Alcoholism

Celebrate Kansas City Oktoberfest Booze Season And Local Craft Beer Glut

Alcoholism - 8 hours 29 min ago

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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Stephanie Davis turns to God after split from Jeremy

Alcoholism - 14 hours 59 min ago

'Higher power': Stephanie Davis gets in touch with her spiritual side as she turns to God after split from Jeremy McConnell She's focusing on her baby son Caben-Albi after parting ways with on/off ex Jeremy McConnell for good. And Stephanie Davis appears to be getting in touch with her spiritual side after sharing a passage from a spiritual poem on Instagram .

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How cannabis helped save a grassroots mental health initiative: The LOST Organization

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 21:24

When Rebecca Taube set out to make a series of changes in her life after struggling with depression and anxiety, she had no idea it would lead to the creation of an organization that would eventually serve others struggling with their mental health, too. The Hamilton, Ontario resident is the cofounder and facilitator of LOST , an organization that seeks to provide support for individual wellness through a support group, peer counseling, community yoga classes, and more.

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Yoga teacher bending over backwards for a good cause

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:13

Tiffany Fleetwood-Bird will run an ashtanga yoga workshop in Nelson, to raise funds for yoga programmes for recovering drug and alcohol addicts in the US. Tiffany Fleetwood-Bird says she first took up the "dynamic form" of yoga in Australia about 18 years ago, after she stopped using the drug, and now aims to teach it to recovering drug and alcohol addicts in Nelson.

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Ric Flair Reveals Severity of Alcoholism, '20 Drinks a Day' While Wrestling

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59

Ric Flair is opening up about his past struggles with alcoholism ... admitting that he consumed the equivalent of "20 DRINKS A DAY" during his legendary pro wrestling career. The Nature Boy talked about his wild ways Thursday on " The Dan Le Batard Show " ... and how they nearly cost him his life.

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Ric Flair opens up about alcohol abuse: 'I'll never drink again'

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59

Ric Flair has confirmed that years of alcohol abuse led to his recent health complications, and the WWE legend swears he will never drink again. Flair was rushed to the hospital on Aug. 11 with severe stomach pains.

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Had '20 Drinks a Day' While Wrestling

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:59

About a month ago, the wrestling world was in shock. Ric Flair was hospitalized, with 'tough medical issues', and fans around the world were getting seriously worried.

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How binge-drinking in college could affect the rest of your life

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:37

Researchers found that each individual episode of student binge-drinking during a month-long period lowers the odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation by 1.4%. Heavy drinking just six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10%, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University and Cornell University published in the peer-reviewed academic journal " Journal of Applied Psychology ."

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Caregivers draw support by mapping their relationships

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 09:43

Every time Jacque Pearson tried to devise a plan to move her 81-year-old dad, who has Alzheimer's, from his home in Boise, Idaho, to hers in Denver, she felt stuck. Then, two weeks ago, she had a breakthrough.

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Community Services Board expanding substance abuse services

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:19

The Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board is adding to its ways of helping people who want to kick a drug or alcohol addiction. The board has launched a new intensive outpatient service for people who could benefit from a regimen of random drug screens and three-hour psychological therapy sessions at least three times a week, said program clinical manager Luxtracia Gregory.

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:55

A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias.

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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet

Alcoholism - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:55

A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias.

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Letter to the Editor: On what the media won't cover about Jeffny Pally's death

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:36

Regarding the death of Jeffny Pally , there is an aspect of the case that the Courant article does not explore, namely, that Pally was not just a UConn student, but she was also a UConn employee on Special Payroll who worked as a Resident Assistant. Such carefully- selected staff live with students in dorms, specifically to safeguard their well-being and to enforce all federal, state and local laws, as well as the UConn Student Code.

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Binge drinking in college could lower odds of attaining full-time employment upon graduation

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:58

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology . Previous studies were unable to determine the precise effect of alcohol consumption on first-time employment.

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Researchers switch off impulse to drink alcohol by blocking immune system

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 17:58

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

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Ric Flair Speaks About Alcoholism, Near-Death Experience in People TV Interview

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:39

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is speaking out about his battle with alcoholism and his recent near-death experience after being hospitalized. .@RicFlairNatrBoy on his legendary career, his battle with alcoholism and how it lead to a near death experience: https://t.co/uz93pedllP https://t.co/YU0GCrTVQW hospitalization.

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Tom Price blasted government use of private jets, now regularly uses them for domestic travel

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:08

Despite slashing HHS budgets in the name of fiscal responsibility, the secretary seems willing to make an exception for himself. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday September 15, 2017, in Media, Pennsylvania.

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Ontario pilot program will lift six-months-sober rule for liver transplant patients

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:20

Following a widow's legal challenge, Ontario will temporarily lift a policy requiring alcoholics to be sober for six months before they can be considered for a liver transplant. Debra Selkirk, whose husband Mark died in 2010 after being refused a liver transplant, filed the constitutional challenge against the six-months-sober rule in 2015.

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WA considers minimum price on alcohol

Alcoholism - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:35

The West Australian government is considering imposing a floor price on takeaway alcohol but the premier says there will be community consultation. The West Australian government is considering enforcing a minimum price on takeaway booze to stop people getting hammered on cheap alcohol.

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Milligan's push to revive bush healing 'dream'

Alcoholism - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:58

SHADOW Minister for Indigenous Affairs James Milligan is calling on the ACT government to honour its decade old commitment to develop a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for the ACT indigenous community. "Ten years ago, the ACT indigenous community dreamt of a residential rehabilitation facility that would help indigenous Canberrans overcome drug and alcohol addiction," he says.

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