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  • Putting down that last glass of the day

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    Tyler Dean
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    We’ve all seen the headlines, whether in the form of a link to an online magazine, or maybe the hook from a particular news station: ‘Drinking Moderately Helps the Heart.’ But does it really? We as alcoholics have made a choice to live our lives without the drink, to seek an alternative lifestyle not run by blackouts, hangovers, sneaking around, etc., but then we see something like this and one can’t help but scoff in disbelief. How can something so ruinous for some be considered so good for others? It is, understandably, mind-boggling to us, but we’re not the only ones—following…
  • Here are the states where most Americans literally drink themselves to death

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    Christopher F
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Huffington Post: June 27, 2014 - The State Where The Most Americans Drink Themselves To Death.
  • Alcohol-programming outreach is especially important for female Black, Latina drinkers

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Ethnic minorities and non-English speakers have more difficulty accessing needed health care services, researchers report. New findings show that female Black and Latina drinkers in particular are at a disadvantage, and that alcohol-programming outreach is especially important for these populations.
  • Rare gene could increase risk of schizophrenia, alcoholism and bipolar

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Scientists from the UK have identified a rare gene variant associated with developing severe chronic conditions such as schizophrenia that could lead to new treatment targets.
  • Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink More

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Energy Drink 'Cocktails' May Boost Desire to Drink MoreCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
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  • Alcohol-programming outreach is especially important for female Black, Latina drinkers

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Ethnic minorities and non-English speakers have more difficulty accessing needed health care services, researchers report. New findings show that female Black and Latina drinkers in particular are at a disadvantage, and that alcohol-programming outreach is especially important for these populations.
  • Adding alcohol to energy drinks leads to an increased urge to drink

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Public-health concerns continue to grow concerning the combining of alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED). New findings indicate that combining A+ED increased the urge to drink alcohol relative to drinking alcohol alone. Study participants who drank A+ED also had significantly higher ratings on liking the cocktail, and wanting to drink more of it, than the alcohol-only condition.
  • Adolescent alcohol abuse disrupts transitions into early adulthood

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Adolescent alcohol abuse is known to be associated with adverse outcomes in early adulthood. It is unclear how much of this association is due to the influence of differences in familial background and shared genetics. New findings implicate a significant causal relationship between elevated drinking problems at age 18.5 and more adverse life outcomes at age 25 that cannot be fully explained by shared genetic and environmental liabilities.
  • Fish oil may benefit alcohol abusers

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study. Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death.
  • Mutation stops worms from getting drunk

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Neuroscientists have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. The scientists accomplished this feat by inserting a modified human alcohol target into the worms.
 
 
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  • Sipping away at the truth behind energy drinks and alcohol

    Tyler Dean
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Energy drinks have always seemed to go hand in hand with alcoholic beverages, and the reason might have something to do with the results exacted from a recent study by the Australian National University’s Center for Research on Aging, Health, and Well-being in Canberra. After recruiting 75 individuals—ages ranging from 18 to 30 years—for the study, researchers had each participant try one of two mixtures—a vodka, juice, and soda water mixture, and another similar concoction, but with a popular energy drink mixed in instead of the water—and determine whether they felt the need to…
  • Putting down that last glass of the day

    Tyler Dean
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    We’ve all seen the headlines, whether in the form of a link to an online magazine, or maybe the hook from a particular news station: ‘Drinking Moderately Helps the Heart.’ But does it really? We as alcoholics have made a choice to live our lives without the drink, to seek an alternative lifestyle not run by blackouts, hangovers, sneaking around, etc., but then we see something like this and one can’t help but scoff in disbelief. How can something so ruinous for some be considered so good for others? It is, understandably, mind-boggling to us, but we’re not the only ones—following…
  • 1993 to 2010: Driving under the influence ‘then’ and ‘now’

    Tyler Dean
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    When it comes to driving ‘under the influence’, the go-to reaction is to immediately conjure up a mental image of some person behind the wheel of a car, beer can in hand, racing through stop lights and signs. But of course we all know that a resulting DUI doesn’t necessarily mean a person was drunk—they could be drugged up as well, instances are just not as commonly publicized. That may be changing, thanks to a revelatory study recently brought to light within the Public Health Reports. The study, led by study author Fernando Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of…
  • Clinician’s Corner: We are renewed by His grace

    Tyler Dean
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:57 pm
    “A profound and crushing sense of emptiness” is one of the most common experiences in the early phase of recovery, and typical of our patients. This presents as anxiety or depression and is often described as “…feeling a dark and frightening void inside me…” or “…feeling like an empty shell of a human-being…” When one considers that addiction, by its very definition, is “all-consuming,” it begins to make sense that once removed, it leaves a devastating void–one that I have personally come to know, can only truly be…
  • Are Needle-Exchange programs the answer?

    Tyler Dean
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    Government-funded needle-exchange programs have always been a topic of contention. On the surface, it’s exactly as it sounds: when implemented, abusers of narcotics—in this case, we’re mostly talking about heroin—can walk into any clinic or over-the-counter drugstore, and trade out used needles for clean ones. The reaction most of us have is why; why would we support a program that enables others to continue a habit that is not only destructive to themselves, but the community around them? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2011 it was reported that 4.2 million…
 
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  • Understanding Some of the "Why"

    Art Mowle
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    The big book of Alcoholics Anonymous [1] is written as a guide and assists recovering Alcoholics in working on sobriety. It is not a big book in size or tallness but is a big book in importance. The Big Book is filled with facts and suggestions for participants in alcohol recovery. Get one now if you want to know anything about alcoholism or coping with an alcoholic. The Doctor’s Opinion[2] is a letter from a prominent doctor and chief physician at a medical facility specializing in alcohol and drug addiction back in the 20’s and 30’s. In essence it says, that in late 1934 he attended a…
  • Mental health issue

    american2day
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    “One of our problems in this country is when we can’t find a key to a solution to a  mental problem, we pick the lock with pharmaceuticals, alcohol, and illegal narcotics. We would all benefit more if we would learn to open doors through our own inner strength.” – Will Simon
  • I'm back...I think

