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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others—and Feel Happier!

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 21, 2014 - 8:20am
One of the easiest ways to feel bad about oneself is to compare yourself unfavorably to others. We may be tempted to compare ourselves with those who have more accomplishments, seem more attractive, make more money, or boast more Facebook friends. Here's how you can stop comparing yourself—and feel happier!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)

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Georgia’s Female Drug Addicts Face Double Struggle

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 21, 2014 - 4:27am
By Pavol StracanskyTBILISI, Sep 21 2014 (IPS)Irina was 21 when she first started using drugs. More than 30 years later, having lost her husband, her home and her business to drugs, she is still battling her addiction.But, like almost all female drug addicts in this former Soviet state, she has faced a desperate struggle not only with her drug problem, but with accessing help in the face of institutionalised and systematic discrimination because of her gender.“Georgia’s society is very male-dominated,” she told IPS. “And this is reflected in the attitudes to drugs. It’s as if it’s OK for men to use drugs but not women. For women, the stigma of drug use is massive. There are many women who do not join programmes helping them as they would rather not be seen there.”Women make up...

Is there a shared neurobiology between aggression and Internet addiction disorder? - Hahn C, Kim DJ.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 21, 2014 - 4:07am
PURPOSE: Evidences indicate that Internet addiction disorder (IAD) has a higher risk of developing aggression and violent behavior. A few correlation studies between IAD and aggression have implicated a common biological mechanism. However, neurobiological... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

Modulation of risky choices in recently abstinent dependent cocaine users: a transcranial direct-current stimulation study - Gorini A, Lucchiari C, Russell-Edu W, Pravettoni G.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 21, 2014 - 4:07am
Previous neurobiological and neuropsychological investigations have shown that risk-taking behaviors and addictions share many structural and functional aspects. In particular, both are characterized by an irresistible need to obtain immediate rewards and ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

Is video gaming, or video game addiction, associated with depression, academic achievement, heavy episodic drinking, or conduct problems? - Brunborg GS, Mentzoni RA, Frøyland LR.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 21, 2014 - 4:07am
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: While the relationships between video game use and negative consequences are debated, the relationships between video game addiction and negative consequences are fairly well established. However, previous studies suffer from methodolo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

Hello. My Name is Gregg. And I'm a Fall Coffee Drink Addict.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 20, 2014 - 9:17am
For years now, I've been addicted (potential 12-step-group-addicted) to Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or, as I refer to them, "fall in a cup"). And as someone who once weighed over 450 pounds, I was risking the encouragement of my past food addiction by ordering an extra large size and drinking down every last autumn-y (read: sugary) drop.read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)

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Can Marijuana Cause Psychosis?

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Cannabis might trigger psychosis in vulnerable individuals, but conflicting evidence leaves many open questions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed)

Expression and localization of cannabinoid receptor 1 in rats' brain treated with acute and repeated morphine.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 20, 2014 - 2:30am
Authors: Jin L, Pan L, Guo Y, Zheng Y, Nie Z, Zhu R Abstract Morphine induces adaptive changes in gene expression throughout the reward circuitry of brain. Recent research has proven the functional interactions between opioid and endogenous cannabinoid system in the central nervous system (CNS). The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1-R) is one of the receptors that mediate the actions of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids in the CNS. Here, we investigated the expression of CB1-R in mRNA and protein levels in the brains of rats treated with acute and repeated morphine. Three groups of rats received intraperitoneal injections (ip injections) of saline, acute morphine (10 mg/kg) and repeated morphine (10 mg/kg, twice daily for 12 consecutive days), and the mRNA levels and protein expressions ...

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Understanding addiction and how to call quits on unhealthy habits

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 20, 2014 - 2:00am
Do you constantly check Facebook, or never leave work on time? You may have an addiction says the therapist David Smallwood (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)

Effects of childhood maltreatment on the neural correlates of stress- and drug cue-induced cocaine craving - Elton A, Smitherman S, Young J, Kilts CD.

