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  • Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk, a study shows. "A doubled risk of alcohol dependency can be a seemingly quite moderate risk increase seen from the individual perspective, but if using snus is common in a population, it means that the overall use of snus might have an impact on public health," an author explains.
  • Primary care residents unlikely to detect hazardous alcohol use

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    When it comes to detecting alcohol misuse, newly minted primary care physicians ask the wrong questions at the wrong times, according to a study led by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical...
  • Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in Teens

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Title: Flavored Booze Beverages Tied to Higher Injury Risk in TeensCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
  • Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

    WebMD Health
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Men also drove up overall number of cosmetic procedures, doctors say
  • Acute Stress Increases Voluntary Consumption of Alcohol in Undergraduates

    Alcohol and Alcoholism - current issue
    Magrys, S. A., Olmstead, M. C.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: The primary aim of this study was to assess whether an acute stressor directly increases alcohol intake among undergraduates. A secondary aim was to examine whether individual differences in state anxiety predict alcohol intake. Method: Following random assignment, undergraduate students (n = 75; 47% males; mean age = 20.1 ± 2.8) completed the Trier Social Stress Test or no-stress protocol, and then engaged in a 30-min free-drinking session (alcohol, placebo, or non-alcoholic beverage). The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was completed upon arrival, post-stressor, and after…
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  • Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk, a study shows. "A doubled risk of alcohol dependency can be a seemingly quite moderate risk increase seen from the individual perspective, but if using snus is common in a population, it means that the overall use of snus might have an impact on public health," an author explains.
  • Sobering effect of the love hormone

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Giving drunken rats oxytocin counteracts its intoxicating effects, researchers have found. "In the rat equivalent of a sobriety test, the rats given alcohol and oxytocin passed with flying colours, while those given alcohol without oxytocin were seriously impaired," a researcher said. This 'sobering-up' effect of oxytocin has yet to be shown in humans but the researchers plan to conduct these studies in the near future.
  • History of substance abuse predicts misuse of therapeutic opioids

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    There is significant linkage between non-opioid substance abuse disorders, such as misuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, and therapeutic opioid abuse, a new study concludes.
  • Popular YouTube videos drown viewers with positive portrayals of drunkenness

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
    The 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views, with little portrayal of the negative outcomes of excessive alcohol consumption, according to a new analysis. The popularity of such videos on YouTube could be an opportunity for public health interventions aimed at educating teenagers and young adults of the negative consequences of intoxication.
  • A lower IQ has been linked to greater and riskier drinking among young adult men

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Previous research has suggested a link between intelligence and various health outcomes. New findings show a link between a lower IQ and greater and riskier drinking among young adult men.The poor IQ-test results may also be linked to other disadvantages such as lower socio-economic standing.
 
 
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    Alcohol and Alcoholism - current issue

  • Acute Stress Increases Voluntary Consumption of Alcohol in Undergraduates

    Magrys, S. A., Olmstead, M. C.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: The primary aim of this study was to assess whether an acute stressor directly increases alcohol intake among undergraduates. A secondary aim was to examine whether individual differences in state anxiety predict alcohol intake. Method: Following random assignment, undergraduate students (n = 75; 47% males; mean age = 20.1 ± 2.8) completed the Trier Social Stress Test or no-stress protocol, and then engaged in a 30-min free-drinking session (alcohol, placebo, or non-alcoholic beverage). The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory was completed upon arrival, post-stressor, and after…
  • Can Motivational Interviewing in Emergency Care Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Young People? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    Kohler, S., Hofmann, A.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: We investigate the effect of motivational interviewing (MI), delivered in a brief intervention during an emergency care contact, on the alcohol consumption of young people who screen positively for present or previous risky alcohol consumption. Methods: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX and Scopus were searched for randomized controlled trials with adolescents or young adults that compared MI in an emergency care setting to control conditions and measured drinking outcomes. Results: Six trials with 1433 participants, aged 13–25 years, were included in the…
  • Potential Contributions of the Tobacco Nicotine-Derived Nitrosamine Ketone (NNK) in the Pathogenesis of Steatohepatitis in a Chronic Plus Binge Rat Model of Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Zabala, V., Tong, M., Yu, R., Ramirez, T., Yalcin, E. B., Balbo, S., Silbermann, E., Deochand, C., Nunez, K., Hecht, S., de la Monte, S. M.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is linked to binge drinking and cigarette smoking. Heavy chronic ± binge alcohol, or low-level exposures to dietary nitrosamines cause steatohepatitis with insulin resistance and oxidative stress in animal models. This study examines hepatotoxic effects of sub-mutagenic exposures to tobacco-specific nitrosamine (NNK) in relation to ALD. Methods: Long Evans rats were fed liquid diets containing 0 or 26% (caloric) ethanol (EtOH) for 8 weeks. In Weeks 3 through 8, rats were treated with NNK (2 mg/kg) or saline by i.p. injection, 3x/week, and in Weeks 7…
  • Accuracy of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test for Detecting Problem Drinking in 18-35 Year-Olds in England: Method Comparison Study

