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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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New George Michael single premieres today

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 06:07

A new single by George Michael will be heard for the first time on a UK radio station on Thursday morning. The 53-year-old singer died on Christmas Day 2016 from heart disease and a build-up of fat in his liver, which can be linked to drug and alcohol abuse.

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CASAC to hold recovery walk in two locations

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 01:44

Come and celebrate recovery and help end the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction. The Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council, HOPE Chautauqua, Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene, Mental Health Association of Chautauqua County, TRC, Evergreen Health Services, UPMC Chautauqua WCA, TLC Health Network, and United Christian Advocacy Network are co-sponsoring two Recovery Walks.

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See Brandy Clark's Melancholy Live 'When I Get to Drinkin''

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 21:07

"I have a dream, before I die, of making a record of nothing but drinking songs," says Brandy Clark in the new live video for her song, "When I Get to Drinkin'." "I have a few on my first two records, but I'm talking a full-on ode to alcoholism."

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Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use: A Complex Relationship

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:32

If you've developed a problem with alcohol or other substance use from trying to cope with your social anxiety , you're not alone. Meet Debbie and Jason.

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The Church of Lazlo - 09.05.17 - What Smells?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:59

I'm volume again. Mountain lake. When I'm. When our votes. Nor do party cove. Actually we did go to Puerto Rico but we just did a loop through portico which I haven't been their since it's probably.

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Young Men Are Dying of Alcoholism in Russia's Far East

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:22

Seventy percent of deaths among men under 35 in Russia's Far East are due to alcohol-related causes, the country's chief health official warned on Wednesday. While chronic alcoholism and alcohol-related psychosis affect 60 out of every 100,000 Russians on average, "The average figure for the Far Eastern District is more than 120 [per 100,000]," Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova was cited as saying by the RBC business outlet at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.

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E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but there's a catch

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:04

Frequent e-cigarette use does help smokers quit -- a finding that Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers say supports the use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid for those trying to quit cigarette smoking. But, they note, an examination of a recent national survey uncovers important clues about who's successful at quitting and why.

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Council commits $5,000 to successful addictions program

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:41

Council approved a $5,000 cash grant to the Penticton District Community Resources Society to help fund the SMART program which provides "recovery coaches" for those looking to break free from drug and alcohol addiction. Smart Recovery regional co-ordinator Judy Poole made a passionate plea to council sharing personal stories of her own son who had battled anxiety and depression and later found himself addicted to pills.

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Alcohol Abuse May Affect The Brains Of Men And Women Differently

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 20:05

Drinking too much can take a serious toll on anyone's health, but the effects may be especially devastating for men. According to new research, young men who are heavy drinkers may experience different changes in their brains than women who drink heavily.

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Opioid abuse can be treated successfully in primary care settings, study finds

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:17

Combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand treatment and lower the cost of caring for people caught up in the nation's opioid epidemic, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Patients who enrolled in a program that combined substance abuse treatment with primary medical care were more than twice as likely to receive treatment for opioid or alcohol abuse, as compared to peers who received usual primary care services , according to the study.

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Dr. Art Mollen: Can a medication actually help with obesity?

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:42

Fitness: Many medications are helpful and work by blocking hunger pangs in the appetite center of the brain, but diet and exercise must be included Dr. Art Mollen: Can a medication actually help with obesity? Fitness: Many medications are helpful and work by blocking hunger pangs in the appetite center of the brain, but diet and exercise must be included Check out this story on Fitness: Many medications are helpful and work by blocking hunger pangs in the appetite center of the brain, but diet and exercise must be included There are medications that can help you lose an average of 5 percent to 15 percent of your body weight, improving blood sugar and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.

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CommunityLiquor accord still on track

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 02:44

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler says the council is not under pressure to have a liquor accord completed before the cashless welfare card is rolled out in 2018. But he remains hopeful of having the details of the accord settled before the end of the year to combat street drinking linked to takeaway alcohol sales.

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Roanoke peer support training puts people recovering from addiction 'back in the trenches' to help others

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 00:21

Mary Jane White of Roanoke is one of a dozen people who recently completed training to become certified peer specialists.

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Book on psychological, spiritual origins of substance addiction

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 21:56

A BOOK aimed at shedding light on the psychological and spiritual origins of substance addiction, The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction, was launched at the Mumbai Press Club on Monday. The book is by Dr Ashok Bedi, a Jungian psychoanalyst, co-authored by Father Joseph Pereira, who started the first Alcoholics Anonymous through his parish in Mumbai and also started the Kripa Foundation that aims to help alcoholics recover.

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Council's 'alarming' A 1.6million slash from drug and...

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 17:07

Surrey County Council 's slash in drug and alcohol treatment spending is alarming and costing lives, claims one of the UK's leading addiction treatment organisations. Figures revealed by UK Addition Treatment Centres highlight SCC has cut funding by 1.6 million over the last four years.

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Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 05:07

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'. Of these, the top 3 discharge diagnoses were alcohol abuse, dental disorders, and mood disorders such as anxiety or depression .

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