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She Does The City: A pioneering website's decade of disruption

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:27

When the website She Does the City went live in 2007, it was unlike anything you could find online. Writing with a young female audience in mind, founder Jen McNeely was a trailblazer of authentic storytelling and community building.

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The Amazonian Drug That Could Treat Depression And Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:49

The survey of over 96,000 people around the world found that ayahuasca users reported higher well-being and lower problems with alcohol abuse. In the 60s it was known as the 'businessman's trip' because its effects last between 5 and 15 minutes, instead of the hours resulting from LSD or magic mushrooms.

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These Two Habits Make You Look Older, According to Science

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:49

The latest research finds heavy drinking and smoking can age you beyond your years, but their findings on moderate drinking and smoking were a surprise Drinking heavily and smoking for years are well-known features of an unhealthy lifestyle. They can also make you look older, according to a new study.

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Woman finds strength by attending support sessions related to people affected by alcoholism

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 09:01

A WOMAN from Leigh who left her alcoholic husband after being together for 20 years says an organisation that helps people affected by someone else's drinking saved her life. She has been attending Al-Anon for 13 years and spoke out as part of Alcohol Awareness Week, which ends on Sunday.

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Scotland wins the right to end the sale of cheap booze

Alcoholism - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:12

Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to tackle alcohol abuse by setting a minimum price on booze. Scotland has won the right to be the first country in the world to tackle alcohol abuse by setting a minimum price on booze.

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Another natural remedy for alcoholism and depression? South American...

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 23:49

A new study has found that a traditional psychedelic herb from South America can potentially be used as a natural remedy for alcoholism and depression and can promote feelings of well-being. In the study, researchers from the University of Exeter and University College London examined the effects of the psychedelic herb known as ayahuasca and the well-being of its users by analyzing the data of 96,901 individuals around the world, which came from the Global Drug Survey .

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Top Anti-Opioid Meds Are Equally Safe, Effective

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:31

With the United States in the midst of an unprecedented opioid crisis, researchers conducted a head-to-head trial of two leading addiction treatments -- naltrexone and buprenorphine-naloxone . "The newer drug, naltrexone, was as effective in keeping patients off heroin, preventing relapse and overdose, as buprenorphine," said lead researcher Dr. Joshua Lee.

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Employees Have a Right to Complain About Intoxicated Co-Workers

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 16:54

The likely reaction to the title of this article would be: well of course they do. Workplace rules of conduct typically prohibit being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and although the condition of alcoholism might be protected as a disability, anti-discrimination law does not protect intoxication on the job.

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Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:30

A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging looks at the relationship between traumatic brain injury and alcohol use Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The study, led by Dr. Andrew Mayer of the Mind Research Network and University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, also found that combining head injury with heavy alcohol use did not further alter the structure or function of the brain.

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Laois man with gambling addiction smashed bookies TV

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08

A Portarlington man with a gambling addiction who smashed a television in a bookmakers after losing a 400 on horses has been ordered to keep out of all gambling premises. Inspector Maria Conway gave evidence that on October 18 this year, at 3.20pm, the accused went into Boylesports, Main Street, Portlaoise, where he took the handle of a sweeping brush and threw it at a television.

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A new study could upend how we treat opioid addiction

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:08

In a National Institute on Drug Abuse study, researchers found that Vivitrol, a monthly injection used to treat opioid addiction, was just as effective as daily treatments. It's the second study to compare Vivitrol directly to Suboxone , a commonly used treatment, and the largest to date.

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Bottoms Up: A New Brand of Mixers Comes From an Unlikely Team

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:43

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Each Korean Drinks 366 Cans of Beer a Year

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:51

Koreans' alcohol consumption has increased, with per-capita consumption now exceeding 9 liters a year. Per-capita consumption of alcohol by people over 15 stood at 9.14 liters as of 2015, according to a joint study by researchers at St. Mary's Hospital in Uijeongbu and Inje University.

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Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others, study finds

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:20

The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine. The study, published Tuesday in the Lancet , looked at 570 patients with opioid addiction at eight inpatient treatment centers across the country for 24 weeks.

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Medications to kick opioid addiction are equally effective, study finds

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:03

A long-acting medication designed to help wean substance abusers off opioids is as effective as short-term therapies such as buprenorphine and methadone that patients must take every day, researchers reported Tuesday. The first major head-to-head comparison of medically assisted treatment approaches confirms that users now have two research-based options, according to the team of scientists led by Joshua D. Lee and John Rotrosen of New York University Medical School.

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Although Their Introductions as Treatment Are Different, Two Top...

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:03

With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic. Now, a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overdose.

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Psychedelic Amazonian Drug Might Ease Symptoms of Depression, Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 16:56

A powerful psychedelic drug out of South America might help battle both depression and alcoholism, a new British survey suggests. Ayahuasca is a brew made from a combination of Amazonian plants, including the Psychotria viridis bush and the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, said study author Will Lawn.

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Some food holidays just aren't worth the hype.

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:36

Just conduct your own quick Google search, and you'll find a list of multiple food holidays for almost every day of the year. Everything from pickles to cereal, oreos to cheese doodles, you name it! And although we can get behind the fun and benefit for retailers in promoting and celebrating some of these food days, there are some we think should just be ignored completely.

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Shona Robison: Minimum pricing will help in the battle against alcohol abuse

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:12

Tomorrow the UK Supreme Court will deliver its final judgment on minimum unit pricing - marking the end of a long journey, since the proposal was backed by the Scottish Parliament back in 2012. It's no secret that Scotland has a difficult relationship with alcohol.

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Story from NorthCountryNow.com

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 07:26

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services will offer to establish or expand services in St. Lawrence County, and around the state, for youth and young adults in recovery from addiction. Up to $180,000 is being made available through a series of mini-grants, which will be administered by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and OASAS.

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