Alcoholism

6 Lessons This Marine Veteran Learned Overcoming PTSD, Alcoholism and ...

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:33

I still remember waking up with an empty liter bottle of vodka on the floor next to me. A week of binge drinking had finally taken it's toll.

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In clinical trials, medications show promise for treating heroin addiction

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:40

Long-term methadone and buprenorphine maintenance are mainstays of heroin addiction treatment . These medications bind to the same opioid receptors in the brain as does heroin, reducing cravings for and use of the deadly drug.

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NI Paper Review: Women 'drinking themselves to death'

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 07:39

Wednesday's Irish News and Belfast Telegraph both look at the rising numbers of women dying from alcohol abuse in Northern Ireland. The Belfast Telegraph features the story on its front page , reporting that alcohol-related deaths in women have almost doubled in three years.

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A bottle of Bulleit bourbon whiskey. Photo: Reuters

Alcoholism - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 03:01

The number of alcohol-specific deaths in people aged 50 and over has risen 45 per cent since 2001, prompting fresh warnings about excessive drinking among baby boomers. Last year there were 5,208 deaths of people aged 50-plus wholly attributable to alcohol, compared with 3,582 in 2001, according to Office for National Statistics figures published on Tuesday.

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Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:39

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation's top cancer doctors, is calling attention to the ties between alcohol and cancer. In a statement published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the group cites evidence that even light drinking can slightly raise a woman's risk of breast cancer and increase a common type of esophageal cancer.

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Veterans, PTSD and substance abuse

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:51

To learn more about the Patriot Study or the Savannah VA Clinic, call 920-0214 ext. 2169 or ext.

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Death rates linked to alcohol abuse rise 'significantly' for men aged 60 to 74

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:13

PICTURE POSED BY MODEL File photo dated 09/03/15 of a man drinking alcohol, as new figures show that death rates among 60 to 74-year-old men owing wholly to alcohol abuse have "increased significantly" since 2001. Death rates among 60 to 74-year-old men owing wholly to alcohol abuse have "increased significantly" since 2001, new figures show.

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Death rates linked to alcohol abuse rise 'significantly' for men aged 60 to 74

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:13

Death rates among 60 to 74-year-old men owing wholly to alcohol abuse have "increased significantly" since 2001, new figures show. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/death-rates-linked-to-alcohol-abuse-rise-significantly-for-men-aged-60-to-74-36298200.html Death rates among 60 to 74-year-old men owing wholly to alcohol abuse have "increased significantly" since 2001, new figures show.

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Could you be an almost alcoholic?

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:50

It's midweek. You've just put the children to bed and now you're relaxing with your third glass of wine, watching your favourite TV series.

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Drugs for alcoholism go largely unused - Tue, 07 Nov 2017 PST

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 04:32

Excessive alcohol use is one of the most pressing public health issues in the United States. Some 88,000 Americans died of alcohol-related causes every year between 2006 and 2010, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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People will vote on the sale of beer and wine in Dublin

Alcoholism - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:17

To sell or not to sell beer and wine. That is the question for one Bladen county town.

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Renewal Ranch raises $17,000

Alcoholism - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:58

More than 600 people attended the eighth annual Renewal Ranch chili cook off and silent auction, which raised more than $17,000. "This was a community-wide event and our most successful year yet," spokesman Bryce McGhee said.

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What Young Women Need to Know About Alcoholism

Alcoholism - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:48

From brunch get-togethers to first dates to holiday parties, it's undeniable that alcohol plays a central role in our social lives. And although many of us know the health benefits of drinking less , most people are reluctant to stop drinking for more than a month .

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"Magic mushrooms" may "reboot" the brain, relieving depression, according to new study

Alcoholism - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:40

A new study finds that psilocybin, the active ingredient in "magic mushrooms," may restart the brain and relieve depression, as reported by The Daily Mail . Researchers from the Imperial College London studied 20 participants with depression, all of whom were unresponsive to traditional antidepressants.

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Lily Allen Is Writing A Memoir

Alcoholism - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:26

UK pop star Lily Allen has lived a tumultuous life, and in a new book, she'll tell us all about it. As Pitchfork points out , the Bookseller reports that Allen has signed on with Blink to write an as-yet-untitled autobiography, which is due to be published in the fall of 2018.

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How the body processes alcohol

Alcoholism - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:09

A big concern that many people have is how long the alcohol they have been drinking will remain in their system. There are a lot of factors that can affect this but, on average, the liver can process 1 ounce of alcohol every hour, and it can be detected in the blood for several hours, and in the urine for several days.

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First Crystal Meth Anonymous meeting held in Winnipeg

Alcoholism - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 22:56

Winnipeggers struggling with crystal meth now have a place to meet and share their story with others dealing with the drug, which some are caling an epidemic in our city. "Since we've all faced the same demons, it's like a common bond and you could feel an energy in the room," said Jameson, 24, a former user and one of the organizers of the group.

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Cheong Wa Dae mulls over what to serve Trump in Korea

Alcoholism - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:44

Cheong Wa Dae mulls over what to serve Trump in Korea. November. 06, 2017 07:59.

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Comic draws on personal experiences as a drug addict and alcoholic in his informal self-help guide

Alcoholism - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 01:02

Recovery is Russell Brand's self-help book for anyone on the addiction spectrum. By that, he means all of us exhibiting behaviour ranging from substance abuse to prioritising to the point of destructiveness bad food, abusive bosses, sex, toxic relationships, consumerism, social media and so on.

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Third annual Recovery RockFest brings awareness to addiction recovery

Alcoholism - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 22:53

"Knowing that we have such an opioid crisis and not just opioids, but also people who suffer from alcoholism, we wanted to be able to show people that recovery is possible," Recovery RockFest director Nyla Cione said. "It's important to me because it allows me to get a chance to give back.

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