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February 2, 2003
Dr. William Kelly, a prevention specialist with the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy, will present "Errors in Thinking - Understanding Addictive Behavior," a free, four-part prevention training program. Sponsored by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and Harford County One Church-One Addict Program, the course begins next month. "The course gives you an understanding of the reasoning behind avoidance of responsibility in addictive behavior," said prevention associate Robin Rossbach.
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By Gregory B. Perkins | November 8, 2007
Gambling is a menace to society, and make no mistake about it: If slot machine gambling is legalized in Maryland, casinos will soon follow. This would be deadly to the best interest of the moral, social, economic and spiritual life of any community. It is also harmful to good government. The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore and Vicinity has historically opposed all forms of state-sponsored gambling. We should not allow Maryland to continue to encourage its citizens to engage in pathological, addictive behavior.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 8, 2003
Like horse breeders hoping to win the Kentucky Derby, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent eight years selectively breeding mice, creating a super-race of furry white critters that are born to run. The mice will spend most of their nights happily running on wheels, logging six or seven miles - nearly three times the distance covered by normal mice. As the exercise addicts of the rodent world, their brains might hold secrets to similar addictive behavior in people, according to the researchers, whose work was published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 8, 2003
Like horse breeders hoping to win the Kentucky Derby, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spent eight years selectively breeding mice, creating a super-race of furry white critters that are born to run. The mice will spend most of their nights happily running on wheels, logging six or seven miles - nearly three times the distance covered by normal mice. As the exercise addicts of the rodent world, their brains might hold secrets to similar addictive behavior in people, according to the researchers, whose work was published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience.
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By Gregory B. Perkins | November 8, 2007
Gambling is a menace to society, and make no mistake about it: If slot machine gambling is legalized in Maryland, casinos will soon follow. This would be deadly to the best interest of the moral, social, economic and spiritual life of any community. It is also harmful to good government. The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore and Vicinity has historically opposed all forms of state-sponsored gambling. We should not allow Maryland to continue to encourage its citizens to engage in pathological, addictive behavior.
NEWS
May 21, 1991
Rational Recovery, a free self-help group active in 150 cities nationwide, is coming to Anne Arundel County soon. Rational Recovery teaches participants to overcome alcohol or substance abuse by a rational approach to handling addictive behavior.There is no reliance on ahigher power, no steps, sponsors or moral inventories in the program.Information: 255-8338.QUICKIE APPENDECTOMIESAnne Arundel Medical Center has shortened patients' recovery after removal of the appendix to a matter of hours instead of days.
NEWS
September 13, 2005
DRINK A LOT of coffee? Good job. It might make Americans jittery or feisty, but they get more antioxidants - those good-health nutritional nuggets - from drinking coffee than from eating or drinking anything else. Of course, that's because most folks drink a lot of coffee and don't eat the stuff that's really packed with antioxidants - prunes, cranberries, spinach, broccoli, whole grains and so on. But at least they're getting the good stuff from somewhere. Recent research suggests additional benefits.
NEWS
January 25, 1992
Not every idea that refuses to die deserves life support. So why are Harford County lawmakers trying to resuscitate a bill that both the governor and the General Assembly have repeatedly turned down? For the past four years, proposals to expand legalized slot machines beyond the eight Eastern Shore counties where they are now permitted have gone nowhere. Yet every year, Harford lawmakers try to legalize the one-armed bandits. Can't they take a hint? This dog won't hunt.Supporters of allowing civic and fraternal groups to operate slots claim they are a painless way to raise charity funds.
NEWS
November 8, 2010
Congratulations on your in depth article on Baltimore Behavioral Health and the over diagnosis of mental health problems among the addicted entering recovery ( "Hooked on treatment," Nov. 7 and "Sheltered addicts, strained recovery," Nov. 8). I am a practicing clinical psychologist in private practice and in a transitional housing facility for homeless recovering addicts in Baltimore. Yes, affective disorders are over diagnosed among the recovering population and yes, any differential diagnosis between addictive behavior and mental health problems is nearly impossible until the addict has had a few weeks of sobriety.
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By Samuel T. Gladding | December 9, 1991
SEX, LIES AND FORGIVENESS. By Jennifer P. Schneider and Burt Schneider. HarperCollins. 285 pages. $10.95. Addiction is a type of obsessive behavior around which people focus their lives. It has adverse consequences and steadily increases over time. It is further characterized by withdrawal symptoms if the behavior is stopped.Thus, addicts ride a merry-go-round of nonproductive behavior that leads nowhere. Most people think of this dysfunctional way of living as being associated with alcohol, cocaine or cigarettes.
NEWS
February 2, 2003
Dr. William Kelly, a prevention specialist with the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy, will present "Errors in Thinking - Understanding Addictive Behavior," a free, four-part prevention training program. Sponsored by the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy and Harford County One Church-One Addict Program, the course begins next month. "The course gives you an understanding of the reasoning behind avoidance of responsibility in addictive behavior," said prevention associate Robin Rossbach.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Staff Writer | March 18, 1993
In an announcement called both "off-base" and "promising" by substance abuse professionals, a Towson doctor stated that treating alcoholic patients with a combination of two appetite suppressants can halt their craving for alcohol.Dr. Pietr Hitzig, an internist in private practice, said yesterday at a news conference that he has treated 18 alcoholic patients for a period of up to 3 1/2 months and that the patients report having lost their compulsion to drink alcohol. His findings are published in the current issue of the Maryland Medical Journal.
BUSINESS
By Alec Matthew Klein and Alec Matthew Klein,Sun Staff Writer | March 11, 1995
Guilford Pharmaceuticals Inc. reported yesterday a $2 million loss for the fourth quarter, but completed a deal to develop a treatment for cocaine addiction.The nascent Baltimore-based biotechnology company is joining with the Abell Foundation, a private philanthropy, to create GELL Pharmaceuticals Inc., which will work to develop the drug treatment.The Abell Foundation in Baltimore has agreed to invest $2.5 million in GELL and will own 80 percent of the company; Guilford will own the remainder and provide the research aimed at tackling an addiction that afflicts more than 1 million Americans.
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