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  • Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    26 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of alcohol at moderate to higher levels of consumption.
  • Unhappy Hour-A Story of Alcohol and Alcoholism and Survival

    My Alcoholism/Depression/Addiction/Anxiety Recovery Blog
    1 Jul 2016 | 2:56 am
    A Story of Alcohol and Alcoholism and Survival I looked like death yet still, something deep inside wanted me to be well thought well of. Symptoms of Anxiety Depression and my Psychotic behaviour and Drunk with Addiction meant I was not a reasonable man. I stood up very slowly. "I'm off to the shops. I'll see you later." Much to my relief there was no answer and I took that as
  • Any dose of alcohol combined with cannabis significantly increases levels of THC in blood

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    27 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study shows for the first time that the simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis produces significantly higher blood concentrations of cannabis's main psychoactive constituent, THC, as well as THC's primary active metabolite than cannabis use alone.
  • Moderate drinking linked to heart damage in the elderly

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Elderly people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may experience alterations to heart structure and poorer heart function, a new study finds, with women most at risk.
  • 'Moderate' Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: Study

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: 'Moderate' Drinking Might Harm Older People's Hearts: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
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  • Any dose of alcohol combined with cannabis significantly increases levels of THC in blood

    27 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study shows for the first time that the simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis produces significantly higher blood concentrations of cannabis's main psychoactive constituent, THC, as well as THC's primary active metabolite than cannabis use alone.
  • Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart

    26 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Moderate to heavy alcohol intake later in life may be associated with subtle changes in the structure and efficiency of the heart. Women may be particularly vulnerable to negative cardiac effects of alcohol at moderate to higher levels of consumption.
  • Raising a glass to the holidays: Research finds extra alcohol sold, consumed on holidays

    21 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Asking people about what they drink on holidays and other special occasions shows we drink around the equivalent of 12 million more bottles of wine a week than we previously thought in England. Previous surveys on alcohol consumption have not accounted for all the alcohol that is sold. This research appears to have found many of these 'missing units.'
  • The dark side of the 'love hormone:' Similarities with the effects of alcohol

    19 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Significant similarities have been highlighted by researchers between the behavioral effects of oxytocin and alcohol. The research team warns that the oft-used nickname hides the darker side of oxytocin, and claim that it bears more semblances with the effects of alcohol than previously thought.
  • Potentially effective treatment for methamphetamine addiction identified

    19 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    The first study in the United States of Naltrexone's effect on methamphetamine users has found that this medication, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of alcoholism, is potentially a very promising treatment for methamphetamine addiction, researchers report.
 
 
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  • Disparities in drinking habit rates across county lines, men versus women

    Tyler Dean
    7 May 2015 | 11:06 pm
    In a first of its kind study, researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington have begun examining alcohol use—specifically the effects of binge and heavy drinking—across county lines, in an effort to help respective lawmakers and health officials produce effective, tailored policies and programs. While it’s no secret that alcohol abuse and addiction is a major part of American society and culture (even for those not suffering from alcoholism can excessive consumption be an unhealthy practice), the rates of binge and heavy drinking…
  • Clinician’s Corner: Shattering the paradigms of perfectionism

    Tyler Dean
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    “We don’t claim shame.” You can’t believe how many times I’ve heard that! I know “shame” is a daunting word, but the problem is that when we don’t claim shame, it claims us: one of the ways it sneaks into our lives is through perfectionism. As a recovering perfectionist—notwithstanding the fact that I’m first and foremost a recovering alcoholic/addict—I would like to shed light on some of the myths about perfectionism so that we can develop a definition that accurately captures what it is and what it does to our lives. Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to…
  • Sipping away at the truth behind energy drinks and alcohol

    Tyler Dean
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Energy drinks have always seemed to go hand in hand with alcoholic beverages, and the reason might have something to do with the results exacted from a recent study by the Australian National University’s Center for Research on Aging, Health, and Well-being in Canberra. After recruiting 75 individuals—ages ranging from 18 to 30 years—for the study, researchers had each participant try one of two mixtures—a vodka, juice, and soda water mixture, and another similar concoction, but with a popular energy drink mixed in instead of the water—and determine whether they felt the need to…
  • Putting down that last glass of the day

