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2014-06-25 08:27:06

Addiction Disease on Rise -- Making Definitive Guide to Treatment of Addiction More Relevant Than Ever PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, together with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), a medical society representing over 3,100 addiction physicians and associated clinicians today introduced The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Fifth...

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2011-08-17 05:40:00

Addiction is not merely a matter of willpower, but rather a chronic brain disorder, said the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in its newly released definition of the condition. The updated classification is aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating disorder, said ASAM, the nation's largest professional society of physicians dedicated to treating and preventing addiction. "Addiction is about a lot more than people behaving badly,"...

2011-08-15 13:58:22

Addiction is a chronic brain disease, not just bad behavior or bad choices The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a new definition of addiction highlighting that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex. This the first time ASAM has taken an official position that addiction is not solely related to problematic substance use. When people see compulsive and damaging behaviors in friends...

2005-10-08 14:30:11

By Robert Birsel ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrambled through the ruins of an apartment complex in the Pakistani capital on Saturday after a major earthquake brought two blocks of flats crashing down on dozens of residents. Up to 100 people were believed trapped beneath the rubble of the Margala Towers blocks where expatriate workers and middle-class Pakistanis lived. An official overseeing the rescue later said 82 survivors had been recovered, as well as 11 bodies. "I've...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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