Alcoholism

UT-Austin, others, secure $29 Million for genomics-based alcohol addiction research

Alcoholism - 20 hours 54 min ago

The National Institutes of Health granted $29 million to 12 universities this month for the purpose of studying alcoholism. Harris, UT professor and director of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, said UT will receive $8.5 million of the grant.

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Alcoholism prompts YouTube star Shay Carl to halt production of 'Shaytards,' enter rehab

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 22:47

Saying he is an alcoholic who relapsed three months ago, the head of the popular "Shaytards" YouTube video blogging family has announced he is entering rehab. Shay Carl Butler, who calls himself "The Vlogfather" on Twitter, has shared the importance of his Mormon faith in the Shaytard vlogs, a centerpiece of a digital media empire that has generated 2.6 billion video views and millions of dollars.

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Vancouver Council to vote on proposed - Drinker's Lounge' amid addiction initiatives

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 18:24

"Will the city essentially be funding a bar, will alcohol be paid for?" wonders the NPA's Melissa De Genova. "Is the city allowing them to provide substances to the people coming into the lounge? Will there be supports and resources there, to take someone to treatment bed if they say 'I want to detox now'?" City councillor Kerry Jang says the lounge would be for alcoholics who consume the kind of alcohol found in drug stores, not bars.

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New Addiction Treatment clinic opens in Worplesdon

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 13:45

On Friday 17 February, a preview of a new state-of-the-art addiction treatment clinic in Perry Hill, Worplesdon, Surrey took place. The event was attended by local neighbours and dignitaries including Reverend Alex Russell, Guildford Mayor Gordon Jackson and Councillor Bob McShee.

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Recovering alcoholic says he 'would be dead' without help from...

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:05

Lord Toby Jug, who describes himself as a recovering alcoholic, said he "would be dead" without the support of the Gainsborough Foundation, which has its head office in Ramsey. PHOTO: Steve Williams.

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'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 06:46

Witten, a former opioid addict, has gone through an addiction program and now work... . In a Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 photo, from the left; Tyler Witten, John Holbrook and Jason Stone stand on the steps of the Sanibel House in Catlettsburg, Ky.

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'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 06:46

While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis. In Kentucky, which has been ravaged worse than almost any other state by fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, Tyler Witten went into rehab at Medicaid's expense after the state expanded the program under a provision of the act.

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Top doctor suspended over sex texts with vulnerable pensioner patient

Alcoholism - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 02:19

The 63-year-old patient suffers alcohol dependency and depression and her family claim consultant Richard MacCallum took advantage of her. A senior doctor has been suspended over claims that he began a relationship with a vulnerable patient he met in accident and emergency.

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OnTrack interim Executive Director steps down; Rita Sullivan no longer employed with organization

Alcoholism - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 21:52

Medford, Ore.- OnTrack's interim Executive Director, Dr. Kerri Hecox, has stepped down from her role at the embattled drug and alcohol treatment program. Hecox currently serves as Site Medical Director at La Clinica.

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Fructose tied to advanced liver disease in children and teens

Alcoholism - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:09

Obese youth who have some buildup of fats in their livers and a diet high in fructose may be more likely to develop serious chronic liver damage common in adult alcoholics, a recent study suggests. Most people have a little bit of fat in their liver.

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David Cassidy reveals he is battling dementia aged 66David Cassidy...

Alcoholism - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:36

The former teen idol, who has struggled with alcohol addiction, was filmed slurring his words, forgetting lyrics and stumbling on stage while performing at a concert in Los Angeles. Speaking to People magazine, the former Patridge Family star said: "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming."

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An on-line petition for The Breakaway (Recovery Home for Women).

Alcoholism - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 08:10

Earlier today: If you support the Women's Recovery Center at 1514 E. Spring, please e-mail Mr. Padgett and let him know. There is now an on-line petition, if you wish to register support.

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Heavy alcohol drinking increases heart disease risk: study2 min ago

Alcoholism - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:53

London, Feb 21 Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, new research has warned. Drinking too much can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow, said researchers at University College London in the UK.

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Bill would raise liquor tax

Alcoholism - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 23:48

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Mexico leads the nation when it comes to alcohol-related deaths from violence and health problems to car crashes and alcohol poisoning. Now lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to change that by raising the taxes on alcohol.

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Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries over time

Alcoholism - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 19:41

Heavy alcohol drinking habits over the years may prematurely age arteries, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association , the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Drinking too much, can affect the elasticity of the arterial walls and prematurely age the arteries, interfering with blood flow.

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Children of alcoholics are calling helplines to hear bedtime stories...

Alcoholism - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 15:35

Young children with alcoholic parents are calling charity helplines so that they can hear their favourite bedtime stories - because their parents are too drunk to read to them. The shocking revelation was made by the charity Nacoa - National Association for the Children of Alcoholics - to mark National Children of Alcoholics Week.

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Mumbai bars serving alcohol on Dry Days for all budgets: Top 10...

Alcoholism - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 11:16

Every year there are days when wine shops and bars are forced to stop selling alcohol, bringing all our hang out plans, birthday and anniversary celebrations and random binge-drinking plans to a screeching halt. Such days are the dry days, the list for which is thankfully declared at the beginning of the year.

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Study: Post-deployment screening not effective in reducing mental...

Alcoholism - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 04:54

Few Armed Forces personnel seek help for mental health disorders and novel approaches will be needed to encourage personnel at risk of PTSD, anxiety and alcohol abuse to seek treatment. A trial testing a potential post-deployment screening programme for UK Armed Forces personnel, based on a computerised assessment and tailored mental health advice, found it was not effective in reducing symptoms of mental health disorders or encouraging personnel to seek help, compared to the general mental health advice which is the standard of care in the UK military.

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Berkshire Medical Center's opioid unit filling much-needed treatment gap

Alcoholism - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:46

An empty patient room at Berkshire Medical Center which is creating a new unit to improve long-term recovery for those suffering from opiod and other substance abuse addictions. Director Shannon McCarthy is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor at Berkshire Medical Center which is creating a new unit to improve long-term recovery for those suffering from opiod and other substance abuse addictions.

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Documentary maker wants to build audience in a new market

Alcoholism - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:44

I'm the filmmaker of an award-winning documentary, "Church of Felons," which exposes the severe drug and alcohol addiction epidemic of Polk County, Wis. How could we better reach over the border into Minnesota to gain support, book screening events and direct attention of influencers toward our project? A: Given the grass-roots nature of your efforts, a couple of specific strategies come to mind, both more akin to direct sales and public relations than anything else.

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