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  • Alcohol-dependence gene linked to neurotransmitter

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scientists have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. The new research shows the gene, Nf1, regulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that lowers anxiety and increases relaxation feelings.
  • Pot-smoking couples experience less domestic violence

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    A study that followed couples for 9 years of marriage reveals that those who smoke marijuana experience less intimate partner violence.
  • Osteopenia

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: OsteopeniaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/7/2011 8:50:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

    WebMD Health
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily
  • Alcohol Consumption and Risky Drinking Patterns in Malaysia: Findings from NHMS 2011

    Alcohol and Alcoholism - current issue
    Mutalip, M. H. B. A., Kamarudin, R. B., Manickam, M., Abd Hamid, H. A. B., Saari, R. B.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Aims: To identify the characteristics of current drinker and risky alcohol-drinking pattern by profiles in Malaysia. Methods: We analyzed data from the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011. It was a cross-sectional population-based with two stages stratified random sampling design. A validated Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test Malay questionnaire was used to assess the alcohol consumption and its alcohol related harms. Analysis of complex survey data using Stata Version 12 was done for descriptive analysis on alcohol use and risky drinking by socio-demography profiles. Logistic…
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    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily

  • Alcohol-dependence gene linked to neurotransmitter

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Scientists have solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. The new research shows the gene, Nf1, regulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that lowers anxiety and increases relaxation feelings.
  • Alcoholics have an abnormal CD8 T cell response to the influenza virus

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Chronic drinking is associated with an increased incidence and severity of respiratory infections. A reduced CD8 T cell response was previously implicated in increased disease severity due to influenza virus infections. New rodent findings indicate that only some CD8 T cell functions are damaged while others remain intact.
  • Young children's sipping/tasting of alcohol reflects parental modeling

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    A new study examines antecedent predictors of childhood initiation of sipping or tasting alcohol. Findings indicate that initiation of sipping/tasting was less related to psychosocial proneness for problem behavior and more related to perceived parental approval for child sipping.
  • Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    New research findings from a study of 634 couples found that the more often they smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence. "These findings suggest that marijuana use is predictive of lower levels of aggression towards one's partner in the following year," authors say.
  • Risk of young people driving drunk increases if their parents drink

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    If parents consume alcohol, it is more likely that their children will drive under its influence. This is one of the conclusions of a new study analyzing the data of more than 30,000 students and their relationship with drinking and driving.
 
 
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    Alcohol and Alcoholism - current issue

  • Alcohol Consumption and Risky Drinking Patterns in Malaysia: Findings from NHMS 2011

    Mutalip, M. H. B. A., Kamarudin, R. B., Manickam, M., Abd Hamid, H. A. B., Saari, R. B.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Aims: To identify the characteristics of current drinker and risky alcohol-drinking pattern by profiles in Malaysia. Methods: We analyzed data from the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011. It was a cross-sectional population-based with two stages stratified random sampling design. A validated Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test Malay questionnaire was used to assess the alcohol consumption and its alcohol related harms. Analysis of complex survey data using Stata Version 12 was done for descriptive analysis on alcohol use and risky drinking by socio-demography profiles. Logistic…
  • The Relationships Between Alcohol Source, Autonomy in Brand Selection, and Brand Preference Among Youth in the USA

    Roberts, S. P., Siegel, M. B., DeJong, W., Naimi, T. S., Jernigan, D. H.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Aims: We aimed to describe the sources from which youth in the USA commonly obtain alcohol, their role in selecting the brands they drink and the relationship of these variables to their indicated alcohol brand preferences. Methods: We recruited 1031 underage drinkers in the age range of 13–20 through an internet panel managed by Knowledge Networks. Respondents completed an online survey assessing their recent brand-specific alcohol use, the source of their most recently consumed alcohol and whether the respondent or another person selected the brand they drank. Results: Alcohol sources…
  • Increase in Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine Levels Following Local Ethanol Administration Is Not Mediated by Acetaldehyde

    Clarke, R. B. C., Adermark, L., Chau, P., Soderpalm, B., Ericson, M.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Aims: Ethanol (EtOH) activates the mesolimbic dopamine system and increases dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens (nAc), which is believed to underlie the rewarding effects of alcohol. Accumulating evidence now implicates that acetaldehyde, the first metabolite of EtOH, may play an important role in mediating some of the rewarding properties of its parent compound. The objective of this study was to investigate if the increase in accumbal dopamine output observed when administering EtOH locally in the nAc by reversed microdialysis is mediated by acetaldehyde. Methods: Acetaldehyde (1, 10,…
  • Incidence of Alcohol Use Disorders Among Hispanic Subgroups in the USA

