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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Cigarette Tax Unconstitutional

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:27

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled a $1.50 cigarette fee imposed by the legislature last session is unconstitutional, leaving lawmakers with an estimated $215 million budget hole. That could lead to deep cuts in services.

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Singers Glen Campbell and Barbara Cook Pass On

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 18:06

Music streams through the American consciousness like a balm, a salve, a surge of continuous electricity - encyclopedic, game-saving, life-saving, carried by its artists into a sparkling field of variety. When we lose those artists all of a sudden, it opens up a book of history about American music, about talent and fame and its trajectories and attending hazards, but it also lets us hear the song democratic.

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Best apps to stop drinking alcohol

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:24

Quit drinking apps are designed to help you reduce your alcohol intake, stop drinking altogether, or stay sober for good. Whether you are trying to reduce your alcohol intake or quit drinking altogether, there are apps to help you succeed.

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Spend A Night in Vegas for Charlie's Place

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 13:24

On Saturday, August 26th at 6:30 PM, the second floor of the American Bank Center will play host to Las Vegas-style performances, a silent auction, casino games and dinner for A Night in Vegas , a fundraiser to benefit Charlie's Place Recovery Center. In addition to The King, Aerial Horizons, a company of aerial artists from San Antonio, will also be performing, as will local comedian Javi Luna.

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Analysis of lifestyle factors in patients with concomitant chronic pancreatitis and liver cirrhosis.

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:57

Chronic pancreatitis and liver cirrhosis are common gastroenterological disorders but their co-incidence is considered to be rare. This study was designed to identify lifestyle factors that are associated with the development of concomitant LC in patients with CP.

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D'Ath launches Drug Court bid

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 06:10

The State Government today set out guidelines for the reintroduction of a Drug Court, almost three years since it pledged its return. Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath introduced legislation to Parliament that would create the guidelines for how the court was to work in Queensland.

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Increases in alcohol use, especially among women, other groups

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:57

Alcohol use, high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorders increased in the U.S. population and across almost all sociodemographic groups, especially women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities and individuals with lower educational levels and family income, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry . Regular and detailed monitoring of trends in drinking and alcohol use disorders is important for the health of the nation.

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Why Americans-Especially Women-Are Drinking More Alcohol

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:11

In the new report, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism compared two large studies of people who self-reported their drinking habits. The first was a study of more than 43,000 adults from 2001-2002, and the second included more than 36,000 adults from 2012-2013.

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Too Soon for Perry Noble's Second Chance at Church?NewSpring says its ...

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:43

Pastor Perry Noble's former megachurch isn't ready to give him a second chance. So he's giving himself one.

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Belinda Carlisle admits she took her son to rehab with her

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:17

'I should look like Phantom of the Opera': Belinda Carlisle, 58, admits she took son to rehab to learn about drug addiction... as she insists she is 'lucky' to have overcome own battle She first spoke of her 30 year battle with addiction back in 2011 and during a candid appearance on ITV's Loose Women, Belinda Carlisle, 58, has admitted she is 'lucky' to still be alive. The 80s star, who found fame as a member of girl group The Go-Go's, admitted she had chosen to take her son to rehab to learn about drug addiction, after learning addiction can be 'genetic'.

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Elburn residents attend board meeting to voice opinions about proposed addiction center

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 02:54

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Cuomo Hails NY Senate Leader For Seeking Help With Alcohol

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 22:31

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says state Senate Leader John Flanagan deserves "respect and support" for seeking help with alcohol. Flanagan, a Long Island Republican, issued a statement Sunday afternoon saying he received treatment after realizing that drinking was becoming a "crutch" to deal with the pressures of his job.

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Did The Co-Founder Of Alcoholics Anonymous Violate Rule 10b-5?

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:40

Recently, I enjoyed watching My Name is Bill W. , a 1989 movie that starred James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner. The film tells the story of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder William Griffith Wilson .

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Drinking could increase your risk for one of the most common types of cancer

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:54

If you choose to imbibe, you may be increasing your risk for one of the most common types of cancer. Are you a heavy drinker ? If so, you may be raising your risk of developing several different types of cancer, including cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, breast, liver, colon and rectum.

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Flanagana s struggles underline unique pressures faced by...

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:31

News that Senate Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan recently sought help for his alcohol dependency underscores the pressures - and drinking culture - that can be found in the state Capitol. While the Capitol's partying atmosphere has toned down in recent years, alcohol, and its abuse, remains a part of the culture in New York's seat of government.

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New study generates more accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalities

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:11

Although opioid and heroin deaths have been rising dramatically in the U.S., the magnitude of the epidemic varies from state to state, as does the relative proportion of opioid vs heroin poisonings. Further complicating the picture is that up to one-quarter of all death certificates fail to note the specific drug responsible for the fatality, complicating efforts to target enforcement and treatment programs at both state and federal levels.

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Anger over closure of council-funded drink and drug rehab facility

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:33

The facility has cost Hampshire County Council A 79,000 a year to run since it first opened in 2008. Two Saints, which owns the building, has subsequently been forced to close down the support services run from it, though accommodation for the homeless will still be available.

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Less than six hours of sleep a night like BINGE drinking

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:28

Sleeping less than six hours a night is as bad as binge drinking and severely damages your brain, study finds Regularly getting less than six hours sleep a night could cause the same long-term damage as alcohol abuse, according to a worrying new study. For the body, sleep deprivation results in increased risk of obesity, depression, heart attacks and strokes - causing experts to dub it the 'modern ill'.

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Krazy with Kudzu looks at good and bad of invasive vine

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:02

The artist first encountered the plant when she moved to South Carolina from the Pacific Northwest in 1989. "Nobody liked it - everybody had jokes about it," Basket recalls.

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Sarah Harding bites Amelia Lily after boozy night in Big Brother House - sparking concern from fans

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:24

The former Girls Aloud star is a recovering alcoholic and her bizarre behaviour is worrying some viewers who feel she needs help. Recovering alcoholic Sarah Harding has bitten her Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amelie Lily after a boozy session in the house.

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