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  • Court: Marijuana Metabolite Doesn't Prove Impairment

    About.com Alcoholism
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:48 pm
  • Life stressors trigger neurological disorders, researchers find

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma or illness, her baby may later develop a psychiatric disorder later in life. But the new findings…
  • Anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ezogabine, reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.
  • Liver Cancer

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Liver CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    WebMD Health
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    Treatments and support for metastatic breast cancer can help women live longer and better than ever before. Here's how to take charge of your diagnosis and live better with metastatic breast cancer.
 
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  • Life stressors trigger neurological disorders, researchers find

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma or illness, her baby may later develop a psychiatric disorder later in life. But the new findings…
  • Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol, tobacco, study says

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Recent ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington for recreational uses are unprecedented. A new study outlines how regulations on alcohol and tobacco may provide guidance to policymakers concerned about the public health consequences of legalizing marijuana. Among the issues outlined in the study are how to reduce youth access to marijuana, how to minimize drugged driving, how to curb dependence and addiction, how to restrict contaminants in marijuana products, and how to discourage the dual use of marijuana and alcohol.
  • Anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption, study shows

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    The anti-seizure drug ezogabine, reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model, researchers report. The findings may lead to more effective treatments for alcoholism. Excessive consumption of alcohol is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the U.S. and has significant negative economic impact by limiting the productivity of workers and necessitating huge health care expenditures.
  • Chronic smoking can diminish postural stability

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders. Postural instability is also common among alcohol dependent individuals. New findings indicate that chronic cigarette use continues to impact the brain systems regulating postural stability even during abstinence from alcohol.
  • Crafty alcohol advertising directed at US adolescents through music, branding

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Links between adolescents' involvement with music and their drinking-related behaviors have been reviewed by researchers. Results indicate strong associations between liking, owning, and correctly identifying music containing alcohol branding and two early problematic alcohol outcomes. Study authors suggest policy or educational interventions to reduce the impact of these exposures.
 
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  • Liver Cancer

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Liver CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Mental Health

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Mental HealthCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/28/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Posttraumatic Stress DisorderCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/8/2000 4:14:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Liver (Anatomy and Function)

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Liver (Anatomy and Function)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Birth Defects

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Birth DefectsCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
 
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  • Do Individual and Situational Factors Explain the Link Between Predrinking and Heavier Alcohol Consumption? An Event-Level Study of Types of Beverage Consumed and Social Context

    Labhart, F., Wells, S., Graham, K., Kuntsche, E.
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Aim: Predrinking (drinking in private settings before going to licensed premises) has been shown to be positively associated with amount of alcohol consumed. The present study assesses whether this association is explained by general drinking patterns or situational factors, including drinking duration, beverage type and drinking companions. Methods: In a sample of 183 young adults from French-speaking Switzerland, data on alcohol consumption, whereabouts and drinking companions were collected using questionnaires sent to participants’ cell phones at five time points from 5 p.m. to…
  • OBITUARY: Professor Roger Nordmann

    Zima, T.
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
  • Severe Diffuse Axon Injury in Chronic Alcoholic Rat Medulla Oblongata Following a Concussion Blow

    Luo, J., Chen, G., Wei, L., Qian, H., Lai, X., Wang, D., Lv, J., Yu, X.
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Aims: We investigated the axonal morphological changes and expression of both tau protein and β-APP following concussion to the medulla oblongata, in a rat model of chronic alcoholism. Methods: Fifty-nine male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into EtOH, EtOH-TBI and control groups (water group, water-TBI group). To establish chronic alcoholic rats, rats were intragastrically given edible spirituous liquor twice daily. Rats also received a blow on the occipital tuberosity with an iron pendulum. Morphological changes and expression of tau and β-APP proteins in the medulla…
  • An Exploration of the Alcohol Policy Environment in Post-Conflict Countries

    Wallace, K., Roberts, B.
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Aims: Populations in countries emerging from armed conflict may have elevated levels of harmful alcohol use due to risk factors such as trauma exposure, increased daily stressors, elevated levels of mental health disorders, urbanization, and weak alcohol control policies and institutions. This study explores the challenges and opportunities for strengthening alcohol control policies in post-conflict countries. Methods: Exploratory qualitative approach: experts (from United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and independent consultants) selected on the…
  • Pellagra and Alcoholism: A Biochemical Perspective

