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  • Even Casual Marijuana Use Changes the Brain

    About.com Alcoholism
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
  • Chronic smoking can diminish postural stability

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    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.
  • 'Casual marijuana use changes the brain,' researchers say

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    A study comparing the brains of marijuana smokers with non-users reveals even low intake of the drug can result in changes to brain areas involved in emotion and reward processing.
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty
    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
  • Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

    WebMD Health
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder
 
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  • 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.
  • Why binge drinkers are slower to heal from their wounds

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Binge drinking has such a negative effect on wound healing, and a new study is designed to find out why. Binge alcohol exposure significantly reduced levels of key components of the immune system involved in healing, the study found. Alcohol increases the risk of infections in the hospital, including surgical site infections. Patients with surgical-site infections are hospitalized for twice as long, have a higher rate of re-admission and are twice as likely to die as patients who did not binge drink.
  • Double whammy of multiple sex partners, drinking in HIV/STI prevention

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    The more you drink and sleep around, the less likely you are to participate in HIV intervention counseling, research shows. Understanding why someone does -- or does not -- enroll in a prevention program is a significant piece of information for public health departments. Yet relatively little is known about what motivates individuals to participate in HIV-prevention programs or whether some audiences are more or less willing to take advantage of the HIV-prevention counseling programs commonly provided at health clinics.
  • More than half of high-risk alcohol users report improvement after surgery

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Much has been reported about the potential for increased risk of alcohol misuse after weight loss surgery (WLS), with most theories pointing to lower alcohol tolerance and a longer time to return to a sober state after surgery, but a new study suggests that upwards of half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behavior after weight loss surgery.
 
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  • 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
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Head and Neck Cancer

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Head and Neck CancerCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/19/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
  • Cushing's Syndrome

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Title: Cushing's SyndromeCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
 
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  • Alcohol Awareness Month at TFI Talks

    tfinu
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    This month, TFI Talks will feature a number of posts about alcohol in commemoration of Alcohol Awareness Month. Every year, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) sponsors Alcohol Awareness month in an effort to increase public understanding of alcohol, to reduce the stigma of alcoholism, and to draw attention to the impact that alcoholism can have on kids, families, couples and communities. At TFI Talks, we’ll be posting information, insights and tips from one of our expert staff clinicians, Leah Brennan, LMFT, CADC. Ms. Brennan is a Licensed Marriage and Family…
  • The Academic Alcohol Pandemic

    jesslatham
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    Alcohol: “A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid which is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent or as fuel” or as we call it, a ‘pick me up’, ‘confidence booster’ and for many just something to stimulate an evening out on the town.  To most students alcohol is a way of rebelling against the tight constricts of home life and school.  Well, it definitely was for me!  It allows one to take control over their newly legal and independent lifestyle and makes a semi boring night totally…
  • I know where all my spare time is going

    UltraViolet
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:33 am
    When I was young and slimmer and cute, I had short hair.  Cute, pixie-cut hair that was quite striking on me.  From time to time I would try to grow it out, but didn’t have the patience, and then I’d cave and get myself another super-cute haircut. It wasn’t until I had kids that I finally grew it long, and that was because I didn’t have time to maintain my super-cute hair anymore.  Besides, with the post-natal depression, I put on a lot of weight and short hair would have made me look like a pinhead.  Every so often I’d shake the depression off, get my body…
  • So THIS is What Miss Arcade Does...

    macabredistortion
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:14 pm
    So K and I have been sitting around here for a while… Drinking… And listening to a track we are nearly finished for Miss Arcade’s next cover album. We are trying to find a way to make it better, without modifying guitar or drums.. In other words, the synth is too perfect it is driving us nuts. :P This has been our day, minus the drinking. We just started. But we have started recording a couple of tracks already, even with a variable track list right now. We are thinking about taking a way a track and substituting it for something darker, heavier and just all around better.
  • STUDY: Teens Who Seek Information Online About Self-Injury Aren't Getting The Information They Need

    publichealthwatch
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:22 pm
    People seeking help or information online about cutting and other forms of self-injury are likely finding falsehoods and myths, according to new research from the University of Guelph. Only about 10 per cent of websites providing information about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are endorsed by health or academic institutions, according to a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association. It’s a troubling finding, says lead author Stephen Lewis, a Guelph psychology professor. “This is a salient public health issue,” he said. People…
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  • Endigar 383 ~ The Bondage of Resentments

    endigar
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    From Today’s Daily Reflections; . . . harboring resentment is infinitely grave. For then we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the spirit. (As Bill Sees It, page 5) It has been said, “Anger is a luxury I cannot afford.” Does this suggest I ignore this human emotion?  I believe not. Before I learned of the A.A. program, I was a slave to the behavior patterns of alcoholism.  I was chained to negativity, with no hope of cutting loose. The Steps offered me an alternative. Step Four was the beginning of the end of my bondage. The process of “letting go” started…
  • Review & Reflection 3.14

