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  • Use of alcohol, cigarettes, number of illicit drugs declines among U.S. teens

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use. Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year.
  • Alcohol interferes with body's ability to regulate sleep

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with sleep homeostasis, the body's sleep-regulating mechanism, researchers have found. Sleep homeostasis balances the body's need for sleep in relation to how long a person has been awake. If an individual loses sleep, the body produces adenosine, a naturally occurring sleep-regulating substance that increases a person's need for sleep. When a person goes to sleep early, sleep homeostasis is shifted and he or she may wake up in the middle of the night or early morning.
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists may treat alcohol dependence

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptor proteins that regulate the expression of genes. PPAR agonists, which activate PPARs, are used to treat diabetes and elevated blood lipids. Mouse and human data suggest that PPAR agonists may be repurposed for treating alcohol dependence in humans.
  • ADHD, conduct disorder linked to alcohol, tobacco use in young teens

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    A new study links attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder in young adolescents with increased alcohol and tobacco use. The study is among the first to assess such an association in this age group.
  • Alcohol-control law may curb partner abuse

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    Communities with fewer places to buy or drink alcohol also tend to have lower rates of intimate partner violence, new evidence suggests. The research suggests that laws limiting what is called "alcohol outlet density" could offer one way to address violence within intimate relationships.
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  • Corrigendum

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
  • Recovery: Twelve Simple Steps to Life Beyond Addiction

    Chick, J.
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
  • Factors Associated with Pre-drinking Among Nightclub Patrons in the City of Sao Paulo

    Santos, M. G. R., Paes, A. T., Sanudo, A., Sanchez, Z. M.
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Aims: The aim of the study was to describe the phenomenon of pre-drinking (alcohol consumption before entering nightclubs or bars) and to identify factors associated with pre-drinking practices among patrons in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Methods: Individual-level data were collected by a portal survey of 2422 patrons at the entrance and at the exit of 31 nightclubs. The nightclubs were selected by two-stage sampling using a probability proportional to the establishments' capacity in the first stage and a systematic sample of patrons in the second stage. Breath alcohol concentration…
  • Underage Access to Online Alcohol Marketing Content: A YouTube Case Study

    Barry, A. E., Johnson, E., Rabre, A., Darville, G., Donovan, K. M., Efunbumi, O.
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Aims: With the proliferation of the Internet and online social media use, alcohol advertisers are now marketing their products through social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. As a result, new recommendations have been made by the Federal Trade Commission concerning the self-regulation of digital marketing strategies, including content management on social and digital media sites. The current study sought to determine whether alcohol companies were implementing the self-imposed mandates that they have developed for online marketing. Specifically, we examined whether alcohol…
  • Mixed Methods Study of Help Seekers and Self-Changers Responding to an Online Recovery Survey

    Witbrodt, J., Borkman, T. J., Stunz, A., Subbaraman, M. S.
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Aims: To compare self-changers (natural recovery) with help seekers on demographics, pre-recovery problem severity, and recovery beliefs and behaviors; and to augment these quantitative findings with information extracted from the qualitative stories of a subset of self-changers to explore themes in recovery paths as informed by a nascent natural recovery literature. Methods: Quantitative secondary analyses were conducted with persons who had responded to a US nationwide online survey called ‘What Is Recovery’ (WIR) and who reported a prior lifetime alcohol problem (n = 5495). Six…
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    Online Alcohol Therapy

  • How to stop worrying

    Tobin Hunt
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    Worry is a normal human activity – we all do it from time to time. But for some people, it dominates their life. So how can you stop worrying? The initial answer is that it’s unlikely... [ This is a summary only. Click the title link to see the full article on the site. ]
  • Treatment of Depression

    Tobin Hunt
    16 Oct 2013 | 6:26 am
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  • Increased death rates from alcohol in women

    Bright Eye
    25 Jul 2013 | 6:12 am
    A study published last week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found a concerning increase in the number of women in their 30’s and 40’s dying from alcohol-related... [ This is a summary only. Click the title link to see the full article on the site. ]
  • What causes depression?

