James Bond, Alcohol, Myth, Reality

James Bond and alcohol? The inconvenient truth --

Shaken, Not Stirred: A Medical Diagnosis and Psychological Evaluation of James Bond | Big Think TV | Big Think: "...There is no way that James Bond could shoot a gun, not to mention stir a cocktail. The spy's hand tremors, resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, would prevent him from performing even simple activities. In short, you would never want to put the fate of the world in the hands of a man who consumed over four times the recommended amount of alcohol.  If you took 007 to bed with you, you would be similarly disappointed, as Ian Fleming's character is at high risk for sexual dysfunction, along with a long assortment of alcohol-related diseases that will eventually kill him at the age of 56.  A medical analysis of James Bond, based on a study of his drinking habits from all 14 Bond novels, was recently published in the British journal BMJ.... " (read more at link above)

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Drugs, Will Kill, Your Friends

Drugs Will Kill Your Friends - Rob Delaney - The Atlantic: "...I never did coke or heroin. I believed, as I was told growing up, that crack was indeed whack, so that never called out to me. I have an explanation for that. In 1986, the Boston Celtics drafted 22-year-old Len Bias, a preternaturally gifted forward from the University of Maryland. I was nine. Right before he was supposed to join the team for training, he did some coke at a party, immediately had a heart attack, and fucking died. It was the first time I’d heard of cocaine and it was introduced to me as something that killed beautiful athletes. So COCAINE WILL KILL YOU IF YOU TRY IT EVEN ONCE was permanently imprinted on me. Even when I was an abject alcoholic scumbag, years deep into my booze problem, riding the subway IN THE MORNING with visibly urine-soaked pants, I remained terrified of coke, even though, as we know, booze kills more people than every other drug combined and then multiplied..."

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Drug treatment, Decriminalizing addiction

How decriminalizing addiction and prostitution could save a Tel Aviv neighborhood
This approach is based on the idea that there are activities that cannot be eliminated, such as drug addiction and prostitution. Toys and Bonny-Noach ...


The Mosque's Role In Treating Drug Addicts
This is the first of a three-part series on the treatment for drug addiction run by the University Malaya Centre for Addiction Sciences (UMCAS) using the ...

Create jobs, hope to fight addiction
Lexington Herald Leader
"That is a profound risk condition for drug abuse." This is the same finding researchers elsewhere report. "Addiction always has a social element, and this is ...

Meet Carl Hart, the Scientist Debunking America's Myths About Drugs
Dispelling the myths surrounding drug abuse and addiction is precisely the goal ... "I thought that I was going to solve the problem of drug addiction," he told the ...

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Rhode Island weighs prescription drug registry to curb abuse

RI weighs prescription drug registry to curb abuse
San Francisco Chronicle
That number includes people who died after using prescribed and illicit drugs. Health officials say many people struggling with prescription drug addiction often ...


Family Court Hopes to End Cycle of Drug Addiction
LAS VEGAS -- Parents getting high and leaving their children to suffer. Right now, family court judges are seeing more drug-addicted parents flooding the ...

Mother sentenced to 7 years after she started dealing drugs to feed ...
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
A Sioux Falls woman who says she turned to drug dealing to feed her addiction and her family was given a 7-year prison sentence on Monday. Margaret ...

Fighting drug abuse through education
AVERILL PARK - Drug counselors in Averill Park are hoping the remedy for heroin addiction is a mixture of awareness and communication, hence their effort to ...

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Drug scourge, meth addiction, prescription drug addiction

The drugs scourge in Tanzania…hope at hand from Sober House
Over a period of 17 years, he lost everything due to drug addiction, was jobless and at one time, resorted to begging. From a respectable family, he never though ...


Faith And Friendship Overcome Meth Addiction
Stacey Page Online
It wasn't until Stephen Cooper had hit rock bottom that his life truly began. It was December 2010 and Stephen, a convicted felon with a serious drug addiction ...

NIDA to Fund Studies of Genes, Variants Involved in Addiction
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute on Drug Abuse plans to fund research and development projects investigating the genomic ...

Students face deadly effects of prescription drug addictions
Miami Student
The National Institute of Drug abuse estimates that in the U.S., 9 million people suffer from prescription drug addiction, while 200,000 people suffer from heroin ...

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Awareness about drug and alcohol addiction

Dozens Rappel Down San Jose Marriott to Raise Awareness About ...
NBC Bay Area
Dozens of people are rappelling 26 stories down the side of the San Jose Marriott hotel to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction. Bob Redell reports ...

