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  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S. revealed by study

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. FASD are a group of conditions that can occur in the children of mothers who drank alcohol during pregnancy. Characteristics are both physical and cognitive and can include abnormal facial features, smaller-than-average physical growth, poor coordination, learning disabilities and vision and hearing problems.
  • Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Bacteria in the GI tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. Yet, these same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by the immune system if they penetrate the gut and enter the bloodstream. Prior research has established the involvement of inflammatory processes in the development of psychiatric disorders, including major depression and alcohol dependence, but the origins of such inflammation have remained unclear. Now, researchers have found that inflammatory pathways are stimulated in alcohol-dependent patients by bacteria that escape the gut barrier,…
  • Ghrelin stimulates an appetite for drinking alcohol

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Ghrelin is a hormone released by the stomach and it stimulates appetite and food intake. Alcohol is commonly viewed as a psychoactive substance that primarily affects brain function, but it is also a highly caloric food. This knowledge, combined with findings from animal studies, led researchers to the hypothesis that ghrelin has the potential to stimulate alcohol craving.
  • Heavy drinking in adolescence associated with lasting brain changes, animal study suggests

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Heavy drinking during adolescence may lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist into adulthood, according to an animal study. The study found that, even as adults, rats given daily access to alcohol during adolescence had reduced levels of myelin -- the fatty coating on nerve fibers that accelerates the transmission of electrical signals between neurons.
  • Social host laws tied to less underage drinking

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Teenagers who live in communities with strict 'social host' laws are less likely to spend their weekends drinking at parties, according to a study. Many U.S. states and local communities have passed social host laws, which hold adults responsible when underage drinkers imbibe on their property. The details of the laws vary, however, and research has been mixed as to whether they actually keep kids from drinking.
 
 
 
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  • #WinterIsComing. Enjoy your yard while you can.

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Covert marketing of alcohol on Twitter The man in the foreground is holding a can of Coors Light Taking full advantage of the freedom Twitter allows To sell alcohol, underhand, in your hand, in your garden Subliminal propaganda by a global alcohol producer    
  • Whiskey sunrise this morning over Warehouse D

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    This Tweet is deliberately contrived to conceal the true nature of Jim Beam whiskey; Heavy alcohol/ethanol, a toxic, addictive, psychoactive drug Covert marketing of heavy alcohol, using the freedom Twitter allows Targeting the young, emotionally insecure, immature Contrary to the global alcohol producer’s corporate philosophy on alcohol abuse
  • Review of Seasons of Darkness

    belindagbuchananauthor
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    belindagbuchananauthor:I am honored and humbled to have received such a great review from author Robin E. Mason. Originally posted on robinsnest212: The month of October is a special time for me: my debut novel, my baby, Tessa, will be released IN PRINT on Halloween! WHEEEEE!!!!! BOOK REVIEW – SEASONS of DARKNESS by BELINDA G. BUCHANAN Sixteen-year-old Ethan is following in his father’s footsteps. But not career wise, and not by choice. When life becomes a fragile balancing act between a presentable image and the darkness that torments, Everett Harrington buries himself in his work and…
  • "Today is the Greatest"

    Becky Bee
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    This time last year I was sure I would be joining the 27s club (Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley… I assumed I would be just as dead but substantially less talented). Today, I feel like my life has only just started. I have been trying not to post “general updates” but right now I feel like one is needed.  After the news about my MA, things actually just keep getting better. I’ve been doing training for my university’s helpline (like the Samaritans, but student-run).  Today they told me that if I keep doing as I’m doing, there is no reason I…
  • Carlsberg official beer to the Irish team

    Padraic Guilfoyle
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carlsberg is the official beer to the Irish football team So screams the giant electronic pitch side sign at the tv audience Budweiser is one of the main sponsors of the English FA. Bitburger of football in Germany Heineken is a huge exploiter of young people’s passion for football Sport is a main target of the alcohol companies The object is to recruit young new consumers to their addictive, toxic drug The strong message to young fans – alcohol is part and parcel of football The wrong message – alcohol is a damaging drug for fitness and health      
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  • Get Up!

