Is 'Almost Alcoholic' a Useful Concept?

Is 'Almost Alcoholic' a Useful Concept?
Huffington Post
Based on a post in The Atlantic -- "Are You Almost Alcoholic? Taking a New Look at an Old Problem" -- Gizmodo has helpfully(?) declared: "Is Everyone You Know an Alcoholic?" These posts are based on the widely publicized release of the book, ...

Together they're recovering from addiction to suicide
Philadelphia Inquirer
They are members of Suicide Anonymous, a '12-Step' group for people seeking recovery from an addiction to self-destruction. "I long for death," a gray-bearded man says quietly, as several people nod around the table. This weekly gathering at the ...

Is sex addiction real?
Chicago Tribune
Or you could check yourself into rehab for sexual addiction. That's how it went for Terrie, a then-married Arkansas schoolteacher with three kids. What began as giddy email flirtations with her former teacher turned into an affair, and when that ended, ...

Substance abuse on the rise in Sanford Task force promoting early prevention ...
Foster's Daily Democrat
That may seem like a lot, but in reality that figure represents only a fraction of the substance abuse problem in Sanford, according to Carl French, a paramedic with the Sanford Fire Department and a member of Sanford's "Drug Free Communities Task ...

Should Sexual Addiction Become Legitimate Mental Health Diagnosis? (blog)
Pre-Internet sexual addiction research in the 1980s suggested that approximately 3 to 5 percent of the adult population struggled with some form of addictive sexual behavior. Those studied were a self-selected treatment group, mostly male, ...

Alcoholic arrested for V-sign to cops
Shields Gazette
A MAN who made a two-fingered gesture to a passing police officer admitted in court that he is an alcoholic and needs help. Michael Bays was sitting in a bus stop in Westoe Road, South Shields, when a police car drove past. One of the officers noticed ...

Shields Gazette

Reformed addict suffers a relapse
This is Somerset
A REFORMED drug addict who conquered his addiction after turning to Christianity was caught shoplifting twice in five days after relapsing back to heroin. Lee Paul Windridge, 31, of Higher Kingston, Yeovil, pleaded guilty to stealing a bottle of wine ...

Oxford Schools Talk Substance Abuse Prevention
Valley Independent Sentinel
Reed referred to recent media coverage of substance abuse issues at Oxford High School — reports on the issue have appeared recently in the Valley Indy and Oxford Patch. Reed said he wanted to make sure Oxford isn't “being viewed in a manner that ...

Valley Independent Sentinel

Alcoholic husband stabs woman constable
Times of India
In a sensational incident, a 28-year-old lady police constable was stabbed by her alcoholichusband inside a police station on Wednesday afternoon. Sapna Shravankar, a constable posted at the Chicholi police station in Betul district was on duty and ...

Overcoming Addiction
Addiction is a horrific disease. I know. I have struggled with it all my life. When I graduated from the seminary I could not stand a closed collar around my neck. I had terrible anxiety attacks. I saw my doctor and he prescribed pills.

Science, meet life: Why I write on addiction in the Bronx
Scientific American (blog)
By Cassie Rodenberg | April 11, 2012 | 5 For the past month, I've spent several late-nights exploring the South Bronx, in an area renowned in local circles for its prostitution and addiction, and in an overall sense, one forgotten and ignored by the ...

Baby Afreen's father a drug addict, mum duped into marriage
According to a report published in the DNA, the accused father Umar Farooq, was a drug addict. His family never gave him the money they got from rent as they were aware of this, said the report. Reports reveal that Reshma's family was aware of Farooq's ...


Former heroin addict denies supplying methodone to teen who later died
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
A FORMER heroin addict accused of supplying methadone to a teenager who later died has told a jury he would never share his supply with anyone. Paul Martin, aged 36, denies he supplied the class A heroin substitute to Jamal Hibbert, aged 16, ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Beating the drug-war addiction
CNN (blog)
Editor's Note: Juan Gabriel Tokatlian is Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Di Tella, Argentina. For more, visit Project Syndicate's great new website, or check it out on Facebook and Twitter. By Juan Gabriel Tokatlian, ...

