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  • Greater odds of adverse childhood experiences in those with military service, study finds

    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events (ACEs), suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some. ACEs can result in severe adult health consequences such as posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use and attempted suicide.
  • School pupil survey: smoking, drinking and drugs at decade low in England

    Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    New figures for 2013 show the prevalence of smoking, drinking or drug use among school pupils(2) is considerably lower than ten years ago.
  • 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
  • Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

    WebMD Health
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.
  • Clinician’s Corner: Shattering the paradigms of perfectionism

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    Tyler Dean
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    “We don’t claim shame.” You can’t believe how many times I’ve heard that! I know “shame” is a daunting word, but the problem is that when we don’t claim shame, it claims us: one of the ways it sneaks into our lives is through perfectionism. As a recovering perfectionist—notwithstanding the fact that I’m first and foremost a recovering alcoholic/addict—I would like to shed light on some of the myths about perfectionism so that we can develop a definition that accurately captures what it is and what it does to our lives. Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to…
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    Alcoholism News -- ScienceDaily

  • Greater odds of adverse childhood experiences in those with military service, study finds

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Men and women who have served in the military have a higher prevalence of adverse childhood events (ACEs), suggesting that enlistment may be a way to escape adversity for some. ACEs can result in severe adult health consequences such as posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use and attempted suicide.
  • Low-income students in high performing high schools less likely to engage in risky behavior

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:17 am
    Low-income minority adolescents who were admitted to high-performing public charter high schools in Los Angeles were significantly less likely to engage in risky health behaviors than their peers who were not admitted to those schools. These students also scored significantly better on California state standardized math and English tests.
  • 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.
 
 
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  • Blood Thinner Doesn’t Prevent Miscarriages: Study

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Injected blood thinners don’t prevent pregnancy complications in women who may be prone to blood clots, a new study shows.
  • Migraines: 5 Lifestyle Habits to Make

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:27 pm
    WebMD reports on the lifestyle habits that may help you manage your migraines.
  • Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests and dose adjustments like the old standby drug, warfarin.
  • Agave: Calories, Nutrition Facts, and More

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    Agave has become a popular sweetener for people looking for natural alternatives to white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. But is agave really any healthier?
  • Help! My Kid Is a Jerk!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
    Your little angel can sometimes have obnoxious moments. If your kid is a jerk, find out from WebMD when it's just a phase and how you can teach better behavior.
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  • Clinician’s Corner: Shattering the paradigms of perfectionism

    Tyler Dean
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    “We don’t claim shame.” You can’t believe how many times I’ve heard that! I know “shame” is a daunting word, but the problem is that when we don’t claim shame, it claims us: one of the ways it sneaks into our lives is through perfectionism. As a recovering perfectionist—notwithstanding the fact that I’m first and foremost a recovering alcoholic/addict—I would like to shed light on some of the myths about perfectionism so that we can develop a definition that accurately captures what it is and what it does to our lives. Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to…
  • 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…
 
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  • I'm too unwell to blog right now

    Louise
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:08 am
    Just a heads up to my readers. I’m in a quite serious relapse. I’m very unwell right now and don’t feel like blogging at all. My current target is to survive each day somehow.  It’s terrifying how fast things can go downhill. I’ve been trying to focus on my writing during the period where I’ve been doing well. Right now, I can’t focus on anything more than TV (which sucks cos I  miss reading books). I hope you all understand. The stuff I want to write about is far too personal and not suitable for the internet to see. It would be far too triggering.
  • Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States

    fulltextreports
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Contribution of Excessive Alcohol Consumption to Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the Unit
  • We're Hot and Sleepless, How Are You?

    paulthinkingoutloud
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:08 am
    We don’t have central air conditioning, or even off-center air conditioning. So on hot summer nights, we like to be able to leave a window or two open. But for the past several nights that hasn’t been an option. Our 35-year old next door neighbor is having her annual Canadian long weekend party. Five full days. Four nights. A 24-hour drunken fest, complete with screaming, nighly outdoor bonfires without a permit, loud profanity every ten seconds, and guys urinating in our lilac bushes. All day all night, mostly sitting in her backyard, an area devoid of trees or even a fountain;…
  • Semi Annual Report

