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  • Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Researchers know that alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) sustain neurocognitive impairment even after detoxification. A new study examines specific domains of cognitive recovery in conjunction with smoking status. Findings show that smoking status influenced the rate and level of neurocognitive recovery during eight months of abstinence in the ALC group.
  • Bar attendance supports heavy drinking by young adults in the US-Mexico border region

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Mexico is a nearby destination where younger US residents can legally drink heavily. However, high levels of drinking on the US side are not always linked to recent travel to Mexico. New findings show that higher levels of drinking among US-Mexico border youth are closely linked to their patterns of bar attendance, but not to how they think about drinking.
  • Understanding drinking behaviors among women with unwanted pregnancies

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Most women reduce or stop drinking alcohol upon discovery of pregnancy. A new study looks at changes in alcohol use, and factors contributing to these changes, among women with unwanted pregnancies. Findings indicate that most women with unwanted pregnancies quit or reduce alcohol consumption once they discover their pregnancies, and that some may be substituting alcohol for drugs once they discover their pregnancies.
  • Bogus recycling bins help identify drinking patterns among low-income seniors

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Substance abuse is the fastest growing health concern for older adults. New findings show that drinking levels are high enough to be concerning and tend to spike around the times older adults receive their social security checks. These results may have prevention implications for social workers working with low-income seniors.
  • Key factor in transition from moderate to problem drinking

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    A tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders, researchers have discovered.
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  • Irish vodka? You bet your arse. Inspired by the legendary high king of Ireland

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:59 am
    Boru vodka on Twitter Reckless trivialisation of heavy alcohol/ethanol on social media By the young and immature. For the young and inexperienced
  • The Pursuit of Happiness and Peace

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    As I sit at my cluttered desk and write this, I think back to a time when my life had peace. There are two pictures that sit on the shelf above my desk. To me, these pictures are the definition of peace. One is a picture of my dad, my sister, and I. My sister and I are dressed up in little skirts and my dad is sitting in front of the fireplace in his signature wife beater. It’s strange to see my dad smile. It makes me glad I have this picture because this picture gives me hope that it’s possible for him to be happy and smile. The other picture is my sister and I dressed up once…
  • "FHF” radio show- Topic: “Does My Vote Really Count?” – (Air date: 9/17/14)

    2 Oct 2014 | 4:42 pm
    FHF Radio streams live at Topic: “Does My Vote Really Count?” Host: Avi Cyperstein Co-Host: Jon Isler Show sponsor: Elite Home Care Produced by: Air Date: 9/17/14 Listen to the podcast by following this link: Or if that Link does not work (we’ve been having some technical difficulties with the direct link), CLICK on the following link to get to our Radio Archives page and then click on the name of the program you would like to hear.
  • A Little Controversy

    1 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    There are a few things I am setting out to do over the next three months. The first of which, is to shine the spotlight on hospitality. In New Zealand, this industry is extremely undervalued. People view a job in hospitality as a way to make ends meet while studying for something ‘better’. They love going out to eat, but often spare little thought to the waitress or bartender enhancing the experience for them. Unfortunately, this industry is also continuously under fire for it’s perceived role in alcohol abuse cases. So what causes this perception, that hospitality is not a ‘real’…
  • New Wine of the Spirit - Post 6

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. -M
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  • You are not that special. You are just like everyone else.

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    “You are not that special.  You are just like everyone else.”  These words were spoken to me nearly two months ago by someone who has had an influential impact on my life.  These words have truly stuck with me.  I’ll get to that in a bit… Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve been on here…it seems that so much has changed/happened and yet so much remains the same. I’m now closer to finally obtaining my doctorate in Clinical Psychology (about 5 months left of my internship and still working on my dissertation) and steps closer to actually…
  • Don't Get Bored, he said.

    Art Mowle
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    David was my sponsor during my early years (2) of recovery. Here’s a look back.. Today David and I met to discuss relapse. Apparently he feels this is important. However I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse. I don’t like to think or read about them. My philosophy, out of sight – out of mind, which I’m sure, is not healthy. So of course he insisted, in fact most times he insists. The two biggest reasons for relapse, I’m told, are boredom and fear. That does make sense to me because I remember when I first got sober being so bored. And I was…
  • Daily Meditation

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    “Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will remain with him and him with me.”  The knocking of God’s spirit, asking to come into your life, is due to no merit of yours, though it is in response to the longing of your heart.  Keep a listening ear, an ear bent to catch the sound of the gentle knocking at the door of your heart by the spirit of Go.  Then open the door of your heart and let God’s spirit come in.  – 24 Hours Hazeldon Daily Meditation My intention in starting this blog is…
  • Why I'll Tell My Children Tattoos Are Okay

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    I remember the first time I thought about getting a tattoo. From the drawn on sharpie covering my hands and arm due to intense boredom in the classroom, to looking at infinity designs and crosses galore on Pinterest, I’ve always been intrigued by them. When I turned 18, I debated getting a tattoo even though my parents were completely against them. Yet four tattoos later, I know why I will tell my children I think tattoos are okay. This generation has a particular love for documenting life and experiences. From Instagram, to Facebook, to blogs, chronicling life is not out of the…
  • Everything I needed to know about life I learned sitting in road construction. True story.