    Foxcroft, D. R., Smith, L. A., Thomas, H., Howcutt, S.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: To assess the accuracy of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) scores for problem drinking in males and females aged 18–35 in England. Methods: A method comparison study with 420 primary care patients aged 18–35. Test measures were AUDIT and AUDIT-C. Reference standard measures were (a) Time-Line Follow-Back interview for hazardous drinking; World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview for (b) DSM-IV alcohol abuse, (c) DSM-IV alcohol dependence, (d) DSM-5 alcohol use disorders. Results: Area under the curve (AUC) was (a) 0.79 (95% CI…
  • Increased Alcohol Consumption in Urocortin 3 Knockout Mice Is Unaffected by Chronic Inflammatory Pain

    Smith, M. L., Li, J., Ryabinin, A. E.
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Aims: Stress neurocircuitry may modulate the relationship between alcohol drinking and chronic pain. The corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system is crucial for regulation of stress responses. The current study aimed to elucidate the role of the endogenous CRF ligand Urocortin 3 (Ucn3) in the relationship between alcohol drinking behavior and chronic pain using a genetic approach. Methods: Ucn3 (KO) and wildtype (WT) littermates were subjected to a 24-h access drinking procedure prior to and following induction of chronic inflammatory pain. Results: Ucn3 KO mice displayed significantly…
 
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  • #Binge-drinking continues to fall in young adults

    Paul Hooper, WCC
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
      Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (full report here) are encouraging showing that  More than one in five adults (21%) said that they do not drink alcohol at all. This has increased slightly since 2005 (19%). Young adults (aged 16 to 24) were primarily responsible for this change, with the proportion of young adults who reported that they do not drink alcohol at all increasing by over 40% between 2005 and 2013. The proportion of adults who binged at least once in the week before interview decreased from 18% in 2005 to 15% in 2013. Young adults were responsible for…
  • #GREYGOOSE and @SohoHouse

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Grey Goose vodka Hiding heavy alcohol/ethanol in glitter To deceive the consumer
  • If you can't take a shot every five minutes do you even drink?

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    RadDrinking ‏RadDrinking 2h If you can’t take a shot every five minutes do you even drink? Marketing Fireball whiskey at the very young Pushing alcohol and drunkenness Reckless and irresponsible Total disregard for young people and their health  
  • Request to save tabs off cans

    kathyrumleski
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    I received an interesting call on the CTV London tip line this past weekend. The voice on the other end was deep and a bit hoarse. The man identified himself as an alcoholic. He said he makes many trips to the beer store and saves the tabs on the cans to help a six-year-old boy get a wheelchair. He wanted me to publicize this in the hope that others would save their can tabs, including from pop. We save the tabs in our house. My children’s school collects the tabs to help another boy, 17-year-old Christian. He has cerebral palsy and the tabs go toward helping him get a wheelchair. There…
  • How To Deal with Alcohol and Substance Abuse In A Relationship

    Demetrius - Tao of Indifference
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    I may be a dating expert, but one of the things I’m not an expert on is alcohol or substance abuse . I’ve got my 10,000 hours of dating down, but not so much when it comes to dealing with addiction. Luckily, I know an expert.  I’d like to introduce (or reintroduce) you all to Denyse Smith. She’s my mom, but more importantly, she’s an expert in the field of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. I asked her some questions about relationships and addiction and here are her insights: One of the first signs that your partner may have an issue with substances, whether with…
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  • Being Able to Speak About Our Mental Illness or History of Abuse

    gentlekindness
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:41 am
    Some people with mental illness speak freely about it and others are afraid to speak. Many of us have issues of mental illness because we were traumatized and mentally abused. It may have occurred during early childhood and is so far back that we do not really remember. There may be clear memories of some type of trauma or abuse during childhood. We may have sustained psychological injury at the hands of an abusive partner during adulthood. Often times people are abused in childhood and then end up choosing partners who abuse them also. Not that we know that in the beginning. NO one hooks up…
  • Addictive Relationships

    365 Reasons
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:06 am
    I just finished a very short book (31 pages) about addictive relationships. I guess it is more of a pamphlet that I ordered on Amazon. It is called “Addictive Relationships: Why Love Goes Wrong in Recovery” by Terence T Gorski. I first heard about Terry Gorski while reading One Breath at a Time by Kevin Griffin. I now feel prepared to try to continue dating. I want to sum up some of the things I learned from Mr Gorski. Characteristics of Addictive Relationships: -Magical or Unrealistic thinking: “My life will be better when I have a boyfriend.” -Instant Gratification:…
  • The Good Side of Alcoholism

    Opinionated Man
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    We all know the “bad sides” of alcoholism or if we have no direct experience we at least have TV and
  • Rebel Yell 40% alcohol/ethanol