    Tyler Dean
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    We’ve all seen the headlines, whether in the form of a link to an online magazine, or maybe the hook from a particular news station: ‘Drinking Moderately Helps the Heart.’ But does it really? We as alcoholics have made a choice to live our lives without the drink, to seek an alternative lifestyle not run by blackouts, hangovers, sneaking around, etc., but then we see something like this and one can’t help but scoff in disbelief. How can something so ruinous for some be considered so good for others? It is, understandably, mind-boggling to us, but we’re not the only ones—following…
  • 1993 to 2010: Driving under the influence ‘then’ and ‘now’

    Tyler Dean
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    When it comes to driving ‘under the influence’, the go-to reaction is to immediately conjure up a mental image of some person behind the wheel of a car, beer can in hand, racing through stop lights and signs. But of course we all know that a resulting DUI doesn’t necessarily mean a person was drunk—they could be drugged up as well, instances are just not as commonly publicized. That may be changing, thanks to a revelatory study recently brought to light within the Public Health Reports. The study, led by study author Fernando Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of…
 
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  • Smirnoff recruiting students. Many dependent drinkers suffer from malnutrition

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    20 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Smirnoff Cardiff SmirnoffCardiff May 16 We’re scouting the country for Students to become ambassadors for SmirnoffEurope… You in? Classof21 CampusHQ
  • Areas of the brain affected by alcohol abuse

    mariafduque
    19 May 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Hi everyone! Today I’m going to share with you a video that explains really well the effects of the alcohol abuse in the brain. Also, when Dr. George Koob, Director of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), he showed us information about what is considered alcohol binge, alcohol abuse, and how the age of first intoxication will predispose you to alcohol abuse in the future. As the video explain, our brain is not completely developed until age 20-25, and drug use will affect the brain development, including the Prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that help…
  • 'Two wrongs don't make a right'

    Miss Lavendius
    19 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    My last hypomanic episode was last year during spring/summer. I was hypomanic for four months and short after I got severe depressed. Yesterday I wrote a poem about how I used to spend my hypomanic days. I’m feeling (a bit) off the last couple of days and it made me kind of miss the days where I was able to push that mute button so I could live for the moment. Let me be clear that missing something doesn’t mean that I’d do it again. I’m well aware about the bad consequences my hypomanic state of mind has brought me. ☺ Muchos Love, xoxo S.b | Miss Lavendius…
  • 2015 Powdered Alcohol Legislation

    fulltextreports
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    2015 Powdered Alcohol Legislation Source: National Conference of State Legislatures Alcoholic bevera
  • Absolut vodka proposing Love. Alcohol associated with 37% of rapes in US!

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    19 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Absolut Vodka ‏AbsolutCanada 23m23 minutes ago Shout it! LoveisLove
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  • When The Worst Thing Happens

    UnPickled
    25 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Imagining the worst case scenario comes easily to us anxious types. I regularly remind myself to sta
  • Joint Military Exercise such as Jade Helm Nothing new, but too a Civilian Perhaps Threatening.

    landmined
    25 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Joint Task Force Operations, or Joint Military Exercises are nothing new outside of the United States with both American along with local national countries that host such training as Jade Helm…
  • Bald when it matters.

    bhavyav1
    25 May 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The dream of being the best is commonplace. The aim of achieving more than any body could appeal for is loose change in the wallet of the world. Rarely spread around more often than not, the search for stability In a land where mediocrity  keeps you alive. Where offences and humour are the same thing. Why not strive for mediocrity? The world looks at me like this show is going to be the best one they’re ever gonna see. Its not. They expect so much. Yet give so little. My talents, my hard work, my life in digital character’s rearranged into beauty. Versus their attention. Art…
  • Restored to sanity?

    abbiegrrl
    25 May 2015 | 4:31 pm
    “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” The re
  • "I fear you underestimate the sneakiness"

    depressed recoverey
    25 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    During one of my hardest relapses, I was so stressed out that I almost drank myself to death. According to the doctor: “A person with a normal tolerance to alcohol, probably would have died; your Blood Alcohol Concentration was .36–You would be arrested for DUI from driving with a .08″. So I came home hysterical and my family dragged me to the emergency room, rightfully so. Here’s where it gets interesting. If you’ve ever been admitted to a hospital as a “suicide risk”, you’ll know that they immediately take your phone, wallet,…
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    The Discovering Alcoholic

  • The Discovering Palcoholic

    Screedler
    25 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
      Powdered Alcohol has been approved for human consumption by the government and is expected to go on sale this summer.  Many states have already sought to ban its sale due to safety concerns of misuse by underage drinkers as addressed in the above video. Palcohol, the leading manufacturer of the new way to get inebriated lists some inaccurate representations of their product: 1. People will snort it. I doubt it. People snort liquid alcohol and get drunk quickly which is why they do it. However, you can’t get drunk from snorting powdered alcohol because there’s too much powder and…
  • Three Sheets

