RAF poster girl was caught four times over alcohol limit

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 23:57

Plane drunk! RAF poster girl, 36, who appeared on an military recruitment ad is caught trying to drive onto a UK air base while four times over the limit Magistrates heard that Cpl Sian Kerry Galvin was so drunk that she was unable to produce her pass at RAF Coningsby A poster girl for the RAF who tried driving four times over the alcohol limit onto one of the UK's tightest military bases has walked free from court. Boston Magistrates' Court, in Lincolnshire, heard that she was so drunk that she was not capable of producing her pass at RAF Coningsby - home to Britain's fleet of Typhoon fighters.

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Floyd and Blackies born of dreams and visions

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:09

In the end, however, it became a story of dreams and of visions, of hope and of redemption, and of the power of a community to help transform dreams and visions into reality. Greg Ramsey, 56, the manager-owner of Floyd and Blackie's Coffee, is not a native of Cramerton, but he is most definitely a son of Cramerton, having moved to the former mill village beside the South Fork River when he was 4 years old in 1965.

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Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:47

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking's harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time? As a historical theologian, I researched the role that pious Christians played in developing and producing alcohol.

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Drinking just this much alcohol can seriously mess with your hormones

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:55

We all have different ways to indulge and unwind, and for many people, alcohol is definitely on that list. And while lots of research has shown a glass of wine a day can keep the heart doctor away , other research has shown too much alcohol is a recipe for organ disaster.

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BioCorRx's (BICX) CEO Brady Granier on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Alcoholism - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:21

Greetings and welcome to the BioCorRx Third Quarter 2017 Business Update Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode.

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FL's rehab for docs and nurses prompt concerns

Alcoholism - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:46

In Florida, the Professionals Resource Network and the Intervention Project for Nurses are state-contracted programs that help addicted practitioners and nurses get treatment while still being able to hold on to their licenses. The programs have been around for decades and are widely respected and considered critically needed.

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Walk looks to help eliminate stigma associated with addiction

Alcoholism - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:51

Corinn Broatch and Brittany MacMillan lead the inaugural National Addictions Awareness Week Walk as the group arrives at Galt Gardens Thursday after marching from city hall. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald More than two dozen people gathered on the steps of city hall on Thursday morning to bring awareness and end the stigma for people fighting addiction.

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MSP calls for new information campaign to highlight the dangers of drink

Alcoholism - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:50

A new national information campaign to tackle alcohol abuse should be produced to hammer home the message on the dangers of drink according to a MSP . After the Scottish Government finally got the go ahead to implement its minimum pricing of alcohol policy, Labour MSP Monica Lennon said a culture change is required.

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'Monster within'

Alcoholism - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:22

"Shame. Guilt. An inability to live. I wanted to die." This is what alcoholism did to Matthew, who is now in recovery at Abbeycare rehab centre near Wishaw.

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What To Make Of A Head-To-Head Test Of Addiction Treatments

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:48

Addiction specialists caution against reading too much into a new study released this week that compares two popular medications for opioid addiction. This much-anticipated research is the largest study so far to directly compare the widely used treatment Suboxone with relative newcomer Vivitrol.

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She Does The City: A pioneering website's decade of disruption

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:27

When the website She Does the City went live in 2007, it was unlike anything you could find online. Writing with a young female audience in mind, founder Jen McNeely was a trailblazer of authentic storytelling and community building.

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The Amazonian Drug That Could Treat Depression And Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:49

The survey of over 96,000 people around the world found that ayahuasca users reported higher well-being and lower problems with alcohol abuse. In the 60s it was known as the 'businessman's trip' because its effects last between 5 and 15 minutes, instead of the hours resulting from LSD or magic mushrooms.

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These Two Habits Make You Look Older, According to Science

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:49

The latest research finds heavy drinking and smoking can age you beyond your years, but their findings on moderate drinking and smoking were a surprise Drinking heavily and smoking for years are well-known features of an unhealthy lifestyle. They can also make you look older, according to a new study.

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Woman finds strength by attending support sessions related to people affected by alcoholism

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:01

A WOMAN from Leigh who left her alcoholic husband after being together for 20 years says an organisation that helps people affected by someone else's drinking saved her life. She has been attending Al-Anon for 13 years and spoke out as part of Alcohol Awareness Week, which ends on Sunday.

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Scotland wins the right to end the sale of cheap booze

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:12

Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to tackle alcohol abuse by setting a minimum price on booze. Scotland has won the right to be the first country in the world to tackle alcohol abuse by setting a minimum price on booze.

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Another natural remedy for alcoholism and depression? South American...

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:49

A new study has found that a traditional psychedelic herb from South America can potentially be used as a natural remedy for alcoholism and depression and can promote feelings of well-being. In the study, researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London examined the effects of the psychedelic herb known as ayahuasca and the well-being of its users by analyzing the data of 96,901 individuals around the world, which came from the Global Drug Survey .

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Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, Effective

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:31

With the United States in the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis, researchers conducted a head-to-head trial of two leading addiction treatments -- naltrexone and buprenorphine-naloxone . "The newer drug, naltrexone, was as effective in keeping patients off heroin, preventing relapse and overdose, as buprenorphine," said lead researcher Dr. Joshua Lee.

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Employees Have a Right to Complain About Intoxicated Co-Workers

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:54

The likely reaction to the title of this article would be: well of course they do. Workplace rules of conduct typically prohibit being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and although the condition of alcoholism might be protected as a disability, anti-discrimination law does not protect intoxication on the job.

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Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:30

A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging looks at the relationship between traumatic brain injury and alcohol use Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The study, led by Dr. Andrew Mayer of the Mind Research Network and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, also found that combining head injury with heavy alcohol use did not further alter the structure or function of the brain.

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Laois man with gambling addiction smashed bookies TV

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08

A Portarlington man with a gambling addiction who smashed a television in a bookmakers after losing a 400 on horses has been ordered to keep out of all gambling premises. Inspector Maria Conway gave evidence that on October 18 this year, at 3.20pm, the accused went into Boylesports, Main Street, Portlaoise, where he took the handle of a sweeping brush and threw it at a television.

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