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  • Eye color may be linked to alcohol dependence

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers.
  • Could eye color predict the risk of alcohol dependence?

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the first time, researchers have uncovered a link between eye color and alcohol dependence, finding people with light-colored eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics.
  • Gambling Addiction

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Title: Gambling AddictionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 4/7/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study

    WebMD Health
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant
  • Assessing the Validity of Participant-Derived Compared to Staff-Derived Values to Compute a Binge Score

    Alcohol and Alcoholism - current issue
    Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Roache, J. D., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., Dougherty, D. M.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aims This study examined the validity of two methods of classifying binge drinkers. Methods Adult drinkers (n = 166) completed the Alcohol Use Questionnaire (AUQ) and a Timeline Followback (TLFB) interview to characterize drinking during the past 28 days. Using Townshend and Duka's (2005) recommendations, answers on three AUQ items (average drinks per hour, number of times drunk within the prior 6 months and percentage of times drunk when drinking) were used to derive a binge score that was then used to classify drinkers as Binge, Non-Binge and Unclassifiable. Two methods for calculating…
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  • Eye color may be linked to alcohol dependence

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:52 am
    People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers.
  • Alcohol sensitizes brain response to food aromas, increases food intake in women

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    The first study of its kind measuring the brain's role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to food aromas and increases caloric intake.
  • Could 'virtual reality' treat alcoholism?

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    A form of 'virtual-reality' therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings come from a small study of just 10 patients. But researchers said they are optimistic about the potential for virtual reality as a therapy for alcohol use disorders.
  • What's the impact of marijuana on driving?

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Drivers who use alcohol and marijuana together weave more on a virtual roadway than drivers who use either substance independently, a new study has found. However, the cocktail of alcohol and marijuana does not double the effect of the impairment.
  • Public divided on heart benefits from alcohol consumption

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    In one of the first published studies using data from the Health eHeart Study, researchers have found that people are divided on the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol consumption. And, those who do perceive alcohol as 'heart healthy' drink substantially more than their counterparts.
 
 
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  • Assessing the Validity of Participant-Derived Compared to Staff-Derived Values to Compute a Binge Score

    Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Roache, J. D., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., Dougherty, D. M.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aims This study examined the validity of two methods of classifying binge drinkers. Methods Adult drinkers (n = 166) completed the Alcohol Use Questionnaire (AUQ) and a Timeline Followback (TLFB) interview to characterize drinking during the past 28 days. Using Townshend and Duka's (2005) recommendations, answers on three AUQ items (average drinks per hour, number of times drunk within the prior 6 months and percentage of times drunk when drinking) were used to derive a binge score that was then used to classify drinkers as Binge, Non-Binge and Unclassifiable. Two methods for calculating…
  • Phosphatidylethanol Compared with Other Blood Tests as a Biomarker of Moderate Alcohol Consumption in Healthy Volunteers: A Prospective Randomized Study

    Kechagias, S., Dernroth, D. N., Blomgren, A., Hansson, T., Isaksson, A., Walther, L., Kronstrand, R., Kagedal, B., Nystrom, F. H.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aim It is generally agreed that traditional alcohol biomarkers lack in sensitivity to detect hazardous alcohol consumption. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the ability of phosphatidylethanol (PEth) and traditional alcohol markers to detect moderate alcohol consumption and to distinguish between moderate alcohol consumption and abstinence. Methods Forty-four subjects, 32 females and 12 males, were included in the study. They were randomized to alcohol abstention or to alcohol consumption. Female participants consumed 150 ml of red wine (equivalent to 16 g of alcohol) per 24 h and…
  • Alcohol Consumption in Healthy OPRM1 G Allele Carriers and Its Association with Impulsive Behavior

    Pfeifer, P., Sariyar, M., Eggermann, T., Zerres, K., Vernaleken, I., Tuscher, O., Fehr, C.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aims A link between alcohol use disorders (AUD) and impulsivity is well established. As there is evidence for the heritability of AUD, the investigation of the underlying genetic disposition for both conditions is an important issue. An association between AUD and a coding single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) (rs1799971 encoding an Asn40Asp amino acid substitution, A118G) within the µ-opioid receptor 1 gene (OPRM1) has been reported. Therefore we tested the association between the OPRM1 A118G polymorphism and drinking as well as impulsive behavior in social drinkers. Methods A total of…
  • Professional's Attitudes Do Not Influence Screening and Brief Interventions Rates for Hazardous and Harmful Drinkers: Results from ODHIN Study

