Alcoholism

Can a drink a day make you live longer?

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:34

While drinking to excess is likely to shorten your life, recent research suggests that there are profound health benefits to light and moderate drinking, which breaks down to roughly one glass of wine a day for women and two for men. As Time noted, a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has good news for lovers of the grape and other adult beverages.

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Oxford Treatment Center opens new outpatient campus

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:34

OXFORD, Miss., Aug. 22, 2017 : American Addiction Centers has opened new facilities to help more people access long-term treatment and a successful recovery. AAC's Oxford Treatment Center recently debuted a new 12,000-square-foot outpatient office and adjacent 48-bed sober living community.

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'I have to fix myself:' Chrissy Teigen's speaks candidly about alcohol consumption

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:48

Model and television personality Chrissy Teigen spoke candidly about her decision to cut down on her drinking in a new interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, saying, "I was, point blank just drinking too much." "Nobody really brought it up to me," she added, but told the magazine that she cannot "just have one drink."

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Macklemore says he was in "a good place" when he made his "Glorious" new solo album

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:48

Gemini , Macklemore 's first official solo album in 12 years, will be released next month. The rapper, who in the past has struggled with drug addiction and alcoholism, says finally, he was "in a good place" making the new set.

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Is Medicaid Helping Fuel the Opioid Crisis?

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:22

According to Express Scripts , which is a large manager of pharmacy benefit plans including Medicaid, "Medicaid members are 10 times more likely to suffer from addiction and substance abuse than the general population." Unfortunately Express Scripts doesn't give a source for this statistic and it doesn't appear in the full text of their report .

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Wine / When to let that bottle go

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 01:03

"To partially emulate Con the Fruiterer, three days I reckon is the most you can keep opened table winesa At that point, the better alternative to drinking the stuff is to use it as a [] DRINKING alone is a warning sign of alcoholism according to Karen Frazier in a web article entitled "Ten Warning Signs of Alcoholism" . I like to have a glass of wine with dinner and I live alone.

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Alabama ABC's Twitter looks like somebody's been drinking

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 20:51

Alabama's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is a bit of a contradiction in terms. By it's own admission , the ABC exists to ensure "high revenue with low consumption."

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Should We Treat White Supremacy Like an Addiction?

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:11

In the wake of the Charlottesville, Va., white nationalist race riot, several writers have reached for the metaphor of addiction to help characterize the gravity of what America is facing and the grip it has on us. It's easy enough to understand why one would choose this particular comparison, especially when you take time to explore how compulsive behaviors affect the individuals engaged in them, their families and friends , and even their brains .

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Will Working at a Law Firm Make You an Alcoholic?

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:25

There's no doubt that while working as an associate, grinding out billable hours better than any robot ever could, attorneys are going to need some stress relief. However, relying on alcohol as the primary method of stress relief can lead to serious health consequences.

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Chrissy Teigen Confesses That She's Going Sober: I Feel Bad For Making An Ass Of Myself

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 06:51

Chrissy Teigen always keeps it real, living up to her reputation in a new interview on Aug. 20. While discussing her past alcohol-related mistakes, she confessed that she's going sober since she was drinking 'way too much.' Chrissy Teigen , 31, is striving to become the best version of herself.

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Executive Council to mull $1m in grants to fight opioid crisis

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:46

Nearly $1 million in state grants to fight opioid addiction will go before the Executive Council for approval on Wednesday, including $200,000 for Serenity Place in Manchester and $200,000 for Harbor... - Nearly $1 million in state grants to fight opioid addiction will go before the Executive Council for approval on Wednesday, including $200,000 ... (more)

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Psychedelic medicine: the potential, the people, the politics

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 22:29

It was quite a comedown in the 1970s when research into psychedelic medicine was virtually shut down in the West . Many countries were beginning to classify psychedelics as "schedule 1", making them illegal, on the grounds that they were drugs of "abuse" with no agreed-upon medical use.

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Chrissy Teigen Gets Real About Her Struggle with Alcohol

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:10

As if we needed another way to relate to Chrissy Teigen, she just opened up about how alcohol used to be a problem for her. The model and cookbook author recently spoke to Cosmopolitan about her drinking habits, saying, "I was, point blank, just drinking too much."

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Pride of Reading: 'Amazing team' help vulnerable addicts turn their lives around

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:43

A drug and alcohol treatment service that aims to help people beat addiction has been nominated for a Pride of Reading Award . Set up in October 2014, IRiS Reading runs services to help addicts "improve their life and move away from harmful drug or alcohol use" by "finding their strengths at their own pace".

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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:58

Across the country last Election Day, Donald Trump disproportionately won communities suffering so-called deaths of despair - from drugs, alcohol and suicide wrought by the decimation of jobs that used to bring dignity. Grays Harbor County, Washington, is one of those places.

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Wife has deep problem, drinking mouthwash and hand sanitizer

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:08

Q. My wife was a closet alcoholic, drinking mouthwash. After I got wise to that, she switched to hand sanitizer.

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day 'can help people to live longer'

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 02:27

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research. The study suggests that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption - classed as less than 14 drinks a week for men, and seven for women - may have "protective" health effects and can reduce the risk of dying young.

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Rahul Gandhi interacts with Uttarakhand Congress leaders

Alcoholism - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 04:40

Dehradun , Aug 18 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday met and interacted with party leaders, including former chief minister Harish Rawat here on Friday. Addressing a private meeting, Rahul Gandhi said that the two things Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised, which were relief to farmers and increase in employment, have not been fulfilled.

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South Side News & Notes

Alcoholism - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:08

Families dealing with a loved one's addiction are invited to take part in the free Community Reinforcement and Family Training program Aug. 28-30 at Summit County Public Health, 1867 W. Market St. The free program, offered by the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, has three major goals: decrease the family member's substance use; get the substance user into treatment; and increase the concerned family member's own happiness, independent of the substance user's treatment status. The training is appropriate for anyone with a family member, close friend or other loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction or for paraprofessionals working with family members of addicted individuals.

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EDITORIAL Alcohol use is becoming a crisis

Alcoholism - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:29

There is an opioid epidemic, a fact that anyone knows who has read this newspaper, looked at its website or has switched on a television or radio.

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