Alcoholism

The Most Heartbreaking Thing About Chris Farley's Death Is Everyone Saw It Coming

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 20:28

The world lost something special when comedian and actor Chris Farley passed away in 1997 at the age of 33. In addition to being a huge part of Saturday Night Live 's golden years in the '90s, Chris also starred in classic movies like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep . But as bright of a light as he was for other people, Chris battled dark demons in his personal life, including drug and alcohol addiction.

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Judge tosses most serious charges in Penn State fraternity death

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 15:50

A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault against eight fraternity members at Penn State in the hazing death of a pledge who fell down the stairs after drinking heavily. Judge Allen Sinclair of Centre County allowed trial on lesser charges against 12 members of Beta Theta Pi and dismissed four other fraternity members from the case, report PhillyNews.com , Reuters and the Associated Press .

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Woman accused of embezzling $100,000+ from Saginaw Township treatment center

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:22

A woman has been charged with four felonies for allegedly embezzling more than $100,000 from a Saginaw Township drug and alcohol treatment center. Nichol Evans, 30, allegedly took the money from DOT Caring Centers in Saginaw Township.

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Coroner records open verdict into death of man whose body was found in the River Severn

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:51

Andrew Cooper, aged 44, of Stourport, suffered with alcohol problems over the last year after he had lost his job and suffered from financial problems, Worcestershire Coroners Court heard. His body was found in the River Severn, Holt Fleet, near Worcester, on March 17 - three months after he was reported missing from his home in Stourport.

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Jason Isbell confronts 'monsters in the closet'

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:10

When Nashville resident Jason Isbell dubbed his latest album "The Nashville Sound," he wasn't just picking a fight with the powers-that-be that have redefined mainstream country as a kind of suburban rock-lite, full of cartoons in cowboy hats posing on pickup trucks. He was also embracing a possible alternative future for the classic sounds forged in the city during the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

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Whiteclay beer sales now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court

Alcoholism - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:36

The battle of the Whiteclay liquor stores continued Tuesday as the issue was taken up by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Alcohol abuse, dental conditions and mental health found to be causes ...

Alcoholism - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 18:51

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'. Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and mood disorders such as anxiety or depression.

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Quick 'mindfulness' fix may help curb drinking

Alcoholism - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:33

Heavy drinkers may be able to cut back after brief mindfulness training exercises that involve helping them focus on what's happening in the present moment, a small experiment in the UK suggests. Researchers recruited 68 heavy drinkers who weren't alcoholics for the test.

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Avoidable' emergency department visits caused by alcohol abuse, dental conditions, and mood disorders

Alcoholism - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:53

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analyzed were 'avoidable'. Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and mood disorders such as anxiety or depression.

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Earl Thomas, back from Europe

Alcoholism - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 00:45

Earl Thomas , the soulful belter from Pikeville, Tennessee, who started singing the blues locally after getting kicked out of the Navy for being gay, has released 15 albums. He has recorded with the late BB King and written songs that were performed by Etta James and Tom Jones.

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Housing complex for addicts sent to public hearing

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 20:12

A controversial proposal for a housing complex intended to help alcoholics and drug addicts continue their recovery will be discussed at a public hearing next month. City council this week reviewed plans for the 49-suite, four-storey project, proposed for the corner of Rutland Road and McCurdy Road.

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You Asked: How Can I Avoid Getting Sick on Vacation?

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:35

Or worse, a stomach bug or flu. Why does this always happen to you? It's not just you.

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How Do Your Drinking Habits Compare to Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Oprah?

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:41

Some of the most influential leaders in the world operate under the influence, others never touch a drop. See how your imbibing habits line up with these notable thinkers and drinkers, rated on a scale of teetotaler to tipsy to total party animal.

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Find out more about Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:14

It is open to all, from people with a professional interest or are just intrigued to know more about what AA does and how it works. Organisers promise an entertaining evening of history, explanation, and personal stories and a chance to chat with members of AA - and you can ask anything you like! AA holds many meetings locally.

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Drug and alcohol treatment budgets across Lancashire have been slashed

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:05

DRUG and alcohol treatment budgets across Lancashire have been slashed at the same time as drug-related deaths have risen, shock new figures reveal. Data shows that A 3.3million has been cut from drug and alcohol treatment budgets, coupled with a 26 per cent rise in drug-related deaths over the last four years.

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Costa Mesa planning commissioners reject four sober-living home applications

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:59

Planning commissioners denied permit applications for four sober-living homes on Monday, Aug. 28, citing the need to protect neighborhoods from becoming inundated with the facilities and other quality of life issues stemming from their presence. After several hours of discussion, the commission voted 4-1 - with Commissioner Jefferey Harlan dissenting - to deny a conditional use permit to Summit Coastal Living that would have allowed that sober-living home to serve up to 13 men in three units at 2041 Tustin Avenue.

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Your NEJM Group Today: Fever, Hypotension, and Hypoxemia Case /...

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31

NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case record: A 63-year-old woman with dermatomyositis presented with fever, hypotension, hypoxemia, and pancytopenia. Chest imaging revealed consolidations in the dependent portion of the bilateral lower lobes and bilateral ground-glass opacities.

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Court to decide fate of beer stores near dry SD reservation

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 13:04

The fate of four stores criticized for selling millions of cans of beer next to a dry South Dakota Indian reservation now rests with Nebraska's highest court. The court's decision in the next few months will determine whether the stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, can resume beer sales next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned.

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Minister Harris to force limit on sale of alcohol

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:49

Health Minister Simon Harris will attempt to force through repeatedly blocked plans to restrict the sale and promotion of alcohol before Halloween - despite ongoing vocal opposition from within his own party, writes Fiachra A' Cionnaith, Political Correspondent . Mr Harris issued the deadline as he criticised Government colleagues and rival parties for consistently stalling the plans, saying they are putting Trojan horse excuses made by vested interests before the country's alcohol addiction crisis.

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Dentists warn that the high sugar content of the popular bubbly could rot your teeth

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:30

Britons drank 40 million litres of the Italian sparkling wine last year, and dentists warn that its high sugar content could rot heavy drinkers' teeth. Dr Mervyn Druian, of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, told The Daily Mail that like with any sweet treat, occasional indulgence should be fine.

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