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  • If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    For people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory -- the ability to recall memories of events -- researchers report.
  • Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Researchers know that alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) sustain neurocognitive impairment even after detoxification. A new study examines specific domains of cognitive recovery in conjunction with smoking status. Findings show that smoking status influenced the rate and level of neurocognitive recovery during eight months of abstinence in the ALC group.
  • Bar attendance supports heavy drinking by young adults in the US-Mexico border region

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Mexico is a nearby destination where younger US residents can legally drink heavily. However, high levels of drinking on the US side are not always linked to recent travel to Mexico. New findings show that higher levels of drinking among US-Mexico border youth are closely linked to their patterns of bar attendance, but not to how they think about drinking.
  • Understanding drinking behaviors among women with unwanted pregnancies

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Most women reduce or stop drinking alcohol upon discovery of pregnancy. A new study looks at changes in alcohol use, and factors contributing to these changes, among women with unwanted pregnancies. Findings indicate that most women with unwanted pregnancies quit or reduce alcohol consumption once they discover their pregnancies, and that some may be substituting alcohol for drugs once they discover their pregnancies.
  • Bogus recycling bins help identify drinking patterns among low-income seniors

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Substance abuse is the fastest growing health concern for older adults. New findings show that drinking levels are high enough to be concerning and tend to spike around the times older adults receive their social security checks. These results may have prevention implications for social workers working with low-income seniors.
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  • Days of Wine and Roses: a movie review

    Andrea Steyn
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    A sharp edged informative tale around a couple who fall in love and weave their relationship with the thread of alcohol. In black and white this 1962 film was the first of its kind to speak volumes about the message of the fate of alcoholics. The story is still relevant to the common audience and at times the movie is quite graphic depicting scenes that are all too familiar for an alcoholic. I found it hard to sit in my seat comfortably at the Labia Theatre on Orange this past Sunday the 28th of September in Cape Town, the usual stigma’s pop into mind of shame, guilt and embarrassment. The…

    4 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    ******WARNING THIS IS TRIGGERING TO READ AND MAY SHOCK YOU****** As some of you know I was seriously sexually assaulted three years ago. At that time I was very ill with my mental health. I was on high doses of MH tablets and had way too much alcohol that night. I worked really hard in therapy and was doing really well until I was discharged from day hospital in March last year, because my nurse was promoted and sadly wasn’t replaced. Soon after, the court case began. I retreated to my bed every day and when I was up, watching television, I drank alcohol and ate. I could no longer…
  • New Wine of the Spirit - Post 7

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. -John 15:12 It is a choice to
  • The Warning Signs You've Transitioned Into An Alcoholic

    3 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Although alcohol is known to be one of the most destructive and debilitating drugs known to mankind, it is also legal to buy and readily available. Due to the overall social acceptance of drinking alcohol, it advertised on TV, billboards, sold at games, bars and pizza parlors, it will most likely be with this until the end of time. Those that cannot control their drinking are doomed to either become alcoholics or quit drinking altogether. There is however, a transition period from the time that one starts drinking socially, then increases their drinking until they are on the edge of becoming…
  • Alcohol-Related Dementia: A Lifestyle Dementia

    Going Gentle Into That Good Night
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    In “Lifestyle Dementia: Underdiscussed, Overlooked, But a Very Real and Present Danger,” and “Is the Precipitous Rise in Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease Over the Last Twenty to Thirty Years Linked to Lifestyle?,” we see that certain lifestyle factors and choices can make the likelihood of developing dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease more probable. Two lifestyle factors that can contribute to the development of dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease – and the onset of these is usually before age 65 – are chronic, long-term alcohol abuse and…
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  • 'My Name's Paul and I'm an Alcoholic' or 'Twelve Stumbling Steps'

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    In my therapy today I made an observation that I’m quite proud of. We were discussing my depen
  • Unraveling

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    VINCE February 2006 Almost five years into sobriety, things were unraveling in my life.  Things assuredly appeared swell on the outside.  But my desire for chaos prevailed when I decided to practice for an upcoming Caribbean cruise by having a couple of drinks with my girlfriend Sarah.  I enjoyed a really good Italian beer, and a sip of her fancy woman drink that night. The next night, sans girlfriend, I downed half a bottle of Jack Daniel’s alone at a local pub.  I woke up with the worst hangover I’d ever had.  I vowed I would never drink again.  And I didn’t.  Until…
  • zaconey from the sensible people in pernod ricard

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Zaconey is a heavy flavoured, heavy alcohol product from Pernod Ricard aimed at the young To get a true flavour of the nature of Zaconey, below is an extract from their Facebook page; Gather round folks! Zaconey ‘fan’ Séan wrote us to say he’s been hanging with other drinks. Wants to saunter back like nothing happened. No dice, Séan. It’s up to our Zaconey fans to decide your fate. So, what do you guys think Séan should have to do before we take him back? LikeLike · · Share Top Comments 29 people like this. Write a comment… Sean Quinn He should stop drinkin a litre of vodka…
  • My First Face-To-Face AA Meeting

    Adventures of a Sober Señorita
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    No hell didn’t freeze over!! but… Last night, I finally – after 1 year, 5 months, and 14 days sober – attended my first face-to-face AA meeting. It hasn’t been a secret that my thoughts about AA have been a bit wishy-washy. When I first got sober I attended some online AA meetings and I just felt really out of touch. People in the online rooms always told me that I wouldn’t get or stay sober if I didn’t go to f-2-f meetings, believe in a higher power, work the steps, or get a sponsor. I didn’t want to be told what to do or how to do it and I…
  • Alcoholic "Andas"

