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Substance Abuse: Addiction Information and Help Updates Document List

Summary: Our library below features 78 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Addiction and Substance Abuse category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Addiction and Substance Abuse RSS feed.

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Food From Tobacco Owned Brands More Hyperpalatable Than Competitor's Food
Research reveals food brands owned by tobacco companies appear to have selectively disseminated hyperpalatable foods to American consumers.
Publish Date: 2023-09-08

Kleptomania: Addiction, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorder
People with kleptomania exhibit distinct patterns of gazing and brain activity when shown images with environmental cues relevant to their symptoms.
Publish Date: 2023-02-18 - Updated: 2023-06-01

Ravaging Effects of Smoking on Your Body
Information regarding health hazards of smoking including effect on nervous, cardiovascular and sexual reproduction systems.
Publish Date: 2018-09-20 - Updated: 2020-01-07

MDMA, Molly or Ecstasy
Reports reveal some urban gay and bisexual men using MDMA as a part of a multiple-drug experience.
Publish Date: 2018-09-20

Many Smokers With Serious Mental Illness Want to Quit Smoking
Many people with serious mental illness want to cease smoking however few get treatment or counseling to help them quit.
Publish Date: 2017-01-02 - Updated: 2023-09-17

Kerry Gaynor Method to Help Quit Smoking
The Kerry Gaynor Method helps people cease smoking permanently and has been recommended by doctors around the world.
Publish Date: 2016-12-26 - Updated: 2020-04-11

Synthetic Street Drug Flakka Causes Crazy Behavior
Information regarding the synthetic drug Flakka that causes symptoms such as agitation, unusual behavior, delusions, paranoia and superhuman strength.
Publish Date: 2015-06-02 - Updated: 2020-04-11

Number of Smokers Who Will Die from the Habit - 66%
Study of over 200,000 people provides independent confirmation 2 in every 3 smokers will die from the habit if they continue to smoke.
Publish Date: 2015-03-01

Heroin: Health Effects and Addiction Treatment
It is estimated that approximately 23% of people who use heroin become dependent on the drug.
Publish Date: 2015-01-17 - Updated: 2017-02-21

U.S. Smoking Statistics Hits All-time Low
According to the US CDC cigarette smoking rate among adults dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013.
Publish Date: 2014-11-30 - Updated: 2016-11-05

Personality Disorders and Problem Gambling
Treatment of people with gambling problems is often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders.
Publish Date: 2014-11-25 - Updated: 2021-10-10

How Women in Recovery Manage Family and Friend Drug Users
Substance abuse counselors and social workers often recommend recovering addicts establish new networks of non-using friends and supporters.
Publish Date: 2014-10-15 - Updated: 2020-12-10

People with Severe Mental Illness Have Higher Risk for Substance Abuse
People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder have a higher risk for substance use, especially cigarette smoking.
Publish Date: 2014-01-05 - Updated: 2022-01-04

e-Cigarettes or Vapor Cigarettes: Safety, Facts and Information
Information regarding electronic cigarettes also known as water vapor cigarettes as a quit smoking aid.
Publish Date: 2013-12-06 - Updated: 2021-08-29

Abuse of Over the Counter Medications
Information regarding the dangerous trend of over the counter medication abuse today.
Publish Date: 2013-09-16 - Updated: 2021-08-30

Prescription Painkiller Side Effects: Psychological and Physical Dependence
Article examines aspects of psychological and physical dependence or addiction of prescribed painkillers.
Publish Date: 2013-08-09 - Updated: 2021-08-29

Addiction and Substance Abuse Among Persons with Disabilities
Article looks at people with disabilities and substance abuse in the U.S. including facts and statistics and cost to the community.
Publish Date: 2013-07-22 - Updated: 2020-11-12

Underage Adolescent Binge Drinking
Information regarding excessive alcohol consumption among American adolescents including binge drinking and associated health problems.
Publish Date: 2013-07-07 - Updated: 2021-11-03

Mental Illness and Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Information methods and reasons to help quit smoking for immediate long-term health and social benefits.
Publish Date: 2013-02-18 - Updated: 2022-02-14

Smoking and Mental Illness Connection
Study reveals 44.3% of cigarettes in the United States are consumed by people with forms of mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.
Publish Date: 2013-02-17 - Updated: 2022-02-14

Cigarette Smoking and PTSD
Studies of smoking and PTSD comorbidity have used different approaches to indexing the severity of a persons reactions.
Publish Date: 2012-11-27 - Updated: 2021-06-26

Laser Therapy to Help Stop Smoking
Information on low-level laser treatment that stimulates nerve endings and touted as a way to help quitting smoking.
Publish Date: 2012-11-14 - Updated: 2021-06-30

Veteran Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse
Veterans from recent conflicts often experience symptoms related to combat stress and many misuse drugs alcohol or tobacco leading to health and well-being risks.
Publish Date: 2012-10-09 - Updated: 2021-07-14

K2 Synthetic Marijuana Poses Serious Health Risk
Synthetic marijuana known as K2 or Spice can cause seizures hallucinations rapid heart rate vomiting and death from overdose.
Publish Date: 2012-06-20 - Updated: 2021-08-31

