Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2010’
“The reality of drug abuse among Scottish schoolchildren has been laid bare in a report revealed 41 per cent of new Drug users in Scotland began taking drugs under 15, with 45 per cent revealing their substance dependency began aged under 19. The shocking new study of substance abuse found a further 808 new users aged 15-19 accepted they had a drug problem.” (Read entire story)
After the recent release of a study on the similarities between confort food consumption and drug addiction, Dave Malkoff from CBS, stopped by the center to get an opinion.
In the interview, Shelly Sprague says:
“Is a potato chip equal to a dose of heroin? No…The brain is flooded with a certain level of dopamine…that creates high levels of euphoria. Addiction is a physical dependency that you will become violently ill if you do not take this substance. That is addiction. I don’t care how many bags of potato chips I eat, I’m not going to become violently ill if I don’t have another bag of potato chips.” (Read Entire Article)
In the following article from the Associated content, Jessica Sierra talks about her new baby, Kayden, and her new single, ‘Enough.’
“The Idol singer, 24, completed rehab with the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky, the host of the reality TV show Celebrity Rehab. Since her second time in the Pasadena Recovery Center, Sierra has been sober for more than two years with Pinsky coming to her defense both publicly and in court.” (read entire story)
**We’ve received many questions about how the patients featured in Celebrity Rehab are currently doing. As you may understand we can’t discuss personal information about current or past patients. But, there is information out there that we can link you to, as long as this information has been previously released by them.
We share this with respect and are glad that Sierra’s recovery has been successful.
College Girl: I would like to become a drug/alcohol counselor and would like to know what type of degree I would need to work in a place like PRC, thank u.
Social PRC: I happened to come across this link to the University of Phoenix Press Release. You should contact them and see what they can offer.
I’ve been meaning to share this article by Michael D. Lemonick, that I saved in 2007.
There are many interesting points mentioned. Note, for example, what Dr. Nora Volkow, from the National Institute of Drug Abuse explains:
“Studies have shown, for instance, that women may be more vulnerable to cravings for nicotine during the latter part of the menstrual cycle, when the egg emerges from the follicle and the hormones progesterone and estrogen are released. The reward systems of the brain have different sensitivities at different points in the cycle…There is way greater craving during the later phase.”
Continue to article: How We Get Addicted from cnn.com to learn many other interesting facts about addiction.