    Bendtsen, P., Anderson, P., Wojnar, M., Newbury-Birch, D., Mussener, U., Colom, J., Karlsson, N., Brzozka, K., Spak, F., Deluca, P., Drummond, C., Kaner, E., Kłoda, K., Mierzecki, A., Okulicz-Kozaryn, K., Parkinson, K., Reynolds, J., Ronda, G., Segura, L., Palacio, J., Baena, B., Slodownik, L., van Steenkiste, B., Wolstenholme, A., Wallace, P., Keurhorst, M. N., Laurant, M. G. H., Gual, A.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aims To determine the relation between existing levels of alcohol screening and brief intervention rates in five European jurisdictions and role security and therapeutic commitment by the participating primary healthcare professionals. Methods Health care professionals consisting of, 409 GPs, 282 nurses and 55 other staff including psychologists, social workers and nurse aids from 120 primary health care centres participated in a cross-sectional 4-week survey. The participants registered all screening and brief intervention activities as part of their normal routine. The participants also…
  • Personality and Alcohol Expectancies Discriminate Alcohol Consumption Patterns in Female College Students

    Pilatti, A., Cupani, M., Pautassi, R. M.
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Aims To characterize patterns of alcohol use in a sample of Argentinean female college students according to personality traits and alcohol expectancies. Methods Data from 298 female college students (M age = 18.27 years; SD = 1.37 years) from the city of Cordoba, Argentina were analysed using multinomial regression. Results Three drinking categories were identified, abstainers, moderate drinkers and regular drinkers with heavy episodic drinking, and these were differentiated by three personality traits [extraversion, disinhibition (DIS) and experience seeking (ES)] and three alcohol…
 
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  • Unintended consequences

    Ann Alexander
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Moving away and moving on from the thought of having a broken, dysfunctional relationship in my life, I’ve noticed something different in the past couple of weeks.  Not the obvious things – I was succumbing to an illness by proxy, my life was becoming unraveled by the association, my self-esteem dropped down to floor level, etc., but a weird distinction that I would have never seen coming. In the past few weeks, I’ve had bouts of nausea, but it was not until last night that I pinpointed it.  I can’t take a sip of alcohol without feeling sick. Stress and association,…
  • Outdoor, music. Young girls. Smirnoff, what a waste

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Smirnoff ‏SmirnoffEurope 16m16 minutes ago MajorLazer are rolling the bass & shaking the stage at NewLookWireless!
  • Budweiser - The Land of the Free. Drink a terrible waste.

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
      Budweiser ‏Budweiser 11m11 minutes ago Land of the free, home of Budweiser. Macro we stand. ThisBudsForYou https://amp.twimg.com/v/59253166-bda6-4e26-97c6-882ef81fb023…  
  • Lemon Bacardi. Drink an awful waste for young women.

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    BACARDI ‏BACARDI 8m8 minutes ago LAST CALL! One more day to squeeze in a BACARDI Limon & lemonade run for the ultimate 4thofJuly weekend.    
  • New study points to link between blue eyes, alcoholism

    James Armstrong
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    New research out of the United States is pointing to a connection between blue eyes and alcoholism. According to the new study, people with blue eyes have a higher tendency to abuse alcohol than people with darker eyes. The University of Vermont study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics found a correlation between European American people with light-coloured eyes like blue, green, grey and light brown – have a higher tendency of alcoholism, with the highest levels of alcoholism found among subjects who had blue eyes. It seems simple and Dawei Li, an…
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  • The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much. Part 3 of 3

    HenryBuckley
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much – Part 3 of 3 So “This study shows that alcohol poisoni
  • The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much. Part 2 of 3

    HenryBuckley
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:48 pm
    The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much – Part 2 of 3 Alcohol poisoning can occur when people binge d
  • The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much. Part 1 of 3

    HenryBuckley
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:47 pm
    The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much – Part 1 of 3 The Dangers Of Drinking Too Much. A revitalized
  • A natural faith

    pumpkintalks
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Daily Reflections – 4 July A NATURAL FAITH …. deep down in every man, woman and child, is the fundamental idol of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself. I have seen the workings of the unseen God in A.A. rooms around the country. Miracles of recovery are everywhere in evidence. I now believe that God is in these rooms and in my heart. Today faith is as natural to me, a former…
  • 3 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm

    gr8blu77
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    When Vodka Was Queen My new girlfriend is tall, a sleek and slender bottle of citrus vodka; oh, and then when she takes off all her clothes, she pours smooth as a long leg in a short glass.  I offer her sex toys cause I can’t seem to get it up  even with ice cubes or a slice of lime not even when she pours tonic water over her breasts.  When she kisses me life is fresh and alive in my mind, full-knowing that later she will chastise, throw me across the room and toss my clothes to the transients leave my carcass out to rot for the scavengers. This is the never-ending party in…
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  • A Founding Father’s Wisdom

