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2014-10-08 23:04:47

In Georgia, the number of overdose deaths tripled since 1999. The Atlanta opening of the Georgia Detox and Recovery Center (GDRC), the first of five in Georgia, marks a change in both thinking and approach to breaking addiction. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 This week the Atlanta Georgia Detox and Recovery Centers (GDRC) opened its doors to patients suffering from Substance Use Disorders. With more than seven percent of Georgia residents dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, this...

2014-10-07 12:32:11

Congressional leaders are urged to take a stand in their community as opioids and other drugs are killing young people and ravaging families nationwide WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and Press the President calls upon Americans to consider tragic costs and consequences of the plight of substance abuse as it can drain families and communities. If you are an organization or group who is working to combat this issue, then Press the...

2014-09-22 23:10:38

There are various schools of thought currently in vogue within the medical, scientific and chemical dependency communities regarding whether a person is biochemically or genetically predisposed to alcoholism or addiction; with one school of thought advocating the “disease concept” of addiction. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The Disease Theory of Addiction The school of thought which advocates addiction as a disease embraces the notion that it is an inherited disease;...

2014-09-02 16:25:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today announced a recovery month initiative, Building Bridges to Recovery. The initiative will build an informational bridge between the medical community, the treatment community, the recovering community and the person or family in need of life-saving treatment. Governor Tom Corbett has also proclaimed September as Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in Pennsylvania. "Drug...

2014-08-28 23:15:57

September 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of SAMHSA’s Recovery Month. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 National Recovery Month is nearly here, when people across the nation gather to celebrate the power of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Alcohol and drug rehab Florida treatment center, Destination Hope has begun preparations for the 25th year of the event, which is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This...

2014-08-13 20:22:40

Jason Katims and Kristen Johnston honored for educating public about behavioral health LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will recognize Jason Katims, Kristen Johnston, television and film screenwriters and producers, and more who educate the public about mental and substance use disorders at the 2014 Voice Awards, held on the UCLA campus Now in its ninth year, the Voice Awards event--hosted by...

2014-07-30 10:06:12

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: An electronic screening tool that starts with a single question to assess the frequency of substance misuse appears to be an easy way to screen teenagers who visited a physician for routine medical care. Author: Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues. Background: Substance use can cause illness and death in adolescents. Screening adolescents and intervening if there is substance use can reduce the burden of...

2014-06-25 23:02:43

Harbor Village Florida comments on The America Medical Association's 5 steps to battle prescription drug abuse. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 As reported by the Boston Globe (6/18), The American Medical Association proposes five ways policy and the public can together address the growing addiction to prescription drugs. First the AMA recommends a balanced, yet effective state policy that address prescription drug abuse from the doctor to the user. Second, “AMA urges that state licensing...

2014-06-17 11:01:12

University of Iowa Health Care Problem may be biologically related to PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and antisocial personality A study by University of Iowa researchers confirms that pathological gambling runs in families and shows that first-degree relatives of pathological gamblers are eight times more likely to develop this problem in their lifetime than relatives of people without pathological gambling. "Our work clearly shows that pathological gambling runs in families at a...

2014-06-10 13:18:19

The Kavli Foundation Neuroscientists agree that abuse of drugs hijacks circuits in the brain that are crucial for decision-making, but society as a whole tends to stigmatize addicted people for lacking self-control. Slowly but steadily, scientists say, they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes. A group of addiction...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.