Alcohol deaths spike follows funding cut for local interventions

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 20:59

ALCOHOL deaths have spiked to their highest level since the peak of the recession, with health boards that have slashed funding for problem drinking among the worst hit. New figures show that six out of the seven health boards in Scotland which, combined, cut spending on Alcohol and Drug Partnerships by around A 700,000 last year, also recorded a surge in the number of people dying as a result of alcohol abuse.

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Why heavy drinkers live longer

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:26

PEOPLE over 65 that drink up to three alcoholic drinks a day can look forward to a healthy retirement, according to a 30-year-study by the University of California. The findings show that moderate to heavy drinkers are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers.

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APNewsBreak: Judge retires after leave for alcoholism care

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38

In this 2013 file photo, U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Minaldi speaks during the Empowering Women Luncheon in Sulphur, La. Minaldi retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official said Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

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Louisiana judge retires after leave for alcoholism care

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38

A federal judge in Louisiana has retired several months after taking medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism, a court official tells The Associated Press. U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's disability retirement took effect on Monday, according to Tony Moore, clerk of court for the Western District of Louisiana.

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A Liquor Store Downtown? Narang's Trying Again

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:16

Sonny Narang is hoping the third time's the charm when it comes to opening a liquor store on Washington Street. However, if the businessman is able to start such a store downtown, it looks like it will have to happen against the objections of downtown property owners coalition City Center Partnership.

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Sarah Harding: I played up to a caricature in Girls Aloud

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:44

The blonde beauty was seen as the party girl in the chart-topping band - which also featured Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh - and Sarah has admitted she consciously played up to the public's perception of her. Sarah shared: "I played up to a caricature when I was in the band, always pouting in photos and being the entertainer.

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2Feature / 09 Feb 2011Crowbar: "I'd sing about drug abuse while on cocaine and alcohol!"

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:44

Crowbar are heavier than a lead anvil and hellraisers to boot, but when Kirk Windstein's hard-partying ways caught up with him, he had to make a choice: clean up or die Heaviness is a state of mind. It's an atmosphere.

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Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus spotted in LA

Alcoholism - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:32

And on Tuesday, Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, 37, were back in Los Angeles after the getaway, which was reported by People . Ben was spotted exiting an SUV heading into iO West Comedy Club, where his lady love, a Saturday Night Live producer, was already inside.

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Dawn M. Wisdom joins American Addiction Centers' Mid-South team in Jackson

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 17:44

People in central and southern Mississippi have a new drug or alcohol addiction resource.

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Larimer County Community Corrections Farmers Market is Back in 2017

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:11

The Larimer County Community Corrections Farmers' Market is back this year and opens every Friday beginning August 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, just south of Prospect and east of Timberline Rd at 2255 Midpoint Drive in Ft. Collins.

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Focus on children's services: Exploring the work of the NSPCC in Swindon

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:25

LAST month we looked at how Swindon Borough Council is working to improve the lives of Swindon's most vulnerable children. DID you know that the NSPCC, perhaps Britain's most well-known children's charity, has a service centre in the heart of Swindon? From its base in Old Town , the charity runs a number of services to help vulnerable children, parents and their families.

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Why Shannon Beador's Weight Gain Is an Important Storyline on 'Real Housewives of Orange County'

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 06:08

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador has faced a lot of ups and downs during her tenure as cast member, including: her husband David's very public extra-marital affair, allegations of spousal abuse by fellow cast member Vicki Gunvalson and vicious feuding with multiple castmates. In season 12, Shannon is dealing with an issue many women can relate to -- being overweight.

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Video shows teen drinking liquid meth in front of CBP officers before he died

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 01:37

Pedestrians line up in Tijuana to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry on November 9, 2016. Pedestrians line up in Tijuana to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry on November 9, 2016.

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Teen binge drinking could be a big, overlooked factor driving obesity

Alcoholism - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:23

Teens who binge drink could pack on nearly 15 kg of fat per year, according to recent research from the University of Waterloo. The study suggests alcohol abuse in teens might be an overlooked factor in obesity levels.

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Did Ben Affleck Relapse? You'll Never Believe Where He Was Spotted

Alcoholism - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 18:55

Summer 2017 has been very interesting for Ben Affleck. It began with him announcing he had completed rehab for alcohol abuse in May, which shocked fans.

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Alcoholics Anonymous - Troubled Brand

Alcoholism - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:16

The recent joint study by the American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford found a higher incidence of substance abuse than in the general population. AA, launched during the 1930s, had been positioned and packaged as THE savior for those suffering from the disease of alcoholism.

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Jeff Jacoby:

Alcoholism - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 09:28

This fall, the National Institutes of Health will launch a major study to determine whether regular consumption of alcohol helps prevent heart attacks. The clinical trial will comprise nearly 8,000 participants, recruited from 16 sites in North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

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Woman shares story of recovery

Alcoholism - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 02:42

After struggling with alcoholism for about 13 years, trying and failing to quit several times on her own, and hiding her addiction from everyone, Nicole Nelson knew she could no longer claim to have control over her drinking. "I knew this time last year I was defeated and I knew it had to be big to make me quit," The event that precipitated the beginning of her recovery journey was big enough to leave a scar from about the middle of her forehead to near her left ear.

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Study: Drinking alcohol reduces risk of diabetes

Alcoholism - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 15:44

Regular consumption of a moderate amount of certain alcoholic drinks could reduce a person's chances of developing diabetes, according to a new study by Danish researchers. Consuming alcohol three or four days a week was associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes a 27% reduction in men and a 32% reduction in women compared with abstaining, scientists found.

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