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  • Anyone Have Spouses Who Wonder Why you are on FR All The Time? (VANITY) <---FOR THE SNARKY MODS

    06/01/2011 2:52:03 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Or during an Obama speech they wonder why you are madly typing ahhhhhhh ummmmmm making fun at idiot Obama on a LIVE thread instead of watching it on TV? Do they realize it helps to not GO INSANE if you do this because Obama is such a infiltrator?Or do you have a spouse that is a LIBERAL? Or a spouse that thinks you are wasting time so you tell them 'HEY REGISTERED, CREATED THE SORE LOSERMEN and FR created the Tea Party. Tell the truth no one knows it's you.
  • Pornography as a Teacher - Saturday Book Pick: The Social Costs of Pornography

    05/14/2011 3:31:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    NCR ^ | 05/14/2011 | JOHN GRONDELSKI
    THE SOCIAL COSTS OF PORNOGRAPHY A Collection of Papers Edited by James R. Stoner Jr. and Donna M. Hughes Witherspoon Institute, 2010 288 pages, $30 (Accompanying DVD, $9.95; “Statement of Findings/Executive Summary, 68 pp., $5) To order: In 2005, Pamela Paul coined the term “pornified” (in her book of the same name) to characterize the ubiquity and mainstreaming of pornography in contemporary American society, in large measure because of the Internet. Her book described the deleterious impact this phenomenon is having on marriage, women, young people and men. Five years later, Princeton’s Witherspoon Institute has published this impressive collection...
  • Ron Paul favors legalizing heroin (NOT The Onion)

    05/11/2011 12:16:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 120 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/11/2011 |
    Before last week's South Carolina Republican debate, Ron Paul supporters complained that their candidate was not getting the first-tier attention his polling and fundraising should bring. It is true that Paul has often been overlooked and dismissed, as one might treat a slightly dotty uncle. But perhaps some first-tier scrutiny is deserved. Paul was the only candidate at the debate to make news, calling for the repeal of laws against prostitution, cocaine and heroin. The freedom to use drugs, he argued, is equivalent to the freedom of people to practice their religion and say their prayers. Liberty must be defended...
  • Christians Ignore Female Pornography Addicts, Until Now

    05/12/2011 8:17:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2011 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Crystal Renaud's eight-year addiction to pornography began at the age of 10, when she inadvertently found a titillating magazine in her brother's bathroom. Later, masturbation, phone sex and cyber sex insidiously escalated out of the loneliness in her life and continued a cycle of social isolation and shame. "Pornography became my closest friend. My only friend. Consistent, reliable," she said. Renaud, now 26, had heard sermons at her Kansas City megachurch condemning pornography, but none had ever mentioned women. It wasn't until she met another Christian woman with the same addiction that she realized she was not alone and began...
  • Barack Obama Hooked on Pills? [Tabloid alert]

    02/11/2011 11:18:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies · 1+ views
    showbizspy ^ | Thursday February 10, 2011
    Americas Globe magazine claims the President is hooked on prescription pills. The tabloid says Obamas addiction nightmare is the real reason for the Commander-in-Chiefs shocking weight loss. The drugs apparently used to help Barack battle depression are a cocaine-like stimulant, according to Globe.
  • ER Doctor's view on the culture of dependence in the rural and urban poor

    01/14/2011 12:38:49 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 28 replies
    Emergency Medicine News ^ | January 2011 | Edwin Leap MD
    Jim-Bob's Terrible Confession Edwin Leap MD Cast: Mama, 40; Daddy, 42, Chastity, 19; Jim Bob, 17. Setting: The family is sitting around the table in their subsidized housing discussing the future. Mama is microwaving dinner, as Daddy pops an Oxycontin, which Chastity eyes with interest. Her back has been hurting, too. Background: Jim Bob, ever the black sheep of the family, is on edge. He has news to tell the family, but he knows it won't go well. Chastity knows about it, and is being a typical big sister. A typical big sister, that is, who refuses to work, loves...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    01/09/2011 3:23:54 PM PST · by abigail2 · 14 replies
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  • Thank You for (Pot) Smoking