    Screedler
    20 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    This artist uses paper craft to bring the phrase “Three sheets to the wind” to life (and death). DMA230_PaperCraft_Three Sheets from L.S. Quigley on Vimeo. According to the Wiktionary: Derived from sailing ships. The ‘sheet’ in the phrase uses the nautical meaning of a rope that controls the trim of sail. If a sheet is loose, the sail flaps and doesn’t provide control for the ship. Having several sheets loose (“to the wind”) could cause the ship to rock about drunkenly. Before settling on the standard usage of “three sheets”, a scale used…
  • How Will Don Draper’s Ride End?

    Screedler
    17 May 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Mad Men comes to an end in just a couple of hours later tonight.  Every one is wondering what Don Draper’s fate will be and I am throwing out my prediction, before we really find out. One thing that has really bothered me about the shows portrayal of Don’s drinking problem is his apparent transformation from out of control alcoholic to normal social drinker in the span of about two episodes, with only a couple of wise words from former drinker Freddy Rumsen as evidence of him “getting help”. At first I was impressed by the show’s portrayal of a man…
  • No Road Is Long With Good Company

    Screedler
    15 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    The tagline to The Discovering Alcoholic is “Because the road to recovery is not a dead end”, and this road has been a long one.  One we hope will not end any time soon.  Along the way we have met many friends.  Important people in the recovery world, a celebrity here and there, and most importantly, people like us who are willing to talk and write about their experiences in recovery. The actors have their Oscars, the musicians have their Grammy’s, and everything else has The Peoples Choice Awards. Recognition for a good recovery blog or website is not going to make the…
  • How To Win An Intervention

    Screedler
    12 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    Several years ago Charlie Sheen proudly proclaimed he was “Winning!”, while it was apparent to all around him the opposite was true.  This short video illustrates that point, while giving some keen insight into how alcoholics rationalize and manipulate those around them. “R” rated for language.
 
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  • Unhappy Hour-A Story of Alcohol and Alcoholism and Survival

    1 Jul 2016 | 2:56 am
    A Story of Alcohol and Alcoholism and Survival I looked like death yet still, something deep inside wanted me to be well thought well of. Symptoms of Anxiety Depression and my Psychotic behaviour and Drunk with Addiction meant I was not a reasonable man. I stood up very slowly. "I'm off to the shops. I'll see you later." Much to my relief there was no answer and I took that as
  • Inside the Electric Shock Chamber- A Psychiatrist saves me

    25 Dec 2015 | 2:25 am
    The Actual Electric Shock Chamber Experience-ECT for my Anxiety. Whatever they had given me had worked like a charm and I was awoken by a different nurse telling me that it was time to get ready. Time for the Shock Doc to do his thing. Depression People like me do not sleep well so last night was a bonus. Anxiety and Depression disorder and my Depression Behaviour over the months had exhausted
  • Anxiety Symptoms/Disorder/Attacks-A Great Infographic

    23 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    Thanks a lot to Maggie Danhakl over at Healthline. Great info! Please have a look at my own Recovery Stories from Alcoholism and Depression Inside the Electric Shock Chamber  After ECT for Alcoholism/Depression/Addiction- My Story Part 2 Alcoholism and Depression - My Recovery Part 1 Unhappy Hour-Drying Out from Alcoholism/Depression - My Story Part 2  Also please have a
  • Going Cold Turkey or Getting Rehab Help?????

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Stop Drinking By Yourself, or Get Help? Maybe Alcoholic/Alcoholism Blogs Can Help Point You In The Right Direction By Leslie Vandever (Gratefully published as a Guest Post) You’ve realized that you have a problem with alcohol, that yes, you’re an alcoholic. It’s taken a long time to get to this point, and it hasn’t been easy. This was the first step toward your recovery, though, and
  • Alcohol Recovery Groups - Why Bother?

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Maybe this Photo will help you get Help!!!!! Alcohol Recovery Groups: Why Bother? By Leslie Vandever You’ve decided to stop drinking. You probably already know that very few people are able to stop without help and support. Addiction to alcohol isn’t just a bad habit. It has nothing to do with your morals or lack of willpower. You may be geneticallysusceptible to alcohol, making
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    Alcohol Mastery

  • Benefits of Quitting Drinking: You Will Make Better Choices

    Kevin O'Hara
    23 May 2015 | 1:56 am
    Benefit of Quitting Drinking: You Will Make Better Choices If you had met me before I stopped drinking, you would not have listened to a word I had to say. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to say, I’m half-Irish, I always have something to say. I was leading a duel life. Half my Read More The post Benefits of Quitting Drinking: You Will Make Better Choices appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment: Do You Need It?

