Unity Center Moves to New Location in Benwood

Alcoholism - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 06:02

A local organization dedicated to helping people overcome addiction enlisted the support of a West Virginia lawmaker Friday as it marked the first week in its new home. Ohio Valley Recovery Inc., also known as the Unity Center, officially moved Dec. 2 from its former location in Center Wheeling to 4850 Eoff St. in Benwood, just over the border with Wheeling.

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Czech-led team discovers anti-cancer properties in drug

Alcoholism - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 01:56

An international research team led by Czechs from the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine of Olomouc's Palacky University, discovered cancer suppressing properties in disulfiram, an old alcohol-aversion drug, the university staff told CTK on Thursday. Czech scientists led by Jiri Bartek and other researchers from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Canada, a total of 30, took part in the research.

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Alberta funds $560,000 grant to tackle opioid crisis in Calgary's South Asian community

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 21:51

Municipal and provincial politicians and employees at Punjabi Community Health Services announce a grant to provide harm-reduction services to Calgary's South Asian community on Wednesday. The Alberta government is providing a $560,000 grant to Punjabi Community Health Services to fight opioid abuse in Calgary's South Asian community.

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Loneliness Is a Killer. Why Don't We Talk About It?

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:13

" Loneliness is a killer," a friend recently wrote to me. We've all felt it, but we don't like to admit it.

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Now Online: 12/24 TLC

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 17:13

The Christmas season can be a hard time for addicts and their families. Seasonal stresses, often compounded by the ghosts of traumatic holidays past, can raise tensions even for those with years of sobriety.

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Nighttime NYC: 12-Step Groups Squeezed for Space

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:50

As church attendance continues to decline, many 12-step groups that meet in New York church basements and rectories after business hours have had to close or move when the churches sold off property or raised the rents to cover the church's own expenses. Four people sat around the long table at the Murray Hill Beginners Al-Anon meeting, a support group for families and friends of alcoholics.

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The complex brain choreography of split-second decisions

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:50

Researchers have found that a split-second decision to change an action once it has already started involves lightning-speed choreography in not just one brain region - as previously thought - but several. If you don't make your altered decision within 100 milliseconds, it may be too late to put it into action.

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Can Telemedicine Successfully Treat Addiction?

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:50

Drug and alcohol addiction is a mounting problem all over the world. In the United States, 12 percent of Americans suffer from some form of drug addiction, according to addiction recovery firm Resurgence Behavioral Health .

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Alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse kills cancer cells

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 09:56

A new study in Nature by an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet, reports that the alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse is effective against cancer. The study also identifies a potential mechanism of action for the anti-tumour effect.

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Wasted lives: Overcoming alcohol addiction, surviving the holiday season

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 05:15

Alcohol is the biggest addiction crisis on the rise in British Columbia and it can wreak havoc on the lives of those it touches. An estimated one in every 20 Canadians who drinks is dependent on alcohol, according to the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 02:59

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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International study: Older Kiwis' drinking patterns in spotlight

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:55

The report found older men drank more often than older women and there wasn't a lot of difference between Maori and non-Maori drinkers aged over 50. Photo/File Non-Maori men aged 50 or over are bigger drinkers than Maori men in the same age bracket, a new study on the drinking patterns of older Kiwis has revealed. Between 1950 and 2013, the global population of older adults increased by 400 per cent [from 202 million to 841 million].

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Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:37

Drinking alcohol becomes more dangerous in later life, but a new report released today by the Health Promotion Agency shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older adults in many other countries. An international team funded by the HPA and led by researchers from Massey University's Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study and the University of Auckland's Centre for Addiction Research used data from studies of ageing from around the world to compare alcohol use patterns.

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New Zealand restaurant industry battles mental health crisis

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:17

Long hours, relentless pressure, isolation, lack of sleep, drug and alcohol abuse, a culture of harden up or get out - the restaurant kitchen is not always an easy place to be. Is it any wonder, then, that the industry is said to be in the grips of a mental health crisis worldwide? The suicide of top Australian chef Jeremy Strode in July 2017 prompted an outpouring of shock and grief from those in the industry on both sides of the Tasman.

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Wine reintroduced at St Peter and St Paul's Church in Yalding

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:50

St Peter and St Paul's Church in Yalding became one of the first in the UK to go teetotal in 2013, a decision made due to its close association with the Kenward Trust which runs an alcohol and drug rehab centre in the village. All communion wine became non-alcoholic so recovering addicts could fully participate in the Holy Sacrament, where wine represents the blood of Christ and the bread his body.

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How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 07:41

Previous studies have demonstrated that the alcohol abuse drug disulfiram has anticancer properties. But until now, researchers had not found the mechanism by which the drug can target cancer.

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Illinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment persist

Alcoholism - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 00:57

Illinois officials have announced the launch of a telephone helpline meant to connect people suffering from opioid addiction or other drug problems with treatment providers. Illinois officials have announced the launch of a telephone helpline meant to connect people suffering from opioid addiction or other drug problems with treatment providers.

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Unique liver function of South American amphibian could pave way for finding a cure to cirrhosis

Alcoholism - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:16

The unique liver function of a South American amphibian, Siphonops annulatus, could pave the way to finding a cure to the devastating liver condition cirrhosis, a new study published in the prestigious Journal of Anatomy reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey , the Federal University of Sao Paulo and the Butantan Institute in Brazil used an innovative 3D liver cell examination to explore the liver function of this snake-like amphibian.

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FL doctors and nurses calling out state rehab

Alcoholism - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 17:53

He's a practicing Florida doctor, she's a licensed mental health counselor. Both are staying in the dark out of fear of repercussions but speaking out about the state's rehab program for doctors.

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Cleveland Browns receiver looks to come back from addiction

Alcoholism - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:05

On average, more than 23.5 million people over the age of 12 are victims of substance abuse, according to a 2009 study by Caron. To most people, it is blasphemy that an athlete can still play at a high level while indulging in different types of drugs and alcohol.

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