Former Rangers and Manchester United goalkeeper Andy Goram admits he is an alcoholic; Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol

Former Rangers keeper Andy Goram admits he is an alcoholic
Daily Mail
He said how he went to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after his drinking destroyed some of his closest friendships. He added: 'I stood up and said, 'I am Andy Goram and I am an alcoholic.' I had never classed myself as that but I had to be honest now ...

Daily Mail 

Almost Half of College Student Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Involve Alcohol
Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report.... The report, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA), found the ... OpioidAddiction Treatment and the Criminal Justice System ...

Alcoholic Goram admits friends gave him five-years to live unless he kicked ...
Daily Mail
Goram has admitted he is an alcoholic and is trying to kick the bottle. Friends gave the 47-year-old the ultimatum after his life began to spin out of control and he was dumped by his partner after a bender. He said: 'I'd had enough.

Daily Mail

Strategy on prescription drug addiction needed: experts
CTV Saskatoon
TORONTO — Addiction experts are applauding new provincial restrictions on OxyContin and the drug replacing it, but say Canada needs a national strategy to tackle widespread abuse of prescription painkillers. Ontario's decision last week to remove ...

CTV Saskatoon

Cocaine addict racks up $120000 in unpaid tolls, fines
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
A recovering cocaine addict racked up $120000 in unpaid tolls and fines in New York tunnels and bridges, but it is his 75-year-old mother who is responsible for all the debt, according to a New York Post story. According to The Post, Peter Davis, 52, ...

Addiction led to suicide bid
This is Plymouth
A MOTHER who attempted suicide because of her addiction to alcohol and drugs and was put in hospital by her abusive partner is now helping others to fight for their lives. Wishing to remain anonymous, she has been named Kasey and she has described her ...

Substance Abuse Bill Still Needs Addressed
West Virginia MetroNews
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's comprehensive bill, designed to address all forms of substance abusein West Virginia, still has a way to go with less than a month left in the 2012 Regular Legislative Session. Two versions of the bill are still being ...

Experts call for national strategy to fight prescription drug addiction
Brandon Sun
Addiction experts are applauding new provincial restrictions on OxyContin and the drug replacing it, but say Canada needs a national strategy to tackle widespread abuse of prescription painkillers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Toby Talbot TORONTO - Addiction ...

Real Life: Reformed shopping addict tells other women how she learned to kick ...
Scottish Daily Record
But, for some, the fun hobby can turn into a serious addiction – and crippling debt. Alexis Hall is one of these women. Her shopping habit landed her in £32000 worth of debt. She frittered away more than her annual salary on Gina shoes and Mulberry ...

New Jersey drug addict racks up $120K toll bill for his mother
Herald Sun
A RECOVERING addict in New Jersey racked up $120000 in unpaid tolls and fines for his mother after he used her car to buy drugs. "I used to take her car to (New York City) to buy drugs," a contrite Peter Davis says. He claims to be a recovering addict ...

Goram: I'm an alcoholic
The Scottish Sun
By IAIN KING RANGERS legend Andy Goram today lifts the lid on his booze hell and confesses: "I am an alcoholic." Goram, 47, had to face the truth when his partner dumped him after a bender. He said: "I'd had enough. I'd been drinking for 32 years, ...

Kate Middleton's Drug Addict Uncle Helps with Charity
Gather Celebs News Channel
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has personal knowledge about the destruction addictionto drugs can cause. Gary Goldsmith, her mother Carole's younger brother, has been addicted to cocaine. It is no secret that only three years ago, ...

Asian children face higher risk of gambling addiction
BBC News
Of the ethnic groups studied, Asians were the least likely to gamble, but those who did had the highest rates of problem addiction. Children with the highest pocket money were more likely to become addicted. Researchers found that only 13% of British ...

BBC News

Hardy moved by his Warrior scenes
The Press Association
The Inception actor, who plays the son of a recovering alcoholic (played by Nick) in the sports drama, admitted he was reminded of his own battle with alcohol, which he beat in 2003. "I thought Nick was brilliant in them. And when I watched it, ...

SA devastated by alcoholism
Opposition leader Helen Zille has asserted that alcohol and other substance abuse costs the government around R17 billion a year. Authorities are now pondering a range of laws to tone down the boozing. The legal drinking age may soon be raised from 18 ...

