Alcoholism

Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

Alcoholism - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 05:57

Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 1 in 5 American adults, and there are currently no drugs available to treat it. But a large-scale clinical trial now offers hope, proving that a drug that uses a synthetic version of the main psychoactive substance in cannabis is effective for treating the disorder.

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Everyday is Christmas' lacks spirit

Alcoholism - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 03:44

Australian singer-songwriter Sia has been making music for over 20 years, but she only recently rose to worldwide recognition after releasing her sixth studio album "1000 Forms of Fear" in 2014. The album - featuring famous tracks such as "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" - established the singer's identity as a performer.

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Alcohol abstinence in patients surviving an episode of alcoholic hepatitis

Alcoholism - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 21:21

Dr Jose Altamirano and colleagues from Spain determined the impact of complete abstinence from alcohol on long-term survival, and identified prognostic factors at admission capable of predicting abstinence during long-term follow-up in patients with alcoholic hepatitis. The team noted that age and lack of past alcoholism treatments were independently associated with complete abstinence during follow-up.

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Yes, smartphone addiction does harm your teen's mental health

Alcoholism - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:03

To all parents who were ever concerned about their teenage son's or daughter's addiction to their smartphone: you have serious grounds for worry, a new study suggests. Is your teenager glued to their phone? Are they always online, checking social media, or looking at cat and bunny videos? Well, researchers from the Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, say you have grounds to worry.

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The Latest: Rosenberg says spouse entering alcohol treatment

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 22:04

Massachusetts Senate leaders say they will begin the process of appointing an independent investigator next week to look into allegations surrounding the husband of Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg. The Boston Globe has reported allegations from several men who said they were sexually assaulted or harassed by Bryon Hefner.

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A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:51

Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy.

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FDA approves first once-monthly buprenorphine injection, a...

Alcoholism - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Sublocade, the first once-monthly injectable buprenorphine product for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder in adult patients who have initiated treatment with a transmucosal buprenorphine-containing product. It is indicated for patients that have been on a stable dose of buprenorphine treatment for a minimum of seven days.

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I thought I had a sex and love addiction - then I wondered if all of us do

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:53

OPINION: One evening last summer, I got drinks with an old friend who popped back into my life after he started responding to my Instagram stories. I'd been curious to hear all the details surrounding his recent breakup, which seemed messy, by the looks of his now-deleted social-media posts.

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Alcoholics Anonymous drops manuscript suit to avoid controversy

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:53

Alcoholics Anonymous has decided to drop the suit the group filed in May to block the sale of the original manuscript of the Big Book written in 1939 by AA co-founder Bill Wilson. The manuscript was to be auctioned by Profiles in History in Calabasas, California and fetch as much a $3 million.

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State's Attorney Glasgow Directs $10,000 to United Way to Battle Heroin Epidemic

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 20:53

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has authorized a $10,000 contribution to United Way of Will County as part of his ongoing fight to end the heroin epidemic that has gripped our region and the entire nation. State's Attorney Glasgow recently forwarded the $10,000 payment to United Way with the intent that it be directed equally to the South Suburban Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and Stepping Stones, Inc. Both of these agencies are United Way partners and have been providing crucial treatment and resources to those who are struggling with heroin addiction.

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Prime job market could boost wages in county

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 19:01

Local wages should increase. The labor market is tight and could get even tighter as Congress tackles tax reform and infrastructure investment.

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Detox clinics putting patients at risk in England, regulator finds

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:59

People undergoing detox for alcohol or drug addiction are being put at risk by residential clinics in England - as a lot of the care provided is not safe or good quality, the regulator has found. Last year more than 2,600 people underwent medical detox in a residential rehabilitation service in England - about 1% of the total number being treated for drug and alcohol addiction.

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Review: 'Rosa Chumbe' Offers Little Hope for Redemption

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:51

Jonatan Relayze's "Rosa Chumbe" can feel too hopeless to watch. It's the story of a police officer, Rosa , who's struggling with alcoholism and a gambling addiction while living with her daughter and grandson in Lima, Peru.

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Esperanza shelter board chairman comes - full circle'

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 04:26

More than 20 years later, memories of living with his mother in the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families still come floating back to Marcos Zubia. Now 30 and chairman of the shelter's board of directors, Zubia offered a recent tour of the facility to a group of potential donors.

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Once Opioid Treatment Begins, Naltrexone as Effective as Buprenorphine-Naloxone

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 03:04

New York - The safety and effectiveness of two medications for treating opioid addiction are similar in helping patients end opioid use, avoid relapses, stay with the program, and elude overdoses. The catch, according to a new study, is in initiating the treatment.

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Two Medications Show Promise in Treating Opioid Addiction

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:54

The United States is suffering through an unprecedented wave of opioid and prescription drug abuse. An estimated 2.5 million people are addicted to prescription opioids or heroin, and on average 91 people per day die from an opioid-related overdose.

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"The Art of Recovery" by those who have experienced it

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:54

Each person who endures a serious illness or injury followed by a journey of rehabilitation has a compelling story to share. Now, six brave New Zealanders are sharing their accounts of recovery through self-determination and courage in 'The Art of Recovery: Six Personal Journeys' edited by Bernadette Cassidy and Carolyn Beaver.

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Scientists explore drug's value in treating both alcoholism and PTSD

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:36

The link between addiction and mental health disorders may be firmly established in scientific circles, but treatments designed to address them together are uncommon. Some University of Maryland researchers may be taking a promising step to tackle two such intractable, but often related conditions: alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder .

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7 Common Reasons Why People Use Drugs

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:36

Source: By Piyush Ikhar [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Certain people are at risk for substance abuse and for developing addiction disorders. Their vulnerability might originate from a variety of factors, including their genetic endowment, family background, psychological factors, and social norms.

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Mixed reaction on IU's Greek life suspensions

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:22

The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at US colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing and alcohol abuse without disbanding the organizations. IU's Vice Provost for Student Affairs Lori Reesor announced the Indiana University Interfraternity Council's unanimous vote on Twitter.

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