Officer suffering PTSD who was assessed as only partially incapacitated took it 'badly'

Alcoholism - 8 hours 51 min ago

A coronial inquest into the suicide of former New South Wales police officer Ashley Bryant has been told he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and alcohol dependency. The father-of-three was found at the bottom of a cliff at Lismore in 2013 after serving as a police officer for 24 years.

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Heavy drinkers may not handle alcohol as well as they think

Alcoholism - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:19

Young adults who are heavy social drinkers may think they have a "tolerance" that lets them drink alcohol without it impairing their coordination, but a new study shows otherwise. The researchers found that after people who had been heavy drinkers for years consumed a high dose of alcohol, they fared no better than light drinkers when performing a complex task, akin to driving a car .

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Alcohol abuse clinic reducing return trips to Ottawa emergency rooms

Alcoholism - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:28

Dr. Kim Corace is director of clinical programming and research in the substance abuse and disorders program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre A pilot project aimed at reducing the number of alcoholics who make return visits to Ottawa hospital emergency rooms is showing some promising results halfway into its mandate. The Alcohol Medical Intervention Clinic , located at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, was established in May 2016 as a two-year pilot project with a different approach to the treatment of alcohol abuse.

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Neighbors object to former steakhouse plan

Alcoholism - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 01:33

Neighbors of the former Medina Steak & Seafood restaurant are not happy with the idea of converting the closed business into a center for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Delane Nagel and Mary Sibley told county commissioners April 11 that the proposal was not well vetted and their residential neighborhood is not the appropriate location for such a facility.

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Mayank Shekhar: Why do we drink in the first place?

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:10

Khushwant Singh, I'm told, once famously went up to LK Advani and said, "You don't smoke. You don't drink.

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Enough Is Enough Series, Part 6: LSD Reconsidered

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 20:40

Biochemical Psychiatry is now moving in an unfortunate, potentially dangerous and predictable direction. It is turning to psychedelic drugs.

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Stephanie Davis slams Phil over Jeremy McConnell interview

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:52

'You were biased!' Stephanie Davis accuses fellow mum Holly Willoughby of 'not sticking up for her' in awkward This Morning chat She took to This Morning on Monday following a tumultuous year, to announce she was back with the father of her three-month-old son. But despite appearing to turn things around with Jeremy McConnell, who has entered rehab following a year of public spats with Stephanie Davis, she still had some things to get off her chest.

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Worldwide lack of early referral of patients with alcoholic liver disease

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:49

Results from a worldwide analysis of over 3,000 patients highlights that there is significant disparity in the referral of patients with liver disease, and that those with alcoholic liver disease are 12 times more likely to present at an advanced rather than early stage. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, showed that in those patients with two causes of cirrhosis , alcohol abuse also leads to a more advanced stage of presentation.

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Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in men

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:54

A collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men. In their paper published in Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging , the team reports that reward system structures are larger in alcoholic women than in nonalcoholic women, and their report confirmed earlier studies that found the same structures were smaller in alcoholic men than in nonalcoholic men.

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Can you be in recovery if you use marijuana?

Alcoholism - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 03:31

It's been a long time coming - the idea of discussing marijuana as a part of recovery from substance use issues. I've been waiting decades.

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Mortgages plan in bid to revive CU sector

Alcoholism - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:57

An alcohol addiction counsellor has been elected president of the Irish League of Credit Unions, with plans to encourage the lenders to offer mortgages. An alcohol addiction counsellor has been elected president of the Irish League of Credit Unions, with plans to encourage the lenders to offer mortgages.

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Cold weather, fewer sun hours increase alcoholic cirrhosis

Alcoholism - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:39

London, April 23 - People in colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver, scientists have found. A new data from more than 190 countries presented on Saturday at the International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, suggests that every increase in temperature of one degree Celsius was linked with a decrease in the alcohol-attributable fraction of cirrhosis of 0.3 per cent.

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Publisher speaks out over churches' 'rigid' values when treating people for drug and alcohol abuse

Alcoholism - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:33

Duncan Williams, founder of Christian Free Press Limited, was prompted to speak out over "rigid Christian dogma" after reading an article in the Telegraph about a poll which revealed that nearly one in four Christians did not believe in the story of Jesus's resurrection. "Church must embrace even non believers in the resurrection, as forcing a hard and fast declaration of what it is to be truly Christian upon those unable to attest, makes liars out of honest people, and a neurotic church results from even the most well intentioned cognitive dissonance," Mr Williams said.

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in Re: Rosa Figueroa

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 23:13

Before: McCARTHY, J.P., EGAN JR., LYNCH, DEVINE and CLARK, JJ.Lisa M. King, New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Albany , for petitioner. Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Albany , for respondents.

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B.C. centre planning clinical trials to treat addiction with hallucinogens

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:35

Clinical trials will examine the potential for hallucinogenic drugs like psilocybin and LSD to combat addictions to deadly drugs, including opioids. Jon Hernandez is an award-winning multimedia journalist from Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Gender Difference Seen in Alcohol's Effects on Brain's Reward System

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:01

A new study has found evidence suggesting that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University School of Medicine report that reward system structures are larger in alcoholic women than in non-alcoholic women.

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 09:21

Anders Osborne at his home studio. The New Orleans bluesman is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in a work environment where that can be difficult.

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Mt. Zion UMC to host panel discussion on addiction, depression Wednesday

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:54

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, will have "Love Yourself Enough to Choose - Life over Death, Hope over Despair, Light over Darkness," a panel discussion about addiction, depression and suicide, on April 26 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

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Addicted veterans have long road to treatment

Alcoholism - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 02:10

Thomas Burke while he was serving with the Marines. He did a tour in Iraq and a tour in Afghanistan.

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Exercise, diet still better than weight loss pills

Alcoholism - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 23:47

You may have seen the television commercials for the prescription weight-loss pill Contrave. Contrave is the combination of two older drugs - the antidepressant bupropion and the addiction-treatment drug naltrexone.

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