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Smokers Can Have Stroke A Decade Earlier Than Others

By Margarita Nahapetyan Canadian scientists found yet another reason for smokers to quit the bad habit. According to the new evidence, people who smoke are three times more likely to suffer strokes or mini-strokes than their non-smoking counterparts. In addition to this, researchers from Ottawa stroke prevention clinic found that smokers tend to have strokes almost ten years earlier when compared to those who abstain from cigarettes.

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The Small Book; Rational Recovery Systems

Excerpted from The Small Book; Rational Recovery Systems By Jack Trimpey For decades, the field of chemical dependency has been dominated by "The Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous. Because of the organizational success of Alcoholics Anonymous and its 12-step spiritual healing program, it has become a universal component in addiction care. Unfortunately, millions of alcoholics are not good candidates for spiritual healing, and can best regain control of their lives throu

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Excerpted from The 12 Steps to Happiness By Joe Klaas, Jennifer Schneider, M.D., Gayle Rossellini, Mark Worden We admitted we were powerless, and that our lives had become unmanageable. It may or may not be easy to say I admit I am powerless. But even if we can say it, we may not believe it. And if we do not believe we are powerless, merely saying / admit I am powerless will not really be admitting it. It will be mouthing something we don't beli

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Becoming Naturally Therapeutic

Excerpted from Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return To The True Essence of Helping By Jacquelyn Small You may never have thought of yourself as a therapist, having reserved that title for people who have professional counselor roles. Yet research has made clear that the most therapeutic responses to people in trouble often come from "ordinary people" who don't think of themselves as experts, teachers, judges, counselors, or ministers. They're just people who have ex

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The Four Rules of the Alcoholic Family

Excerpted from Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: A Step By Step Guide To Discovery And Recovery By Wayne Kritsberg The Rule of Rigidity The alcoholic family is inflexible. It cannot adapt to change easily, nor does it willingly allow family members to change. This rigid behavior manifests itself in all aspects of family life and has its roots in the way the family attempts to deal with having an alcoholic as a member. One of the effects of

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Nicotine Reaches The Brain Slowly

By Margarita Nahapetyan Nicotine takes much longer than it was previously thought to build up and reach peak levels in the brain of a smoking person, claims a new research by experts at Duke University Medical Center, U.S. Scientists tended to believe that nicotine inhaled in a puff of cigarette smoke took just 7 seconds to be taken up and absorbed by the brain, and that each puff was producing a spike of nicotine. In other words, two

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Teen Marijuana Use Linked To Psychoses

By Margarita Nahapetyan Teenagers who are longtime marijuana smokers are at an increased risk of developing psychoses, such as schizophrenia, hallucinations and delusions, compared to short-term smokers or those who have never smoked pot, a new research suggests. Scientists at the Brain Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia, tracked 3,801 young adults with the ages between 14 and 21 years. The participants and their mot

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Danger Of Third-Hand Smoke

By Margarita Nahapetyan After finding a link between second-hand smoke and chronic illnesses, the experts now say that there is a possible danger of 'third-hand smoke' as well. According to a new study, nicotine stains on skin, clothing, furniture and wallpaper can react with ambient gases to generate dangerous cancer-causing compounds and chemicals. "Third-hand smoke" is a name that scientists have given to nicotine residues that cli

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Cocaine - No Level Is Safe

By Margarita Nahapetyan More than 3 per cent of "sudden deaths" in a region of south-west Spain, and probably across much of Europe, are associated with cocaine use, according to a new study released on Wednesday. The study found that cocaine use has risen sharply in recent years in Europe and that there is no such thing as "safe" recreational use of small amounts of the illegal drug. For the study purposes, pathologists performed for

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New Vaccine For Cocaine Dependence Shows Some Success

By Margarita Nahapetyan Scientists from the United States who have completed early trials on an experimental vaccine for cocaine dependence have announced recently that the vaccine has shown some success in decreasing use in cocaine addicts and even helped some users kick the habit. Similar to a standard vaccine, the cocaine vaccine makes the body produce antibodies to cocaine. When a person inhales, smokes, chews or injects cocaine a

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Alcohol Related To One In 25 Deaths Worldwide

By Margarita Nahapetyan Alcohol consumption is attributed to one in every 25 deaths all across the world, according to a study from the Toronto-based Center for Addiction and Mental Health. The scientists came to the conclusion that effects of drinking are as harmful as those of smoking. "These numbers are high," said Dr. Jurgen Rehm, a senior scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, and one of the principal authors of

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Online Programs Effectively Help Smokers To Quit

By Margarita Nahapetyan It is not a secret to anyone how hard it is to quit smoking. However, not everyone might know that the best solution for the problem might be as close as a keyboard of the computer. A new analysis by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, suggests that Internet and computer-based smoking cessation programs are really worth a try. Such methods, including some that are inte

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The Body-Image Therapy Helps Women Quit Smoking