    10/20/2010 1:20:53 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2010 | By Robin of Berkeley
    I spend a chunk of my week as a Berkeley psychotherapist trying to convince clients to lay off the illicit substances. The State of California is making my job that much harder. There's a proposition on the November ballot to legalize marijuana for residents over 21. Now, is this really the direction that the state should be heading in? California's economy is in tatters. We host the biggest share of the country's illegal aliens, and we have 32% of the nation's welfare caseload on our books. What else: a decaying infrastructure, substandard schools, and burgeoning crime. To add insult to...
  • The Great Glenn Beck-a-Palooza

    08/30/2010 3:22:50 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 123 replies
    Warning Signs ^ | August 29, 2010 | By Alan Caruba
    Not only did a lot of people show up at the Lincoln Memorial and around the reflecting pool on Saturday, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrs famed I have a dream speech, but the mainstream media drew criticism for reporting the obvious. They were mostly white. Maybe I just wasnt paying attention in the weeks leading up to the event, but I assumed Glenn Beck was going to use the platform to call attention to the key issues with which the nation is struggling and which will influence the outcome of the forthcoming November midterm elections. Obviously I...
  • A Compulsive Gambler's Tale

    08/18/2010 3:33:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BCLocalNews ^ | August 12, 2010
    Editor: Re: Gambling does have a downside, (The Times, July 28). Before the opening of the Langley Cascades Casino, I had never been in a casino. I was curious and ventured in there one day. I was a little nervous only because I didnt know how to work a slot machine. I walked around for a while, then I found an empty one right in the corner and sat down and proceeded to put my money in. In a heartbeat, $20 vanished. I was so upset that I had lost 20 bucks (I am the cheapest person when it comes...
  • [Ecumenic] Sexual Junk Food: Porn's Degrading Effects

    06/29/2010 7:27:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 3+ views
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON -- A group of scholars, social scientists, and psychologists are sounding alarm bells that pornography is much more harmful to society than most people think. The group recently revealed before the National Press Club startling new evidence of how widespread porn has become in the U.S.
  • Twilight Fans' Vampire Addiction Affecting Relationships

    06/28/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | June 28, 2010 | Lindsay Robertson
    With fans turning the area outside the Nokia theater in L.A. into a tent city in advance of the "Eclipse" premiere, the Los Angeles Times examines the phenomenon of fans whose lives are upended by their fierce love of the vampire books and movies. The Times found women who have nearly lost their marriages by neglecting their husbands in favor of "Twilight" fan sites, blogs, and message boards. One woman gushes that she's seen the movies "over 300 times." So-called "Twilight addiction" proliferates on the Internet, where a fan can take any of hundreds of quizzes to self-diagnose their condition,...
  • Woman describes how porn addiction destroyed marriage, calls for more scientific study

    06/15/2010 10:55:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 103 replies · 1,746+ views
    CNA ^ | New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2010 Woman describes how porn addiction destroyed marriage, calls for more scientific study Related articles: Hearing on the Brain Science Behind Pornography AddictionChildrens Access to Adult Pornography Online - and What Parents Can DoThe Harmful Effects of Pornography New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2010 / 01:23 am (CNA).- In a previously published National Review Online article, a woman who chose to remain anonymous shared the painful story of her husband's pornography addiction and its detrimental effects on their marriage. After citing various statistics on the nature and affects of pornography, she called on the scientific community at large...
  • Following iPhones Example Windows Phone 7 to Ban Porn Apps

    06/09/2010 9:16:12 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 64 replies · 142+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Wednesday June 9, 2010 Following iPhones Example Windows Phone 7 to Ban Porn Apps By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiREDMOND, Washington, June 9, 2010 ( - Following Apple's lead in trying to keep pornography off its iPad and iPhone products, Microsoft hasannounced a new set of policies for the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that will not allow porn or sexually suggestive content.The application certificationrequirements for Windows Phone 7 program developers states that Microsoft will no longer allow content such as "Images that are sexually suggestive or provocative, Content that generally falls under the category of pornography, or Content that a reasonable...
  • Heartbreaking twist in Koppel son tragedy

