White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

Alcoholism - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price looks on, at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday Sept. 15, 2017, in Media, Pa.

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Ministry of Social Development likely to partner with Wellington City Council on wet house project

Alcoholism - Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:02

Wellington City Council has asked the Ministry of Social Development to help fund a wet house project for homeless alcoholics and drug addicts. One of Wellington Mayor Justin Lester's key election pledges could be a year or more away, and is relying on an incoming government to provide funding.

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Salvos struggle with surge in ice addicts

Alcoholism - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:50

The Salvation Army is struggling to keep up with a threefold spike in the number of people turning to its drug rehab service seeking treatment for ice addiction. The percentage of ice users seeking help from the Salvos' William Booth House in Sydney has jumped from 16 per cent to 57 per cent in the past five years, statistics released by the charity show.

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Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Alcoholism - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:16

Scientists have identified a drug that may reduce cravings for alcohol by targeting the brain's immune system, which triggers the impulse to drink in the evening. Alcohol is the world's most commonly consumed drug, and there is a greater need than ever to understand the biological mechanisms that drive our need to drink alcohol, said lead author, Jon Jacobsen, a Ph.D. student at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

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For a band of a oebrothers,a family and community are at the core of recovery

Alcoholism - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:55

Near a bend in the Grasse River, there is a home of two dozen, once-misguided men who are looking to build each other up and redefine their definition of community. Christopher Roberts, the director of services for North Country Freedom Homes, said the community residential service for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is much more than a halfway house.

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AA Meetings - September 16, 2017

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:03

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees or AA membership.

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Brain clue to addiction risk

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:36

New Delhi, Sept. 15: Indian doctors have identified brain mechanisms they say may explain why the children of people with alcohol-use disorder are likelier to show behavioural problems and are at greater risk of alcohol abuse than children of non-alcoholics.

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Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:11

Many mothers-to-be drink alcohol while expecting. There is little robust scientific evidence linking the occasional drink to health problems in children, but is one glass really safe? As I near the halfway point of my second pregnancy, a new study - led by Loubaba Mamluk, a senior research associate in epidemiology at University Hospital Bristol in the United Kingdom - addressed this very question.

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New Program to Address Opioid Crisis

Alcoholism - Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:52

In response to the opioid crisis, Rush University Medical Center is developing a comprehensive program that will provide opioid screening and treatment for patients identified as opioid users on the medical and surgical inpatient units and will expand to outpatient screening. "The goal is to increase access to treatment and to reduce opioid and heroin overdose related deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery," said Dr. Niranjan Karnik, a psychiatrist at Rush who will be overseeing the program.

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Positive Pathways is welcomed to the community

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:25

Sabrina Carter APRN will be providing the service of medication management for mental health for our local residents. Treatment areas are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attention disorders, alcoholism, opiate addiction and much more.

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Mad Men star Jon Hamm opens up on rehab stint

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:06

The actor, who played boozy 1960s ad man Don Draper in the beloved TV drama, spent 30 days in treatment for alcohol addiction, and admits the counselling helped him get his life and career back on track after a crazy few years. " recalibrate, re-evaluate, just sort of re-establish where you are," Hamm told The New York Times in a new interview.

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Research shows link between brain's immune system and desire to drink alcohol

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:48

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

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GCASA looking to build methadone clinic addition to East Main Street location

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:24

The executive director of the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse said a proposed 2,700-square foot addition to the agency's campus at 424 E. Main St. in Batavia is on a fast track to completion pending approval by the City Planning & Development Committee next week. Speaking after Thursday night's Genesee County Planning Board meeting, where the site plan was recommended for approval without stipulations, John Bennett said the clinic could be "up and running in 14 months" and will be funded by an $820,000 Rapid Treament Expansion Grant from New York State.

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Pill being used to combat alcoholism

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:03

A new treatment in the Valley for alcoholics lets you consume alcohol. We spoke to a doctor and a couple patients to hear their stories.

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How binge drinking alters brain activity

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:37

Earlier studies showed that alcoholic people have measurable changes in their resting brain activity. And now, for the first time, researchers find similar changes in the brains of non-alcoholic students who binge drink.

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Alcohol Abuse Is Rising Among Older Adults

Alcoholism - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 03:50

In the summer, Henry Wrenn-Meleck likes to sit on the stoop of his building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, observing the passing urban parade. One day in late July, "one of my neighbors could see something was wrong," he recently recalled.

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Helping Addicted Loved Ones

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 23:14

The opioid crisis in North America damages countless lives every year, and we may be making it worse in the way we talk about addiction. FiveThirtyEight decided to look into the best ways of helping addicts using a scientific approach, they conclude that love and compassion is the best approach.

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County brings awareness to alcohol and drug abuse

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:21

LAKE COUNTY >> The Board of Supervisors recognize September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recover Month. As part of it, the county will be hosting an event this weekend in Lakeport.

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Marijuana: Effects of teenage use may be reversible

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:25

Canadian researchers have found that they might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms associated with prolonged teenage marijuana use. Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seems to explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead to schizophrenia and other similar psychiatric diseases in adulthood.

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Alcoholism - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:27

A new outpatient clinic for people suffering from opioid addiction will open Monday at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, the hospital confirmed Wednesday. The Medication-Assisted Treatment Addiction Clinic, commonly referred to as a MAT, is similar in some ways to a methadone clinic, but methadone will not be among the drugs administered there, according to Jordan Barbour, director of clinical operations, psychiatry, and addiction medicine, who is overseeing operation of the clinic.

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