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Each AA member is unique. We all have a different drinking career, joined AA under different circumstances and have found that the principles of the Twelve Steps apply slightly differently to our lives and our recovery. Some, like me, also have additional medical conditions which, in certain situations, can affect our ability to work our recovery as well as we’d hope. These additional issues can be narcotic addiction (current or former), emotional or psychiatric conditions, or medical problems ranging from trivial to potentially terminal.   Despite some claims, these additional…
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  • Beware the “Shia LaBeouf”

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ok.  I am going to do this post as quickly as I can with absolutely no research.  There should be a way I could reason this post into a message about recovery.  Let’s just say I know from memory that Shia LaBeouf  has been in the news a couple of times over the last few years for odd behavior, most likely brought on by too much alcohol.  I think he sought out professional help of some sort, but I am not going to find out for sure right now.  I also think he might be doing ok, because he is co-starring next to Brad Pitt in a movie that sits in the poll position at the box office;…
  • Bromaggedon at Keene Pumpkin Festival

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    We have all seen riots related to sporting events, and they are usually fueled by a big win, or loss; and of course alcohol.  Take away the emotions of the win or loss and you would think it would nullify the added ingredient of alcohol; but you would be wrong.  All it really takes is alcohol.   Copious amounts alcohol can and did turn what would ordinarily be an innocent family oriented pumpkin festival into a town wide emergency; complete with overturned cars, burning dumpsters, police in large numbers wearing SWAT gear, tear gas, and bros fighting bros.  This all went down over the…
  • Drunken Zombie Santa

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:56 pm
    It’s not even close to Christmas, but that doesn’t keep drunk zombie Santa from making the rounds.  As expected this one involves college students and bars, many many bars. An intoxicated stranger dressed as a zombie Santa Claus terrified two teenagers when he entered their St. Paul home over the weekend. A 14-year-old boy fled from the Macalester-Groveland house to get help and his 16-year-old sister locked herself in a bathroom, said a neighbor, Margaret Marrinan, who is also a Ramsey County judge. “This guy ought to be examining his conscience … for what he did to…
  • The Master

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    When it comes to heavy metal songs about drug addiction.  This is the gold standard in my opinion.  No veiled references here; it never mentions the substance and that doesn’t matter, when your addicted they are all the same.  The song, as lead singer James Hetfield explained, “deals pretty much with drugs. How things get switched around, instead of you controlling what you’re taking and doing, it’s drugs controlling you.  During an interview on NPR‘s Fresh Air, Hetfield stated that his wife had helped him to mature and learn to deal with his anger issues…
  • Soused

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This was in my twitter feed earlier this week – had to share; however the story is at least a year old.  I was a drunk pig more than once in my day, not proud of it at all.  By anything and almost everyday I am reminded, and that is a good thing.  I do not look back in anger at myself, it was what it was and I think I am stronger for it.  I do hope that hog is ashamed for himself and learned a valuable lesson.  Link to the full story below pic. Let’s all just be grateful…
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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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Hi how are you?

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    I am so glad to hear that you are doing well…(big smile). I’m doing well, thank you. (Curtsy). Bowing my head to all that ask submission. Certainly, where’s my heart? Only asked in passing. Knees to the floor. The fun has no end. Numb the pain. It has walls. The walls are thin. The walls are thick. Come in. Don’t ask. Head spinning. Try it, it’ll be fun.
  • Foundation, Locus of Control

    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

    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 …

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

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    ~ Happiness exists only when all suffering ceases to exist ~
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  • Stop Drinking Alcohol 75 – Cyclical Recovery, Get Head Right, No More Druggie

    Kevin O'Hara
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Some Previous Posts From Alcohol Mastery Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 71 Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 72 Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 73 Where Else To Find Alcohol Mastery Alcohol Mastery TV on YouTube Alcohol Mastery Shorts on YouTube Alcohol Mastery on Facebook Alcohol Mastery on Twitter The post Stop Drinking Alcohol 75 – Cyclical Recovery, Get Head Right, No More Druggie appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Stop Drinking Alcohol 74 – Smoking, Dysfunctional Mindset, and Binge Drinking

    Kevin O'Hara
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    In Stop Drinking Alcohol 74, I talk about should you quit smoking and drinking at the same time. I also answer a question from a young college student who wants some help and talk about the approaches to quitting if you’re drinking every day or binge drinking at the weekends. The post Stop Drinking Alcohol 74 – Smoking, Dysfunctional Mindset, and Binge Drinking appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Advice for a Hardcore Dysfunctional Mindset

    Kevin O'Hara
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dysfunctional Mindsets Transcript This one’s from RyOnion on YouTube: I am drunk writing this. I caught myself craving alcohol, though I was two weeks sober. I thought, “What will a shot or two hurt?” Now I am drunk a few hours later with college classes to attend soon. I really do appreciate your help towards others. I need to watch these sober. I will not […] The post Advice for a Hardcore Dysfunctional Mindset appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Should I Quit Smoking and Drinking at the Same Time?

    Kevin O'Hara
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Quitting Smoking and Drinking Together Transcript This question is from Dan Bethards on YouTube: Great vid. It didn’t sound rambling to me. I really enjoy the vids. The wisdom and experience are very helpful. Thanks again for your help. We are the same age and it sounds like we have much of the same history – smoking, thirty years of drinking, etc. I’m on Day […] The post Should I Quit Smoking and Drinking at the Same Time? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Binge Drinking Versus Daily Drinking Approach?

    Kevin O'Hara
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Binge Drinking Versus Daily Drinking Transcript This question is from James Carmichael on YouTube: I’m a binge drinker. I only drink once or twice a week, usually on Thursdays because I don’t work on Fridays and usually Friday or Saturday nights. I can’t go out and have a sensible night, if there is such a thing. I drink until I can’t drink anymore, but I […] The post Binge Drinking Versus Daily Drinking Approach? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
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