By Margarita Nahapetyan Scientists at Temple University have found that body-image therapy can be more effective than an exercise plan to help women not only keep their pounds at bay, but also to stay smoke-free. One out of every five women between the ages of 18 and 24 years, smoke cigarettes, and the majority of these ladies say that they have no intention to quit because they do not want to gain weight. A significant number of coll

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Antidepressant Drug Helps Pregnant Smookers To Quit

By Margarita Nahapetyan Pregnant women who are substance-dependent and also smoke cigarettes may be successfully treated with certain anti-depressant drugs, suggest preliminary results of a new study by U.S. researchers. In particular, the investigators noted that the antidepressant bupropion - commonly known by the brand name Wellbutrin - helped women to curb their smoking habits. "We are encouraged by the findings given that both de

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Marijuana Affects Perception Of The Driver

By Margarita Nahapetyan Marijuana smokers are more likely to get involved in automobile crashes than people who do not drive under the influence of cannabis, report scientists from Canada. Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a psychoactive drug, the mind-altering substance that is often found in the urine or blood of drivers after an accident. It establishes that people's driving skills are impaired within the first hour after the b

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Students Drink Booze More Than They Study

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has never been a secret or a surprise, that college students, and particularly freshmen, like to party and have fun. However, according to the survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, college students spend much more time drinking alcoholic beverages than studying. Compared with previous years, the number of college students who drink booze, has not changed much,

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On-Screen Alcohol Urges People To Grab A Bottle

By Margarita Nahapetyan For the first time ever, the experts are showing that there is a strong connection between watching movies and advertisements with lots of drinking scenes and an immediate desire in young people to reach for the bottle of beer or wine. A study by the scientists from the Netherlands and Canada found that male students who watched films and ads that prominently featured alcohol, were twice more likely to drink al

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Secondhand Smoking Causes Major Depression

By Margarita Nahapetyan Non-smokers who are being exposed to cigarette smoke, not only experience its harm physically, but are twice more likely to suffer from major depression, compared to people who are not exposed to black clouds, a large federal study reports. The study from the University of Miami appears to be the first U.S research to link secondhand smoke to mood and depression. The previous study that was conducted in Japan c

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Overcoming Gambling Addiction

By Margarita Nahapetyan Gambling is an urge of playing a game in which money is normally at stake. There are many forms of such games including casinos, horse races, different kinds of lotteries, card rooms, and stock market betting. Although these kinds of games have been created for entertaining and recreational purposes, there are people who become addicted and who desire to gamble in spite of harmful negative consequences or a need to stop. &#

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Problem of Alcoholism

By Margarita Nahapetyan Men in developed countries have a 20 per cent increased risk of developing a problem of alcohol dependence during their lifetimes, according to American researchers from the University of California, San Diego. For women, the risk is put at 10 per cent or less. The problem is "common in all developed countries," where as many as 80 per cent of men and 60 per cent of women drink at some point during their lives,

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Teen Marijuana Use Linked To Evenings Spent Out With Friends

By Margarita Nahapetyan A new study published this week in the February issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, showed worrying statistics about use of marijuana among teenagers. Research found that smoking pot among teens has dramatically increased in many countries between 2002 and 2006, and those who went out with friends in the evening were more likely to consume it occasionally. The results have been based on the youngsters' own report

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Cash Reward Helps Smokers Quit Bad Habit

By Margarita Nahapetyan Smokers who are paid to quit are about three times more likely to give up a bad habit and not have another cigarette than those who get no cash reward, a new study reports. Smoking is one of the nation's biggest causes of premature death, which is believed to kill about half a million Americans every year. About 20 per cent of all adults in the United States smoke, compared with nearly 25 per cent 10 years ago.

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Shopping Addiction

By Margarita Nahapetyan For many people shopping is considered to be one of the favorite pastimes. For most of them it is just buying some new clothes or presents for close people. But there is another category for whom shopping is much more than just enjoyable pastime, it is a real addiction that in many cases leads to a financial disaster, as well as it brings chaos to person's life and family. Compulsive shopping and spending are d

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Why Is It So Hard To Quit Smoking?

By Margarita Nahapetyan "It's easy to quit smoking. I've done it a hundred times," said Mark Twain when he tried to quit smoking his cigar back in 1800s. But as it turns out - it is always easier to say than to do it in reality. So, if all you needed to quit smoking was the latest scientific fact - here it is. U.S.researchers led by Joseph McClernon , an associate Professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Du

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Addictions: 12-Step Programs

Excerpted from AA to Z; An Addictionary of the 12-Step Culture By Christopher Cavanaugh Throughout the world today, over two million alcoholics and hundreds of thousands of drug addicts, compulsive overeaters, sex addicts, compulsive gamblers, codependents, and other addicts abstain from their addiction, having found a new life by practicing the 12-Step program of recovery developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. They work each of the 12 Steps and engage in the fellowship of

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