    Sharon Combes-Farr
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:46 am
    We’re exactly half-way through 2014. This means that I am also half-way through my New Year’s resolution not to drink alcohol. What an amazing 6 months it’s been. I’m a few pounds below the weight I was striving for, after losing more than 20 pounds this year and exactly 30 pounds overall. I also achieved my lifetime PR (fastest) marathon time already and still have two more on the schedule. And, most importantly, I cannot remember feeling happier, more centered, or more confident. Since this is a major landmark, I finally put some effort into “before and after” photos. …
  • Borderline Problems

    Louise
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:32 am
    Why am I borderline?*Trigger warning – abuse* One of the many myths about borderline personality disorder is that it’s caused by bad parents and childhood abuse. While many borderlines have been abused (sexually, physically etc), not all have been. The problem with this myth is that those borderlines who have not been abused feel like they shouldn’t have borderline personality disorder. This is how I feel. Like fuck, there were a number of incidents but nothing majorly traumatic. ‘The thing is,’ I said to my therapist on Friday, ‘I shouldn’t feel the way I do. I don’t really…
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  • Rock, No Roll

    madilcarr
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    The longer I stay sober, I’m discovering more and more of what I call “natural highs.” I’ve spent so much of my life numb and detached that these experiences were likely present in my life, but I wasn’t present and therefore, I didn’t feel the excitement, exhilaration and joy that came with having a clear mind and weightless heart. Not only was I not present, but the memories are foggy and at times, missing. Last night was different. I went to a rock concert last night in which one of my favorite bands played. It was an experience I’ll never forget…
  • Tuesday 15th July

    recoveringlondon
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Today I was seven years sober. Obviously I’m glad about it. This one has crept up on me: I haven’t thought about my anniversary this year as much as I used to. Safe to say I’ve been sober a long time, and the numbers don’t matter so much like they did when I was one week, one month, one year. But I like being able to say it’s been seven years since my last drink. God, what a seven years it’s been. By coincidence I had my first session of counselling this evening near home. As I was going there I realised it would by first time seeing a therapist since I got this job. Five years…
  • CTO job interview, preparation and perspiration

    autosoma
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    So I have a job interview, a well known UK financial services provider, very well known, so I have to be circumspect about giving away info. So I’ll say nothing about them. The issue that I’ll be having is around being a working family with two young children. We’re short of cash, so we need the job, it’s a chicken and egg situation where we need money for childcare and childcare for money. Historically, my wife has been horrendously unsupportive of my career, it’s ok for her to be needy, •whine• “I need to keep this job,” •whine• “Yes,…
  • Brett London on Winston Churchill!

    michellesaya
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    Last July 9th, I had the pleasure again of video recording the South County Management Society‘s monthly breakfast meeting. This time Judge Brett London gave an outstanding talk on Winston Churchill. He gave a very colored and inspiring talk of his great example of NEVER giving up. He had many rough moments in his life, many failures, and disappointments, but none of these things ever stopped him from becoming one of the greatest leaders in history. Check out the short video introduction to his talk! And then get hooked and watch his full talk! Hope you enjoyed! And make sure to share…
  • Struggle

    Court_Knee
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    It has been a rough week. I am feeling so much better physically. Thank god for antibiotics. My husband and I have not been getting along for the past few months. We both have been extremely stressed out with work and school and have been taking it out on each other. My sobriety has taken a toll on our relationship as well. Our social lives are now very different because of me. We can’t have alcohol in the house now because of me. It’s been a struggle relearning to be a couple with me being sober. I think that I expect him to do things and then resent him when they don’t…
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    The Discovering Alcoholic

  • Roger Ebert on John Belushi

    Screedler
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I knew Roger Ebert could write about alcoholism; but this article published in 1984 about the death of John Belushi blew me away.  It’s the best thing I have ever read about celebrity substance abuse and brings out some very pertinent points on the disease as a whole.  I am so glad I stumbled upon it so I could share.   Don’t want to steal any of his thunder so please just click the link. Why John Belushi Died.  
  • 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…
 
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    Alcohol Mastery

  • Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 1

    Kevin O'Hara
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Podcast Session 1 The post Alcohol Mastery Podcast Session 1 appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • 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…
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