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Ric Flair Says He's Slept With 10,000 Women, But Regrets...

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:19

In an upcoming segment of ESPN's "30 for 30," wrestling legend Flair says that he slept with 10,000 women - and while he's sticking to his story, he does say that he regrets divulging that particular statistic from his career. In an interview with People , Flair - who was recently placed in a medically-induced coma due to organ failure and is currently in recovery - says that he's not particularly proud that his grandchildren will find out about his promiscuity.

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Hanover church offers home to Ruth Haven for women in recovery

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:19

RESIDENTIAL FACILITY: The Hanover United Methodist Church is offering this house in Hanover to be used as a live-in facility for women recovering from addiction. Hanover United Methodist Church plans to open a new chapter for its "Open Hands Open Hearts house," a three-bedroom ranch-style house on adjacent property on Lagrange Road that once was used as the church's thrift store and food pantry.

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Recovering alcoholic shares his story of fighting addiction

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:19

You hear a lot about the consequences and aftermath of drug and alcohol addiction, but not always about the recovery process. "The single most important decision I made in my life was to seek recovery," said Thomas Edwards, an attorney in Gainesville, Florida.

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Crews Break Ground on New Prineville Shelter

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:54

Ken Fahlgren is a member of the Public Safety Coordinating Council and has been heavily involved in moving the men's shelter to the new location on Madras Highway. I'm looking forward to actually getting this site finalized, ready to go, probably have it open in November sometime."

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Wrexham drug detox bed wait 'hugely damaging'

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28

People seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction in north Wales are facing a five month wait, Plaid Cymru has said. The Hafan Wen detox treatment centre has 25 beds in Wrexham, but 12 of them are commissioned by health authorities in England.

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N.Y. documentary on addiction and recovery at Proctors Tuesday

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:28

Jasmine Guerrero-Wiggs, left, program director at Camino Nuevo, and Micky Jimenez, regional director, talk about the program in March. A new documentary about addiction, recovery and the stigmas surrounding them will be shown at Proctors Theater in Schenectady Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Produced by the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the New York State Media Center, "Reversing the Stigma" highlights work the state is doing to combat addiction and sends home the message that addiction is a chronic disease.

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Can you drink alcohol when you're taking antibiotics?

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:03

Getting sick sucks. It's even worse when you have to take a course of antibiotics.

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Alcohol replacement pill could hit the market by 2020

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 07:36

Finishing that bottle of wine you opened to enjoy with dinner just because it's there could become a thing of the past, thanks to a pill that promises to reduce cravings. It manufacturers believe it could be beneficial to people who regularly exceed recommended limits, but don't recognise themselves as problem drinkers.

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Stephanie Davis flaunts figure in lingerie Instagram

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 03:08

'Treated myself': Stephanie Davis flaunts her svelte figure in sizzling lingerie selfie... days after revealing she turned to God in powerful post following split from Jeremy McConnell And now focusing on herself, Stephanie Davis, 24, proved she was moving on her ex Jeremy McConnell for good as she shared a rather steamy selfie on Instagram on Monday. The former Hollyoaks star stripped down to her underwear for the pulse-racing photo which showcased her gym-honed figure and ample cleavage.

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Amid series of surgeries, doctors link hip damage to various supplements

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 22:52

Mariyappan, 37, works for daily wages in Delhi. For over a decade, he has carried raw material for furniture on his back to various markets.

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Diet plus alcohol may play key role in liver injury development

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:24

A new study published in Alcohol and Alcoholism finds that mice bred to consume high amounts of alcohol, but controlled by diet, did not necessarily develop the most severe liver injuries, suggesting that diet may pay an important role in liver injury development. Alcoholic liver disease is a global health burden and refers to a disease spectrum ranging from hepatomegaly and simple fatty liver , to more severe pathologies such as alcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatic cirrhosis.

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Recovery Day focuses on eliminating the stigma faced by addicts

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 13:53

August 18th is one of those days for Matt Thorpe. This year on that date, Thorpe celebrated 29 years of clean and sober living, "The first time I drank I got drunk.

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Part 2: Detox just the start of recovery, not the cure

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 09:06

For all the benefits of making medically monitored detox more readily available, the process means nothing if the patient leaves and takes a pill, snorts a line or shoots up again, experts say. "Detox is only the beginning," said Dr. Jeff Johnson, an addiction medicine specialist at Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health Services in Winfield.

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At Swift River, high-end drug treatment that can't be for everyone

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:42

Without spending a penny, Carla Hiers kicked a lifelong heroin habit at an upscale Cummington detox center. But not everyone struggling with addiction can afford to get treatment at places like Swift River, raising questions about the rush to open for-profit treatment centers during a fast-growing nationwide opioid crisis.

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers returns to the red carpet after recent relapse

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:14

The public appearance came nearly two weeks after Lane confirmed Meyers recently relapsed in his alcohol addiction following her miscarriage of their second child. She said in a social media post that Meyers is once again getting help.

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This place is Britain's binge drinking capital - but where doe...

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 06:23

Salford dishes out five times more prescriptions for the drugs than the national average. NHS figures show that last year 1,534 prescriptions were given to every 100,000 people in the city 40 times the rate in Horsham and Mid Sussex which had the lowest number on the drug.

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Alcoholism's on the rise - and you may have failed the 'too much' test at least once

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 17:27

Just one drink isn't an issue-but it isn't the light drinkers that are on the rise. took a look at America's relationship with drinking between 2001 and 2012, analyzing two nationally representative surveys.

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Weird Science: Why do we like to drink at night?

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:11

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Celebrate Kansas City Oktoberfest Booze Season And Local Craft Beer Glut

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:08

It's the best time of year for functional alcoholics with expensive tastes who love to drink outdoors in sweaters . . . However, the biz of pushing liquid depressants on the masses might be taking a tumble given the critical mass of rinky-dink breweries: With more than two dozen area breweries - and more on the way - the local market is filling but not yet tapped out.

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Getting back from the abyss ... step by step

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 03:45

Finding a way out of addiction can be a long and arduous road, especially because a drug addiction can actually change the physiology of the brain. It takes a commitment on the part of the individual to work through the addiction and emerge on the other side a person changed for the better.

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