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“Crackberry” Epidemic on the Rise

April 9th, 2008

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry has become so essential to users that it has earned the nickname ‘CrackBerry’, reflecting a trend among users that researchers at the University of Northampton […] Continue Reading…

In High Dosages, Ritalin is Similar to Cocaine

March 30th, 2008

Ritalin (methylphenidate), the widely distributed drug to treat ADHD and ADD, triggers similar pathways as cocaine in the human brain when abused in high dosages, according to Margaret Dykeman, […] Continue Reading…

Acupunture Detox Programs Growing Nationwide

March 23rd, 2008

A number of government-sponsored pilot programs using the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture to help treat addicts are underway in US counties from California to Florida. In and […] Continue Reading…

TV Death Underscores Cirrhosis Danger for Young Alcoholics

March 19th, 2008

On March 17, 2008 cable network A&E premiered an episode of the one-hour documentary “Intervention”, profiling 34-year-old entrepreneur, cancer survivor, and sever alcoholic Lawrence Ryan. At the end […] Continue Reading…

Psychiatrist: Internet Addiction is Legitimate

March 17th, 2008

According to an editorial in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry written by Dr. Jerald Block, a psychiatrist at the Oregon Health and Science University in […] Continue Reading…

Governor’s Admission Highlights Sex Addiction

March 14th, 2008

In an op-ed piece for Forbes, Dr. Patrick Bordeaux, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and of the Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, wrote that the recent […] Continue Reading…

Lasery Therapy For Smokers Compared to Snake Oil

March 10th, 2008

The latest trend among some Australians to end their smoking habit involves laser therapy, but experts are crying foul.
Laser therapy is a thirty-minute procedure that involves a low-level laser […] Continue Reading…

UN Wants Canada to End Harm Reduction Programs

March 8th, 2008

The United Nation’s International Narcotics Control Board issued its annual report this week saying that some harm-reduction programs in Canada violate international drug-control treaties and should be shut down. […] Continue Reading…

Cyber Sex Affairs Ending More Marriages

February 26th, 2008

The ugly reality for many US marriages was virtually unthinkable just twenty years ago.
Divorces due to online activities of one spouse such as viewing pornography, joining virtual worlds, and […] Continue Reading…

Gambling Disorders May Not Be Degenerative

February 17th, 2008

Looking at a handful of major studies carried out by a Harvard-led team of researchers, a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry found that, contrary to most […] Continue Reading…


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