Category results for "Recovery"

Hazelden: New 'Sober24' Online Community for People in Recovery

Hazelden has launched a newly enhanced Sober24, the online social media site that helps people throughout the world maintain their recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors.

Stigma Unaffected by Acceptance of Disease Model, Study Finds

Survey results show that although more Americans now believe that mental illness and alcohol dependency are medical or genetic in origin than did so in the mid-1990s, they are just as likely to reject those who suffer from them.

Faces & Voices Launches Rally for Recovery! Online

Faces & Voices of Recovery launched a new web-based resource, Rally for Recovery! Online, where people can register the number of years they have been in recovery from addiction and find out about National Recovery Month events and rallies nationwide.

Stigma Hinders Drug Users' Recovery, Report Finds

Referring to problem drug users as 'junkies' or 'addicts' can interfere with their recovery, according to a British review of research on stigma and drug use.

Clergy a Common Resource for People Battling Addiction

About 15 percent of people seeking recovery from alcoholism turn to clergy members for support, a University of Michigan study finds.

The Anti-Bars: Token Clubs

People in recovery often face a social dilemma: where to hang out when bars and clubs must remain off-limits. For many, so-called Token Clubs provide an answer — and a safe haven.

Violent Drinkers May Benefit from Mix of Counseling and Antidepressants

A small research study suggests that violent men with drinking problems can be treated successfully with a combination of addiction counseling, behavioral therapy, and antidepressants, Reuters reported July 9. The study of treatments for domestic abusers found that adding Prozac…

More Californians Oppose Marijuana Legalization

A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, the Los Angeles Times reported July 10. The latest Field Poll found that 48 percent of likely voters opposed Proposition 19, while…

Progress Against Teen Smoking Has Slowed, CDC Reports

Major declines in adolescent smoking achieved in the late 1990s and early 2000s slowed to a crawl between 2003 and 2009, the U.S. Centers on Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its biennial report on high-school smoking. The prevalence…

Report Cites Need to Address Smoking in Gay and Lesbian Community

Stigma and targeted marketing by the tobacco industry have contributed to a smoking rate among the gay and lesbian population that’s twice as high as for other Americans, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. “Although social…

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