Alcoholism

Martin Armstrong: No more going round the houses - support from day ...

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:07

The model moves people from the streets into permanent, settled accommodation. It then adds A tailored support to address the issues which drove that person to crisis.

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How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:54

New research has analyzed genetic and lifestyle-related data to understand how our biological makeup and lifestyle choices can impact our lifespan. We should watch out for smoking habits and weight gain, they say, though prioritizing education may have unexpected benefits.

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Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:14

I am taking a tour of Russell Brand's body. It's not the one I might once have imagined, because I am old and he is no longer a sex addict.

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Vermont streamlines process for substance abuse counselors

Alcoholism - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:26

Vermont has streamlined the process for becoming a substance abuse counselor as the state continues to address the opioid addiction crisis. Scott announced Monday that the Office of Professional Regulation has changed the rules to make it easier to become apprentice addiction professionals, alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed alcohol and drug counselors in Vermont.

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The human cost of heat: Garry Holub, 61

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:58

Garry Holub was found unresponsive in July 2016, his feet dangling outside his car. The inside of the vehicle was measured at 101 degrees.

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How long before you can drive after drinking the night before?

Alcoholism - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:25

The road safety charity Brake found that one in five motorists admit to driving the morning after drinking heavily the night before. Some people think that if they have been to sleep, that means they are all right to drive - but, in fact, you could wake up still over the limit.

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People with seasonal affective disorder could be more at risk of becoming alcoholics - here's why

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 23:56

Days become a lot shorter, colder, and darker when we enter into late autumn. It gets even worse when the clocks go back an hour on October 29th.

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Auckland set to adopt policy that sees bottle shops close two hours earlier

Alcoholism - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 02:56

Under the latest policy, bottle shops will still be able to open at 7am. The council's original proposal reduced trading hours to 9am-9pm , but that changed after appeals were lodged with the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority.

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Harvey Weinstein was coercive, manipulative and menacing - but he wasn't a sex addict: experts

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:38

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's conduct was coercive, exploitaitive, manipulative and menacing. What he isn't, experts say, is a sex addict.

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CGL Richmond Integrated Recovery Service

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:26

The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information Request by addiction treatment firm UKAT, showed that out of the 39 councils that replied, Richmond Council was the fourth lowest spender on addiction treatment. Up until 2012, the budget for drug and alcohol treatment was ringfenced by the Government and each council had a set pot of money to spend on local addicts through various treatments.

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Kevan Christie: Tackling alcoholism doesn't need to be anonymous any longer

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:07

The world's first museum display on Alcoholics Anonymous opened last week in the community exhibition space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. What makes this unique is it brings into the public domain an organisation that so many of us know so little about, and who normally shy away from any kind of publicity.

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I'm glad you read the column

Alcoholism - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:07

My parents have been divorced for over three years. Mom has been dating a guy for a year and they are planning to get married soon.

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New NIH grant will study alcohol's effects on the nervous system

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:36

When a drink at the local watering hole turns into five or six, what are the effects on our brains and hearts? How does too much to drink affect how we sleep? How does binge drinking affect blood pressure for people who drink socially but not usually to excess? Do women's bodies process alcohol differently depending on stages of their menstrual cycles? These are some of the questions Jason Carter, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, and John Durocher, assistant professor of biological sciences, seek to answer during their five-year project titled "Alcohol and Neurovascular Control in Humans".

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Freedom House supports 'Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day' at Flemington ShopRite

Alcoholism - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:36

On Oct. 6, 2017 at the ShopRite in Flemington Freedom House residents were handing out information hangers in an effort to raise awareness on opioid abuse. This effort was in support of Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day.

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This Is Us Recap: Rocky Road

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 23:32

You know that feeling when you sense you've experienced something already, but there's no way you could have? It's a major theme in this week's This Is Us , which draws parallels both heartwarming and more-than-vaguely troubling between the modern Pearson family and its forebears. In the past, Jack is three weeks sober and finding living without alcohol tougher than he thought it would be.

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IUPUI rep comes out in support of Sunday alcohol sales ban

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:45

INDIANA STATEHOUSE NEWSROOM / INDIANAPOLIS -- A push to change Indiana's alcohol laws hit a possible road block as a surprising supporter of the ban came forward. A rep from IUPUI said he hopes the ban on Sunday sales stays put because he believes it curbs underage drinking on college campuses.

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Official: Sunday alcohol sale ban curbs underage drinking

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:45

INDIANAPOLIS A push to change Indiana's alcohol laws hit a possible road block as a surprising supporter of the ban came forward. A rep from IUPUI said he hopes the ban on Sunday sales stays put because he believes it curbs underage drinking on college campuses.

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How I Learned to Cope With Stress When I Gave Up Alcohol

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:25

"I need a drink" has been my auto-reply to virtually all stressful occurrences in my day-to-day life for about as long as I've been an adult. To be honest, I can't pinpoint the exact moment I started chasing stress with alcohol.

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Put Down That Beer and Pick Up Your Phone

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:09

Watch any movie about college students-from Animal House to Neighbors -and you get the sense that they drink a lot. But unlike many of the ways that Hollywood exaggerates for effect, in this respect they're not that far from the truth.

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Alex Lemon does battle with his body again in his latest memoir, 'Feverland'

Alcoholism - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:19

Alex Lemon is a survivor. During his freshman year at Macalester College, he suffered a stroke; brain surgery followed.

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