addiction statistics highlights: Slightly more than half of Americans surveyed indicated that they are current drinkers (I thought it’d be higher) – Meaning […]