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2009-01-19 10:49:17

Australia's leading scientific journal in the substance use area, the Drug and Alcohol Review - published by Wiley-Blackwell, has released a special issue on the use of new technologies in the treatment of drug problems. The issue highlights the use of mobile phones, Internet and computers to treat drug use problems. "We have a range of interesting articles that showcase new treatment options for drug users as well as the role technology has in research on drug and alcohol related problems",...

2008-12-12 11:13:00

SEABROOK, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seabrook House is proud to announce their sponsorship of the free, no-obligation educational seminar "How to Change Someone You Love." Founder of Intervention Specialists, author of "How to Change Someone You Love" and nationally recognized Board-Registered Interventionist, Brad Lamm (BRI-I, CAI) facilitates the series. The seminar runs each Second Tuesday of the month -- beginning Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 6:30pm. Online registration...

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2008-11-25 16:30:00

The first ever clinic developed to treat people addicted to computer gaming says 90 percent of the young people who seek treatment for compulsive gaming are not addicted. That's according to Keith Bakker, the founder and head of Europe's first and only clinic to treat gaming addicts. Since opening its doors in 2006, the Smith & Jones Center in Amsterdam has treated hundreds of young gamers. However, the clinic is changing its treatment after realizing that compulsive gaming is a social...

2008-08-05 03:00:46

By Nolan Clay and Randy Ellis, The Oklahoman Aug. 5--How much do addictions cost? In Oklahoma alone, the cost may reach as much as $5.8 billion a year. That's billion, with a "b." That's as much as it cost three years ago to run Oklahoma's entire state government. The total in Oklahoma includes about $1.4 billion in direct costs for money spent trying to prevent addiction, treating addicts and locking up people who commit crimes because of addictions, according to a 2005 state...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

Dr. Paul's at the Bay, a resort style drug addiction and alcohol treatment center, is now open on the waterways of St. Pete Beach, Florida. Voted America's Best Beach in 2005, St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland with a permanent population of about 10,032. A coastal city that offers more than surf and sand with the addition of Dr. Paul's at the Bay. Dr. Paul's at the Bay is a private resort style rehab that offers a personalized...

2008-07-15 06:00:36

By Gary Levin Warren Boyd won't name names, but the addiction counselor has been linked to many Hollywood celebrities, from Robert Downey Jr. to Mel Gibson to Whitney Houston. Now former Law & Order star Benjamin Bratt will portray a fictionalized version of him in A&E's The Cleaner, premiering tonight (10 ET/PT). The series, a fictionalized companion of sorts to reality series Intervention, marks the network's first original drama series in six years. Bratt plays William...

2008-06-14 03:00:30

By Hoover, John J Patton, James R The nature of special education has changed appreciably over the past several decades. As a result, the role of special educators needs to be examined and further developed to provide the most effective education for all learners at-risk and those with high- and low-incidence disabilities. In this article, the authors discuss five important roles in which special educators should possess skills to collaboratively educate learners at-risk within a...

2006-06-27 14:35:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new treatment that can be given on an outpatient basis resulted in a statistically significant reduction in methamphetamine use by addicted individuals, according to the first clinical study of the protocol. Of the 50 patients who entered the study, 36 men and women completed the study. The subjects reported using meth on 80% of the 90 days prior to treatment, but only 28% were using methamphetamines 84 days following the first day of treatment,...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.