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Alcoholic women suffer quicker brain damage
Times of India
Swedish scientists have found that high alcohol consumption damages the serotonin system in women's brains more readily than that in men's brains. A significant decrease in the function of the serotonin system in women's brains can be seen after only ...
Alcoholic All Black to get help
Melbourne - The New Zealand Rugby Union will give disgraced All Blacks wing Zac Guildford external support to help him overcome a problem with alcohol after a drunken rampage in the Cook Islands last week. Guildford arrived back in New Zealand early on ...
Painkiller addiction is epidemic
John, now sober for 21 years, points to youthful drug use as his inroad to becoming an addict. Through it all he finished high school, graduated college and worked as a musician and an electrician. “When you are caught in addiction you go against your ...
Alcoholism is linked to higher rates of general and cancer-related deaths
EurekAlert (press release)
"Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction significantly increases the risk of death from several causes in comparison to the general population in a Mediterranean country," said Palli. "The alcoholics seemed to be at greater risk ...
Dug addict admits killing 89-year-old grandmother Jean Myers during ...
AN 89-YEAR-OLD grandmother died after being mugged by a drug addict near her home. Frail Jean Myers hit her head on the pavement in Quarry Road, Cleckheaton, after being mugged by Paul Halstead, who grabbed her bag. Now Halstead, 27, of Shirley Parade, ...
Woman tells how she kicked her alcoholism
“MY name is Jay and I'm an alcoholic.” That is the frank statement from a 30-year-old man from Chester who has been battling alcoholism since he was just 20 when he decided to become sober. “I would like to carry a message of hope to any youngsters and ...
Has Europe's 'Cocaine Bubble' Burst?
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) announced the release of their 2011 report on trends in drug use and addiction in EU member states. The annual publication reveals that, while the market remains relatively stable, ...
Alcoholism strongly linked to specific gene mutations
Los Angeles Times
Identifying certain genes that are known to predispose people to the disease could be helpful in preventing drug addiction. Researchers have been working to identify some of the prominent gene mutations that could serve as markers.
Virtual addiction: Gamers' link to drug abuse
Brain study ... screen shot from the computer game Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Source: The Daily Telegraph THE part of the brain that processes pleasure and has been linked to drug addiction is significantly bigger in teenagers who play a lot of video ...
Addressing addiction and the crime rate
The Guardian Charlottetown
During the recent short session of the legislature, Opposition leader Olive Crane called on Premier Ghiz to increase funding for addiction programs, particularly youth programs, and to put more money into beds and staff for the province's addiction ...
Alcoholic gets 10 years for knifing
Jennifer Josephs, defending, said Bevins had convictions for minor offences of violence and a history of alcoholism. She added he was generally a mild-mannered and kind individual whose perception was that he was being bullied by Mr Moran. ...
Eight years for drug addict who killed gran, 89, for £15
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Sentencing Halstead at Leeds Crown Court yesterday Mr Justice Foskett said his “moment of selfishness” was driven by drug addiction. He told him: “The loss of a much-loved elderly parent in any circumstance is always felt keenly by the remaining family ...
Recovering addict shares her story with La Crescenta residents
Glendale News Press
“I have been to the lowest places you can possibly go as a result of my risky behavior associated with my drug addiction.” Datig, who managed to turn her life around and establish a career in politics, will celebrate 13 years of sobriety on Dec. 31. ...
Doctor: Pornography addiction may affect sexual performance
The Observer (blog)
For your boyfriend, it seems like an addiction; therefore, you may need to see a counsellor (sex therapist). Otherwise, in future, normal sex and relationship may be affected although fertility may not necessarily be reduced. For all your reproductive ...
'Incredible addiction' drove Kitchener break-in spree
KITCHENER — A crack cocaine addict who targeted unoccupied homes — often while residents were on vacation — took responsibility Tuesday for two dozen downtown break-ins. Brandon Downie, 20, was sentenced to the equivalent of two years in jail for a ...
The dark-side of caffeine addiction
If overused, caffeine can cause dependency and addiction like many other drugs, and can cause side-effects including nervousness, anxiety, inability to concentrate, insomnia, headaches and even heart palpitations. Crystal Fast, a second-year Women's ...
21st Century Drug Addict
I think that's what terrifies me the most; that this is going to be a life-long addiction, because I simply can't function normally in society without it. And I've tried, believe me I've tried. Like I said, I was raised to believe that there is no pill ...
Suspended Packer Jolly discusses destructive codeine addiction
Green Bay's suspended defensive lineman, jailed last month after his third drug arrest in three years, has come clean about the addiction that's obscured any hopes for an NFL comeback. "My only friend was the codeine," Jolly told ESPN's "Outside the ...
iPromises Recovery Companion, a Free Sobriety iPhone App, Reaches 20000 Downloads
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
This week Promises Treatment Centers and Elements Behavioral Health announced that the iPromises Recovery Companion, a free sobriety application that provides tools and support for those in addiction recovery, reached 20000 downloads. ...
Gene impedes recovery from alcoholism | PsyPost
By University of Gothenburg
In a study published recently in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism (issue 46), the research team shows that this gene variant also appears to be associated with a higher tendency among these individuals to suffer a relapse, even if they have ...
Alcoholism is linked to higher rates of general and cancer-related ...
"[We conducted this study of] mortality rates [among] this relatively large group of alcoholics because of our interest in better understanding the risk profile of alcoholism," explained Domenico Palli, head of the Nutritional and Molecular Epidemiology Unit at the Cancer Research and ... "Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction significantly increases the risk of death from several causes in comparison to the general population in a Mediterranean country," said Palli....
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Alcoholism Among Professionals | The Way Out
The British Medical Association has estimated that one in 15 doctors will develop an addictionproblem at some point and that they are three times more likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver than the general population. Research also shows that up to 24% of lawyers will suffer from alcoholism at some ... numbers of doctors, dentists, vets and lawyers are becoming 'functioning alcoholics'. This entry was posted in Alcohol Abuse and tagged alcohol, Alcoholic, alcoholism, treatment. ...
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He has an addiction to alcohol
By Samantha Stephens
I do not respect him because he's an alcoholic but I stay with him. That is the only pain he adds to my life. otherwise he is a loving husband. I don't understand his addiction except that drinking makes him happy. That he looks forward to it. ...
Coping With Addiction - 800 ALCOHOL
By 800 Alcohol
Helping individuals and their families overcome the disease of addiction, "AdCare" stands for Alcohol and Drug Care. For 35 years, AdCare has committed itself to helping individuals and their families cope with addiction one life at a time. ... (3) adcare criminal justice Services (2) addiction treatment centers (2) alcoholism treatment (2) outpatient alcohol drug rehab clinics (2) acjs (1) addiciton treatment (1) alcohol rehab (1) back to basics in recovery (1) coping with addiction (1) drug ...
Suspended Packer Jolly discusses destructive codeine addiction
In a fight more grim than his beloved Packers will ever wage on the field, suspended defensive lineman Johnny Jolly recently opened up about a painful codeine ...