    Tobin Hunt
    14 May 2013 | 5:12 am
    There is often some misunderstanding of what it really is, so we should perhaps briefly describe what the medically agreed symptoms of depression are: low mood most days (feeling sad or empty) lack... [ This is a summary only. Click the title link to see the full article on the site. ]
  • Social Anxiety

    Tobin Hunt
    28 Jan 2013 | 1:46 am
    There are several factors which contribute to social anxiety, and each of them needs to be addressed for the whole problem to be dealt with. Lets look at them in turn – firstly there is your... [ This is a summary only. Click the title link to see the full article on the site. ]
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  • Twitter twaddle from bushmills

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Let’s start December as we mean to go on – enjoying great whiskey, with great friends. With thanks to heavy alcohol from Bushmills
  • Drinking in Moderation

    Victoria B.
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    There is a program for drinking in moderation. More specifically, it is a harm reduction program called HAMS. It is based on a belief that many people are going to use drugs and alcohol, despite even the strongest treatment efforts. Their aim is to find approaches that will reduce the level of bad behavior. They support basically three kinds of consumption — you can stop using drugs and alcohol, you can “cut-back a little” or you can use in moderation. Harm reduction is a nonjudgmental approach that attempts to meet people “where they are at” with their drinking…
  • We love how festive this Malibu Rum cocktail is!

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    Heavy alcohol is a known cause of cirrhosis and other liver diseases
  • Sprinkle a bit of...

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Jameson is 40% alcohol/ethanol Alcohol is a toxic, addictive, destructive drug Alcohol is a serious threat to a person’s health and well-being
  • The Thirst

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    The only time I have really been able to fill up an entire notebook with my own writing was with my prayers. I guess they weren’t all prayers, but it was my way of talking to God and expressing how I feel. It’s been so long since I’ve prayed– like truly verbalizing a heartfelt prayer. This is the hardest time in my life, and not praying for me has been like walking through a desert without water. Dry, thirsty, and desperate for life. I think I’ll go out and buy a new notebook.
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  • whiskey

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    he would pour himself into a shot glass and drink his soul away ~ away from those he loved dearly and the world around him ~ everyday ~ he would bathe his spirit in a slow, slow burn ~ allowing the heat to dissolve his pain. he did not care to live his life ~ only to drown himself in shame. there was nothing we could have done, except stand by him and reluctantly watch and love a man with a spirit so broken, so conflicted and so despondently lost
  • How Will Marijuana Legalization Impact My Sobriety?

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    for I support marijuana legalization but when I imagine a California where people can smoke joints on the street or go to bars full of marijuana smoke, I feel a tense, fluttering anxiety in my chest… [continued]
  • Badassery: a guest post by Dennis Meeks

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I’m thrilled to introduce Dennis Meeks to you all. Dennis is a very kind and supportive reader of Running on Sober, and when he mentioned in a comment that he was in the midst of running thirteen marathons in twelve months . . . and doing it to get and stay sober . . . and doing it in his early-60’s, well I practically begged him to share his story with us. And I couldn’t be happier that he said yes. Reading his story of endurance, triumph and lessons learned moved me to tears; then it moved me off of my ass and got me out the door for a run. I hope you’ll enjoy…
  • ain't it fun?

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:12 am
    captain beefheart died 4 years ago today and before he croaked he changed the landscape of popular music, or rather unpopular music but as we know what happens underground eventually bubbles to the surface and when it does it can’t help but alter the terrain up there at least a little bit. the record that really did a number on people’s assumptions about sonic capacities was “trout mask replica” but i’ve already posted that record so i thought i’d go with his 1st record which is a bit more accessible and might make a nice soundtrack for reading whatever…
  • Bleeding at Two AM

