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ACT drugs sector facing 'policy vacuum', with key strategy three years out of date

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 11:20

Canberra's drug and alcohol sector risks falling into a "policy vacuum", with the ACT's peak alcohol, tobacco and other drugs strategy now three years' out of date. Despite extensive consultations to review the strategy in 2015, the key document the government and community sector uses to manage complex drug and alcohol patients has not been updated since 2010.

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Alcoholism is a serious problem for law firms

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 16:28

When Caplin & Drysdale founder Mortimer Caplin turned 100 last summer, he recalled his early years as a lawyer, and how his colleagues enjoyed liquor in the office each evening. He liked the tradition, so he kept bourbon and soda behind a globe on a shelf in his own Washington, D.C., office.

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Sarasota opens its first all-female "Sober Home"

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:28

SARASOTA, FL - Sarasota now has its first Sober House for women. The facility, which works with those trying to transition from a life of addiction, opened earlier this month.

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8 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:28

Maybe your nightly glass of wine has turned into two or three. Or you're overdoing it on the beer and have the gut to prove it.

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In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:19

Cheers: To Family Therapy Court. The success of this special program in Clark County Superior Court is demonstrated by a recent grant of nearly $2 million.

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College Students Aren't Binge Drinking As Much, Report Says

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 06:19

There's good news and bad news when it comes to young adults and binge drinking , according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The good news? Young people in college aren't binge drinking as much as they used to.

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Video shows teen drinking liquid meth at US-Mexico border

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 02:24

Shocking surveillance video captures the moment two border patrol officers 'encouraging a Mexican teen to drink from two bottles of liquid meth' hours before he died Cruz Velazquez, 16, died after drinking from two bottles that contained liquid meth in 2013 while being questioned by border agents Recently released surveillance footage shows the moment officers Valerie Baird and Adrian Perallon appear to encourage the teen to drink from bottles A recently released surveillance video shows two border patrol officers encouraging a Mexican teen to drink from two bottles of liquid meth at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing just hours before he died.

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Research Isn't Tainted Just Because Industry Picks Up the Tab

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 22:24

THIS FALL, the National Institutes of Health will launch a major study to determine whether regular consumption of alcohol helps prevent heart attacks. The clinical trial will comprise nearly 8,000 participants, recruited from 16 sites in North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

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Regular alcohol drinkers have lower risk of diabetes,...

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:08

According to a new study that looked at more than 70,000 Danish people , those who drink small to moderate amounts of alcohol on a frequent basis are less likely to develop diabetes than people who don't drink at all. To be clear, these results shouldn't be seen as license or encouragement to drink freely as a health-promoting exercise.

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Goodbye MAC, Hello Waterfront Treatment Services

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:08

The dramatic debate in Washington, D.C. over the fate of national healthcare policy almost scuttled plans to bring comprehensive addiction treatment to Humboldt County. The July 18 vote by the Eureka City Council to allow City Manager Greg Sparks to negotiate a lease agreement for the property at 139 Y St. formerly known as the Multiple Assistance Center.

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The Altantic - Steve Jobs Widow Buys Majority Stake

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:46

A bright spot in the print media world has been The Atlantic. It is growing, especially in influence.

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One of world's fattest men has lost 7st in 7 months - " this is...

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 11:28

At his heaviest, Sean Mulroney tipped the scale at 50st and subsequently became one of the world's fattest men. The morbidly obese 46-year-old decided to turn his life around just seven months ago and has since lost 7st the combined weight of his three young daughters.

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Latina Immigrants to Miami Struggle With Alcohol, New Study Finds

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:21

After a day of relentless Miami traffic working a job that barely pays skyrocketing rents, a bottle of wine snagged from Publix or an overpriced craft beer are often just the right medicine. A study recently published in the Journal of Immigrant Minority Health that studied hundreds of young, Latina immigrants in the Magic City found that those who drank more alcohol to lessen the stress of their acclimation to the U.S. actually just exacerbated the pressure they already felt.

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Relieving chronic pain with behavioral strategies

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:14

Behavioral strategies that relieve the physical and emotional burdens of chronic pain are becoming more commonplace, not just as alternatives or adjuncts to problematic opioid analgesics, but as effective means to restore daily functioning. While analgesics can provide welcome relief in acute pain conditions, pain reduction is only temporary and does little to remedy the distress and disabilities that emerge when pain persists.

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Americans are quitting smoking in higher numbers; study suggests e-cigarettes help

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:14

University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center researchers performed a population-level analysis of national surveys conducted from 2001 to 2015 and found that in the United States the smoking cessation rate increased for the first time in 15 years. The study suggests e-cigarettes helped users of the electronic devices to quit smoking traditional cigarettes.

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Kevan Christie: Minimum pricing is all about public health v big business

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 03:45

The ongoing row over a minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland has been ramped up this week with a two-day hearing at the UK Supreme Court focusing minds on the impact of a ruling due out by the end of the year. On one side we have the Scottish Government and a plethora of medical professions telling us that a decision in their favour which would mean no alcohol could be sold in Scotland at less than 50p per unit would save lives.

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Britt Nilsson reveals struggles with alcohol and bulimia

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 23:46

'Tell somebody': Britt Nilsson reveals struggles with alcoholism and bulimia ...including muffling her mic with towels to vomit while on The Bachelor In a couple of recent YouTube videos, Britt Nilsson has relayed in detail her battles with addiction to alcohol and drugs, as well as her binge-eating disorder. She's revealed in the first video that when she was a contestant on the 19th season of The Bachelor - which aired in 2015 - she wasn't drinking, but was bulimic, taking pains to conceal her vomiting to prevent its becoming a TV 'plotline.'

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Study: Tackle obesity like heavy drinking - with legislation

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 19:30

OBESITY in Scotland should be tackled with similar policies used to crackdown on excess alcohol consumption, according to a paper which draws comparisons between heavy drinkers and the extremely overweight. The proposal could pave the way to interventions such as minimum pricing for calorie dense items or bans on multi-buy junk food deals.

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Gerard Way: 'Chester Bennington changed my life'

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:48

The former My Chemical Romance frontman has opened up about coping with the tragic passing of the Linkin Park musician, who committed suicide earlier this month . Chester had struggled with drink and alcohol addiction in the past as well as depression, taking his own life on what would have been the birthday of his close friend, Soundgarden and Audioslave star Chris Cornell, who committed suicide in May. Recalling to nerdist.com when his band played at 2007's Projekt Revolution, a music festival hosted by Linkin Park, Gerard sighed, "I was devastated to hear about Chester.

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Mary J. Blige Had To 'Sing For My Life' After Battle With Depression Led To Drug And Alcohol Abuse

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:14

The iconic singer opens up about her rise to fame and the struggles that came with it in this exclusive clip. Mary J. Blige is the kind of singer whose songs strike a cord with listeners.

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