    Jack
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Father,   My days were filled with gloom for so long That I never thought joy would return to me, Bu
  • 265 (empty) bottles of beer on the wall: The first 100 days!!

    pronouncethek
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    WOW wow wow wow WOW wow WOW WOW!! I can cannot believe it’s been 1oo days of sobriety! Now only 265 more days to go…….. And I am certain they will be the toughest yet with summer right around the corner. AND AFTER THE TUESDAY MORNING I JUST ENCOUNTERED I COULD USE F**KING DRINK…….. but this whole experience is how to deal with life’s “challenges” without having to turn to mamma’s little helper. So moving on!! I’ve updated my STATS! (disappointingly so) — I gained a couple pounds, but I am cool with that. I know it’s not…
  • Avoid alcoholic liver disease by getting a faecal transplant

    clearaf
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    The International Liver Congress is currently under way, and a study presented at the conference suggests a link between gut flora and damage to the liver from alcoholic consumption. The French study is pretty preliminary, a limited study on mice that explored the relationship between human bacteria in the gut and the onset of liver damage. Despite the link between alcohol and fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis being firmly established in the minds of the public, why exactly this should be the case is largely unknown. Mice were split into two groups and given gut bacteria from either a…
  • THE BONDAGE OF RESENTMENTS

    turkeyboneheaven
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    THE BONDAGE OF RESENTMENTS March 15, 2014 . . . harboring resentment is infinitely grave. For then we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the spirit. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 5 It has been said, “Anger is a luxury I cannot afford-.” Does this suggest I ignore this human emotion?I believe not. Before I learned of the A.A. program, I was a slave to the behavior patterns of alcoholism. I was chained to negativity, with no hope of cutting loose. The Steps offered me an alternative. Step Four was the beginning of the end of my bondage. The process of “letting go” started…
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  • 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…
  • A Knife In The Neck Of Stoner Rock

    Screedler
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    I must confess I never put two and two together when considering the name of the rock band Queens of The Stone Age. I have enjoyed their music for years but the band name always evoked images of of classic old scifi caveman movies like “100 Million Years BC” for me. Little did I know the name was perhaps homage to a genre known as “stoner rock”. After seeing their latest video, which is a very dark story of overindulgence and death I did a little research and found song after song themed around drugs, alcohol, and death. Here’s the song that started me down the…
  • Gigantusbibliophobia

    Screedler
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:20 pm
    A rare find, A negative piece on Alcoholics Anonymous that is not too snarky/nasty and had points worthy of thinking about:  “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry” by Dr. Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes found on Salon with the tagline Debunking Alcoholics Anonymous: Behind the myths of recovery. From “One day at a time” to “hitting bottom,” two AA critics argue the group is based on bad science and logic. My biggest problem with this article is the evocation of science and logic, albeit bad science and…
  • The Truth Behind James Bond’s Shaken Martini?

    Screedler
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    This may explain why James Bond was seemingly bulletproof.  A study published in the BMJ concludes that 007 was a problem drinker, and most likely had the shakes.  They really make the case and it is worth reading the whole study. Objective:   To quantify James Bond’s consumption of alcohol as detailed in the series of novels by Ian Fleming. Design:   Retrospective literature review. Participants:  Commander James Bond, 007; Mr Ian Lancaster Fleming. Main outcome measures:   Weekly alcohol consumption by Commander Bond. Methods:   All 14 James Bond books were read by two of the…
 
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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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  • 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…
  • Shamed Self

    blondeshimmer
    9 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore ~William Faulkner~ In the present I am vying to be who I am.  The waves have crashed over me countless times while I keep my stroke.  For the first time in my life I am leaving the shore with absolute certainty that something awaits me in the beyond.  Before I go any further it is imperative that I face the last enemy of my soul, shame.  Delving further, the shame is myself, self forecast-ed onto self.  The old adage “I am my own worst enemy” is appropriate. This final frontier has me set…
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