Alcoholism - The Diane Rehm Show Transcript

Alcoholism | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR
Joining me in the studio to talk about alcoholism and ways to overcome it, Dr. Markus Heilig. ...Samantha, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and from a studio at KNPR ..... There's not a single brain image that'll tell you you're an alcoholic. .... want to get help with alcohol abuse or with alcohol addiction or dependency, ... 

Lionrock Recovery's Online Family Support Program for Drug and Alcohol ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Designed to complement Sober Living Homes and Recovery Residences, leading provider ofaddiction treatment online, Lionrock Recovery, announces the Lionrock Family Matters Program. The new program offers the families of people struggling with drug and ...

Thousands treated annually for addiction
Daily Comet
Gambling addiction is officially recognized as an impulse-control disorder by psychiatrists. Compulsive gamblers face an uncontrollable impulse to gamble that interferes with their relationships, destroys their finances and sometimes results in ...

run-ins indicative of alcohol problem
A local substance-abuse expert said those run-ins with law enforcement show Bales might have a drinking problem. “Those are definitely risk factors for abuse,” said James Oliver, the program manager for chemical-dependency services at Puyallup's Good ...

Recovering teen addict hopes to inspire others to get clean
Ventura County Star
By Mike Harris Kimberly Schliekelman, 18, of Simi Valley, says she started drinking alcohol in middle school and later progressed from marijuana to prescription drugs and eventually heroinaddiction. She recently shared her story at a joint city ...

On Ryan Leaf's Arrest, The Reaction It Caused And His Battle With Addiction
Connecting the dots, it's easy to come to the conclusion that Leaf, a man whose battles withaddiction are well-documented, relapsed. But we don't know yet. We don't know if he broke into a house and stole drugs from someone.

Jail could save Cousins from harm - Demetriou
Wyndham Weekly
Demetriou believes the Brownlow medallist, who publicly battled drug addiction throughout his high-profile playing career, is close to hitting ''rock bottom'', and that if he is convicted, a stint in jail could help his rehabilitation.

Face It Together annual meeting
By Rachel Gabrielsen - email The community driven non-profit called Face It Together celebrated helping thousands recover from alcohol and drug addiction at an annual town hall meeting on Saturday. The group says in just over 3 years more than 2500 ...

East Lyme students take drug survey
By Jenna Cho East Lyme - The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is administering an anonymous, online survey on alcohol and drug use to students in grades 7 through 12. High school students took the survey, developed by the Southeastern ...

Affluent suburbs of Sacramento, Calif., see heroin influx - Today's News
San Francisco Luxury News
The transition from getting high on mom's leftover pills to becoming a strung-out heroin addict is easier, faster and more common than parents might believe, say addiction experts, drug officers and recovering addicts. Brandon Scott was 15 years old ...

Quickly addicted
Columbus Dispatch
“My addiction took me down in about 2 1/2 years,” she said. “I remember sitting thinking 'Oh, my God; I am addicted.' ... That scared the living crap out of me.” Humans have an “almost unlimited ability” to develop tolerance for opiates, ...

Columbus Dispatch

"Face It Together" Celebrates 3 Years
The three-year anniversary is especially exciting for recovering addict Mary Madson because she too is celebrating an anniversary. "My three years is their three years,” said Madson. “I have been sober for three years and I am just so excited about ...


Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf arrested in Montana
Chicago Tribune
Leaf has fought to conquer an addiction to painkillers brought on by a severe wrist injury that has plagued him since playing for the Chargers, he added. "If the allegations are accurate, it's clearly disappointing. But, more than anything else, ...

American Idol Judge Steven Tyler: 'Addiction Cost Me Marriage, Kids, Band' He ...
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has admitted his sobriety is particularly important to him because of everything addiction has cost him in the past. The current American Idol judge discussed the matter with former American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres on ...