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:38 am
    Rare to find the alcohol content clearly marked on the bottle 40% alcohol is a highly toxic drug. If you take this in any quantity you will quickly become Aggressive,disabled, confused, out of control
  • Day 5

    mallikasingh94
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Today was a good day. I woke up in my best friend’s arms and to his snoring – which doesn’t sound too pleasant (and it often isn’t), but it’s a safe and comfortable space. I got lunch with my parents, and although we still have our differences (especially about what’s best for me), I can’t express how grateful I am. They literally put their lives on pause to help me get better, and that means the world. I have to get better, if not for me then for them. I also did a good chunk of my poetry homework and I went to the Hooligan design run –…
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  • Sadder But Wiser

    Screedler
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Like most men my age, I grew up with MAD Magazine. My favorite issues involved spoofs of current movies and TV shows of the time – Happy Days, SWAT, Star Wars, and Animal House parodies come to mind. Another favorite running gag was their fake ads. Mad Magazine never ran real ads and hence made no money from advertisers in their publication. All their costs were covered by subscription price, allowing the writers and artists to spoof real ads with unbridled and sometimes brutal humor. Some of their favorite targets and were the beer and tobacco industry and here are some from the early…
  • Red Carpet News – And the Oscar goes to…

    Screedler
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Rehab if he keeps up this up. This appeared on Hollywood boulevard a couple of days ago. Doubtful we will see it tonight. And last year the same artist who goes by the moniker Plastic Jesus wowed the crowd with this tasteful work – Stay classy PJ.  Next year, I hear he is using the same coke snorting statue for a butt-chugging themed installation.
  • Flow States and Addiction Management

    Screedler
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    Thought provoking article on addiction found on the Singularity Hub – The Truth About Addiction: We’re All Junkies Now. The article postulates that everyone is an addict; that it is the nature of being human. There is no normal non-addictive state, and since addiction is unavoidable, what we need to do is start teaching people—and arguably this should start in grade school, with our children—how to manage their addictions. Why is this science site devoted to futuristic breakthroughs and trends so interested in addiction. Well, their interest is in particular kind of addiction:…
  • Nobody’s Fault But Mine

    Screedler
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
    They were the epitome of the saying Sex, Drugs, and Rock n Roll. But, there was a time before Led Zeppelin came to an unexpected end, that lead singer Robert Plant started to think if they did not change their ways, things were destined to get bad. And they did, especially for drummer Jon Bonham, who choked to death on his own vomit after drinking more than 40 shots of Vodka. His autopsy ruled no other drugs were in his system. Vodka, straight up did him in. With references to the devil and piggybacking monkeys, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” may be Zeppelin’s only…
  • John Oliver Vs. The Drug Pushers

    Screedler
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:28 am
    Four billion dollars could go a long way in helping us find a cure for Restless Leg Syndrome, or any malady for that matter. That is how much the drug makers spend per year on the pervasive drug ads that are on TV and in print. But it is nowhere near how much they spend marketing directly to doctors. Watch John Oliver pull back the curtains on the pharmaceutical industry. If you want to make use of the website he mentions, here it is – http://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Explore-the-Data/Data-Overview.html
 
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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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  • What Are Your Alcohol Use Triggers?

    Kevin O'Hara
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Now that you know what triggers are, it’s time for you to find out what triggers are causing your alcohol use to fire off. Everyone’s triggers are different. I could present you with a long list of triggers that used fire off my alcohol drinking urges, but you might only agree with a few of them. You’ll find your own triggers in the things, places, times, and people in your life that make you want to use alcohol. The post What Are Your Alcohol Use Triggers? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • What Comes Next After You Stop Alcohol?

    Kevin O'Hara
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    How do people react to me drinking water? What were my ideas about relaxation before I stopped using? Filling the gaps, using your imagination and brainpower. It’s all in the perception - stopping drinking is the beginning not the end! The post What Comes Next After You Stop Alcohol? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Feel Better Mentally When You Don’t Drink

    Kevin O'Hara
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:57 am
    They say that you can’t alter your mood by drinking. If you’ve ever been with drunk people, you will have seen first hand how quickly the mood can change from a good mood into a violent free for all. The post Feel Better Mentally When You Don’t Drink appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • How To Overcome The Boredom When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

    Kevin O'Hara
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    What is boredom? First of all, boredom has a lot to do with your energy levels. If you are feeling relaxed and not really bothered about the outside world, you are unlikely to feel bored. Boredom usually happens when you have a bit of energy needing to be spent and nothing to spend it on. The post How To Overcome The Boredom When You Stop Drinking Alcohol? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • What are Alcoholic Triggers?

    Kevin O'Hara
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Alcoholic triggers are like little switches in your head that create a thought. That thought triggers an impulse to do something, normally subconsciously, and that impulse leads to an action. Triggers are neither good or bad, they are just part of the system. They are the links that lead you from one automatic action to another. They act as reminders that you need to do something. They are the bonds that make your life tick over from one action to another. A famous example of a trigger is the bell used to induce saliva in Pavlov’s dog experiments. The post What are Alcoholic Triggers?
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