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2012-02-15 13:55:00

Steven Sherman, founder of "Just Pray NO!" announces that the 22nd Annual "Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting" will take place the weekend of April 14 — April 15, 2012. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Whitney Houston did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol. http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/13/whitney-houston-cause-of-death-prescription-drugs-drowning-atlanta/ In spite of beauty, talent...

2012-02-14 19:00:00

After positive results treating mature adult clients with HeartMath, The Camp will now provide teenage clients with this holistic tool that can aid in recovery by relieving stress and stabilizing emotions. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 The Camp, a unique residential drug and alcohol treatment center located on 25 peaceful acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, recognizes the value of holistic therapies that complement standard addiction treatment. By addressing the...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

The producers of Today in America with Terry Bradshaw are proud to introduce the launch of a new series, Breaking Free from Addiction, as a Today in America sample. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Stories about how addiction has ruined lives are common in our society today. Most Americans have been affected in some way by addiction to alcohol, nicotine, illicit substances, and other addictive behaviors. Yet, addiction is a phenomenon that is often surrounded by...

2012-02-09 00:21:20

A voluntary substance prevention program held after school and presented by trained facilitators can help reduce alcohol use among young adolescents, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Results suggest that if prevention researchers build programs with developmentally relevant content, and provide this content in an engaging, confidential and non-judgmental way, it can help middle school-aged children avoid alcohol. The article is published online in the journal Prevention Science....

2012-02-03 19:00:09

Journal of Psychopharmacology special issue on alcohol A new editorial released this week offers clarity and structure on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology for prescribers, users and regulators. "Through a glass darkly: can we improve clarity about mechanism and aims of medications in drug and alcohol treatments?" is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the official journal of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. David Nutt and...

2012-02-03 14:00:00

Burning Tree, a long term drug treatment center in Texas, reintroduces to the addiction community a proven, but sometimes forgotten about, method of treating chronic addicts and their families. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 One method to treat the chronic abuse of illicit prescription drugs and alcohol is drawing more attention from persons with chemical dependence and their families. That solution is available through long-term rehabilitation, a consistently overlooked option...

Siblings Of Addicts Wired For Addiction
2012-02-03 06:13:13

Scientists have discovered that addicts and their siblings have the same disorders in the brain, meaning both are wired for addictive behavior. However, the siblings that do not exhibit addictive tendencies give researchers hope that addiction can be cured. Paul Keedwell, a consultant psychiatrist from Britain´s Cardiff University who was not involved in the study, told Reuters: “If we could get a handle on what makes unaffected relatives of addicts so resilient we might be...

2012-01-30 14:09:15

When it comes to addiction, sex matters. A new brain imaging study by Yale School of Medicine researchers suggests stress robustly activates areas of the brain associated with craving in cocaine-dependent women, while drug cues activate similar brain regions in cocaine-dependent men. The study, expected to be published online Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests men and women with cocaine dependence might benefit more from different treatment options. "There are...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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