NBC Bay Area

Groups unite to better fight drugs
Chillicothe Gazette
We need to make it tough to do (and sell) drugs in Chillicothe,” said Everson, who ... through the Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board.

Parents, children hear tales of drug use and recovery
VALPARAISO — Families came together Tuesday to share their children's stories of drug abuse and addiction. There were stories of overcoming and ...

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Heroin use increase; chronic pain and addiction

Drug enforcement agencies, health pros see increased use of heroin
Gainesville Times
Jose Galaviz was abusing drugs, including injecting heroin, when he wound up in ... According to the National Institute on Drug Addiction, in 2011, 4.2 million ...

An epidemic of chronic pain
Boston Globe
To put it bluntly, chronic-pain patients all too often are seen as potential drugabusers ... That vilification is based on somewhat exaggerated fears ofaddiction.

Boston Globe

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Drug Courts Helping Troubled Vets

Drug Courts Helping Troubled Vets Off Streets
Christian Broadcasting Network
Drug problems and mental health issues haunt thousands of U.S. veterans, which ... people out of jail and can do the same for veterans trapped by addiction.

Defense One

S. Kyrgyzstan addicts spread anti-drug message
Central Asia Online
Former drug abuser Khairullo Khakimov tells schoolchildren in Osh November ... The kids are able to see for themselves what drug addiction can do," he said.

Central Asia Online

Around 300 Sheesha cafes operating in city
Pakistan Observer
“Tobacco Control Ordinance-2002 has failed to control drug addiction effectively as around 300 Sheesha cafes are still operating in the city only”, regretted ...

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Drug Addiction, Sex Trade

Behind drug addiction, sex trade are people
Cowichan Valley Citizen
When speaking with Bev Stone, one thing she said particularly hit home. Her daughter, and those like her who become addicted to drugs and caught up in the ...

Tories headed to court to learn more about impacts of drug addiction
Journal Pioneer
CHARLOTTETOWN – Island Tories have committed to visiting provincial court upon closure of the fall legislature session to witness court proceedings on ...

The Guardian Charlottetown

$1.5M awarded to help inmates with mental health, addiction problems
Marion Star
Mental health and drug abuse problems plague many inmates inside Ohio's jails. ... Mental Health and Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services ...

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Gambling addiction, drugs, addiction therapy

Pool striker tells court of gambling addiction
Blackpool Gazette
Blackpool striker Michael Chopra has lifted the lid on his gambling addiction ... in a £750,000 cocaine trial, relating to an alleged drug factory in the North East.

Blackpool Gazette

Cure addiction the Mao Tse-tung way
Mao Tse-tung was by far the greatest therapist of drug addiction in world history. He threatened to execute opium addicts if they didn't give up. Threats to murder ...


Addiction therapy launched online for cannabis users
New Zealand Doctor Online
Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell says the website's development was overseen byaddiction prevention and treatment professionals and brings a ...

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Helping Youth with Drug Addiction

Helping Youth with Drug Addiction
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
The 'Gala of Hope' on Saturday night in Durham is a fundraiser for the yet to be built Georgian Bay Treatment Centre for youth with drug addiction problems.

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

This drug could make a huge dent in heroin addiction. So why isn't it ...
Washington Post (blog)
Much of my public-health research has concerned measures to reduce the social and health harms related to the misuse of heroin, prescription painkillers, and ...

Washington Post (blog)

New York Times Misses Mark on Buprenorphine Drug
Huffington Post
To treat opioid addiction, we need options that include both behavioral psychosocial counseling and medications. Buprenorphine is not a miracle drug, but it ...

The High Life Part 5 - recovering from drug addiction
CTV News Barrie
Casandra Clark spent most of her teenage years high on one drug or another. “I would let anybody get to me. I was just too sad and too mad and blaming ...

Action on addiction 'epidemic' needed now: MLAs
The Guardian Charlottetown
After months of hearing from those most affected by prescription drug addiction in P.E.I., a committee of MLAs says action must be taken now to help addicted ...

The Guardian Charlottetown

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Amy Winehouse's father on how addiction affects all

Paul Flowers: Amy Winehouse's father on how addiction affects all ...
Winehouse, whose late daughter Amy struggled with drug addiction while alive, says that while the foundation works a lot with schools, he hopes to help all ages ...


EDITORIAL: Drug Addiction: A Public Health Crisis
Litchfield County Times
Heroin addiction is shaking communities as we watch individuals with once bright futures ruined by a drug that is well known for its lethal capacity yet is so easily ...

Recovering addict shares story with Drug Task Force
The Heroin and Illicit Drug Task Force, a group working to find ways to prevent and treat the drugproblem in our area, learned about addiction recovery from a ...

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