    06/02/2010 2:23:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2010 | Jeane MacIntosh, Lorena Mongelli and Dan Mangan
    The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel had the unconditional love of his parents and a second child on the way -- but the twin demons of drugs and booze were a deadly lure he couldn't duck, friends said yesterday. Andrew "Drew" Koppel, 40, had "many substance-abuse issues," said a longtime family friend. Still, that friend found it "shocking" that Koppel died in a stranger's seedy Manhattan apartment Monday after nearly 12 hours of drinking whiskey with a man he had just met in a Hell's Kitchen bar. "What's really puzzling the family is why he ended up...
  • Study: A Cigarette A Month Can Get A Kid Hooked

    05/30/2010 6:03:00 PM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies · 569+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/31/10 | Brenda Wilson
    Teenage smoking is often thought of as kind of innocent experiment, but a drag on a friend's cigarette may be the beginning of something that will be hard to shake. A study of adolescent smokers in the journal Pediatrics tracks the course of addiction to nicotine among a group of sixth-graders. After following 1,246 middle-school children for four years, researchers say a pattern emerged of occasional smoking that led to an addiction to tobacco: A cigarette a month will do it. "When people are just wanting a cigarette, every now and then, they think they just enjoy smoking," says study...
  • Drugstore Cowboy charged with Redmond robbery

    05/29/2010 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 3 replies · 496+ views
    Seattle P-I ^ | 5/28/10 | Casey McNerthney
    The author of "Drugstore Cowboy" and his alleged accomplice -- a convicted sex offender -- were charged Friday with first-degree robbery after police said they zip-tied women working at a Redmond pharmacy and robbed them. James Fogle, 73, became famous beyond police lineups by writing a novel about longtime drug users who robbed pharmacies. Filmmaker Gus Van Sant turned the unpublished novel into a movie by the same name, "Drugstore Cowboy," in 1989, and Fogle's book hit shelves the following year. ...
  • Man Has Marble Addiction (video)

    05/26/2010 9:34:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 852+ views
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2010 | uploaded by Zetanian8
    Belgian Television News captures the ordinary and not so-ordinary stories of all kinds of people.This time they found a bizarre man with a marble addiction...
  • [ECUMENIC] Slaying the Giant Freedom from Pornography Addiction

    05/18/2010 11:44:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 668+ views
    True Mannhood ^ | January 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Slaying the Giant Freedom from Pornography Addiction Im a recovering pornography addict. I know a thing or two about the destructive power of porn and the methods of overcoming an addiction to porn. There are a few steps that can aid you in fighting this battle. Note: these steps, and the entire recovery process, are incredibly difficult, so get ready for a fight. Even though it will be difficult, never doubt that you CAN overcome freedom awaits you!Disclaimer: the information contained on this page is not full-proof and may not work for you. This list is not intended to...
  • Celibacy and the Problem of Pornography

    04/26/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies · 1,048+ views ^ | April 23, 2010 | Father James Farfaglia
    Today, men are addicted to pornography at an alarming rate. Catholic priests are struggling with pornography, especially internet pornography as well. As I wrote in my recently published book Man to Man: A Real Priest Speaks to Real Men About Marriage, Sexuality and Family Life [1], Lust is a very powerful sin and it destroys human freedom. Lust is a real problem for most men. Lust is more powerful than an addiction to drugs or to alcohol. Many affirm that celibacy is the reason why priests have sexual addictions. But our pastoral experience tells us that the amount of married...
  • Anyone who has an alcohol problem or someone who is close to someone with a drinking problem

    The Lois Wilson Story should be very interesting. Anyone who struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction should watch this movie to see what we put our families through while we are and were in our addictions. I would also ask anyone who has a family member stuck in their addictions to watch this movie tonight. Please read the rest at the following link
  • Robert Peters: SEC pornography scandal shows harms of obscene material