“Warehouse 13″ actor Eddie McClintock reveals he is recovering alcoholic (blog)
It was the first time he revealed his alcoholism publicly, he said during a fan panel. When he gave up drinking he thought, “Oh my God, the party's over. But it's just as fun. I can wake up without a headache and work and not apologize.

Drug de-addiction camp in Bandipora
Bandipora, Mar 31: Police on Saturday organized a drug de-addiction counseling cum treatment camp in North Kashmir Bandipora township here where about 250 patients were treated. Specialist Dr Muzafar Ahmad and Dr Parvaiz Sajad conducted an awareness ...

Mike 'The Situation' Is 'Severely Addicted', Shouldn't Return to Jersey Shore
Gather Celebs News Channel
The party loving twenty-something is currently getting help for addiction problems but will his return to the shore house bring him back to square one? According to numerous addiction specialists, Mike should not return to the shore house with his ...

Lifeline service for those who need to beat booze menace
Weston & Somerset Mercury
'I WOULD have died without this service' – that's the testimony of a recovering alcoholic who twice turned to the Addiction Recovery Agency (ARA) in his darkest hours. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below.

Weston & Somerset Mercury

Constable kills self
Indian Express
A 42-year-old police constable committed suicide at his Bhoiwada residence on Saturday reportedly owing to his alcoholism and health problems, the police said. The deceased , Deepak Kachale, was posted at Matunga station and stayed with his wife and ...

Leaf's arrest results from monthlong investigation
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, who has been struggling to overcome issues with drug addiction, first landed on the radar of authorities in his hometown of Great Falls, Montana a month ago. According to the Great Falls Tribune, the Central Montana ...

At Super Bowl XLVI, Leaf spoke of recovery, growth
NFL News
It's another downward turn for a figure who recently talked of turning it around after battling addiction and having a benign brain tumor removed. "Accepting my addiction to painkillers and going to rehab in 2008 changed my life completely for the ...

NFL News

Volunteers do good works in prison
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
He also said he was confined to a rehab facility in Altoona for problems evolving from drug and alcohol addiction, which began when he was a teenager. "(Addiction) is nothing to play with," he said. "It really is a matter of life and death.

SPIRITUAL LIFE: Whitney Houston's last lesson
Enterprise News
Substance abuse is not my cross to bear, but I could understand how a chemical escape is seductive to those who stagger under the grinding demands, schedules and torments that public expectations bring. How does anyone safely sail the treacherous, ...

Teen Challenge raises money to fight drugs
Cookeville Herald Citizen
by Megan Trotter UPPER CUMBERLAND -- Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland recently raised $52000 during a fundraising banquet, which will go toward helping local teens and adults break their addiction from drugs and alcohol.

Volusia treatment leader Randy Croy earns humanitarian award
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By DEBORAH CIRCELLI, Staff writer DAYTONA BEACH -- For more than 30 years, Randy Croy has been helping people with mental health and substance abuse issues improve their lives. The executive director of Haven Recovery Center, formerly Serenity House, ...

Kasher in the Rye
Take a look at the title of Moshe Kasher's book: Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will.

Updated 7:50 pm: Ryan Leaf's arrest came as part of monthlong investigation
Great Falls Tribune
Addiction is so powerful and I don't think people that haven't dealt with that understand that. People deal with it all their lives and have relapses.” Leaf's book chronicles his career at Washington State. Leaf led the Cougars to the 1998 Rose Bowl ...

Who Needs A Drug Addiction Treatment Center Anyway?
By Myra Lemmons
Many individuals today have drug addictions and have convinced themselves falsely that they can handle their drug of choice without the help of any drug addiction treatment center. They have taken drugs that make them feel so confident ...
The Crimson Crow

San Francisco Murder of Five Spotlights Asian Gambling Addiction ...
By aanews
Ngoc Nguyen and Vivian Po New America Media. SAN FRANCISCO (March 29, 2012) — What drove Binh Thai Luc, 35, to be charged this week with slaying five people in a San Francisco home last week? The grisly murders have rocked the ...
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