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What Makes Alcoholics Drink?

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 10:16

The new study also found that suffering from long-term mental health problems did not affect alcohol consumption, with one important exception: Men with a history of depression had a different drinking pattern than men without a history of depression. Surprisingly, the researchers found that those men were drinking less often than men who were not depressed.

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Perth trialling world-first $1 meth cure

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 01:42

The study, led by WA Health emergency medicine specialist Dr Amanda Stafford, will use the drug Baclofen, which was licensed in the 1970s as a muscle relaxant. The treatment using the Baclofen pill, which costs as little as $1 a day, has since been found through overseas trials on humans and animals to act as an anti-craving agent for treating alcoholism and cocaine addiction.

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Book Talk to be held

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:45

Solving murders isn't typically part of the job description for a librarian, but the Scrappy Librarian isn't typical. Book Talk will open its season of book discussions September 14 with "Big Book Betrayal," the fourth in Juanita's adventures as chronicled in the Scrappy Librarian Mysteries series by local author Marion Moore Hill.

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Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:35

Tornado Watch issued September 9 at 12:10PM EDT expiring September 10 at 12:00AM EDT in effect for: Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:35AM EDT expiring September 9 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Indian River Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:35AM EDT expiring September 9 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Martin Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:35AM EDT expiring September 9 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Okeechobee Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:35AM EDT expiring September 9 at 8:00PM EDT in effect for: Saint Lucie Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:24AM EDT expiring September 9 at 7:30PM EDT in effect for: Broward, Miami-Dade Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at 11:24AM EDT expiring September 9 at 7:30PM EDT in effect for: Broward, Miami-Dade Hurricane Warning issued September 9 at ... (more)

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Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:19

In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug's grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics.

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Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:19

Julie Boon, director of Eudaimonia Recovery Homes poses for a photograph at one of her facility damaged by Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Houston.

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Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:19

8, 2017, in Houston. In the aftermath of flooded Houston, Julie Boon oversaw repairs at... .

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The unlocked church door

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 07:13

Eagerly, the 9-year old turned the church doorknob, pushed the door open and bounded into the small sanctuary.

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Blade Editorial Board to hold online opioid discussion

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 03:11

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly after a news conference about deaths from fentanyl exposure. Joining the board for the discussion will be Todd Crandell, founder of Racing for Recovery; John Edwards, executive director of Lucas County's Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program; Denise Poage, a recovering heroin addict, and Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp.

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Why Drinkers Drink, And How Knowing This Helps Develop Better Treatments

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:10

What drives alcoholics to drink? Recently, a team from The Mayo Clinic considered this question, and found that the answer is like a lot of relationship statuses: it's complicated. Everything from gender to current mood can play a role in a drinker's motivation to abuse alcohol.

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Can tomatoes protect us from alcohol's effects?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 18:35

Whether in a juice, a salad, or a sauce, studies show that tomatoes can fight off the damage we inflict on ourselves when we drink alcohol. Tomatoes may not save you from the headache , dizziness, and bloodshot eyes that are the telltale signs of the morning after the big night out, but research shows that tomatoes can shield your brain and liver from the havoc that alcohol wreaks on these organs.

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'Bad habit' neurons identified

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:05

Be it smoking, late-night snacking, or nail biting, our bad habits get the best of us despite our efforts to break them. But could there be a single type of neuron in our brains that control what habits we form? New research investigates.

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Protein links alcohol abuse and changes in brain's reward center

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 09:26

When given access to alcohol, over time mice develop a pattern similar to what we would call "problem drinking" in people, but the brain mechanisms that drive this shift have been unclear. Now a team of UC San Francisco researchers has identified a protein that links alcohol consumption with structural changes in one of the "reward centers" in the mouse brain.

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Community projects celebrate lottery windfalls

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 05:08

The team, based in Accrington, has received A 420,778 for its 'domestic abuse service' project, to fund work with domestic abuse victims. The Thomas Works! community interest company in France Street, Blackburn, has landed A 392,109 to improve the life chances of people affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

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Kapil Sharma Blames Sunil Grover For His Alcoholism?

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 02:57

The Kapil Sharma Show recently received a major blow as Sony decided to take the show off-air temporarily because of its failing TRPs, and Kapil Sharma 's ailing health being major reasons. Kapil's prominent rise took a road downhill ever since his infamous fallout with Sunil Grover , Ali Asgar , and Chandan Prabhakar .

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New 'Epicly Later'D' Explores Bam Margera's Bout With Alcoholism & Depression

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 22:26

Bam Margera is back with a purpose. VICELAND 's EPICLY LATER'D series makes a return showcasing the man we all knew as a big Jackass .

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University of Texas regent gives $25M to social work school

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:48

Hicks says he donated to the social work school because social workers have helped him overcome alcoholism. He says he has been sober for 13 years.

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What makes alcoholics drink? Research shows it's more complex than supposed

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:18

What makes alcoholics drink? New research has found that in both men and women with alcohol dependence, the major factor predicting the amount of drinking seems to be a question of immediate mood. They found that suffering from long-term mental health problems did not affect alcohol consumption, with one important exception: men with a history of depression had a different drinking pattern than men without a history of depression; surprisingly those men were drinking less often than men who were not depressed "This work once again shows that alcoholism is not a one-size-fits-all condition", said lead researcher, Victor Karpyak .

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Monica Lennon, the Labour MSP, has revealed her father died from alcohol abuse

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52

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My father died from alcohol abuse, MSP Monica Lennon tells Holyrood

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52

An MSP has called for the removal of stigma against people seeking help for addiction as she revealed her father died from alcohol abuse. In an emotionally-charged contribution to First Minister's Questions, Monica Lennon brought up the "significant" rise in drug and alcohol deaths in Scotland in the past year.

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