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News and Views January 2012


What is happening in the world of addiction and recovery? These links are some of the latest News and Views posted around the world. These News and Views do not necesarily represent the veiws of recoverylane.com, but they are article this writter found interesting. Hope you to find something on interest.

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Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers can play a vital role in recovery

Clergy Matter in recovery

New powerful painkiller has abuse experts worried - Health - Addictions

Parents held responsible for underage drinking

Injection methamphetamine use is associated with an increased risk of attempted suicide

An increased risk of motor vehicle accidents after prescription of methadone

Street slang in drug education advertises more than it helps Scientific American Blog Network

My book - "Wisdom for Today along Recovery Lane” is now available as an eBook on Kindle at Amazon

Study Finds Kaiser Permanente Early Start Program Could Save US Billions In Health Costs

‘Spice’ makers alter recipes to sidestep state laws banning synthetic marijuana - The Washington Post

High Season: Teens and Marijuana Use

Ex-Convict Uses Battle With Addiction and Mental Illness to Help Others

Higher alcohol prices may curb drinking: study | Reuters

Supreme Court asked to ponder drug dog's sniff | The Portland Press Herald

Why You Shouldn't Care What Others Think of How You Raise Your Kids

Primary care visits are associated with better recovery outcomes

A Place at the Table: Master’s Degree Not Necessary

Extent of illicit drug use and dependence, The Lancet

Curbing drunken drivers: Should ignition interlock be required on every car?

America’s Drunkest Cities

Kate Middleton's new cause: addiction and recovery - Los Angeles Times

California doctor linked to drug deaths arrested for trafficking

Demi Lovato Happy and Healthy - Seventeen

Stipid and Driven by Bad Motives

Drunk Woman Damages $30 Million Painting By Rubbing Bare Buttocks On It

Study finds Female rats prefer Cocaine over food

Link between genetic and vunerability

Scientists identify genes linked to alcoholism

Painkiller Robberies Leave Pharmacies Under Siege

Ban on 'bath salts,' synthetic marijuana delayed in Senate

Senator Warns FDA on Danger of Newest Painkillers

Review shows alcohol companies reach youth online

Philosophy and Addiction

Stress- and Cue-Induced Craving, and Anxiety on Subsequent Alcohol Relapse

FDA Warns of Pill Mix-Up by Novartis

Marijuana is ‘drug of choice’ among teens, study finds

Tulsa's meth labs multiply in 2011, shattering record

The economics of curbing alcohol consumption

CDC Vital Signs - Binge Drinking

Association Between Marijuana Exposure and Pulmonary Function Over 20 Years

Anxious Days for Long Island Pharmacies

Spouse addicted to painkillers

The Fix's Week in Science

Study Finds Early Start Program Could Save US Billions In Health Costs

‘Spice’ makers alter recipes to sidestep state laws banning synthetic marijuana

Targeting school and home helps cut risky behaviors

Stop-smoking drug tested despite adverse effects

Prescription Drug Abuse: America’s Problem

Study Offers Clue As to Why Alcohol is Addicting

N.J. legislature passes bill allowing over-the-counter syringe purchases

Scarcity of ADHD drugs points to larger problem

Mister! It’s Okay To Cry | Sober Spirit

Raising Drug Free Kids: Welcome to The Parent Tool Kit

Meth lab cleanups cause a quandary, but Tennessee may offer solution

Police urge Ky. lawmakers to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine

Do Not Be Reduced By What Happens to You

Act Today to Make Changes

Create Your Own Opportunities

Nothing Is Impossible!

Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT)

U.S. death every 19 minutes from overdose

Study shows when fetal alcohol syndrome occurs

Playing With a Loaded Gun: Spice and Designer Drugs Detrimental to Health

Drug testing may start for pro surfers

Time to Get Help

Study Provides Clues About What Drives People to Abuse Alcohol

Woman loses arm to flesh-eating bacteria from bath salts

Tips On How To Help Someone Struggling With Prescription Drug Addiction

When it comes to teen drug abuse, parents matter

Deciphering Mixed Messages On Drinking And Health

Casey urges Congress to close loopholes in synthetic drug law

Results from the 2010 NSDUH: Mental Health Findings, SAMHSA

Florida Hospital and Orlando Health create chronic pain management plan

Jeff Hardy: aerial artist grounded

Joe Camel in a Bottle: And the Transformation of the Youth Alcohol Market

US Attorney Walsh: Pot letters not a bluff

Alcohol OK in Housing for Formerly Homeless, Study Says

Christie Pushes Rehab Over Jail

National Online Directory of Permanent Prescription Drug Collection

No such thing as a ‘functioning’ alcoholic; Dangerous label is denial of addiction

Oklahoma inmates get meth addiction help from faith-based program

The Value of Hard Work in Recovery

New NIDA resource helps families navigate addiction treatment options

After decrease five years ago, meth use, production again on upswing

CVS tells high-prescribing doctors it won't fill painkiller prescriptions

Grim murder no surprise in Central Valley, Calif., U.S. meth capital

Mastering the Art of Living Meaningfully Well

Meth fills hospitals with burn patients

Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA OK

Army report: Suicide rate sets record; some alcohol abuse up 54 percent

Starbucks to Add Wine at More Cafes to Lure Evening Diners

Report finds holes in government's efforts to combat prescription drug abuse

MBTA to bar alcohol ads on all property, including trains, buses

Prescription drug abuse, deaths target of new Washington law

Could Va. reap $500 million per year by legalizing pot?

Con Artist Starred in Sting That Cost Google Millions

Off-Campus College Party Hosts Drink More Than Attendees

States consider requiring physicians to use drug-monitoring databases

U.S. Soldiers Face Host of Mental Health Issues

Time for Recovery’s Close Up

Marijuana Push in Colorado Likens It to Alcohol

SOPA Could Help Feds Close Illegal Online Pharmacies - ABC News

ASAM Approves Prescription Drug Policy

Demi Moore's Drug: What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Destructive teens: The keys to teaching them may lie in the car ignition

SAD to Glad | Dancing In The Dark

The Two Sides of Confidence

Dream – And Then, Do

Secrets Unburied: What to Do When Your Addictive Past Surfaces

A Shaky Relationship With Sobriety

Drug dealers get creative in pursuit of oxycodone

Counter-terrorism chemical labs test for synthetic marijuana

Those who take drugs and drive are on the radar of New York lawmakers

Radley Balko: The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Teaching Self-Regulation May be the Best Way to Influence Drug-Taking Kids

More Newborns Suffering Drug Withdrawal at Birth

Trajectories: Addicts followed over 18 years

Addicts' cravings have different roots in men and women

Tips for coping with substance abuse