    Kevin O'Hara
    23 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment: Do You Need It? I’ve written a few articles about alcohol withdrawal in the past. For the most part, I think I have managed to get my message across, that this is a habit, the vast majority of people with an alcohol habit stop drinking on their own, so the likelihood is Read More The post Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment: Do You Need It? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Drinking Choices – SDA 82

    Kevin O'Hara
    23 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Drinking Choices – SDA 82 Transcript I’m Kevin O’Hara for alcoholmastery.com and welcome to Stop Drinking Alcohol 82. Back from my great vacation with my son and his girlfriend. I can’t believe how grown up he’s getting now. ACHH! I hope you are good, and getting the most out of your new life. I have Read More The post Drinking Choices – SDA 82 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Alcohol and Self-Control SDA 81

    Kevin O'Hara
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:54 am
    Are you trying to quit but don’t think you have what it takes? Do you look at other people and think ‘why can’t I be more like them’? Alcohol and self-control is the topic of this weeks Stop Drinking Alcohol… #81. You must always focus on what you belief YOU can do, not what someone else can do. The grass is not always greener! Sometimes it only appears greener because it has been fed with so much shit! The post Alcohol and Self-Control SDA 81 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • 3 Ways to Adjust Your Environment Before You Quit Alcohol

    Kevin O'Hara
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    In this video, I talk about the three areas where you can make changes in your environment. Your environment is one of the influential areas when it comes to triggering your drinking behavior. The post 3 Ways to Adjust Your Environment Before You Quit Alcohol appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
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    A Spiritual Evolution

  • On Wreckage and Forgiveness

    louisablog
    18 May 2015 | 7:36 am
    The ironic thing about forgiveness is that when we truly achieve it, we realize there’s nothing to forgive.  We experience a shift of perspective, a widening of the lens we’ve been looking through.  The person we needed to forgive goes from being a beetle mounted on a card and identified as faulty in various ways to a piece of our own soul – the part of us that also struggles and often fails. Resentment works by keeping score.  But we can only keep score when we have rules, agendas, and an assumed point to the game – all of which tend to be the work of ego.  To…
  • Essential Prayers: Please and Thank You

    louisablog
    5 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances… (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) I ain’t a Christian, but them’s some wise words for how to tackle the challenge of living a happy and meaningful life.  For some, the “always,” “without ceasing,” and “all circumstances” parts might present a problem.  Actually, they’re problematic only if we segregate our spiritual life from the rest, as if the little things we did all day had nothing to do with our spirit.  The fact is, they have everything to do with it! Our…
  • Reality, Denial, and god – Alcoholism and Codependency

    louisablog
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Reality is a tremendous nuisance to active alcoholics and codependents.  It’s so damn stubborn, but we’re more so!  We have a firm idea of how things really are and we’re stickin’ to it, however painful our grip.  The pain in both cases comes from everything that refuses to align with our story of how things can be okay – usually involving other people and their actions or views.   When I was living alcoholically, people kept misinterpreting my drinking.  Now that I’m sober but battling codependency, they keep not doing what they should. The trouble…
  • Boundaries = (honesty + humility) x self-esteem

    louisablog
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    The term “boundaries”  used to irritate me.  It’s always seemed such a pop-culture concept.  I guess it’s a psych term popularized during the assertiveness craze of the 80s – actually, I have no idea – but I first heard people throwing it around a lot in the 90s.  “That’s a boundary!” some woo-woo friend would exclaim, or, “You need to develop your boundaries” around this and that.  Like a lot of pop-psychology terms, it’s always kind of made me barf. I’m just that way.  Whenever I don’t understand…
  • Being Right vs. Just Being

    louisablog
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you happened to see last week’s blog, I was pretty hot under the collar.  I have plenty of beliefs about anger, but none of them seem to show up when it’s flaring in my system.  “Anger rises up in defense of something sacred,” I’ve been told, which was certainly true in this case – AA is precious to me, and I felt it had been attacked.  But that anger’s gone now.  Gabrielle Glaser makes some good points.  AA is not for everyone.  Some heavy drinkers do have a mere “bad habit,” and no clear line distinguishes their condition from…
 
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