Alcoholism

Flanagana s struggles underline unique pressures faced by...

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:31

News that Senate Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan recently sought help for his alcohol dependency underscores the pressures - and drinking culture - that can be found in the state Capitol. While the Capitol's partying atmosphere has toned down in recent years, alcohol, and its abuse, remains a part of the culture in New York's seat of government.

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New study generates more accurate estimates of state opioid and heroin fatalities

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

Although opioid and heroin deaths have been rising dramatically in the U.S., the magnitude of the epidemic varies from state to state, as does the relative proportion of opioid vs heroin poisonings. Further complicating the picture is that up to one-quarter of all death certificates fail to note the specific drug responsible for the fatality, complicating efforts to target enforcement and treatment programs at both state and federal levels.

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Anger over closure of council-funded drink and drug rehab facility

Alcoholism - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 01:33

The facility has cost Hampshire County Council A 79,000 a year to run since it first opened in 2008. Two Saints, which owns the building, has subsequently been forced to close down the support services run from it, though accommodation for the homeless will still be available.

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Less than six hours of sleep a night like BINGE drinking

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:28

Sleeping less than six hours a night is as bad as binge drinking and severely damages your brain, study finds Regularly getting less than six hours sleep a night could cause the same long-term damage as alcohol abuse, according to a worrying new study. For the body, sleep deprivation results in increased risk of obesity, depression, heart attacks and strokes - causing experts to dub it the 'modern ill'.

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Krazy with Kudzu looks at good and bad of invasive vine

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 19:02

The artist first encountered the plant when she moved to South Carolina from the Pacific Northwest in 1989. "Nobody liked it - everybody had jokes about it," Basket recalls.

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Sarah Harding bites Amelia Lily after boozy night in Big Brother House - sparking concern from fans

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:24

The former Girls Aloud star is a recovering alcoholic and her bizarre behaviour is worrying some viewers who feel she needs help. Recovering alcoholic Sarah Harding has bitten her Celebrity Big Brother housemate Amelie Lily after a boozy session in the house.

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A.M. Roundup: Flanagan stares down his demons

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:25

Good morning and happy Monday! This workweek dawns cooler and rainy ; tomorrow looks much the same, but sun and warmth should return Wednesday in time for the New York State Food Festival at the Plaza. In a statement on Sunday, state Senate Republican Majority Leader John Flanagan revealed that he has recently completed treatment for an alcohol problem.

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Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

Alcoholism - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 04:33

In the US, about every 25 minutes an infant is born with signs of drug withdrawal . These can range from difficulties with feeding and sleeping to irritability, breathing problems and seizures.

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State Sen. John Flanagan says he completed alcohol treatment

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 21:36

Newsday reports the Republican state Senator from Long Island issued a statement Sunday after an inquiry by the newspaper. In the statement, Flanagan said "alcohol was becoming a crutch to deal with pressure" he was under related to his responsibilities as majority leader.

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Flanagan acknowledges struggle with alcohol addiction

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:17

State Senate Republican Majority leader John J. Flanagan put out a statement Sunday that acknowledged he recently sought help for an alcohol problem, that he said was made worse by the pressure he felt in his new leadership role in the state Legislature. "Recently, I recognized that alcohol was becoming a crutch to deal with pressure I was under related to my responsibilities as Majority Leader of the New York State Senate.

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N.Y. Senate boss reveals he sought help for alcohol dependency

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:17

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan , in a late-afternoon statement, said he recently realized that alcohol had become a "crutch" to help him cope with the pressure of leading the Senate and sought help to deal with the issue. "I took this step to ensure this dependency would not affect my ability to do my job or represent my constituents or the members of our Senate Republican Majority," Flanagan said in his statement.

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Flanagan acknowledges struggle with alcohol addiction

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 19:17

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Rolling Stonesa Ronnie Wood opens up about his lung cancer8:54 am - Aug 6, 2017

Alcoholism - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 05:14

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has spoken out about the surgery he had to remove a growth in his lung. The musician received the diagnosis back in May and underwent a five hour operation to have part of his lung removed.

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On tap: Gnarly Barley unveils official Southeastern beer, 'Lion Up'

Alcoholism - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 22:40

LSU has one. The Ragin' Cajuns in Lafayette have one. And now Southeastern Louisiana University has an officially licensed beer, too.

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While effectiveness can be hard to gauge, our prayers always matter

Alcoholism - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 18:11

Q: Every week in our church service our pastor prays for our leaders and for world peace, but I can't see that it does any good.

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Heavy Drinking is Good for You?

Alcoholism - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 02:36

A new study suggests that people who are moderate to heavy drinkers are more likely to reach the age of 85 without getting dementia or other cognitive impairments when compared to non-drinkers. Moderate to heavy drinking has a clear definition in this study, according to Dr. Linda McEvoy, professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and author of the study.

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Chester Benningtona s friends remember late rockera s final days

Alcoholism - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:21

Chester Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addiction throughout his life. In an interview with Rolling Stone , friends of the Linkin Park frontman reveal that Bennington had relapsed with alcohol last August, and had been drinking as recently as last October.

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'Bronya' not to promote alcoholism and 'wee' smoking - Wutah

Alcoholism - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 17:50

Ghanaian music group, Wutah has dismissed claims that their new banger ' Bronya ' encourages smoking of indian hemp, popularly known as 'wee' and addiction to the consumption of alcoholic drink among the youth. Speaking to Ike De-Unpredictable on Abusua FM in Kumasi, Wutah, known in real life as Daniel Morris and Frank Osei with stage names as Afriyie and Kobby, said their song only seeks to depict how the youth celebrate in exuberance.

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Drug deaths across the region at their highest in five years

Alcoholism - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:14

A leading public health charity has called for more investment in substance misuse prevention, after deaths related to drugs in the region soared. The new figures, released by the Office for National Statistics showed the most dramatic rise in East Anglia was in Norfolk where drugs deaths rocketed by 73pc between 2010-12 and 2014-16.

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X Factor's Simon Cowell breaks silence on Ant McPartlin's rehab...

Alcoholism - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 06:01

TV favourite Ant recently checked into rehab . The Sun report Ant revealing his depression led to addiction to prescription drugs and battles with substance and alcohol abuse.

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