    Badawy, A. A.- B.
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Historical and clinical aspects of pellagra and its relationship to alcoholism are reviewed from a biochemical perspective. Pellagra is caused by deficiency of niacin (nicotinic acid) and/or its tryptophan (Trp) precursor and is compounded by B vitamin deficiencies. Existence on maize or sorghum diets and loss of or failure to isolate niacin from them led to pellagra incidence in India, South Africa, Southern Europe in the 18th century and the USA following the civil war. Pellagra is also induced by drugs inhibiting the conversion of Trp to niacin and by conditions of gastrointestinal…
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  • Women and Alcohol: Five Key Facts

    Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. APA-CPP Alcoholism and Other Substance Use Disorders
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    “In some ways the dynamic is simple: alcohol makes everything better, until it makes everything worse.” ― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)estimates that  5.3 million women in the United States drink in a way that threatens their health, safety, and general well-being.   Moreover, they cite research that shows that about 37 percent of 9th grade girls, typically about 14 years old, report drinking in the past month. This means they are drinking more than 9th grade boys. The NIAAA also  reports that  about 17…
  • Firsts

    silencethemonkeys
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Day 7. I’ve gone through a lot of firsts in the last week. I had my first sober birthday since I was pregnant 11 years ago. Aside from the usual mom stuff of school runs and helping with homework, I treated myself with gentle care that day. I ate lunch with a friend, took a nap, read a book, and had a hot bath with lavender essential oil. I ended my day with a nightcap of red raspberry leaf and nettle leaf tea to help build up my iron stores. I had my first sober weekend in ages. I can’t tell you the last time I made it through a weekend without drinking on Friday, Saturday, or…
  • A minor success

    UltraViolet
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Today? My hair? PERFECT!! I don’t even know why; I haven’t dine anything differently to what I normally would. I’m gonna just pretend it was intentional. So today I am a leopard-print-clad goddess with perfect hair. Go me.
  • Ideal Weight?

    Sharon Combes-Farr
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    People are starting to notice that I’ve lost weight. Judging by their reactions, the first 10 pounds disappeared without much fanfare, but it was the next five that seemed more apparent to everyone, including me. That’s pretty much how the process went too:  10 pounds were relatively easy to lose and the last five took much more commitment and focus.  And I have five more to go. One of my friends who hadn’t seen me in a while said the other day: “Wow! You look great! Don’t lose anymore.” Although that’s a positive reaction and one that I was initially happy to hear. The…
  • Embracing nothingness

    UltraViolet
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I’ve decided I’m going to let myself be nothing for a while. This morning daylight saving has ended so we all get to put the clocks back and get an extra hour of sleep.  Instead I managed to get an extra hour of housework done, so while I’m still schlepping about in my pyjamas at 9.30am, I’ve folded all the clothes and swept out the kitchen, unpacked the dishwasher, washed the pots from last night’s dinner and tidied up the kitchen. I’ll take myself off for a shower in a little while and then I’m going to go window shopping.  This may sound weird to…
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  • Let the Violins Play for Lindsay Lohan (Sarcasm Included)

    rephreshn
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    Train wreck child star (because she hasn’t grown up yet) Lindsay Lohan is now saying that during the filming of the docs-series (that was airing on OWN, that Oprah was probably in a rush to get off of her network) she miscarried. Let’s just pretend for a moment that we actually believe this, okay moment over. Lindsay is once again trying to dilute the public by finding someone or something else to blame for her bouts with drugs and alcoholism that publicly take place and are front and center for the world to see. With age comes accountability Lindsay, so grow up and assume some…
  • Day 162

    dlucey
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    I’m still pretty messed up over my dog’s passing. I’m sober but that’s the only upside right now. 
  • How Did You Let It Get So Bad?

    jenisthesoberist
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    Admitting that I had a drinking problem meant that I had to admit that I let things fall apart in my life. How could I let it get so bad? I mean, how embarrassing! In the end I couldn’t deny that I had a problem without doing some serious mental acrobatics. I was horrified to admit that everything was, in fact, NOT okay after all. Denying that there was a problem, making excuses for all of the “little things” that went wrong over the years, was easier than facing up to this huge problem I hadn’t dealt with. That I didn’t want to deal with. That I maybe even…
  • Now

    waynemali
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    Now I was alone I was lost There was nothing here Just the silence deep inside Empty heart and empty
  • Turn the Beat Around

    sobermom
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    I was listening to one of my favorite church songs this morning during Easter mass.  It’s called “The Bread of Life” and for some reason, every time I used to hear it, I would cry.   It wasn’t the words of the song that brought out the tears–it’s a happy song which basically says that those who believe in Jesus will want for nothing and be raised up to live forever.  Clearly, it wasn’t the song.  It was what was going on in my life at that time that made me cry.  Today, I listened and smiled with my kids next to me and I started thinking about…
 
