Category results for "Recovery"

Preemptive Patch Use Improves Quitting Odds

Most smokers slap on a nicotine patch only after they quit, but a new study finds that the odds of successfully quitting are improved if users start with the patch two weeks before they smoke their last cigarette. The Los…

Rep. Patrick Kennedy Completes Treatment Stay

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), a champion for health insurance coverage of addictions and mental illness, has completed a four-week stay at the Father Martin's Ashley treatment program in Maryland.

Congressman Says Job Insulated Him from Dealing with Addiction

U.S. Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), who returned to Washington this week after a stint in the Betty Ford Center, said his drinking never affected his job performance and that being a functioning alcoholic made it harder for him to seek help.

Study: Risky Behavior Among Teens Fueled by Fatalism

A new study from the University of Minnesota finds that nearly 15 percent of teens think they’re going to die young, possibly leading some to engage in risky behaviors such as drug use, MSNBC reported on June 29. Researchers said…

Young Adults' Need for Addiction Treatment Outpaces Desire for Help

Federal researchers say that 21.1 percent of Americans ages 18 to 25 have alcohol or other drug problems serious enough to require addiction treatment, but few of them recognized their need for help or sought assistance from a treatment facility.

Strip Search of 13-Year-Old for Drugs Unconstitutional, High Court Says

Arizona school officials violated a middle-school girl’s Constitutional protection against unreasonable searches when they strip-searched her on suspicion of possessing prescription ibuprofen in school, the New York Times reported June 26. The 8-1 decision in favor of Safford, Ariz., student…

Study: Off-Campus Drinking Can be Curbed with Community’s Help

A new study concludes that off-campus drinking by college students was reduced 27 percent by implementing community-level prevention programs, Reuters reported on June 18. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 students and found a significant decrease in the percentage who reported binge…

Attitudes About Alcohol Shift in Hospitality Industry

Bars and restaurants have become less tolerant of drinking on the job, but people in recovery from alcoholism still struggle with employment in the hospitality industry.

Army Sees Increase in Alcohol Abuse Among Soldiers

Far greater numbers of U.S. Army soldiers are dealing with significant drinking problems, according to a new report, USA Today reported June 18. The number of soldiers diagnosed with alcoholism or alcohol abuse has almost doubled since 2003, positive tests for…

Patrick Kennedy Again Seeks Addiction Treatment

Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) has checked into an addiction treatment center, saying that he has “decided to temporarily step away from my normal routine to ensure that I am being as vigilant as possible in my recovery.”

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