    04/24/2010 9:06:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 567+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | New York City, N.Y., Apr 24, 2010 Robert Peters: SEC pornography scandal shows harms of obscene material Morality in Media president Robert Peters. Related articles: The 2008 Presidential Election and Its Impact on Enforcement of Federal Obscenity LawsThe Harmful Effects of PornographySummary Of Obscenity And Related LawsEnforcement of Obscenity Laws Is Not Censorship New York City, N.Y., Apr 24, 2010 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The exposure of workplace pornography use at the Securities and Exchange Commission while the 2008 financial crisis was unfolding shows the harmful consequences of such material, Morality in Media president Robert Peters has said. Calling for open condemnation of the...
  • Police: Man watched porn in church

    03/11/2010 3:39:25 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 8 replies · 3,046+ views
    upi ^ | March. 11, 2010
    AMES, Iowa, - An Iowa man allegedly broke into a church and used electronic equipment belonging to the facility to watch pornographic films in the basement, police said. Ames, Iowa, police said Charles Bentley, 55, was arrested Friday morning after employees of the Ames Community Preschool showed up for work at the First Christian Church and called 911 to report items missing and sounds coming from the basement, the Ames (Iowa) Tribune reported Thursday. Investigators said Bentley, who may have spent the night at the church, entered the facility and brought items from around the church into the basement and...
  • SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashed

    04/22/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,597+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/22/10 | Daniel Wagner - ap
    WASHINGTON Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says. The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to a memo obtained late Thursday by The Associated Press. The memo says 31 of those probes occurred in the 2 1/2 years since the financial system teetered and nearly crashed. It was written by SEC Inspector General David Kotz in response to a request from Sen. Charles Grassley,...
  • SEC Staffers Watched Porn as System Crashed (Actual Headline!)

    04/23/2010 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies · 977+ views
    CNBC ^ | 4/23/2010 | Staff
    Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says. The SEC's inspector general conducted 33 probes of employees looking at explicit images in the past five years, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. The memo says 31 of those probes occurred in the 2 1/2 years since the financial system teetered and nearly crashed. The staffers' behavior violated government-wide ethics rules, it says.
  • Yemen's Dangerous Addiction to Qat

    04/18/2010 12:30:19 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 22 replies · 897+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | 4/17/2010 | Michael Horton
    Yemen faces an abundance of complex and interrelated social, economic, and environmental problems. Yemen's many challenges are compounded by the country's addiction to qat. Large parts of Yemens society and economy are organized around the consumption and production of this stimulant. Qat consists of the tender leaves and shoots of the tree catha edulis, which contain the amphetamine cathinone. Qat must be consumed soon after being harvested because the cathinone begins breaking down after 24 hours. When chewed, qat brings about a state of mild euphoria in the user, often followed by insomnia. Qat is considered a Class 1 drug...
  • Junk Food 'Addiction' May Be Real (Rat diet study results from Scripps Research Institute)

    03/28/2010 6:47:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 657+ views
    HealthDay on Yahoo ^ | Jenifer Goodwin
    SUNDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people often say they'd like to eat less but feel almost powerless to stop indulging, and now new research suggests that explanation might be all too true. The theory stems from a study in rats. When researchers gave the rats unlimited access to a calorie-laden diet of bacon, pound cake, candy bars and other junk food, the rats quickly gained lots of weight. As they plumped up, eating became such a compulsion that they kept chowing down even when they knew they would receive an unpleasant electric shock to their foot if they...
  • New Study Says iPhones Addictive: More Bad Statistics

    03/09/2010 7:20:21 AM PST · by mattstat · 9 replies · 81+ views
    Addiction is a strong word. It means, as the authors of the study are content to allow us to infer, an abnormal craving or desire, even to the point of pathology. Drunks and druggies are addicts. Obsession is a close cousin to addiction. Its possible to be clever about this. We are all addicted to food, air, water. And the same with sleep, talking, and so forth. These are healthy addictions. But only an academic would use that word to describe normal and necessary behaviors. The rest of us take it to mean something nasty and undesirable. Especially if we...
  • Doctors tell Barack Obama to quit smoking - doctors also recommended "moderation of alcohol intake"

