addiction http://kuow.org en Regulating Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much? http://kuow.org/post/regulating-caffeine-how-much-too-much <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds speaks with journalist Murray Carpenter about his book, “Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us."</p><p>The book takes a closer look at the common drug we take for granted on a daily basis.<br /> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:00:48 +0000 Ross Reynolds 33457 at http://kuow.org Regulating Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much? Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation http://kuow.org/post/kristen-wiig-gets-serious-alice-munro-adaptation The new film <em>Hateship Loveship</em> was adapted from an <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/authors/137943757/alice-munro">Alice Munro</a> short story and stars <em>Saturday Night Live</em> alumna Kristen Wiig in a performance that's a far cry from her outrageous characters on the comedy show.<p>In it, Wiig plays Johanna, a caretaker in Iowa assigned to help a grandfather, played by Nick Nolte, look after his 14-year-old granddaughter, Sabitha. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:40:45 +0000 NPR Staff 32367 at http://kuow.org Kristen Wiig Gets Serious For Alice Munro Adaptation With Sobering Science, Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery http://kuow.org/post/sobering-science-doctor-debunks-12-step-recovery Since its founding in the 1930s, Alcoholics Anonymous has become part of the fabric of American society. AA and the many 12-step groups it inspired have become the country's go-to solution for addiction in all of its forms. These recovery programs are mandated by drug courts, prescribed by doctors and widely praised by reformed addicts.<p>Dr. Lance Dodes sees a big problem with that. The psychiatrist has spent more than 20 years studying and treating addiction. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:34:13 +0000 NPR Staff 31146 at http://kuow.org With Sobering Science, Doctor Debunks 12-Step Recovery Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep http://kuow.org/post/quixote-village-more-just-place-sleep <p>This past Christmas Eve, 30 homeless adults found a permanent residence in Olympia, Wash.</p><p>Before the move, the group lived in tents, hosted by different churches in the area. Many of the people had been sleeping in the woods and just wanted a safe place to stay.</p><p>Now, Camp Quixote is known as Quixote Village and comprises tiny houses for homeless adults. At 144 square feet, the homes are about the size of a one-car garage. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:48:59 +0000 Elizabeth Jenkins 29820 at http://kuow.org Quixote Village: More Than Just A Place To Sleep Relationship Between Writers And Alcohol http://kuow.org/post/relationship-between-writers-and-alcohol <div><p>Steve Scher talks with Nancy Pearl about two books that explores the relationship between writers and alcohol.</p></div><div>"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking" by Olivia Laing explores the role that alcohol played in the lives of six great American male writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver.<p>She also recommends an older book, "Drinking, A Love Story" by Caroline Knapp, which helps a reader understand addiction. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:34:48 +0000 Steve Scher 28454 at http://kuow.org Relationship Between Writers And Alcohol Heroin Use Is On The Rise, Young Adults Increasing Most http://kuow.org/post/heroin-use-rise-young-adults-increasing-most <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Caleb Banta-Green, an addiction and drug expert from the University of Washington,&nbsp; about heroin trends across Washington state. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:23:50 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 26732 at http://kuow.org Heroin Use Is On The Rise, Young Adults Increasing Most With More Addicted Soldiers, Military Expands Treatment Options http://kuow.org/post/more-addicted-soldiers-military-expands-treatment-options <p>For thousands of service members who use opiates to manage chronic pain from war injuries, the road to dependence and addiction can be paved with compassion. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:29:05 +0000 Patricia Murphy 22829 at http://kuow.org With More Addicted Soldiers, Military Expands Treatment Options When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines http://kuow.org/post/when-playing-video-games-means-sitting-lifes-sidelines A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. It treats all sorts of technology addictions, but most of the young men who come through here — and they are all young men — have the biggest problem with video games.<p>There are beds for seven patients at a time. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:12:00 +0000 editor 22344 at http://kuow.org When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines Stories Of Sobriety http://kuow.org/post/stories-sobriety <p></p><p>The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence reports that in the US over 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Not only that, a recent Columbia University study found that only 1 in 10 of these people actually seeks treatment for drug addiction. And most of the time, the treatment doesn’t work.</p><p>Ross Reynolds sits down with Dr. Jim Walsh, the medical director of Addiction Recovery Services at Swedish Medical Center’s Ballard campus to talk about what does work. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:14:37 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12266 at http://kuow.org Stories Of Sobriety David Sheff Comes Clean On Addiction http://kuow.org/post/david-sheff-comes-clean-addiction <p>Journalist and author David Sheff struggled to save his son Nic from addiction and he recounted his experience in the memoir "Beautiful Boy." In his new book "Clean," Sheff argues addiction is not a failure of character but a disease that can be prevented and cured. Ross Reynolds sits down with David Sheff for a discussion on drug abuse, parenting and the struggle to shift the way the world sees addiction.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Hannah Burn 11228 at http://kuow.org David Sheff Comes Clean On Addiction Help For Families Who Struggle With Addicts http://kuow.org/post/help-families-who-struggle-addicts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The defendant charged in the recent &nbsp;death of two pedestrians in Seattle’s </span>Wedgewood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> neighborhood has faced DUIs in the past. </span>Like thousands of other families, Mark Mullan's family has struggle with his addiction.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 02:26:03 +0000 Patricia Murphy 10715 at http://kuow.org Should Washington Get Tougher On DUIs? http://kuow.org/post/should-washington-get-tougher-duis <p>The King County prosecutor filed four felony charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault yesterday against Mark W. Mullan. He’s the alleged drunken driver who killed two people and wounded two others in the Wedgewood neighborhood in Seattle on Monday. The case has provoked scrutiny of the state’s approach to drunken driving. Ross Reynolds examines the history of drunken driving prevention efforts in the United States, digs into the ramifications for drunken driving in Washington and asks callers for their opinions on our state's DUI penalties.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:10:32 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 10595 at http://kuow.org Should Washington Get Tougher On DUIs? Pot Legalization Increases Adult Addicts’ Concern For Teens http://kuow.org/post/pot-legalization-increases-adult-addicts-concern-teens <p></p><p>One of the most urgent questions surrounding Washington’s legalization of marijuana is the affect it will have on teenagers. Researchers say teens often see marijuana as “natural” and “safer than alcohol.”&nbsp; Many adults who consider themselves addicts supported legalization, but not because they think marijuana is risk-free. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:07:07 +0000 Amy Radil 7950 at http://kuow.org Pot Legalization Increases Adult Addicts’ Concern For Teens Founder Of University District Needle Exchange Dead http://kuow.org/post/founder-university-district-needle-exchange-dead <p></p><p>Bob Quinn, one of the founders of Seattle's needle exchange, died over the weekend. The King County Medical examiner says it was suicide. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:21:56 +0000 Patricia Murphy 3049 at http://kuow.org Founder Of University District Needle Exchange Dead