The damage done by childhood abuse — and new insights into recovery

By G. Wayne Miller Journal Staff Writer Posted Jan. 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm Updated Jan 16, 2016 at 10:32 PM A landmark study of the lasting and destructive effects of childhood trauma provides guidance with the potential to significantly improve the well-being of untold millions of people who have been, or will be, abused, […]

https://angelfacefoundation.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/the-damage-done-by-childhood-abuse-and-new-insights-into-recovery/

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Mood Alteration

Have you ever been in a bad mood? A good mood? What is a mood, anyway? How can it be bad or good? Well, let’s take a trip through ‘mood alteration’. Wikipedia defines a mood as being an emotional state. Moods differ from emotions, feelings, or affects in that they are less specific, less intense, […]

https://helpingaddictsblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/mood-alteration/

Desperation

As addicts, we unfortunately know desperation all too well. In the beginning of this article, I ask you to meditate on the role desperation may have played in your addiction or someone you know. Desperation – reflect on the role desperation plays in opiate addiction. How being in a state of desperation changes mentality and […]

https://helpingaddictsblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/desperation/

Treatment for Heroin Addiction

At present, an estimated 13.5 million people are using opiates, this includes the 9.2 million who have selected heroin as their drug of choice. Currently, four out of every five drug related deaths are from heroin. The Physical Effects of Heroin Use Heroin affects the body in many different ways. Because of frequent injections, veins […]

https://angelfacefoundation.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/treatment-for-heroin-addiction/

Response to HuffPost Marc Lewis Interview on Addiction

INTERSTING POST

So the Huffington Post runs a sub-blog on Addiction and Recovery and sometimes they present excellent reporting (for example, the piece on opioid addiction by Jason Cherkis who actually interviewed my boss, Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek, for the article). But more often than not, they present quite variable reporting on addiction.  A recent interview with […]

http://drsimonsaysscience.org/2016/01/03/response-to-huffpost-marc-lewis-interview-on-addiction/

“Addicts Deserve Alternatives To Prison”: Misguided War On Drugs Has Left Many Victims With Scars

Earlier this month, five Republican presidential contenders addressed a New Hampshire forum concerned with a crisis swamping certain regions of the country, including New England: heroin addiction. The candidates spoke passionately, some sharing personal experiences, according to news reports. Jeb Bush spoke of his family’s turmoil as his daughter Noelle, now 38 and in recovery, […]

http://mykeystrokes.com/2016/01/10/addicts-deserve-alternatives-to-prison-misguided-war-on-drugs-has-left-many-victims-with-scars/