    02/28/2010 6:02:11 PM PST · by Panzerlied · 388 replies · 16,461+ views
    Guardian, UK ^ | Monday 1 March 2010 | Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama is still struggling to kick smoking, according to his first medical examination since becoming president. Obama is sensitive about his cigarette habit and tetchy with reporters who raise it. But after his 90-minute medical at the Navy hospital outside Washington yesterday morning, his doctors confirmed he had not yet managed to conquer the habit and suggested he "continue smoking cessation efforts". The doctors also recommended "moderation of alcohol intake".
  • Syringes found in Alexandria were filled with meth users' blood to be used for second high

    02/20/2010 8:04:49 PM PST · by tfbcowinafog · 31 replies · 1,524+ views
    The TownTalk | 2/19/2010 | Abbey Brown
    link only users fill syringes with blood immediately after drug use, store blood for 2nd high later.
  • Some key dates in Patrick Kennedy's life (GREAT READ!)

    02/12/2010 10:06:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 1,406+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 12, 2010 | The Boston Globe
    Some key dates in Patrick Kennedy's life July 14, 1967 Born in Brighton. 1986 -- As a senior at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, checks into the Spofford Hall drug and alcohol treatment facility in New Hampshire. 1988 Elected to the Rhode Island House while still a college student. 1991 Awarded B.A., Providence College. 1991 Testifies in the Palm Beach, Fla., rape trial of his cousin, William Kennedy Smith. Smith was later acquitted. 1994 Elected as US Representative for Rhode Island's First District. November 1998 -- Named chairman of the Democratic Congresssional Campaign Committee. March 2000...
  • Tiger Cheated in Rehab

    02/11/2010 1:40:16 PM PST · by Harley · 84 replies · 4,004+ views
    "I am NOT a sex addict!" A hostile Tiger Woods exploded with pent-up rage during sex addiction therapy after weeks of treating the entire program as a big joke, a close source told The Enquirer. He denied he has a problem, says the source, ridiculed fellow patients and refused to cooperate with therapists. The disgraced golfer treated group therapy with such contempt that he caused one female patient to break down in tears, the source says.
  • Study shows why it is so scary to lose money

    02/09/2010 5:55:20 AM PST · by shove_it · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Rooters ^ | 8 Feb 10
    People are afraid to lose money and an unusual study released on Monday explains why -- the brain's fear center controls the response to a gamble. U.S. | Science | Health | Lifestyle The study of two women with brain lesions that made them unafraid to lose on a gamble showed the amygdala, the brain's fear center, activates at the very thought of losing money. [...]
  • Police: Man tried to buy crack with credit card

    02/08/2010 3:19:18 PM PST · by Shermy · 29 replies · 614+ views
    Flint Journal ^ | February 8, 2010
    FLINT, Mich. - Authorities say a man accused of stealing a car then reporting it stolen remains in custody after telling Flint police he was robbed at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine with a credit card. The Flint Journal says the man reported Thursday night that a 2003 Chevy Malibu had been stolen. Police reports indicated the vehicle was previously stolen out of Lapeer, about 50 miles north-northwest of Detroit. The suspect is being lodged at the Genesee County Jail.
  • Internet 'addiction' linked to depression

    02/03/2010 1:44:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies · 522+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    The longer you spend surfing the Web, the more unhappy youre likely to be, says a new study from Great Britain that shows that Internet addicts are more likely to be depressed. Researchers analyzed Internet use and depression levels in more than 1,000 British residents between the ages of 16 and 51. Some 1.2% were labeled Internet addicted by researchers at Leeds University.
  • Excessive internet use linked to depression, research shows

    02/03/2010 12:45:38 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 368+ views
    guardian ^ | 03 Feb 2010 | Adam Gabbatt
    British psychologists have found evidence of a link between excessive internet use and depression, research published today has shown. Leeds University researchers, writing in the Psychopathology journal (abstract here subscription required for full pdf), said a small proportion of internet users were classed as internet addicts and that people in this group were more likely to be depressed than non-addicted users. "This study reinforces the public speculation that over-engaging in websites that serve to replace normal social function might be linked to psychological disorders like depression and addiction," Morrison said. < /snip >
  • Internet surfers caught in a web of depression

