Opinion: An urban-rural divide lies at the core of row over new drink law

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 14:04

It's a tough time of year for some to keep up the morale. October on the calendar, nights drawing in, and once the hour goes back later in the month, it will be dark just after 5pm.

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Ben Affleck: Back In Rehab For Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:01

Earlier this week, multiple sources claimed that Ben Affleck was "spiraling out of control" in a way that had friends and family concerned for his life. Affleck checked into rehab back in March, and in a public statement released just after he completed treatment, the actor revealed that he hoped maintaining his sobriety would enable him to be a more supportive and attentive father to his three children.

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Weinstein's Progressive Absolution

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 20:36

We've heard of 12-step programs to cure addiction, but the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is counting on a remarkable one-step plan to gain absolution for what is reported to be decades of harassing young women in his employ-his progressive politics. Mr. Weinstein's astonishing response to a long report in the New York Times includes an apology for having "caused a lot of pain," without admitting or denying any specific transgression.

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Why 'beer bellies' are a myth - and new research on why beer may be good for you

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 16:09

Don't put down your Oktoberfest stein just yet. The Great American Beer Festival in Denver is just getting started.

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First ever Alcoholics Anonymous museum exhibition opens

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:50

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous can now pay homage to its work by visiting the first ever museum display dedicated to the support group. David McDonald, chair of Glasgow Life, said: 'AA Scotland play a hugely valuable role in all areas of society today, offering hope and recovery for those who want it.

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World's first Alcoholics Anonymous museum display opens in Glasgow

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:50

The exhibition details the society's history and ongoing work from its first meeting in Scotland in 1948 into a country-wide organisation helping countless people affected by alcoholism. The organisation was founded in the US in 1935 by stockbroker Bill Wilson and doctor Bob Smith, two alcoholics determined to stay sober.

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Lindsay Lohan, Senator's Snarky Drunk Dig to Trigger Lawsuit

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:24

Michael and Dina Lohan plan to sue a U.S. senator who conjured up Lindsay 's drunken past to lash out at a CEO. The incident went down at a congressional hearing Wednesday as the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee grilled former Equifax CEO Richard Smith about the credit reporting firm's recent massive hacking.

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Jeremy Kyle show DNA testing lab launches bracelet monitor alcohol consumption

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:57

The device aims to revolutionise treatment for those struggling with an alcohol dependency by providing patients, medical professionals, local authorities and child-protection agencies with huge sets of data revealing consumption patterns - in contrast to more primitive methods like breathalysing. The bracelets are fitted by a fully-trained nurse, who then monitors the data and produces the reports covering an agreed time period.

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"One more place to go:" Ohio State's Psychological Services Center now offering treatment for substance abuse

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 04:58

Ohio State's Psychological Services Center is now offering free psychological counseling to students and members of the Columbus community who have a drug or alcohol addiction. Many college students have friends or people around them that have a problem with substance use, said Michael Vilensky, clinical program manager at PSC.

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18-to-24-year-olds twice as likely to end up in ED for alcohol...

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:12

South Canterbury District Health Board member Peter Binns said alcohol abuse was a "scourge" but it was part of New Zealand's culture, and it was a matter of working out a way to deal with it. Less than 1 per cent of all presentations to Timaru Hospital's Emergency Department are due to alcohol use, new figures reveal - but 18-to-24-year olds are more than twice as likely as any other age group to have alcohol as a factor in their visit.

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Beer brands popular among youth violate code with youth-appealing ads

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:19

Alcohol brands popular among underage drinkers are more likely to air television advertisements that violate the industry's voluntary code by including youth-appealing content, according to a new study by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health . In an article in Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research , lead author Ziming Xuan, associate professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, and colleagues wrote that youth-preferred beer brands are among the most egregious violators of the beer industry's policy that explicitly restricts youth-appealing advertisement content.

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Original Blade Runner Star Sean Young Opens Up About Her Reputation...

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:13

Sean Young has had a tumultuous relationship with show business. Her rise as a young starlet brought her fast fame after appearing in Blade Runner in 1982, but a decade into her career, her own erratic behavior led to the loss of roles and a reputation for being difficult to work with.

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Ben Affleck Still Seeking Treatment For His Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:09

On Wednesday, the A-lister was spotted arriving at an outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles, seven months from when decided to enter rehab for his alcohol addiction.

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Special reading of "Watch My Rising" to take place at LCCC

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:02

As part of Laramie County Community College's Alcohol Awareness Week, students and faculty will read from the anthology Watch My Rising, a collection of stories and poems about recovery from addiction and alcoholism. Free and open to the public, the event takes place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the LCCC Student Lounge.

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On the Road to Recovery in Santa Barbara with Good Heart Recovery

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:00

Launched on July 4 near the corner of West Mission and De la Vina streets, Good Heart Recovery is an addiction treatment center headquartered in a quaint wooden house with homey furnishings. Inside, there's a feeling of family and togetherness.

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Social media furore over 'mentally ill' woman discharged from hospital

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 21:51

A MIRROR FOUNDATION post about a homeless, alcohol-addicted, mentally ill Bangkok woman being released back on to the street by a hospital that needed her bed for another patient has drawn criticism from social media users. Many people said it was unfair to blame the hospital entirely when the woman could not recover from mental illness due to her drinking, which worsened her symptoms.

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Lionel Richie on Sofia Richie Dating Scott Disick: I'm Scared to Death

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:31

Your teenage daughter is dating a man nearly twice her own age. That man is infamous for his love of partying, his destructive addiction to booze, and his compulsion to chase every pretty young thing he sees.

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On My Mind: The ultimate alcoholism counselor

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:55

An alcoholism counselor named Judy Fraser recently died after spending a life steeped in recovery work and saving or profoundly changing the lives of countless Vineyarders - including my own. While this column is about Judy, if you have worked in the recovery community, you will recognize parts of Judy in countless other professionals who do similar work.

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The Latest: Former Equifax CEO defends sale of company stock

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:28

A new Associated Press-NORC poll finds that Americans want local officials to do more to battle global warming now that federal officials aren't. A new Associated Press-NORC poll finds that Americans want local officials to do more to battle global warming now that federal officials aren't.

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Avoiding meat during pregnancy linked with later substance misuse by children

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:21

Lower meat consumption by women during pregnancy was linked with an increased risk of substance misuse by their children during adolescence. The findings come from a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research .

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