Alcoholism

Information evening about encouraging men to work through issues

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 23:52

Man Up co-ordinator Regan Davis will host an information evening on Thursday in Timaru about 15-week free courses for men and women. From a young age the Christchurch man decided he didn't want to follow the same path and made a stand.

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Methamphetamine is Texas' largest drug threat according to a UT professor's report

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:43

Methamphetamine remains the largest drug threat in Texas, causing 715 deaths in 2017, according to a substance abuse trend report published by social work professor Jane Maxwell last week. "Meth has been a problem in the United States for a number of years," Maxwell said.

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What You Should Know About Liver Cancer

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:10

Primary liver cancer has been relatively rare in the U.S., but the incidence - and death rate - is on the rise, says Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa, a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, liver cancer incidence increased 2.3 percent per year between 2003 and 2012, and the rate of deaths is increasing faster than for other types of cancer .

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A look back: October 23, 1975...

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 00:45

Carbon County residents apparently aren't about to drink themselves to death. Or at least this would seem to be the case on the basis of data gleaned by the State Department of Health .

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Jimmy Barnes wants to get men talking

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:15

In his first memoir, Working Class Boy, Jimmy Barnes sparked a nationwide discussion about domestic abuse and its affect on children. As he releases his second memoir, less than two years later, his new mission is to get men to open up and start talking about their problems.

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The 'liver friendly' alcohol that will still give a buzz

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 17:57

Scientists develop 'liver friendly' alcohol that will still give you a buzz That's why Indian researcher Harsha Chigurupati developed a compound purported to help protect against liver and DNA damage caused by consuming alcohol - called NTX - 'no-tox.' In a study funded by Chigurupati, biomarkers that indicate liver damage were 93% lower for people who drank NTX-infused vodka versus people who drank regular vodka - and, later studies showed that NTX-infused vodka reduced DNA damage caused by drinking regular alcohol.

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From The Magazine: The Elephant In The Room

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/23/2017 - 13:18

We've all heard the rumors. Trainers who keep beers cold in ringside coolers, top riders who regularly come out of porta potties rubbing the last of the cocaine off their noses, members of ring crew selling illegal drugs after hours, professional riders so inebriated they miss their classes.

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'Racing for Recovery' helping to change lives of addicts

Alcoholism - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:43

"I am blessed to have survived a 13 year drug and alcohol addiction," said Crandell. "I just wanted to give back everything that I was graciously given and help other substance abusers and their families that recovery is possible."

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Are implants for opioid addicts a new hope or new scam?

Alcoholism - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 16:57

Dr. Kate Atkinson holds a buprenorphine implant at her office in Amherst, Sept. 20. Photo courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE If a stake could be driven through the vampire heart of the nation's opioid epidemic, it might look something like this: Four tiny spines, each smaller than a matchstick, sunk into a drug addict's upper arm.

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Jimmy Barnes' wife Jane speaks about husband's addictions

Alcoholism - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 04:06

'They thought I was the bad influence who had driven him off the edge': Jimmy Barnes' wife Jane reveals their children blamed HER for the rock star's addiction Last week, Jimmy Barnes opened up about his 40-year-battle with alcohol and illicit drugs during an emotional appearance on Q&A. And on Saturday, the rock star's wife Jane spoke out about how the couple's three daughters blamed HER after Jimmy checked into rehab in 2003.

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AFN delegates set Native agenda; politicians talk about Trump, Twitter, climate, Alaska

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:55

Aassanaaq Kairaiuak teaches his son Linson Kairaiuak, 3, some dance moves while they watch a performance by a Maori group Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. Both Kairaiuaks and Linson's mother Polly Andrews performed with the group Acilquq during the Indigedance finals, placing first and taking home a $10,000 prize.

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Alcoholism and drug council holds annual meeting

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 19:28

The Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse held its 33rd annual meeting Friday in the midst of rising opiate overdose reports and a large number of legal prescription drugs with "addiction potential" dispensed in the county. Director Dennis Dyer opened the meeting for the community leaders and partners in attendance on the state of the council and how it is helping its clients.

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Developer of drug treatment facility at Lodge and Spa at Cordillera...

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:19

The company seeking to develop a drug rehabilitation facility at the former Lodge and Spa at Cordillera has sued residents of the luxury Vail Valley community who are battling the plan. CSMN Investments, which purchased the property this summer as part of a $136 million plan to convert the lodge into a high-end drug and alcohol abuse treatment center, argues the Cordillera Property Owners Association and Cordillera Metropolitan District violated federal discrimination laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act when the groups sued to block the sale and redevelopment of the property.

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LSU gets grant to study exercise in drinkers with HIV/AIDS

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:11

An LSU Health professor has $390,000 to study whether exercise can help avert insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and other metabolic disorders in heavy drinkers with HIV. Louisiana State University Health New Orleans says the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism awarded the two-year grant to Dr. Patricia Molina, head of physiology.

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Reformed addicts to aid homeless substance users under Cuomo plan

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 13:11

Recovering addicts will help homeless people struggling with substance abuse get treatment under a new initiative unveiled Friday by Gov. Cuomo. Under the initiative, the state's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will deploy "certified recovery peer advocates" to do outreach at city homeless shelters and provide guidance to substance abusers.

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Berkeley Rep premieres - Imaginary Comforts'

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:55

Michael Goorjian and Susan Lynskey in the world premiere of 'Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit.' Disparate themes of grief, alcoholism, recovery and the importance of stories intertwine seamlessly in "Imaginary Comforts, or the Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit" by Daniel Handler of Lemony Snicket fame.

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Can drinking make you a better foreign language speaker?

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 04:41

New research suggests that drinking a little alcohol can actually improve your performance in a newly learned foreign language. Be careful, though: the effect may not last beyond the first pint.

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Beware the smoke and mirrors around the pot legalisation debate

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 02:32

OPINION : I hate pot, I really do. The anxiety attacks, paranoia, rancid bong smoke, the tatty pot culture, rasta beanies, "tribal" tattoos and all that.

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Ben Affleck dutifully turns up for another rehab session

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 18:17

The Batman star was all smiles as usual as he stepped out of his chauffeured SUV and into the Rehab Recovery Center in Los Angeles . Same bat-time, same bat-channel: Ben Affleck dutifully turned up for yet another rehab session in Los Angeles on Friday The father of three looked cool in grey sneakers and dark jeans, which he paired with a black T-shirt and a black leather bomber jacket.

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AA discussion set Nov. 4

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:32

District 20 of the Virginia Area Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous is hosting a panel discussion on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Pennington Gap to address alcoholism in our community.

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