    02/03/2010 9:02:04 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies · 662+ views
    A "dark side" to the internet suggests a strong link between time spent surfing the web and depression, say psychologists. British scientists found that the longer people spent online, the less likely they were to be happy. A small group of the worst affected individuals were both depressed and addicted. But it was not clear whether using the internet causes mental health problems, or whether people with mental health problems are drawn to the internet. More work is needed to answer this "chicken and egg" question, say the researchers. Study leader Dr Catriona Morrison, from the Institute of Psychological Sciences...
  • Dead Porn Stars Memorial

    01/28/2010 1:16:02 PM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 1,901+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 07, 2008 | Shelley Lubben
    This powerful video is in loving memory of hundreds of dead porn stars. This video is dedicated to porn stars still alive. My hope is this video will touch many lives and they will stop viewing and doing porn. to hear more from ex porn stars. Shelley Lubben [American Missionary Ex Porn Star Loving People out of Porn]
  • It's Always the Family - Whoever said that pornography is a victimless crime?

    01/28/2010 10:41:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 97 replies · 1,510+ views
    New Oxford Review ^ | January-February 2010
    It's Always the FamilyJanuary-February 2010 Whoever said that pornography is a victimless crime? "The family is usually the first to suffer from pornography," said Pope John Paul II in an address to the Religious Alliance Against Pornography back in 1992. "Consequently," he continued, "as the primary cell of society, the family must be the first to champion the battle against this evil." It is apt, then, that the Family Research Council would authorize a study on "The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community," released this past November. By 1992 the porn industry in the U.S. was firmly...
  • Scripps research team finds stress hormone key to alcohol dependence

    01/25/2010 2:18:29 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Scripps Research Institute ^ | Jan 25, 2010 | Unknown
    The findings suggest development of drug treatment for substance abuseLA JOLLA, CA January 25, 2010 A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has found that a specific stress hormone, the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), is key to the development and maintenance of alcohol dependence in animal models. Chemically blocking the stress factor also blocked the signs and symptoms of addiction, suggesting a potentially promising area for future drug development. The article, the culmination of more than six years of research, will appear in an upcoming print edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. "I'm excited about this study,"...
  • Tiger Woods Attempts To Get Back On Course At Sex Clinic

    01/21/2010 10:16:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 1,062+ views
    London Times ^ | January 21, 2010 | Jacqui Goddard
    January 22, 2010 Tiger Woods Attempts To Get Back On Course At Sex Clinic Jacqui Goddard in Miami There is no golf course or cocktail lounge and the nurses are strictly off-limits. But for Tiger Woods, the Pine Grove sex addiction centre in Mississippi is the place he will have to call home as he attempts to get his life and career back on track. After avoiding the paparazzi for nearly two months, the worlds No 1 golfer was snared by a photographer for The National Enquirer at the rehabilitation clinic in Hattiesburg, which is reputed to be one of...
  • Vincente Fox on Mexico Violence: US's addiction to drugs to blame

    01/22/2010 9:11:14 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies · 1,070+ views
    KGNS ^ | Jan 21, 2010
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived in Laredo earlier this evening after being invited by local groups to discuss trade between the US and Mexico. But thats not all that Fox decided to discuss when he got off the plane. Fox was taking on questions about what seems to be escalating violence in Mexico, and not surprisingly, he says the United States shares the blame for whats happening across the border. Invited by local groups to discuss US-Mexico trade, former president of Mexico Vicente Fox, instead taking time to discuss other matters: Were working for the United States. The truth...
  • Most federal rail grants probably will bypass Texas

    01/19/2010 6:09:38 AM PST · by Willie Green · 74 replies · 1,236+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER
    The federal government is about to hand out a river of cash to states willing to build a network of bullet trains, as the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress seek to slowly ease the country's dependence on automobiles and airplanes to make short trips between its biggest cities. It's the nation's first major investment in true high-speed rail, and among its most significant pushes to locate trains of any kind far from the East Coast. But while the federal grants won't be announced until later this month, or early February, word already has emerged that Texas' chances of snagging...
  • Exclusive: Tiger Woods In Sex Rehab In Mississippi