    Shame Doesn't Define Me
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Expect delays. Literally, that was on the construction sign flashing at me on my way into work this morning. I think it’s pretty darn funny that it takes a flashing light and a sign on the side of the road to make me think. I mulled around with the whole idea of expecting delays for some time. How can I expect them? When will they happen? What are the circumstances? Why are they happening in the first place? Sigh. Easy girl. Breathe. Today I am grateful for the sign in the road. I mean, how often to we get a literal reminder that our days are just not going to go as we planned? As an…
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  • Beware the “Shia LaBeouf”

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ok.  I am going to do this post as quickly as I can with absolutely no research.  There should be a way I could reason this post into a message about recovery.  Let’s just say I know from memory that Shia LaBeouf  has been in the news a couple of times over the last few years for odd behavior, most likely brought on by too much alcohol.  I think he sought out professional help of some sort, but I am not going to find out for sure right now.  I also think he might be doing ok, because he is co-starring next to Brad Pitt in a movie that sits in the poll position at the box office;…
  • Bromaggedon at Keene Pumpkin Festival

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    We have all seen riots related to sporting events, and they are usually fueled by a big win, or loss; and of course alcohol.  Take away the emotions of the win or loss and you would think it would nullify the added ingredient of alcohol; but you would be wrong.  All it really takes is alcohol.   Copious amounts alcohol can and did turn what would ordinarily be an innocent family oriented pumpkin festival into a town wide emergency; complete with overturned cars, burning dumpsters, police in large numbers wearing SWAT gear, tear gas, and bros fighting bros.  This all went down over the…
  • Drunken Zombie Santa

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    It’s not even close to Christmas, but that doesn’t keep drunk zombie Santa from making the rounds.  As expected this one involves college students and bars, many many bars. An intoxicated stranger dressed as a zombie Santa Claus terrified two teenagers when he entered their St. Paul home over the weekend. A 14-year-old boy fled from the Macalester-Groveland house to get help and his 16-year-old sister locked herself in a bathroom, said a neighbor, Margaret Marrinan, who is also a Ramsey County judge. “This guy ought to be examining his conscience … for what he did to…
  • The Master

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When it comes to heavy metal songs about drug addiction.  This is the gold standard in my opinion.  No veiled references here; it never mentions the substance and that doesn’t matter, when your addicted they are all the same.  The song, as lead singer James Hetfield explained, “deals pretty much with drugs. How things get switched around, instead of you controlling what you’re taking and doing, it’s drugs controlling you.  During an interview on NPR‘s Fresh Air, Hetfield stated that his wife had helped him to mature and learn to deal with his anger issues…
  • Soused

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This was in my twitter feed earlier this week – had to share; however the story is at least a year old.  I was a drunk pig more than once in my day, not proud of it at all.  By anything and almost everyday I am reminded, and that is a good thing.  I do not look back in anger at myself, it was what it was and I think I am stronger for it.  I do hope that hog is ashamed for himself and learned a valuable lesson.  Link to the full story below pic. Let’s all just be grateful…
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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
  • 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
  • Substance Abuse and Your Occupation

    9 Aug 2014 | 1:36 am
    Here is a great Guest Post/Infographic from my good friend Jason Gilbert over at Klean Treatment Centers. So watch out when you make that career choice or change! If not then get hold of a good Treatment Centre! Intro for Infographic What makes someone abuse alcohol and drugs? There are a many theories, and research points to environment and genetics as two of the major factors. Your
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  • Hi how are you?

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    I am so glad to hear that you are doing well…(big smile). I’m doing well, thank you. (Curtsy). Bowing my head to all that ask submission. Certainly, where’s my heart? Only asked in passing. Knees to the floor. The fun has no end. Numb the pain. It has walls. The walls are thin. The walls are thick. Come in. Don’t ask. Head spinning. Try it, it’ll be fun.
  • Foundation, Locus of Control

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Foundation of Life.  Triangle, Geometry, Quantum Physics. I am aware of the terms of psychology, this awareness has been ages of indoctrination.  Tell me what the definition of Locus of Control”  is, all the while, distancing me from its form.  I know what locus of control means.  I know how to play it out.  I also know how to counsel others on how to achieve control, within their own lives. Causing “locus” to rear its beautiful head, in my life,  has become a decade long challenge.  “The dark seeks out, my name.”  The dark has always sought me/called…
  • Seeking like a Child

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    Hope that I will find what I am looking for.  As many previous posts mention, I am looking for something all consuming.  As I search endlessly, I have found the all consuming.  I have found consummation in a variety of earthly treasures but nothing eternal.  This is where my heart lies.  I want something; anything that lasts forever.  Idealist? Yes to infinity. Drugs and drinking gave me a way out of the misery that everything is momentary, fleeting, diminishing as soon as it starts. King of the Universe   Why work all your life to milk your retirement for the few short years you are…
  • ~What you seek …

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:57 am
    ~What you seek is seeking you~ Rumi
  • ~ Happiness exi…

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    ~ Happiness exists only when all suffering ceases to exist ~
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