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A discriminatory system that fails addicts

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Two weeks ago a young man in Northern Ireland died of liver failure. 22 Year old Gareth Anderson had previously featured in newspapers at 19 when he had been refused a liver transplant because he had been unable to go 6 months without a drink. Tragically he clearly didn’t want to die and was obviously […]


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Treatment of Drug Addiction: When is it successful?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

When can we say that treatment of drug addiction has been successful? The problem of deciding what constitutes success, or even improvement has generated heated debate between therapists, most notably in the past between 12-steps, psychoanalytic and behavioural enthusiasts. It has also divided policy makers. Those who favour prevention and environmental control are sceptical of […]


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Research: What you eat isn’t as important as when you eat it.

Monday, June 4th, 2012

It seems that what you eat isn’t as important as when you eat it. New research by Satchindananda Panda, at the Salk Institute in California, has found that mice who ate a high fat diet in an 8 hour eating window didn’t gain weight but other mice who were able to eat this same diet […]


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Music Therapy: The Power of Music in Treatment

Friday, May 4th, 2012

It’s amazing the impact that music has on us. A song on the radio often seems to have the ability to take us right back to a specific place in time and soon we can find ourselves feeling all the emotions that went with that event. Surprisingly little is understood about the exact pathways that […]


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