It's not just the addict whose life is affected by drugs, as the Chron finds out
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
But what was perhaps more notable was how open her parents have been over the years about what it was like to love an addict. In the face of seeing an addictiondestroy someone's life, your first thought is not always for the family members, ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo

Substance abuse treatment programs to merge
Ithaca Journal
Trinity of Chemung County, a not-for-profit substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment and prevention agency, is merging with Southern Tier Addiction and Rehabilitation Services (STARS). "Bringing the two programs together will allow for more ...

Researchers Discover Carcinogens in Alcoholic Beverages
The Daily meal
The study, performed by researchers at the Dresden University of Technology, found more than trace levels of carcinogens in a sample of commercial alcoholic beverages, with those found including arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, and lead.

Pokies and the Australian addiction to gambling
The Guardian
The government estimates that 600000 people hit the pokies weekly, around 40% of them considered hooked, or at risk of addiction. At the Meadow Inn hotel, these statistics are embodied in a depressing tableau of punters slouched on stools, ...

The Guardian

Solon meth addict arrested in September talks openly about overcoming addiction
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CLEVELAND - Four years ago, Solon native Katrina Blatt was addicted to meth. Now, the 27-year-old is going to college, ...

Pain med addiction afflicts the elderly
The Riverdale Press
According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, between 2004 and 2009, the population of New Yorkers 65 and older who were addicted to pain medication nearly tripled from 11 people per 100000 to 29.

20 Signs Your Guy May Be a Porn Addict
The Stir
Is your man a porn addict? Are you? Take a look at the following signs of a pornography addiction and see if any sound familiar. 1) His pornography use feels like it's out of control. 2) There is significant guilt associated with looking at porn.

The Stir

Simi task force developing strategy to fight substance abuse
Ventura County Star
By Michele Willer-Allred The new Simi Valley Community Task Force on Heroin Prevention met Tuesday night to figure out how to develop a community substance abuse prevention strategy. The nine-member task force includes city, parks and recreation, ...

Drug Addiction is Hurting Relationship | Ask the Therapist
By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker
He has admitted he has an addiction problem. Again is very apologetic, says it took this close call for him to learn. ... The good news is that he has admitted to an addiction problem. Apparently, the hospitalization was a wakeup call. The test of ...
Ask the Therapist

Dealing with Substance Abuse | Chicago Citizens Newspaper
By citizen
Years of addiction are often coupled with denial about having a problem, which is why help often comes too late. Family denial is an important part too. That denial could simply be a lack of ...Studies from the U.S. Department of Justice have found that 36 percent of people in domestic violence programs also had substance abuse problems, while 61 percent of domestic violence offenders do so as well. And even if a drug or alcohol abuser can hold down a job, are they performing at ...
Chicago Citizens Newspaper

OT Morning RANT -New (alcoholic?) roomie from hell ...
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Go Back · SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Friends and Family > Friends and Family of Alcoholics · Reload this Page OT Morning RANT -New (alcoholic?) roomie from hell ...

Faces of Addiction: DNews Nuggets : Discovery News
A photographer's chronicle of homeless people and prostitutes in the South Bronx living ...

Crack Addiction Hits A New High In Brazil >> TotallyCoolPix
Brazil is a country on the up. Economic growth, an increase in average wealth, the FIFA World Cup is coming in 2014 and the Olympic Games pay a visit in 2016 .

BMC Public Health | Abstract | Substance abuse prevalence and its ...
Substance abuse among adolescents is a major public health and social problem. However,

Thousands treated annually for addiction |
Gambling addiction is officially recognized as an impulse-control disorder by ... run by Glynn, 65, a local who's been a recovered gambling addict for 10 years.

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