Alcoholism

Under-Researched Demographics: Heavy Episodic Drinking and...

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:09

Asian Americans represent the fastest- growing population in the United States . At the same time, there is evidence that problematic drinking rates are increasing among young-adult Asian Americans .

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Addicts require 'tough love' for real recovery

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:25

Assuming personal responsibility for your life and for the choices you make is a key, the Rev. Ernie Holland says, to a successful recovery from any type of addiction.

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Feds block herbal molecule that makes drinking alcohol less dangerous to your liver - Health Ranger

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:15

In recent weeks Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger , exposed yet another monumental fail on the part of the federal government: The Feds are actively blocking the public from learning about an herbal molecule from licorice root that can be added to alcoholic beverages to dramatically reduce the liver toxicity caused by alcohol consumption. In a "Health Ranger Report" podcast, Adams noted that the "liver protective effects of this plant-based molecule are astonishing, yet the TTB is demanding this molecule be censored from public knowledge and not mentioned on alcohol labels," he said.

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Lawmakers push alcohol tax cut despite rising drinking rates

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:12

Deaths linked to alcohol are significantly more common than drug overdose deaths, but lawmakers may promote more drinking through a two-year tax break for producers of beer, wine and spirits as part of the Senate's tax code overhaul. The tax break, for 2018 and 2019, would save alcohol producers $4.2 billion, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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The Booze You Choose Can Sway Your Mood

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:57

About half of those who drink red wine and beer said it makes them feel relaxed and mellow, results from the Global Drug Survey show. Roughly two of five beer drinkers said the suds make them feel confident, while one-quarter of red wine drinkers said they feel sexier after a glass.

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10 Ways to Drink Less This Holiday Season

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:57

It seems like every gathering you go to from Thanksgiving to New Year's involves some kind of alcohol. 'Tis the season for hot toddies...and champagne, and cocktails, and endless glasses of wine.

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Budget 2017: Why is white cider being targeted?

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:21

For most drinkers the Budget was good news - your glass of wine, whisky or pint of beer and even most ciders won't cost you a penny more. The chancellor has pledged to up taxes from 2019 on "cheap, high strength, low quality" alcohol and said this was especially targeted at white ciders.

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Scientists explore drug's value in treating both alcoholism and PTSD

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:53

The link between addiction and mental health disorders may be firmly established in scientific circles, but treatments designed to address them together are uncommon. Some University of Maryland researchers may be taking a promising step to tackle two such intractable, but often related conditions: alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Peer counselors help achieve recovery through experience

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30

New Mexicans struggling with opioid addiction know how tough it can be to get clean, but Mark Garnand said he's proof getting sober from drugs and alcohol is possible. "Why shouldn't we expect recovery from addiction, from alcoholism? It's the same way people expect recovery from other diseases," Garnand said.

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Wine or beer? The differing effects of alcohol on mood

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:51

Do you become relaxed, energized, teary-eyed, or angry after having a drink? A new study suggests that what you drink - be that beer, wine, or spirits - may make a difference to how you feel. Researchers from the Public Health Wales National Health System Trust and King's College London - both in the United Kingdom - have turned to the general public to try to understand what different types of alcohol do to our emotions.

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State launches PSA campaign to battle addiction, Fentanyl

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:31

A new PSA is part of the state's "New Faces of Addiction - Faces of Hope" campaign. Governor Cuomo announced the project on Tuesday to stress to New Yorkers help is available for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

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Deaths in Michigan from suicide, drugs and alcohol set to soar

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:20

A new report says Michigan's death rate from suicide, alcohol and drug use is poised to skyrocket over the next decade. The report, Pain in the Nation , examines the effect of rising death rates related to drug use, alcohol abuse and suicide.

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Study sheds light on how young people's emotional associations affect alcohol preferences

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 23:20

A young woman looking for liquid courage walks up to a bar and orders something stiff: bourbon on the rocks. But if she is at home, just chilling with friends, chances are she will switch to wine or beer.

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Alcohol abuse: The drunkest city in every state

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:53

Archeologists found proof that wine was being made 8,000 years ago in Georgia. Excessive drinking claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year and is responsible for about 1 in every 10 deaths among working-age adults.

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Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:53

Different types of alcohol elicit different emotional responses, but spirits are most frequently associated with feelings of aggression, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open . To explore the potential emotional factors underpinning alcohol preference the researchers drew on anonymised responses to the world's largest online survey of legal and illicit drug and alcohol use among adults .

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Treatments for Eating Disorders at EDTC

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:22

Much like drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders can often require the help of professionals. The staff at the Eating Disorders Treatment Center of Albuquerque are here to offer that help with cognitive therapies designed to help the individual with their specific condition.

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This is Ohio's drunkest city

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:22

Overall, Ohio ranks 14th in the percentage of adults who binge drink or drink heavily at 19.2 percent, the report says. Drinking alcohol is a part of many of our lives no matter where you live.

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Drink related hospital stays on the rise

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 15:55

Scotland has seen an increase in the number of people hospitalised for alcohol abuse with a total of 36,235 admissions last year. NHS statistics also revealed rising numbers of admissions for those will liver disease as well as a divide showing people from poor backgrounds are more likely to require hospital treatment for drink related problems than those from rich areas.

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Sex harassment: More shoes to drop

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:57

After marveling at how many Beltway cognoscenti went down yesterday over sex harassment claims - John Conyers, Charlie Rose, Glenn Thrush - in just one day, Axios' Mike Allen said he had an even more interesting tidbit: The tech world's dark secrets have been seeping out for months, and it's just under seven weeks since the N.Y. Times detonated its Harvey Weinstein expos. So this may feel like a crest, but here's the amazing thing: Every sign is that for the East Coast, there's lots more to come.

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Lawmakers Push Alcohol Tax Cut Despite Rising Drinking Rates

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:25

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio leaves the Republican Senate policy lunch in the Capitol on Nov. 14.  are significantly more common than drug overdose deaths, but lawmakers may promote more drinking through a two-year tax break for producers of beer, wine and spirits as part of the Senate's tax code overhaul. producers $4.2 billion,  according  to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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