Alcoholism

The Journey: Spiritual waiting

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 23:03

I recently finished reading a memoir by actress Carrie Fisher. Most of you know her as Princess Leia from the movie "Star Wars." In her memoir she warmly and humorously talks about her addiction to alcohol and drugs, struggles with bipolar, growing up in Beverly Hills and being raised by celebrity parents Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

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TV legend Bobby Davro reveals drinking problem

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 19:13

The comedy star, 59, broke down in tears as he admitted for the first time that he is "dependent" on alcohol. In a brave move, he has vowed to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

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Hunger, Both Physical And Emotional, In 'The Comfort Food Diaries'

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/30/2017 - 11:09

A few years ago, suddenly jobless and homeless, Emily Nunn set out on what she sardonically calls her "journey back from madness." It would culminate in her new memoir, The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart .

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Gaudenzia receives $2.5 million grant

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 20:45

A local drug and alcohol treatment house is celebrating their one-year anniversary with a large grant from the federal government. Gaudenzia House of Healing works with women and their children facing addiction issues.

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Owners Beware of "Double Agents"...

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 16:23

"The increase of opiate addiction has fueled a new sophisticated addict, the treatment for money addict. All the recent news about drug addiction show a surge in people struggling with substance abuse Source: https://www.TheRecover.com .

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Nebraska court's ruling ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:14

Nebraska's Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal involving four stores that wanted to resume beer sales in a small border village near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that has struggled with alcohol abuse problems. The court's ruling, in dismissing the appeal, effectively upholds an April decision by state regulators to refuse renewal of the stores' liquor licenses, citing inadequate law enforcement in Whiteclay.

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Demi Lovato Reveals When She Hit Rock Bottom

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:14

In recent years, Demi Lovato has been candid about her sobriety journey and mental health. Now the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer has opened up about the darkest hour that forced her to seek treatment for alcohol addiction and drug abuse six years ago.

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Rare 'Functional Amnesia' Gets 1st Comprehensive Study

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:41

And it's usually associated with causes such as a severe blow to the head, oxygen deprivation, drug or alcohol abuse, or degenerative brain disease. However, there is another rare type of memory loss, called psychogenic amnesia, that appears independent of a brain disorder or injury and is linked to psychological factors.

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Review: Spinning and Toiling, but Not Finding Coltrane's Sacred Love

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 05:23

It probably doesn't make sense to call a work of art perfect, but for "A Love Supreme," John Coltrane's four-part musical masterpiece recorded in 1964, the word sacred feels true and right. It's an offering, one that seems more invincible and raw with each hearing.

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Recovering alcoholic's unique court battle for liver transplant shelved after his health improves

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 01:19

An alcoholic Ontario man's unique attempt to have the courts make him eligible for a liver transplant has been put on hold for a surprising reason: Cary Gallant's improving health means he may not need a new organ after all. Gallant, a Sault Ste.

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Job in jeopardy, HHS chief promises to repay charter costs

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 21:06

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday Sept. 15, 2017, in Media, Pa.

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GCASA bids farewell to Dr. Magdi Credi

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:36

Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is sad to say goodbye to Dr. Magdi Credi. Dr. Credi began working as the Medical Director at GCASA almost seven years ago.

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Interventions for alcohol and hypertension could save hundreds of lives across EU

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:50

Routine screening and interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use for people with hypertension in primary care could save hundreds of lives across the European Union, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine . Using data from five European countries, a team of experts including Dr JA1 4rgen Rehm from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada found that these interventions would significantly lower blood pressure and reduce premature deaths from non-communicable - or chronic - diseases such as cardiovascular disease and gastro-intestinal disease.

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Ant McPartlin flies to LA to 'continue his recovery' following rehab

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 07:16

TV host Ant McPartlin has flown to LA with his agent to 'escape the spotlight' as he continues his recovery post rehab Ant McPartlin has flown to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from painkiller and alcohol addiction out of the spotlight, reports have revealed. The popular TV star was photographed arriving at LAX airport on Tuesday with a knee brace on his leg.

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Bernie Carbo to speak in Kenosha about drug, alcohol addiction

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 02:47

Bernie Carbo is seen here at bat during the 1970s, when he was a member of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Drug and alcohol addiction cut the player's career short after 12 years, but he has since gotten sober and will come to Kenosha Monday to speak about his experience.

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Will Seattle support a recovery bookstore as much as it does a pot store?

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 22:35

The Unity on Union Bookstore, just a block from a pot shop and a liquor store in Seattle's Central District, achieved non-profit status and is holding a fundraiser on Oct. 1. The Unity on Union Bookstore -- a recovery store and meeting place just a block from Uncle Ike's pot shop and a liquor store -- is holding a fundraiser Oct. 1 to keep recovery alive in the Central District. Business is thriving at the corner of 23rd and Union, where Uncle Ike's has been leading the state of Washington in cannabis retail sales to the tune of $1.4 million a month .

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Kyle MacDonald: Is National right about e-therapy for mental health?

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 20:19

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My New Favorite Addiction Writer Isn't a Recovery Expert

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:00

As someone who's been talking, writing and at times even shrieking about addiction and recovery for nearly two decades, I've run across every single thought leader, author, recovery blogger and podcaster imaginable. I love and support all of them but after years of watching an inbox drown in this sort of information, a girl starts to get hardened.

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Research shows impact of drug abuse on homeless people

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 18:00

The Head of Research at the Dublin Homeless Region Executive has told RT News that almost all of the homeless people whose deaths she has studied from a certain year died because of drug or alcohol abuse. Dr Bernie O'Donoghue Hynes said that 92% of the 53 homeless deaths from 2014 which she has researched were caused directly or indirectly by drug or alcohol.

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Wishaw man bids to open centre for addicts & their families after past drug hell

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 15:36

Wishaw YMCA secretary Garry King is spearheading plans for a rundown building at the back of the YM to be transformed in order to help those struggling with drugs in the community. A Wishaw man has opened up about how drink and drugs took over his life as he bids to turn part of the town's YMCA into a centre to help recovering addicts.

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