Predisposition to Drug or Alcohol Addiction
Society needs to bear in mind the potential for predisposition to drug addiction when a person becomes addicted to drugs.
Publish Date: 2012-02-11 - Updated: 2021-10-18

Dangers of Common Painkiller Medication
Learning about some of the dangers of common painkillers can serve as a preventative measure to help keep the people that need them safe.
Publish Date: 2012-02-06 - Updated: 2021-10-19

Why Heavy Smokers Feel Sad After Quitting
Heavy smokers experience sadness after quitting as early withdrawal leads to increase in mood related brain protein monoamine oxidase A.
Publish Date: 2011-08-04 - Updated: 2016-03-26

Physicians Say E Cigarettes Should Remain On Market
Royal College of Physicians states commercial competition for the nicotine replacement therapy industry could very well be a good thing.
Publish Date: 2011-07-30

Treatment of Cocaine Addiction - New Hope
New discoveries by researchers offer potential for development of first ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction.
Publish Date: 2011-07-16

Risks and Benefits of Alcohol for Seniors
Report provides guidelines for psychiatrists and family physicians on how to find and how to treat elderly people with misuse of alcohol and drugs.
Publish Date: 2011-06-28 - Updated: 2022-02-24

Contaminated Cocaine Causes Decaying Skin
Contaminated Cocaine causing crusty purplish areas of dead skin that are extremely painful and can open the door to nasty infections.
Publish Date: 2011-06-27

Alcohol's Damaging Effects on the Brain
Alcohol binds in a very specific manner to key protein targets in the brain to cause well known behavioral effects.
Publish Date: 2011-06-21

List of Cigarette Carcinogenics and Additives
Extensive list of ingredients found in cigarettes including listing of chemical poisons and cancer producing additives, as well as the health effects of smoking addiction.
Publish Date: 2011-05-26 - Updated: 2020-11-13

Calls to Abolish the Word Habit in Regards to Smoking Addiction
Smoking is a habit implies it is something easily overcome with willpower alone not acknowledging how addictive nicotine is.
Publish Date: 2011-05-26 - Updated: 2020-07-26

America: A Nation of Addicts
The United States is becoming an addict nation, with Americans capable of becoming addicted to anything from plastic surgery to texting.
Publish Date: 2011-03-27 - Updated: 2022-05-04

Number of Heavy Smokers in US Decreases
Throughout much of the early history of cigarette smoking in the United States, consumption was typically 1 pack or about 20 cigarettes each day.
Publish Date: 2011-03-17 - Updated: 2011-05-26

Effectiveness of Cigarette Warning Labels
A proposed new rule requires warning labels on cigarettes and cigarette ads, some of which are rather graphic.
Publish Date: 2011-02-08 - Updated: 2022-06-11

Substance Abuse and Addiction Among Nurses - Support Not Punishment is the Key
Addiction among nurses has been recognized by professionals in the field for over a hundred years.
Publish Date: 2011-01-27

Smoking Causes Genetic Damage Within Minutes After Inhaling
Cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes after inhalation into the lungs.
Publish Date: 2011-01-15 - Updated: 2011-05-26

Health Warnings on Canadian Cigarette Packages
Canadian Harper Government to strengthen and enlarge health warnings on cigarette packages.
Publish Date: 2011-01-02 - Updated: 2011-05-26

Scientists Find Gene Linked to Alcoholism
Researchers have discovered a gene variant that may protect against alcoholism.
Publish Date: 2010-10-20

Why Men Are More Susceptible to Alcoholism
Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances and men are up to twice as likely to develop alcoholism as women.
Publish Date: 2010-10-18

How to Tell if You Are an Alcoholic
Article provides a number of questions to help you determine if you may be an alcholic.
Publish Date: 2010-09-24 - Updated: 2017-01-16

Alcohol Addiction, Destruction in Itself
Alcohol addiction is increased tolerance and dependency on alcohol usually accompanied by substance abuse like drugs and nicotine.
Publish Date: 2010-09-22

Why Cocaine Cravings Won't Go Away
People who have used cocaine run a great risk of becoming addicted even after long drug-free periods.
Publish Date: 2010-09-16 - Updated: 2016-06-13

Electronic Cigarettes Continue To Face Scrutiny Despite Popularity
Are electronic cigarettes being scrutinized fairly or could there be an ulterior motive involved.
Publish Date: 2010-09-15 - Updated: 2010-09-25

Too Many Americans Still Smoke and Are Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke is a proven cause of heart disease and lung cancer in non-smoking adults.
Publish Date: 2010-09-07 - Updated: 2011-05-26

E Cigarette Popularity Increases Despite Quit Or Die Policy of Health Organizations
Electronic cigarette sales and popularity continues to increase on a daily basis despite the US Food and Drug Administration's attempts to label the products as unsafe.
Publish Date: 2010-09-07

Addicts Keep Using "To Feel Like a Better Person"
Patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification say they first got hooked on pain killing drugs legitimately prescribed for pain relief.
Publish Date: 2010-08-21