    01/16/2010 5:30:59 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 126 replies · 3,541+ views
    Radar on Line ^ | 1/15/2010 | Staff
    Tiger Woods is getting treatment at a top sex addiction program in Hattiesburg, Miss., sources have told exclusively. The troubled golf great checked into Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services, sources say. The clinic, considered one of the top in the nation for sexual addiction, is directed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, who has pioneered treatment for sexually compulsive behavior. According to the Web site for the facility, patients usually spend about six weeks in treatment. Sex addicts receive a variety of treatments, including group therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and something called shame reduction.

    01/09/2010 2:27:48 PM PST · by freedomyes · 355+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Jan 9 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    On my last birthday, Glenn wrote on my greeting card: To me you are still young and I love being around you. #1 Son. . . I visited Glenn today for lunch. We talked over old times. His Christian testimony is as alive as ever. As I looked into Glenns happy face, I was overjoyed. Seated across the table from me was one clear-cased grace wonder, for certain. Thats why I believe in miracles. Thank you, Glenn. Thank you, God.
  • The Quarterback's Challenge (What Brett Favre's drug use tells us about Rush and the MSM)

    12/31/2009 1:28:03 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 45 replies · 2,020+ views
    Sporting News ^ | May 27, 1996 | Michael Bauman
    [snip] These comments left the impression that Favre had become addicted to painkillers. This was true, yet it probably did not represent the entire truth. The truth, his father Irvin says, was that Brett had developed an addiction to the drug Vicodin, a narcotic analgesic. But the truth also included the notion, the elder Favre acknowledges, that a problem with alcohol abuse could exist. [snip] What, after all, is the first phrase that comes to mind when somebody mentions Brett Favre? "He's a gamer." Right. How many times have you seen it? Favre is questionable, doubtful, totally iffy, completely banged...
  • Social networking joins addiction list

    12/22/2009 5:51:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies · 257+ views
    Adelaide Now ^ | 12/22/2009 | Jessica Leo
    Celebrities and everyday people are discovering social networking has its pros and cons, says entertainment reporter JESSICA LEO. SOCIAL networking has joined sex, drugs and alcohol as the latest addiction plaguing celebrities. With Australians spending a third of their time online perusing Facebook, however, it seems the everyday Aussie is not far behind in mirroring the trend. British pop singer Lily Allen has become the latest celebrity casualty of the affliction, announcing she is quitting social networking sites and declaring she will be a "neo-Luddite". Allen joins US pop sensation Miley Cyrus and Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who...
  • Observations On Financial Heroin From Don Coxe

    12/19/2009 4:35:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/18/09
    Observations On Financial Heroin From Don Coxe Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/18/2009 15:53 -0500 More lucid insight from the brilliant mind of Don Coxe, who this month focuses on Ben Bernanke's one and only specialty: the soothing short-term affect on pre-terminal symptoms of addictive, and very deadly, financial heroin. On those who dispense heroing to soothe the symptoms, and on those who actually make things better. If Ben the Heroin Hero stops the infusions in time, he will deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Paul Volckera real hero. Because he will have done the brave thingat...
  • Men are Stronger Than Porn

    12/16/2009 9:27:33 AM PST · by GonzoII · 112 replies · 2,268+ views
    HeadlineBistro.Com ^ | Dec 16th 2009 | Brian Caulfield
    With headlines screaming of a golf greats links to porn stars and others who make a living off male fantasies, its a good time to talk about pornography and its consequences. The following words are mainly for men, but women (especially wives) may want to listen in. Lets be clear from the start. Porn destroys love, breaks up marriages, exploits women and hurts children. Yet it has respected defenders in the media and in government. Indeed, these are boom times for pornography, thanks to the Internet, which flashes suggestive images with virtually every click. Men are especially susceptible to these...

    12/13/2009 5:28:58 AM PST · by freedomyes · 52 replies · 1,288+ views
    TownHall ^ | Dec 13 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    There are hundreds who see through this ritual.