Alcoholism

Letter: Alcohol problems

Alcoholism - 7 hours 41 min ago

I am appalled at the Republican majority on the House Finance Committee. They decided on March 20 to reject the governor's recommendation to increase funding of the Alcohol Fund by 3.4 percent and the next day voted to repeal the Alcohol Fund.

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ADA and Batman - by Robin

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:29

Recently, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing the new Batman movie to focus on his recovery following recent treatment for alcoholism. His reason for stepping down was due to his belief that he was unable to give the directing role the focus and passion it requires.

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Alcohol & Heart Health: New study untangles the effects

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 19:01

When it comes to alcohol and heart health, the back and forth between findings can leave you feeling dizzy: One study concludes that drinking is good for your heart, but then another says it's best to say no. At least part of this back and forth comes from a central problem in many studies: The group of "nondrinkers" in any study is likely to include both people who have never consumed alcohol at all and people who used to drink but don't anymore.

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Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley slams Channel 5 George Michael documentary

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:01

Wham! star Andrew Ridgeley has hit out at Channel 5 for airing a "mucky" documentary about George Michael's final days. The singer, who was found dead on Christmas Day, died of dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, which can be linked to drug and alcohol abuse, a coroner has ruled at an inquest into the star's death.

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Hear Trace Adkins' Seductive New Song 'Something's Going On'

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:01

" Something's going on ," sings Trace Adkins in his latest offering, " and it sure feels good ." The new song, the title track from Something's Going On , which is due to be released later this week, is more slow burner than barn burner and one of the best looks yet at Adkins' sober new worldview.

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Pratyusha Banerjee's last performance in Hum Kuch Keh na Sake by...

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:01

Pratyusha Banerjee's untimely death left the industry devastated, especially her best friend, Kamya Punjabi. Pratyusha Banerjee committed suicide on April 1, 2016, due to unknown reasons.

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Down the habit hole

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:03

Coming out of a four-year addiction to cocaine, I wanted to find the line between use and abuse of social drugs If you Google image search "coke addict" you'll likely get results of celebrities like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton passed out in the back seat of a private car. Do the same for "crack addict" and let me know if you find a top image result that features any teeth.

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Should we dissolve the Indian reservations?

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 04:14

The New York Times had a long article describing how the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska sells millions of alcoholic beverages every year because the town is just over the border from the local Indian reservation where alcohol is banned. The situation is so bad that in Whiteclay, you can find dozens of American Indians lying comatose on the streets, drunk out of their minds, like a scene out of "Walking Dead".

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St. Paul man writes about addiction, homelessness

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:05

At least four times a day, John Fritz sits on the sofa of his modest St. Paul apartment off Ayd Mill Road and watches the freight trains roll outside. He eyes the bridge underpass beneath St. Clair Avenue and thinks: it's good to be indoors.

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St. Paul man writes about addiction, homelessness

Alcoholism - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 02:05

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY MARCH 27 AND THEREAFTER - In a March 16, 2017 photo, John Fritz holds a copy of his book, "Homeless is not Hopeless," at his apartment in St. Paul, Minn. Fritz rode the rails for nearly 25 years, always imagining he'd live and die as a self-described tramp.

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Transgender College Freshmen Tend to Drink More, Have More Black-Outs

Alcoholism - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:45

A new survey of college freshmen found that those who identified as transgender were at greater risk of experiencing negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems, and conflicts such as arguments or physical fights. Of the more than 422,000 college freshmen who participated in the survey, 989 students identified as transgender.

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Festival aids Lamon Luther factory

Alcoholism - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 02:05

Mackenzie Nails, left, shops with her friend Tessa Davis at the Crafted Festival in the Fullerville area of Villa Rica on Saturday, while across the table Theresa Harte and Jennifer Clay chat. The festival was held on Rockmart Road at the location of the Lamon Luther factory.

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Nebraska town seems to exist only to sell beer to Pine Ridge residents

Alcoholism - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:28

In this Oct. 21, 2016, photo, a customer enters State Line Liquor, one of four beer stores in the town of Whiteclay, Neb. The Lakota Hope faith ministry in Whiteclay has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four beer stores that sell millions of cans annually in the tiny village next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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Hangover memories more likely with a family history of drinking problems

Alcoholism - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 06:42

Headache, nausea, vomiting, dehydration - these are just some of the symptoms of a hangover that many of us would rather forget. But for people with a family history of alcoholism, this might be easier said than done.

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Pokies donation to proposed drug rehab centre 'doesn't pass pub test'

Alcoholism - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 00:31

A religious charity planning to build a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in rural Tasmania has been criticised for accepting a donation from a major pokies and pubs group. ALH Group gifted $20,000 to Teen Challenge Tasmania after Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie set up a meeting between them last week.

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Your girl's night-in can probably use an upgrade.

Alcoholism - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 20:23

Your girl's night-in can probably use an upgrade. These Amazon deals will elevate any chill session.

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Alcoholism - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 18:16

Attorney General Jim Hood announced on Thursday that he had deposited $34.4 million from state lawsuits into the state Treasury as legislatures continue working on the budget. Hood urged lawmakers to use $7 million of the funds for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to reopen drug and alcohol treatment facilities at the state hospital and fund local disability programs.

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Licenses for Prescribing Narcotic Proposed by Bucks Lawmaker

Alcoholism - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:08

A man who recently got out of a rehab program for heroin addiction, showed his prescription for Suboxone, a maintenance treatment for opioid dependence, February 5, 2014, in Burlington, Vermont. A state lawmaker from Bucks County introduced legislation Wednesday that would strengthen Pennsylvania's oversight of prescriptions for the powerful narcotic Suboxone.

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Transgender College Freshmen Drink More, Experience More Blackouts

Alcoholism - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:34

A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and conflicts such as arguments or physical fights. The 989 students who identified as transgender were also more likely than their cisgender peers to cite stress reduction, relationship troubles or the sedating effects of alcohol as motivation for drinking, according to an analysis of the survey publishing March 21 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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Opioid crisis the subject of meeting at local church

Alcoholism - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:08

"Alone, no more," a new gathering of support for those affected by the opioid crisis will hold its first meeting on Saturday at the First Church Unitarian Universalist of Leominster. "We want people to just be able to come together and try to heal because there are just so many people who are affected by this," said Ron Brown, one of the volunteers organizing the new group.

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