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  • The Futility of Drunkeness

    Screedler
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    I have seen this video on my newsfeed more than once, described as The Futility of Existence. Few have pointed out that the guy is obviously plastered. It is not existence that is futile, it is being drunk that seems like a dead end to accomplishing anything. http://discoveringalcoholic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/4-22-2014-6-27-57-AM.mp4
  • Sober Toolbox Additions

    Screedler
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Sober Toolbox Additions are where we revisit posts from the past that were more focused on the nuts and bolts of recovery, or something you should not have missed just because your new here, and re-post them in our new Sober Toolbox tab. All these posts are from the beginning of 2009. Over five years old, all these posts were by Gavin, the first discoverer at TDA.  But that toolbox to the right, that’s mine.  Screedler measures things for a living.  That’s a set of micrometers I use almost daily.  The right tools can help you in so many ways; so make sure you are always adding…
  • No More Junk

    Screedler
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:33 pm
    A junkless junkie?  Maybe the number one reason to stay clear of drugs.  Friends of Andre Johnson of the rap group Northstar ,said they were not doing the “kind of drugs” that would make one do what ahem  Mr. Johnson did; cut off his penis and jump off the balcony of his two-story apartment.   Hmm,  what kind of drugs might those be, I mean one’s that give you the urge to cut off your junk.  PCP, Bath salts, Bed Bugs. Johnson, also known as Andre Roxx and Christ Bearer, according to TMZ, was with other members of Northstar in a second-floor apartment of a building…
  • Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

    Screedler
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    A well done fake, but this is not –
  • Music To Let Go With

    Screedler
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I have posted a lot of negative energy music videos recently so thought I had better balance it out with a positive one that brings to mind a personal favorite inner saying – Let Go and Let God. Hundred Waters – Cavity from Michael Langan on Vimeo. There’s a man walking with a rope and a shovel in his hand And he’s digging, he’s digging Down to clay, I lean back and watch the ceiling sway You make these feelings go away You make these feelings go away You make these feelings go away You make these feelings go away Cause seeing him is easy when no ones around Finding him’s…
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  • Addiction Recovery and Relationships

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
    Photo credits:  Ian D. Keating Rebuilding Relationships For Successful Addiction Recovery Relationships play a pivotal role in recovery because they provide a person with important constructs such as a sense of belonging, safety, security and provide a source optimism. People with a solid support system also experience less stress,  a sense of purpose, and less feelings of isolation
  • DBS or Deep Brain Stimulation Research/Education/Patient Care

    27 Mar 2014 | 4:04 am
    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Research/ Education/ Patient Care What is the focus of Deep Brain Stimulation Facilities? Here, guest author Lee Weber of Addiction Blog reviews three different focal points for treatment facilities offering Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS.  Your questions or comments are welcomed at the end. What aspects of Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS methods
  • My Alcoholic Blog warns about "The Heebie Jeepies!"

    19 Feb 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Surviving Alcoholism/Depression and "The Heebie Jeebies"! I love the phrase "The Heebie Jeebies". Not even sure if I am spelling it correctly and where it comes from and more importantly will all my different readers know it's meaning. If you a recovering addict of any sorts you will get the drift! It even sounds an akward customer to deal with. It is that creepy feeling that you are
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and Treatment Facilities

    19 Feb 2014 | 4:28 am
    (If you look like I did anything is worth a Bash!) Types of Treatment Facilities that offer Brain Stimulation (DBS):  The Top 3 INTRO:  What are the top 3 types of treatment facilities that offer brain stimulation? Basically, you can receive treatment for extreme depression and/or substance abuse issues through a treatment center specializing in brain stimulation, a university
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery (DBS) and Depression

    5 Feb 2014 | 1:53 am
    By Lee Weber Intro: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used for decades as an alternative treatment for treatment of dual diagnosis cases in substance abuse. In fact, ECT has been often used to treat a variety of psychiatric and medical conditions, such as affective disorder, depression and schizophrenia. ECT is also used for the treatment of heavy depressions, especially for
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