Family's shock at change in addict's face
Peterborough Today
Photos supplied By BEN TRUSLOVE THE children of a drug addict who was described as “one of Peterborough's most prolific prostitutes” just want their mum back, according to their family. Mum-of-two Yasmin Khan (36) was handed a two-year Anti-Social ...

Peterborough Today

Former gambler warns of addiction threat
Brown's addiction crept in slowly, starting with a few beers and a dabble on the pokie machines. It was harmless at the start, but became more enticing. "If you do something continuously, it becomes a bit of a habit," he said.

Hi, I'm Chris and I'm an addict
We've seen it countless times on TV - that first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous where the new guy stands up an says; "Hi, I'm Fred and I'm an alcoholic." The same thing happens with other forms of substance abuse; "Hi, I'm Joe and I'm an addict.

Drug addict 'failed to take his chance'
Defence counsel Tim Fournier said Hamish Houghton Chisholm had been given an opportunity but did not capitalise on it because of his severe drug addiction. He was arrested in a series of raids on clandestine drugs laboratories manufacturing P on June 9 ...

Like Mother? Bobbi Kristina Brown Might Have A Substance Abuse Problem
Babble (blog)
There is new speculation that Whitney Houston's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, might be suffering from substance abuse problems just like her famous mother did. Rumors are circulating that the young teen left her family after her mother's ...

Babble (blog)

Results from substance-abuse survey to be shared Feb. 29 at Lyme-Old Lyme ...
Old Lyme - The Community Action for Substance Free Youth (CASFY) coalition will report findings from its latest youth survey at 7 pm Feb. 29 at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School. The survey, conducted in December, shows some encouraging results in terms of ...

Durham woman overcomes 20-year crack addiction
Dozens of people in Durham are getting a second chance on life, and it is all thanks to a substance abuse program called TROSA. The program graduated 27 people from its two-year program Sunday. (more) Dozens of people in Durham are getting a second ...

Uncle inspires Kate Middleton to help alcohol & drug addicts
By Nina Rai As part of her charity drive the Duchess of Cambridge this Valentine's Day (14th Feb) paid a visit to a 'dry bar' in Liverpool linked with her charity Action on Addiction. At the alcohol free 'Brink' bar in the city centre Kate Middleton ...

St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center Appearing on A&E's “Intervention”
PR Web (press release)
Phoenix treatment facility helps a young man suffering from a severe addiction to bath salts. St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center in Phoenix helps a young man suffering from an extreme bath salts addiction on A&E's "Intervention" Bath salt abusers ...

PR Web (press release)

Counseling from experience Chance encounter leads to job opportunity
Flanagan, a substance abuse associate counselor for INSynergy, overcame his own addition to drugs and now hopes his story will inspire others to do the same. "My addiction began because I had the wrong idea of what a real man was," Flanagan said.

Zooey Deschanel: I'm an online shopping addict
Irish Independent
“My name's Zooey and I'm an online shopping addict. It's such a problem! I mean, it's a good problem, because I'm like, 'Yay, new dresses!' I like ModCloth [] – it's the best. It's kind of like Asos, in that you have a ton of cute dresses ...

Irish Independent

Curb Your Food Addiction with Weight Loss Hypnosis (blog)
However, a few years back, I developed a strange addiction to food. It started with three or four chocolates a day and soared to full plates of junk food every day. I felt helpless around food. Its smell would overwhelm me and I would let myself loose ... (blog)

Networking fuels narcotic painkiller boom
Arizona Daily Sun
They say pharmaceutical industry clout has caused doctors to go overboard in prescribing the drugs, leading to addiction, thousands of overdose deaths each year and other serious complications. Several of the pain industry's core beliefs about chronic ...

DHHS checking the effectiveness of Nebraska's mental health and substance ...
The Republic
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is studying the effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse services in Nebraska. More than 6800 people are being asked to participate in the annual adult and youth consumer survey, ...

Show #22: Addiction and Recovery | Radio 4 the Ages
By r4taadmin
Cynthia Sloan (from United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence), Bob Martin (from Carolinas Healthcare System), and Alanna Brewton (also from Carolinas Healthcare System). In the first half of our show, ...
Radio 4 the Ages

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