    Rios-Bedoya, C. F., Freile-Salinas, D.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Objective: Hispanics are the largest ethnic minority group in the USA and a fairly heterogeneous group. But this heterogeneity has usually been ignored by grouping them into a single category. The objective of this study is to challenge that practice by providing alcohol use disorders (AUD) incidence and risk estimates across Hispanic subgroups. Methods: A subsample of Hispanics (n = 2371) and non-Hispanic whites (n = 7741) at risk for AUD who participated in the first and second wave of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions was analyzed. Weighted incidence for…
  • A Pharmaco-EEG-Based Assessment of the Interaction Between Ethanol and Zonisamide

    Pietrzak, B., Zwierzyłska, E., Krupa, A.
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    Aims: Recent research suggests a potential role for a new generation of anticonvulsant drugs, including zonisamide, in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Some elements of the central mechanism of action that zonisamide has in common with ethanol, give rise to the question of whether there is an interaction between these two agents and whether there is any risk associated with the enhanced depressive effect of these agents on the central nervous system. Methods: This study uses a pharmaco-EEG method to examine the interaction of ethanol with zonisamide. The influence of zonisamide on the…
 
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  • ANATOMY OF A SHITTY MORNING

    6yearhangover
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Here’s how it went down: Woke up tired but not in a terrible mood Remembered my boss wasn’t in today and perked up a bit Checked my bank account and screamed like a crazy person when I saw that my balance had dropped by $400 overnight Researched transactions only to find a $400 charge at Cole Haan that wasn’t mine Called bank, remained calm. They found 5 other very large transactions that were blocked but somehow this one went through. Told me the card was shut down and that I should see a provisional credit in my account within 15 minutes, and if I don’t see it I…
  • Our Beyonces, Ourselves

    seanpaulmahoney
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    If you’re wondering where I’ve been (and I know you spend hours worrying about such matters), I’m sad to report that I haven’t been hanging out in very nice places. It shames me to admit that my wit and candor can be largely seen in the comments sections of pop culture blogs these days. I know, I know. The internet’s equivalent of a roach-infested dive bar. Lately, all I can muster up, creatively is a one-liner and comments sections or Twitter are easy places for them to live.  One-liners about James Franco, one-liners about Nicki Minaj, one liners about…
  • Friends Rally To Support Gazza's Ongoing Battle With Alcoholism

    Scotstino
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    The pictures released last week of Paul Gascoigne were startling to many including close friends of the former Rangers, Lazio, Newcastle and Tottenham player. Being helped into an ambulance by police, a frail and weathered Gascoigne looked nothing like the joker he once was and way beyond his 47 years. The cause of this is alcohol which has ravaged the player for over a decade now since retiring. In truth the problems began during his career but now that he has lost that connection with the game he loved so much, he has fallen harder down a slippery slope. Quite simply Gascoigne is teetering…
  • One way ticket to Nairobi

    januschrist
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    The 27th of September, 2014. This is the day when I will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. Finally! I’ve been fascinated with Africa, and especially Kenya, since I was a kid watching the wildlife documentaries on TV. When growing up this fascination for Africa never went away but got buried under a pile of to-do things like school and work among others. Almost three years ago I decided to change my course of action. I had been in the same office job for five years since graduating as a biochemist, sitting in a comfortable chair at a big desk with a sea view from my window. I had my own…
  • Does Gazza deserve special sympathy?

    mattwolstenholme
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    Gazza escorted to an ambulance by police last week Social media erupted with shock and sorrow last week as pictures emerged of Paul Gascoigne looking frail, old and emaciated. The 47-year-old’s ongoing battle with alcoholism is clearly taking its toll. His demise is sad to see, but we need to beware the danger of double standards. Do drunks on the street receive the same compassion afforded to the former England star? The only difference with Gazza is superficial – he was a fantastic footballer and celebrated media personality. His off-field antics helped formulate an adorable,…
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  • Academic by Day, Drug Thief by Night