The Truth About Meth: A Devastating and Addictive Drug
Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that wreaks havoc on the entire body including oral health.
Publish Date: 2010-08-16 - Updated: 2011-07-28

Can I Buy you a Drink
Genetics may determine sensitivity to other people drinking behavior.
Publish Date: 2010-07-22

Successful Addiction Treatment is a Family Affair
Having a family member involved in the addiction recovery process often means difference between temporary and life-changing treatment.
Publish Date: 2010-07-18

Clarifying the Role of Craving in Addictions
New behavioral economic behavior analysis by UGA researchers may help clarify the role of craving in addiction.
Publish Date: 2010-07-14

Drug Addiction and Ibogaine Treatments
Ibogaine is intended as a single administration drug not a maintenance drug like Methadone.
Publish Date: 2010-06-28 - Updated: 2015-01-15

Companies Penalizing Unhealthy Behaviors Like Smoking to Save Money
More Companies Penalizing Unhealthy Behaviors Like Smoking to Save $10,000/yr Per Worker.
Publish Date: 2010-06-08

Cost Shifting for Smoking
Rewards for Weight Loss Fail But Cost Shifting Works Very Well For Smoking.
Publish Date: 2010-06-03

Pre-Adoptive FASD Education
Information provides pre-adoptive fasd education to prepare adoptive families for the unexpected.
Publish Date: 2010-04-28

Do you Know What Your Drinking IQ Score Is?
Service members and their families can assess alcohol use by taking an anonymous online alcohol screening test.
Publish Date: 2010-04-09 - Updated: 2019-09-16

Tips to Help Quit Smoking
Success strategies and tips for you and others wanting to quit smoking for good.
Publish Date: 2010-01-16 - Updated: 2011-05-26

Addictive Effects of Caffeine on Children
Does consuming caffeinated drinks during adolescence contribute to later use of drugs.
Publish Date: 2009-12-30

Canadian Teenagers among Largest Consumers of Cannabis
Canadian teenagers are among the largest consumers of cannabis worldwide.
Publish Date: 2009-12-17

Nicotine Levels Higher in First Thing in the Morning Smokers
People who smoke cigarettes first up in the morning have higher levels of cotinine a by-product of nicotine.
Publish Date: 2009-12-03

Call for Alcohol Industry to Prove No Harm in Funding of Sports
Debate over whether alcohol industry sponsorship of sports increases drinking among sports participants.
Publish Date: 2009-11-10

Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best for Quitting Smoking
A nicotine patch plus a nicotine lozenge appears most effective at helping smokers quit.
Publish Date: 2009-11-02 - Updated: 2011-05-26

Cocaine Vaccine May Help Limit Drug Use
Vaccine for cocaine dependence reduces use of the drug in individuals who attain high anti-cocaine antibody levels.
Publish Date: 2009-10-05

Research Agenda for Substance Abuse Outline
What we need to know to reduce the use and abuse of alcohol drugs and tobacco.
Publish Date: 2009-10-02

Doctors Hesitant to Ask Mentally Ill to Quit Smoking
Doctors are often afraid to ask smokers with mental illness to quit smoking as they assume their patients may get worse.
Publish Date: 2009-09-09 - Updated: 2022-02-14

Meth Addiction and Consequences
methamphetamine is manufactured in small labs and the ingredients can be readily purchased legally.
Publish Date: 2009-09-04 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Baclofen - A Pill to Stop Alcohol Cravings
The drug baclofen is a muscle relaxant, used to treat muscle symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis.
Publish Date: 2009-09-04 - Updated: 2013-03-24

Methadone Addiction and Detox Treatment
methadone detox is that the drug is used to help a person avoid the discomfort of withdrawal.
Publish Date: 2009-09-04 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Addiction to Prescription Painkillers by Patients and Physicians
Addiction and abuse of prescription opioid painkiller drugs are prevalent and they exact a toll on patients physicians and society.
Publish Date: 2009-07-28

Ways to End Drug Addiction
This article is written for those who want to quit drugs but have not been able to for whatever reason.
Publish Date: 2009-07-03

Intervention for an Alcoholic
What you can do to help if you are a friend or a family member of someone who is abusing alcohol.
Publish Date: 2009-07-03 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Study Shows 1 in 25 Deaths Attributable to Alcohol
1 in 25 deaths are directly attributable to alcohol consumption mainly due to increases in the number of women drinking.
Publish Date: 2009-06-26

Acetaldehyde in Alcohol Causes Hangovers and Cancer
Acetaldehyde in alcohol doesn't just cause hangovers - study reveals drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde related cancer.
Publish Date: 2009-03-20 - Updated: 2019-04-02

Men Admit they Consume Drugs to Increase Sexual Pleasure
Men who consume drugs to lose their sexual inhibition use cocaine a narcotic substance which incapacitates at sexual level.
Publish Date: 2009-03-03 - Updated: 2009-03-04

Adolescents Undertreated for Drug Addiction
Only about 10 percent of adolescents needing help for drug abuse problems actually enter treatment.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02

Pain Killer Addiction
Many people who are addicted to painkillers have assorted symptoms that they may not associate with the drug.
Publish Date: 2009-03-02

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