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Iran's war on booze is like America's war on drugs

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:15

"After 40 years of booze illegality, Iran is getting hit with a dose of reality. Iranian officials are discovering that laws that criminalize the possession or consumption of alcohol do not work.

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Recovery communities are crucial to combat opioid epidemic

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:36

TODAY, more than 142 Americans will fatally overdose on drugs; a majority will overdose on opioids. The epidemic is tearing its way through American families, neighborhoods and cities from the East Coast to the West Coast.

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Darryl Strawberry Wants NFL Players To "Do Their Job"...

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:48

As Colin Kaepernick's journey in political activism continues to grow, plenty of retired and active players have shown their distain over his movement. Next in line is retired baseball player Darryl Strawberry, who spoke to FOX Business Tuesday about act of merging sports and politics.

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Concert Benefitting Rock to Recovery Presented by The Canyon at Peace Park Treatment Services

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:52

After a sold out inaugural event, The Canyon at Peace Park is honored to once again be the presenting sponsor of this year's concert, headlined by Kings of Chaos and featuring the Rock to Recovery band as well as surprise celebrity guests. The concert will benefit Rock to Recovery's nonprofit entity which donates its services to many different deserving programs such as the US Department of Defense's Wounded Warriors program, state-funded programs and rehab centers meeting the needs of low-income individuals.

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Lewiston hospital upgrading facilities to treat drug addicts

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 04:09

With the help of money from the state, a Niagara County hospital is upgrading its facilities to treat people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Clearview Treatment Services at Mount Saint Mary's in Lewiston is adding eight more patient beds as part of a $1.2 million expansion.

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Proposed public intoxication ban fails in Alaska town

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:34

A proposed ban on intoxication in public places has failed in the Alaska Gold Rush town of Nome, which has long grappled with hard drinking. Officials say the ordinance law fell short of the necessary City Council votes Monday to proceed to a later, second vote.

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One of the states hit hardest by the opioid crisis shows us what's...

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:36

Misconceptions about drug treatments are still very prevalent, making it harder for the public to get the "gold standard" treatment for opioid use disorder. A study of addiction treatment programs in Ohio shows many of the problems with the current approach to the US opioid crisis.

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Hurricanes drive drug, alcohol addiction issues into public square

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:44

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Demi Lovato visits a therapist 'twice a week' to help her with sobriety

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:50

The 25-year-old singer has openly spoken out about her battle with alcohol and drug addiction, and though the star has been sober for almost six years she still finds "every day" a struggle, and will visit an expert, and attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to help her with her recovery. Speaking at the annual Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular on Saturday , which saw the 'Sorry Not Sorry' hitmaker pick up the Spirit of Sobriety gong, the brunette beauty said: "Every day is a battle.

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Northern Lakes CMH to host MyStrength public demos

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 04:06

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health is holding hour-long demonstrations this month of a new health and wellness application, MyStrength. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sept.

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Eric Clapton Says 'Not Easy' Watching his Own Documentary

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:35

A documentary about the life of renowned guitarist Eric Clapton does not attempt to whitewash over the darker side of the hard-drinking musician's life, even though it is directed by his longtime friend, filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck said Monday. Zanuck, who has known Clapton for 25 years, directed "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars," following the life of the 72-year-old British guitarist from childhood to international stardom, through his struggle with drugs and alcohol and the 1991 death of his four-year-old son.

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Can You 'Outgrow' a Drinking Problem?

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 18:56

One night, without any pre-planning, I ordered a glass of Malbec while I was out to dinner with a friend. My throat warmed with an old, familiar pleasure: "Oh! You again!" In the past, I'd developed a long and complex history with alcohol.

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Judge took leave to treat alcoholism months after complaint

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:01

A court filing shows a now-retired federal judge took medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism more than seven months after court officials in Louisiana received a complaint questioning her ability to serve on the bench. An order signed last month by the chief judge for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the court appointed a committee to investigate the April 2016 complaint about U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi's "possible disability."

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Nome struggles with hard-drinking Gold-Rush legacy

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:48

The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address the hard drinking that's deeply entrenched there - this time with a proposed law prohibiting intoxication in public places like the city's main street, where people can be seen stumbling along or passed out near tourist shops. The measure would for the first time outlaw intoxication in public rights of way, such as Nome's Front Street and its sea wall.

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Magic mushrooms may one day treat depression

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:16

Magic mushrooms may one day treat depression: Study investigating active substance in the illegal drug is due to launch early next year British scientists plan to conduct a study that investigates the illegal drug's active ingredient, known as psilocybin, in patients with the mental health condition who have not previously responded to treatment. If the trial, which is due to launch next year and is the largest of its kind, is successful, the substance could be approved for treatment of the blues.

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Czech study: Alcohol abuse cuts length of life by over 20 years

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 02:59

Excessive use of alcohol cuts the life expectancy by more than 20 years, a recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health has found, NUDZ spokesman Jan Cervenka told CTK. The extensive study was conducted by researcher Blanka Nechanska, who compared the data of people hospitalised on account of alcohol use from 1994 to 2013 with the data on the deaths in this period.

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Club Notes

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 22:53

A Cappella Electric of Sweet Adelines International, rehearsals 7-9 p.m. each Monday starting Sept.

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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood' Review: Sex...

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 14:33

Golden-age Hollywood had a fake-news apparatus that Russia could envy: homosexuality, infidelity, alcoholism, drug addiction and anything else that might ruffle feathers in Peoria was smoothed out, hidden, and swept under the rug. The movie stars of the mid-20th century were presented as such paragons that we're currently still chipping away at that faade to find the truth.

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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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