    Screedler
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Neuroscientists with first hand experience of addiction are probably not that common; so I was curious what Marc Lewis’s take would be. What grabbed my attention about this interview, was a statement he makes about addiction that TDA an I have talked about many a time. How much work and willpower it takes to stay addicted. It’s one of the hardest jobs you will ever have. Here’s the book – Memoirs of an Addicted Brain And here’s the video that got me interested.
  • Duffless – Historic Simpsons Episode

    Screedler
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Historic for me anyway. Well, I probably will not watch every episode of The Simpsons in the 12 Day Marathon of every Simpsons episode ever starting on FXX today. That’s right 25 years worth of Simpsons, every episode in chronological order. Now that’s a marathon. But, there is one I am going to make a point to catch as I have never seen it, and record tomorrow as it airs at 10pm CST. There are not any good clips to be found of this episode anywhere as I have looked in the past and I aim to rectify that. “Duffless” is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons’ fourth…
  • Growing Pains

    Screedler
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I could be all serious today and do a post dissecting this New Republic story that blames the Ferguson situation on current drug enforcement policies – There Is Only One Real Way to Prevent Future Fergusons: End the War on Drugs or on the finding that Big Mike had marijuana in his system. But I am not. Instead I want to turn you on to the sitcom that taught me more about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse than any of the many after school specials I watched in my youth – Growing Pains.
  • Robin Williams Talks About It

    Screedler
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Like everyone in the world I was shocked to hear about Robin Williams. To be honest though, I always felt that really dark side he channeled in some movies was closer to home than his lighter ones. You just never know what real darkness lies in the hearts of men. But in this interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, we certainly get a glimpse. This interview was in 2010 and starts at about the 45 minute mark with Robin speaking very openly about his recent heart surgery and thoughts of suicide. The notes highlighted on the video are by the poster and not mine just to be clear. I was always…
  • A Cure for Pain

    Screedler
    10 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Heard this song on the radio today and just had to research.  A song by a band named Morphine called “A Cure For Pain” about what else – drug addiction. In researching it I found out that the leader and singer of the band Mark Sandman, had a heart attack on stage and died right in the middle of a performance in Italy at the age of 46.  Wow. Sandman was regarded as a bass playing genius, and a movie was made about his life, musical style, band, and legacy – named aptly after our song here. The whole thing is on YouTube here should you be interested. Where is the…
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
 
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  • Foundation, Locus of Control

    blondeshimmer
    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

    blondeshimmer
    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 …

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

    blondeshimmer
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    ~ Happiness exists only when all suffering ceases to exist ~
  • As Worlds Collide

    blondeshimmer
    1 Mar 2014 | 5:50 pm
    You have your passion, you have your pride, but don’t you know only fools are satisfied? Very recently I came upon logic and reason.  I am an empath all the way and my fore-brain collided with my wistful heart.  My previous post was tremendously prophetic.  It spoke of my coming future in which I had no inkling was about to change the way it did.  I intrinsically knew inside the abyss of my soul that enormous change was taking place.  My gift of being an empath through and through led me to where I find myself sitting in this moment.   A short while ago I was planning a trip that…
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    Alcohol Mastery

  • Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 4

    Kevin O'Hara
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:07 am
    Session 4 has questions on walking, AA, helping your body through cravings and I also yack on about changing your environment The post Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 4 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Relearning For Not Drinking – Stop Drinking Alcohol 71

    Kevin O'Hara
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    This week, SDA 71 is about relearning for not drinking. It’s about filling the gaps in your life that are left by the absence of alcohol. It’s not as hard is it might seem. It’s about dealing with one thing at a time. The post Relearning For Not Drinking – Stop Drinking Alcohol 71 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 3

    Kevin O'Hara
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    Click the link above to listen to the podcast. This weeks session is about Pain. Questions for this week are: Should I avoid foods that contain alcohol? Is it a concern if I can hold my drink? If you have anything you’d like to ask, send me an email at kevin@alcoholmastery.com You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by clicking HERE The post Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 3 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Short Term Vs Long Term Quit – Stop Drinking Alcohol 70

    Kevin O'Hara
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    SDA 70 is about short term and long term quitting. The best way to change long term behavior is with short term feedback. The post Short Term Vs Long Term Quit – Stop Drinking Alcohol 70 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 2

    Kevin O'Hara
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    This weeks session is about fear. The post Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 2 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
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