    Drunky Drunk Girl
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    12:05 pm Hi! Just a very quick post to say, I finally came home from my month-long “volun-tour
  • Endigar 485 ~ "To Thine Own Self Be True . . .

    endigar
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    . . . And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 78–82 ~ William Shakespeare   One of the religious weeds that the 12 step recovery program uprooted from my life was the need to “eliminate self so that God could shine through.” “Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us! God makes that possible. And there often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without His aid”  (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 62) For me, it became important to see that…
  • Another Endless Day

    annkroger
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
      Lydia stared out the window of her hospital room and thought of Tuck…   Lydia stared at her hands on top of her hospital blanket and thought of Tuck…   Lydia stared out the window of her hospital room and thought of Tuck…   Lydia stared at a magazine and thought of Tuck…   Lydia stared out the window of her hospital room and thought of Tuck…    
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  • Alcoholism-proofed

    Screedler
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Would you genetically alter your progeny to be alcoholism proofed? That’s the thought I had after reading about scientists in Texas who have generated worms that can’t get drunk after ingesting alcohol. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience today, relates how the researchers were able to alter a common human  molecular channel that binds alcohol in the brain in worms by modifying the worm’s genetic makeup. This, the researcher say, is the first example of scientists modifying a human alchohol target to successfully prevent intoxication in an animal. The…
  • Bro… you are a Drunk

    Screedler
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I’m a little old to be in the target demo of BroBible, but a story with just one Digg in my news feed  tweaked my interest enough to check out the site where young men ( I think there is an age limit to being a Bro… but not being a Dude) learn the ins and outs of Bro-hood. “How To Be A Drunk”  turned out to be a frank and insightful essay on the rationalizations of a heavy drinker. In 8 easy steps, a Bro walks you through the art of being a drunk while not seeing yourself as an alcoholic. The steps cover family, holidays, first dates, drinking alone, serving sizes,…
  • TIL

    Screedler
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    TIL used to be all the rage on the internet. It’s shorthand for “Today I Learned”.  You don’t see it as much these days; maybe it got a little overused like LOL and SMH. Anyhow, I could not think of better title to describe all the interesting tidbits I learned while researching info on a story about the banning of 190 proof alcohol in Maryland. First off a link to that story and a synopsis: Maryland’s Plan to Stop Rape: Ban ‘Jungle Juice’ Lawmakers have prohibited the sale of 190-proof alcohol like Everclear, used mostly in the huge drinks served at college…
  • The Right Time To Do The Wrong Thing

    Screedler
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Mike Boyer, after being spotted on TV as one of the first buyers of legal weed in Spokane, WA on Tuesay; was called in by his employer of 12 years for a drug test and promptly fired.  Turns out the security firm he worked for wasn’t too happy with an employee responsible for the safety of other people’s property and possibly life having THC in his system.  Say what you will about this guy’s right to do what he wants in his off time and that technically it’s legal; but  you  can’t blame an employer for not having  confidence in a stoner being…
  • Wise Words From Death

    Screedler
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    He speaks to me.  Poster from 1912.  
 
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  • My Partner Still Drinks – Stop Drinking Alcohol 68

    Kevin O'Hara
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    This weeks video is about stopping drinking alcohol when you're partner, or someone else you're close to, doesn't want you to. They feel threatened by your changes, fearing everything must change! The post My Partner Still Drinks – Stop Drinking Alcohol 68 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Is Alcohol Evil?

    Kevin O'Hara
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Is alcohol evil? Really? I understand where people are coming from when they say this. But it’s just not true. Alcohol is no more evil than a rock is evil. It is no more evil than the glass that it sits in. Alcohol is no more evil than the mouth that drinks it. Using this language gives alcohol massive power over you when you’re trying to quit. Don’t do it! The post Is Alcohol Evil? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • How Do You Make The Final Decision For Consciously Stopping Drinking Alcohol?

    Kevin O'Hara
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    How Do You Make The Final Decision For Consciously Stopping Drinking Alcohol? We are all unique in our thinking. Who we are is a mix of our experiences, our perceptions, our thoughts, etc. Each of us finds meaning in different areas of life. When you’re looking for a that extra push when you’re making the decision to quit, there are some common areas where you can fix your focus. Inside and outside of yourself is one. Another is your past, present, and future. Or you could focus on what gives you pain and pleasure. In general, you’ll find your answer in a mix of all three. The post How…
  • I Still Think About Drinking – Stop Drinking Alcohol 67

    Kevin O'Hara
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    So I still think about drinking. It’s not as bad as it sounds. We all think about drinking at one time or another. It’s impossible not to. We are surrounded by drinking in our culture, advertisements, and people who are knocking it back. In weak moments, it’s easy to fall back to old thinking for a second or two. But I know what it is, just a habit memory resurfacing. It’s not a big deal. You will go through it, it doesn’t make you an alcoholic, it doesn’t mean that you’ve failed, it only means you’ve had a little thought. You have thoughts all day long. Some you act on, some…
  • Why Quit Drinking Alcohol for Social Reasons?

    Kevin O'Hara
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:15 am
    Is alcohol really a social drug? I’ve always associated alcohol with way too much violence, physical and mental. I love my social life now, not making an idiot out of myself every time I go out… and paying for the privilege. So, quitting alcohol for social reasons makes way more sense to me. The post Why Quit Drinking Alcohol for Social Reasons? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
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