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 9:46pm
Childhood adversity negatively influences all stages of the addiction process and is associated with persistent alterations in neuroendocrine, autonomic and brain responses to stress. We sought to characterize the impact of childhood abuse and neglect on t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))

Attitudes of family physicians towards adolescent cannabis users: a qualitative study in France

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conclusion. Despite these barriers, GPs are willing to ask adolescents about their cannabis use. An adolescent’s awareness, environment and receptiveness favour a sustainable therapeutic relationship. Brief intervention is a tool that may be of assistance in this relationship and allow GPs to take the initiative. (Source: Family Practice)

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MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 1:46pm
Abstract New Jersey Supreme Court to Rule on Methadone Treatment during Pregnancy Family and Community Linkages Key in Youth Treatment NSDUH: Daily Marijuana Use Increasing among Teens Blog Post Critical of IC&RC Training Full of Errors CSAT's Clark: SBIRT Trials Should Focus on Mild SUDs Briefly Noted Coming up (Source: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly)

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Have We Become Addicted to Violence?

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 1:40pm
America's children spend 40 hours a week watching violent entertainment in the media. What can we do about our nation's addiction to violence?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)

Why Addicts Relapse After Going to Treatment

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 1:40pm
Aftercare plans, usually several carefully prepared pages, are written, disseminated, and discussed with recovering addicts for a very good reason - they outline the path to continued sobriety and a healthy, happy life. Ignoring any element of an aftercare is never a good idea.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)

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UCLA faculty voice: This is your child’s brain on alcohol

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 3:04am
UCLA Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA and the director of the UCLA Center for Community Health. Mark Tomlinson is a professor of psychology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Thinking L.A. is a partnership of UCLA and Zócalo Public Square. This op-ed appeared Sept. 16 on Zócalo Public Square. Social scientists have calculated that detrimental effects of alcohol cost the United States some $223.5 billion a year. We’re talking health issues such as liver disease, impaired driving, lost work due to hangovers, and emergency room visits. Alcohol costs substantially more to Americans than the harmful effects of illicit drug use ($151.4 billion) or tobacco ($167.8 billion). But there’s a more disturbing cost ...

[Intestinal Self-mutilation in the context of a delirium tremens].

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 12:21am
Authors: A RT, J C CC, M A TH PMID: 25225737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Adicciones)

[’Nothing’ or ‘just a bit’? ’Much’ or ‘too much’? Impulsivity traits as markers of severity transitions within non-problematic and problematic ranges of alcohol and Internet use].

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 12:21am
This study aims to explore the relationship between impulsivity traits and perceived negative consequences of alcohol consumption and Internet use. More specifically, impulsivity traits – positive and negative urgency, sensation seeking, lack of premeditation, and lack of perseverance – in (1) the occurrence of initial negative consequences linked to use, and (2) the transition from consequences possibly indicating a problematic behavior to consequences very likely indicating a clinical problem. For this, 709 firstyear college students were assessed using the UPPS-P impulsive behavior scale, and the Multicage CAD-4 scale for addictive behaviors. Logistic regressions were used to discriminate (a) between individuals with a 0-score and individuals with a 1-score in the Multicage scales (lo...

[Core research areas on addiction in Spain through the Web of Science bibliographic coupling analysis (2000-2013)].

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 12:21am
Authors: G GA, A C, E B Abstract The present study identifies the main Spanish core research areas in the area of addictions through the bibliographic coupling analysis of the publications at the Web of Science under the substance abuse heading. The bibliographic coupling methodology is the analytical procedure that determines the thematic-intellectual proximity of the documents under consideration through the identification of the shared or simultaneously cited bibliography by those documents. A factor analysis and network analysis have been carried out to cluster documents, graphically represent the existing core research areas, and analyse the interrelations between them. We have identified 30 core research areas. Alcohol is the topic of attention of 17 areas and cocaine has a s...

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[Risk perception in the ongoing prescription of benzodiazepines in mental health and primary care].

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 12:21am
Authors: H LP, M FR, J M GO, M M BO, A GS PMID: 25225734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Adicciones)

[Detection of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-210 in the Valencia region].

MedWorm Addiction Feeds - September 19, 2014 - 12:21am
Authors: J C LC, J M SR, H RE, A LR PMID: 25225735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Adicciones)

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