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Alcohol Abuse

Why Are Some People More Inclined to Self-Medicate?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

It's quite normal, really, to try to regulate intense negative emotions in whatever way possible, and liquor is a quick and effective strategy. But it's not a healthy strategy.

Are You Helping or Rescuing the Alcoholic/Addict?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Events pertaining to our loved ones' actions need to unfold as they are meant to, not how we want them. If enabled, the addict is prevented from facing the repercussions of their decisions.

Do You Have a Drinking Problem? 12 Questions to Ask Yourself

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

For the prospective alcoholic that is reading this, be your own judge. You know yourself better than anyone. Even if you're not ready to encompass a sober lifestyle, take the first step.

Were the Founding Fathers Alcoholics?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

I want to talk about how much the founding fathers drank. Quite a bit. Just think what would happen if a politician today drank anywhere near as much as they did at that Constitutional party.

Blindsided by a Bottle

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lee Curtis

He didn't see it coming. His grieving parents didn't see it coming. Neither did his coaches, friends or family. They never do. Yet the bottle and the culture of binge drinking did it again.

Addiction and Recovery: On Crashing a Life But Learning to Live

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

That year was agonizing. My soon-to-be-ex wife had kicked me out of the house for good. My nine-month-old son, Seamus, and two-year-old daughter, Kerry, went to Albany with their mom. I was not invited.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Why Soldiers Drink

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

Researchers found that, contrary to current practices, intense treatment of PTSD helped to sober up the subjects battling substance abuse.

Rescuing The Alcoholic/Addict: 14 Reasons Why It's Hard To Break The Cycle

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So, why is it so hard to do, when we know that rescuing our loved one (the alcoholic/addict) is truly detrimental to not only their well being, but to ours as well?

The Sweetest Sound: A Story Of Addiction And Redemption

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From age 17 to 27 I was in a blackout. I experienced moments of freedom rowing boats in college, crushing opponents in our wake, but the main focus was all-out drinking

UK Bans Drinking Contests, Other Alcohol Promotions

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Bar-going Britons may soon be bidding goodbye to their country's all-you-can-drink deals – as well as some of their more outlandi...

Problem Drinking

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Problem drinking is all too common. Solutions are clear and proven. But their use is rare. The safety, health and economic costs of problem drinking are legion.

Khloe And Lamar Getting Married: What Are Their Causes?

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

America's newest power couple has emerged: Celebutante Khloe Kardashian and L.A. Lakers forward Lamar Odom. After dating for less than a month, the tw...

Female Alcoholics: Their Secret Lives | Elizabeth Weise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The numbers are troubling: An estimated 17.6 million adults in the USA are either alcoholics or have alcohol problems, according to the National Insti...

Addiction In U.S. At Pandemic Levels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Untreated alcohol and drug addiction in the United States remains at pandemic levels, with little change from year to year, an expert says....

The Devil They Know: Biography of an American Inmate

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A system which punishes the poor for reacting unexceptionally to their poverty has created a criminal class which views prison as a sort of career.

A Former Police Chief on New Marijuana Book

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

I do not believe drug policy reform should end with the legalization of marijuana. Yet, when asked to contribute a foreword to the new book Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink, I eagerly accepted.

The Return Of The Green Fairy: Ted Breaux Brings (Real) Absinthe Back To America

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Sachs

Jade Liqueurs is one of the geekiest-yet-coolest endeavors in beverage history. By recreating specific vintage absinthes to the letter, Breaux created a time machine for the taste buds.

The Road To Addiction: One Reader's Story

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Having an entire department of Mental Health professionals pounding everyday to convince me that I was wrong and I was simply a hopeless addict actually hindered my recovery by years. It made the mountain so much harder to climb.

14 Addiction Triggers: Why, When and How it Starts Part 2

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Strong family structure guided in responsible, honest and/or religious values are no guarantee to thwart the constant barrage and temptation of a neighborhood with abundantly available drugs.