I Was An Alcoholic Until Love Saved Me

He says: HOW could I be an alcoholic? I was the well- dressed PR executive sitting in a bar doing the crossword and sipping a glass of pinot noir. Alcoholics are sad people who drink cider and sleep on benches. I liked good red wine. 

Are you an "almost-alcoholic"? 10 signs you might have a problem
CBS News
The difference between the "almost alcoholic" and the true alcoholic is a matter of degree, according to Dr. Robert L. Doyle, professor of behavioral health at Harvard University and psychologist Dr. Joseph Nowinski. Their new book "AlmostAlcoholic" ...

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Over 50 and 'Almost Alcoholic'
Huffington Post
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), drinking among seniors age 50 and older is on the rise. In fact, seniors make up the segment of the population for whom drinking has been increasing most.

Expert: Ryan Leaf needs treatment on drug addiction
Clare Waismann, a registered addiction specialist from California, suggests that Mr. Leaf first needs to treat his physical dependency and chemical imbalances caused by his long-term drug intake. "Once Leaf's physical dependency and cravings are ...

How To Tell If It's A Habit Or An Addiction
Huffington Post
Many people assume that an addict only refers to someone like Whitney Houston or Amy Winehouse, who overindulged in dangerous levels of hard drugs, excessive alcohol or prescription pills. Yet in Unhooked: How To Quit Anything [Skyhorse, $14.95], ...

Mobile technology helps explore nicotine addiction
Medical Xpress
Lanzanoted that this method could be used to look at addiction and behavior in many other areas, such as obesity, alcohol dependence, stress and more. "Our goal is to work hand-in-hand with tobacco (and other) researchers, to help them understand these ...

Former Pittsburgh teacher laments addiction
Tribune Review
Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning modified her bail to allow her to go to Gaiser AddictionCenter in Butler. She attended a 90-day program, then moved to a support house in Butler in July where she continues her recovery.

Drug addiction of a few led to jeweller Nitesh Bera's killing
Daily News & Analysis
The advocate, Rakesh Raj G, apparently needed the money to cater to his own and his friends'addiction to drugs. Rakesh was allegedly ably helped by several others—including 20-year-old Michael John, a final-year BCom student; 20-year-old Yogesh, ...

COMMENTARY: Family's addiction struggle leads to help for others
Enterprise News
Timothy P. Murray Drug or alcohol abuse can devastate lives and families, especially when it's a young person in the throes of addiction. Today, because of one Brockton parent's determination to make a difference, families across southeastern ...

Cash for addiction treatment hailed
KENTVILLE — Extra funding for addictions treatment is welcome news, says Amy Graves, an advocate for drug addicts, following delivery of the NDP government's budget Tuesday. The budget announced an additional $356000 to expand addictions treatment in ...

Malad youth kills 'alcoholic' father
Daily News & Analysis
By Manish K Pathak | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA A 21-year-old youth thrashed his 'alcoholic' father to death with a heavy stone at their residence in suburban Malwani on Monday night as the latter often used to trouble the family after consuming ...

Ex-addict died from taking methadone
Reading Post
A former drug addict had cleaned up her life but died accidentally after she lapsed and took methadone. At an inquest in Reading on March 13, coroner Ravi Sidhu heard how Samantha Allen, 39, had been prescribed methadone after becoming addicted to ...

Rwanda: How One Young Man Won Battle Against Drug Addiction
Instead, he is on a small island on Lake Kivu - struggling to free himself from the jaws of cocaine addiction. Raymond's story starts in 2000 while in a leading high school in Kampala. "I am a victim of peer pressure and influence, that's why I ended ...

'How The Pressures Of Marriage, Motherhood, and Work Made Me An Alcoholic'
One glass of wine turned to two or three each night, and things just escalated from there until, one day, she realized she was a full-blown alcoholic–with a child in the next room. After nearly 10 years of this “hellish existence” Wilhelmson's journey ...


Addict burgled couple's home
Daily Echo
Drug addict Darren Jones, 34, had forced his way in to steal the jewellery, which had great sentimental value, said prosecutor Kelly Brocklehurst. Jones, of no fixed abode, admitted burglary. Asking for three offences of receiving to be considered, ...

Drug addict son kills father
Indian Express
A 21-year-old youth was arrested by Malwani police on Tuesday for allegedly killing his father after a tiff over drugs on Monday night. After the murder, the accused allegedly sat for more than an hour beside his father's body. According to the Malwani ...

Drug addict goes to jail for attempting to murder child
The Borneo Post
Sherwin Bote Anco, 26, who is also a drug addict, pleaded guilty before the deputy registrar of the High Court, Amir Shah Amir Hassan, to attempting to murder the boy at a house in a village in Kudat on January 2. The undefended accused was convicted ...

Tragic Claire Conman, 24, lost battle with heroin addiction, inquest hears
This is Hull and East Riding
A POPULAR young woman died of a heroin overdose after battling to overcome her addiction for more than a year. Claire Conman, 24, was discovered dead by her boyfriend, Jonathon Rea, on December 9 last year. Drugs battle: Claire Conman died after a ...

Meet Moshe Kasher: drug addict, criminal, mental patient before the age of 16
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He's also had cameos on the Showtime series, "Shameless," and the NBC sitcom, "Whitney." He's just released a memoir called, "Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, ...

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Drug addict given order to treat habit
This is Plymouth
A DRUG addict caught stealing from two shops on the same day has been given a court order to test and treat his habit. Craig Wiles, aged 38, took a joint of beef and blocks of cheese from Co-op stores, Plymouth magistrates heard.

'Insignificant steps' led man to drug addiction, jail
by Gabriel Schembri - editorial@di-ve.com A resident at the Prison Inmate Programme (PIP) in Bahar ic-Caghaq is a clear example of how drug addiction starts with small, almost insignificant steps. A 30-year-old inmate put it in simple words: “You don't ...

Bridges launches $1.4 million expansion in Milford (video)
New Haven Register
Bridges, which provides mental health addiction services to more than 7000 people from 19 area communities, still needs $400000 to complete the project, said Barry Kasden, who is the center's president and chief executive officer.

Subject against drug addiction in school curriculum soon, Maluka
Punjab Newsline
To create awareness among our youth about the ill effects of drug addiction, a subject especially be introduced from school level which is the major issue these days. After independence, the amendments in education policies were not up to the mark, ...

18-Year-Old Enters Substance Abuse Program, Originally Charged ...
By WTIC News
An 18-year-old Enfield woman who was accused of sexually assaulting an infant has entered asubstance abuse treatment program after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
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Baseball's Alcoholic Awakening | Rays Index
By Jordi Scrubbings
Ever since the first professional team, baseball's history has been littered with stories of alcoholic exploits. In the game's early days, these antics were part of a player's character, tall tales that made them unique and even endowed them to fans ...
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Hello, I'm newly sober, been going to AA meetings for 5 weeks, only stopped drinking for 11 days as was struggling to admit I'm an alcoholic. I've now. ... Alcoholism-12 Step Support - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information. Sapling is online now ... A lot of meetings I go to they have the people who are eligible to sponsor (more than 1 year sober & have been through all 12 steps) raise their hand, so that newcomers know who to talk to. Do you go to any ...

Wallaceburg man battling OxyContin addiction
By Aaron Hall
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