    Screedler
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Dr. Rush may sound like a bargain brand energy drink, but history buffs know the good doctor actually signed the Declaration of Independence. The Atlantic has a great article this week on him and our forefathers drinking habits.  They drank a whole lot even when measured by today’s standards – check it out Colonial Americans Drank Roughly Three Times as Much as Americans Do Now. Besides the amounts and reasons behind the drinking (i.e. lack of clean drinking water), the neatest thing to me was this temperance graphic designed by the doctor and published in his pamphlet, “An…
  • When Darkness Descended on the Big Country

    Screedler
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:37 am
    You certainly remember this band or, at least the song, if you grew up in the 80’s.  Their big hit in America still a staple of classic rock, commercials, and pop culture: I stumbled across this by accident yesterday. I knew the singer had passed, but for some reason thought it was cancer. Guess I just heard the word disease.  Sadly it is another one to add to the already long list. I picked this clip because it features the nifty guitar work that reminded everyone of bagpipes and Adamson’s spot on vocals. No doubt he was talented. What a loss. From the UK’s Daily Mail…
  • CODA

    Screedler
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:12 am
    Weird, shortlisted for an Oscar, concerning the death of a drunk.  The message I got; there are some of us who will always want more… of the wrong things, and that wanting may be the end of us.  Slightly NSFW. Coda from and maps and plans on Vimeo.
  • Why Isn’t Alcohol A Schedule I Drug?

    Screedler
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    This video was posted on Vox last week as an accompaniment to this satirical post: Imagine if the media covered alcohol like other drugs. Forget about the decriminalization of marijuana for a moment and think about this; according to the D.E.A website. the criteria for a Schedule 1 drug are as follows. (A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. (B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. (C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision. So where are the…
  • “Doors”

    Screedler
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:23 am
    Will you walk through that door? AA – "Doors" from Buck on Vimeo.
 
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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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  • Benefits of Stopping Drinking – To Be Less Self-Centered

    Kevin O'Hara
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    We are all self-centered to a certain degree, it goes with the territory of being human. How can we not be? We are with ourselves 24 hours a day. Maybe that’s why a lot of people start drinking in the first place, it gives them a break. When your drinking becomes a bad habit, or an addiction, the self-absorption, the selfishness, self-indulgence, and narrow-mindedness just gets worse. The post Benefits of Stopping Drinking – To Be Less Self-Centered appeared first on 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.
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    A Spiritual Evolution

  • Psychic Change

    louisablog
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    Toward Alcohol When we hit bottom in our drinking careers, we’re pretty much forced to change.  We’re truly sick and tired of being sick and tired; we recognize, however faultily, that our way is not working.  We become teachable.  That is, we’re desperate enough to try out AA’s approach even though it feels foreign, artificial, and disorienting. For me this meant giving up the belief that I knew everything.  I’d always felt sure I could perceive the lay of the land in a snap and choose the best course, which I then acted on with chutzpah and a dash of…
  • Memoir Out in Paperback

    louisablog
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just an announcement: For those non-Kindle readers interested in getting my addiction memoir as a hold-in-your-hands, physical page-turning book, it’s FINALLY available on Amazon here: Click here for paperback addiction memoir Click here for content description/reader reviews It reads just like an AA share.  You’ll feel like you’re at a speakers’ meeting where I’m telling you my story with that unique funny/sad tone we all use – except somebody gave me 12 hours to tell it!  I can promise you, it’s not dull.  I quote wet journal entries – I…
  • Reaching for god, Healing in the Mountains

    louisablog
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    I want to describe a moment of insight, but to get there, I’ll have to take you on a little odyssey with me.  The Enchantments are a chain of lakes carved out by glaciers in Washington’s Central Cascades – a series of cirques in pale granite amid jagged peaks so lovely you need a very elusive permit to visit in summer.  But this year, with the snow level so low, I decided to seize the chance to see them before permit season began. I invited along a friend who recently completed the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, walking 500 miles from St. John, France, to the cathedral of…
  • What is Goodness?

    louisablog
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Words can be dead or alive.  My big, fat Webster’s dictionary devotes a full page to the word good, yet conveys almost nothing.  Definitions range from “making a favorable impression in terms of moral character” to “wholesome” or “noble and respectable.”    Words – nothing but lexical connections. Yet words can also be alive when they resonate with us.  Years ago at an AA meeting, for instance, I heard these: “Love from the heart is a one-way street.  It goes out.”  The guy saying this gestured from his chest into the room,…
  • 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 keep score only when we have rules, agendas, and an assumed point to the game – all of which tend to be the work of ego.  To…
 
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