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Bleeding at Two AM   It’s the middle of the night and I sit in darkness, wide awake, Memory plagued, hostage held, Amid shadows clinging, Glimpses of some long passed day gone by; Of another way absent long ancient this moment’s choice But just an hour it seems to be away, Amid the fringes where emptiness is known to run, And sitting cloaked in purest dark I, Bottled scotch close at hand, Mind ablaze in places long now dead Lost in visions, light soft glowing In passing’s deep darkness led. Mental torture fed long before the dawn Brought boldly cold and lifeless to the nightly…
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  • Claridryl’s Possible Side Effects

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I did a post about the drugging of America via it’s most profitable prescribed drugs, and hinted at my disdain for the glib commercials that hawk these  powerful drugs to a trusting population. In other words, they do not do a very good job of informing the public of the possible dangers of drugs that may or may not cure Restless Leg Syndrome or ED. In fact, the ads are almost criminally deceptive in disclosing such unpleasant side effects as anal leakage, suicidal thoughts, and possible addiction to the medication. Now here comes a parody of such an ad,…
  • Green Solo Cup

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The red solo cup has kind of become synonymous with drinking alcohol, thanks in large part to country music (Toby Keith).  I think this green solo cup might be more appropriate.
  • Silver Bullet Disaster

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This fake news report from The Onion uses the tropes of a Coors beer commercial and turns them upside down.
  • Oh My Omnipotent Doorknob

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Oh my Omnipotent Doorknob(please read for explanation), I finally did it. Finally got the site back the way it was meant to be. You may have wondered if I was on vacation or something with no new post in a week. But believe me, I have spent more time on this website than ever before this last week. Everything works again, including comments and the popular Sober Toolbox section, with the addition of all the freedom we had on design options with the older theme we were using. I will not bore you with all the details but the key to success was FTP and self education. Now comes the easier and…
  • Secrets of The Flask

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Problem drinkers are always covering up their tracks.  How many of the worlds unexplained disappearances and mysteries might be explained by circumstances like the one depicted here.  Awesome short movie. THE LANDING – Short Film from Perception Pictures on Vimeo.
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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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  • Stop Drinking Alcohol 80

    Kevin O'Hara
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    In this weeks video I talk about will I ever sleep again without my booze, the power of locking down your alcohol quit day - or alcohol independence day, and leaving the drunk behind to get everything you want in life! Enjoy The post Stop Drinking Alcohol 80 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Leave The Drunk Behind and Get Everything You Want In Life!

    Kevin O'Hara
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    Will your life improve when you never drink alcohol again? It depends what you do with your extra free time and energy. If you spend your time mourning the loss of a close ally and friend, pining after those glorious nights you both spent together in wasted bliss, and how much you would like to get back together, how you can’t live without that toxic buzz, then your life probably won’t improve much. The post Leave The Drunk Behind and Get Everything You Want In Life! appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • The Power of Locking Down Your Alcohol Quit Day

    Kevin O'Hara
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    When it comes to picking a date to finish drinking alcohol, don’t choose tomorrow. There’s a very good reason for not rushing into it, you need time to make an effective plan and get your head and environment in the right place. You don’t have to make an intricate moment by moment timetable about how you’re going to get through each day, what you’re going to do in this or that situation, but you do need to prepare yourself. The post The Power of Locking Down Your Alcohol Quit Day appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • How Will I ever Sleep Again Without My Booze?

    Kevin O'Hara
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    When I stopped drinking, I knew that I was going to have difficulty sleeping. Every time I went on the dry before, I always found it hard to sleep. Having trouble with sleeping, like most other elements of this transition process, is in your head. Let me explain. The post How Will I ever Sleep Again Without My Booze? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • What Are Your Reasons to Quit Drinking Alcohol?

    Kevin O'Hara
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I could sit here for a full day writing about the reasons for you to change. Each and every one of them would mean nothing to you because my reasons to change are not yours. We all live our lives with our own perceptions about ourselves and the outside world. Take health reasons, for instance. We all know the important health reasons to stop drinking. Does it really matter to you that about 2,500,000 million people die every year because of alcohol, more than ten times the combined death rate for all illegal drugs combined? Does it matter that alcohol is responsible for over 200 medical…
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