    ramartinii2013
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    “God helps those who help themselves.” What is often quoted as being Biblical is far from the truth!  For one, this is not from the Bible and the Scriptures are clear because God, “helps those who are helpless”; however, what is required is for us to “Get Up”.  I remember falling into a deep depression and for three days I did not move from my bed.  My depression was so strong and because of my binging for many days on drugs, my output of any waste was non-existent, because I hadn’t eaten or drank even water for many days prior.  Yet, I would remember hearing the words…
  • The many risks of mixing sex and alcohol

    yotdaus
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    As teenagers consume alcohol their decision making ability is severely hindered and they begin to partake in actions which can have severe consequences. This is exemplified in the instance of alcohol induced sexual activity as more and more teens engage in unsafe sexual practices while under the influence of alcohol. While under the influence of alcohol sex can seem like a perfectly harmless and enjoyable activity. However, the risks for underage youth engaging in sexual activity under the influence can be increased as they may lack the proper education of safe sexual practices resulting in a…
  • Fireball.... who the hell cares?

    greenpirate24
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    What the HELL is the obsession with FIREBALL? I don’t frequent drinking establishments as often as I used to (and certainly not as much now that I’m sober), but one thing I’ve noticed over the last year is the increase in popularity of fireball. If you aren’t familiar with fireball, you are probably a recluse living in the backwoods..but, in the case that a recluse from the backwoods is reading my blog, fireball is an infusion of cinnamon and whisky, aka, hell in a shot glass. As if Whisky wasn’t potent enough on its own, they decided to add cinnamon flavor to…
  • On to the next

    adriennecollins
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I went on a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas, I came home and got on a plane and spent 4 days in Jamaica.    I had 5 days in-between trips. I ran twice on the cruise, and I did one workout in Jamaica. In other words, I slacked off big time for a large chunk of October. Everywhere I went in Jamaica someone was there offering or handing me drinks. There were “mangosas” (Mango Juice and Champagne), Bob Marley’s (strawberry daiquiri,  pina-colada, and something green on top),  BBC’s (Baileys, Banana, and Coconut), alcoholic fruit punch, alcohol in coffee, rum ice-cream,…
  • I Promise I Will Be Better

    jordaneturner
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You hear this often when dealing with an abusive person. The sad part is, if you have a heart, you w
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  • Watch Out For The Riding Dead Tonight

    Screedler
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Just one more seasonal cautionary tale – this Zombie got busted twice for DUI  in one day this week.  If only the walking dead would stick to walking. Catherine Butler Arrested For DWI Twice In 3 Hours — Once In Zombie Makeup. Oh, and Gumby says – Have a Happy and Safe Halloween! Screedler as Gumby circa 1986    
  • Bye Bye Kitty?

    Screedler
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Oops, we may have to rethink one of our rotating mastheads here at TDA.  Hello Kitty has been arrested for DUI.  From the Smoking Gun: A woman wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested early yesterday for drunk driving, according to Maine police. Cops pulled over Carrie Gipson, 37, when they spotted her car driving in the wrong lane on a road in Gorham, a town outside Portland. During the 2 AM traffic stop, police discovered that Gipson was dressed as the popular Japanese character, a white bobtail cat with a trademark red bow in her hair. Gipson is pictured in the below mug shot. The head…
  • Top 10 Shocking, Astounding, Amazing, Horrifying, Mind-Numbing Alcohol Thingys

    Screedler
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    I usually don’t waste my time on Buzzfeed like lists with adjectives like the one of this post, but this one actually had some pretty cool items.  So forgive me for a little top ten-ery. However, the diabetic whiskey would be the most staggeringly crazy one in my opinion.
  • Beware the “Shia LaBeouf”

    Screedler
    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

    Screedler
    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…
 
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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?

    blondeshimmer
    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

    blondeshimmer
    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

    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 ~
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  • Benefits of Quitting: Stop Being a Drug User

    Kevin O'Hara
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Some Previous Posts From Alcohol Mastery Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships? To Never Drink Again Alcohol and Infectious Disease 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 Benefits of Quitting: Stop Being a Drug User appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • Get Your Head Right Before You Quit Using Alcohol

    Kevin O'Hara
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Some Previous Posts From Alcohol Mastery Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships? To Never Drink Again Alcohol and Infectious Disease 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 Get Your Head Right Before You Quit Using Alcohol appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • What is Cyclical Recovery?

    Kevin O'Hara
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    Thanks for visiting the site. Until next time… Onwards and Upwards! Kev Some Previous Posts From Alcohol Mastery Is Alcohol Affecting Your Relationships? To Never Drink Again Alcohol and Infectious Disease 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 What is Cyclical Recovery? appeared first on Alcohol Mastery.
  • 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.
 
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