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Tanya Byron: My mother's alcoholism is tormenting us - The Times (subscription)

Alcoholism - Sun, 2017-03-26 17:06

Tanya Byron: My mother's alcoholism is tormenting us
The Times (subscription)
Q My mother is an alcoholic, though she does not acknowledge that this is a major cause of discord in our family. She has had alcohol problems for 15 to 20 years and has various drink-driving convictions but describes herself as a functioning alcoholic.

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Kalac's boss: He is a 'functional alcoholic' - Kitsap Sun

Alcoholism - Thu, 2017-03-23 20:51

Kitsap Sun

Kalac's boss: He is a 'functional alcoholic'
Kitsap Sun
PORT ORCHARD — When he wasn't drinking, David Kalac was a good worker and very likable, Kalac's former boss told a Kitsap County Superior Court jury Thursday. When he had been drinking, however, he could be difficult and argumentative. “When he ...

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Recovering Alcoholic Shows Shocking Transformation Exactly One Year After He Stopped Drinking - Independent Journal Review

Alcoholism - Thu, 2017-03-23 16:05

Independent Journal Review

Recovering Alcoholic Shows Shocking Transformation Exactly One Year After He Stopped Drinking
Independent Journal Review
No matter who you are, where you come from, what you believe, or how much money you have, alcoholism affects people from all walks of life. And 33-year-old reddit user, Klamsykrawl, was no different: reddit. In a recent post, Klamsykrawl explained that ...

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Alcoholism: A threat to families and ourselves - ChristianToday

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 20:25

ChristianToday

Alcoholism: A threat to families and ourselves
ChristianToday
Just how dangerous is alcoholism? At the heart of alcohol abuse is a misguided desire for satisfaction garnered through substances when the truth is that only Jesus Christ can fill that desire. As a result, it ultimately misaligns our view of Christ as ...

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Doc Talk on alcoholism awareness March 28 at Orofino Health Center - Clearwater Tribune

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 13:11

Clearwater Tribune

Doc Talk on alcoholism awareness March 28 at Orofino Health Center
Clearwater Tribune
Since April is Alcoholism Awareness Month Dr. Rebecca Katzman will give a Doc Talk about the topic at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Orofino Health Center. The talk will cover facts about alcohol, signs that you or someone you know may have a problem ...

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Researchers Hope to Curb Alcoholism Using Two OTC ... - MPR - Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 10:49

Researchers Hope to Curb Alcoholism Using Two OTC ... - MPR
Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)
A proof of concept study will assess the effectiveness of two over-the-counter (OTC) supplements in possibly treating alcohol abuse in bipolar disorder pat.

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Can Old Prescription Drugs Provide New Treatments for Alcoholism? - The Atlantic

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 10:37

The Atlantic

Can Old Prescription Drugs Provide New Treatments for Alcoholism?
The Atlantic
Because the brain cells of an alcoholic have different genes turned on than the brain cells in a non-alcoholic, Harris wants to find prescriptions drugs that can be repurposed to turn off the problem genes in an alcoholic's brain, effectively wiping it ...

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This Is What It's Really Like To Be An Alcoholic In Your 20s - Elite Daily

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 09:25

Elite Daily

This Is What It's Really Like To Be An Alcoholic In Your 20s
Elite Daily
But alcohol, though it's legal, is a really dangerous drug. And like any drug, you can become addicted. First, it's important to understand that binge drinking and alcoholism are not the same. While binge drinking can lead to alcoholism, you are not ...

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'The Love Boat' Star Gavin MacLeod on Life After Alcoholism — "I've Learned to Forgive Myself" - Closer Weekly

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 07:14

Closer Weekly

'The Love Boat' Star Gavin MacLeod on Life After Alcoholism — "I've Learned to Forgive Myself"
Closer Weekly
He talked in-depth about his scary battle with alcoholism and even shared it almost ended his life. "I was friends with Ted Knight when I was doing McHale's Navy [from 1962 to 1964], and he said, 'Why are you doing this show? You're a glorified extra ...

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Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating ... - News-Medical.net

Alcoholism - Wed, 2017-03-22 04:17

News-Medical.net

Study to assess effectiveness of two OTC medications for treating ...
News-Medical.net
Researchers have long wondered if medications could treat alcohol abuse. Ihsan Salloum, M.D., chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the ...

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New Understanding of Mental Reward System Means Better Alcoholism Treatments - Sputnik International

Alcoholism - Tue, 2017-03-21 09:27

Sputnik International

New Understanding of Mental Reward System Means Better Alcoholism Treatments
Sputnik International
A trial carried out by Imperial College London has provided unique insight into the treatment of alcoholics and gambling addicts, and how to beat damaging habits - the lead psychiatrist on the project has told Sputnik the findings will optimize ...

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Window to brain's reward system could lead to better treatments for alcoholism - Medical Xpress

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 18:58

Medical Xpress

Window to brain's reward system could lead to better treatments for alcoholism
Medical Xpress
The team believes the findings could help to improve existing drug treatments for alcoholism by targeting them to those who are most likely to benefit, and even lead to the development of more effective treatments. Led by Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes ...

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People with family history of alcoholism more likely to hold onto ... - News-Medical.net

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 17:45

People with family history of alcoholism more likely to hold onto ...
News-Medical.net
People with a family history of alcoholism are already known to be at a greater risk of developing a drinking problem, but new research led by Psychologist Dr ...

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Immaculate HS, alcoholism council plan presentation in Danbury ... - Danbury News Times

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 12:34

Danbury News Times

Immaculate HS, alcoholism council plan presentation in Danbury ...
Danbury News Times
DANBURY - Parents are invited to a free program about drugs, alcohol and teenagers Tuesday at Immaculate High School. The program, sponsored by the high ...

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Ben Affleck's Relapse Is A Common Scenario For People With Alcoholism - Huffington Post

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 10:34

Huffington Post

Ben Affleck's Relapse Is A Common Scenario For People With Alcoholism
Huffington Post
The condition is “something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” the post said. The actor previously went to rehab for alcoholism in 2001, when he was 29 years old, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [7 Ways Alcohol Affects ...

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Clinical Trial Studies Over-The-Counter Meds As Treatment For Alcoholism - KERA News

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 07:38

KERA News

Clinical Trial Studies Over-The-Counter Meds As Treatment For Alcoholism
KERA News
What ties bipolar disorder and alcoholism: “Bipolar disorder is associated with the highest rates of alcohol use disorder of any psychiatric disorder. (Why?) It could be something about symptoms of bipolar disorder, the mood instability, impulsivity ...

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Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim - iAfrica.com

Alcoholism - Mon, 2017-03-20 01:01

iAfrica.com

Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim
iAfrica.com
French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had "a positive effect" at high doses in reducing ...
Researchers Find Positive Effect Of Anti-Alcohol Drug In TrialTech Times

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Could OTC medicines be the answer to alcoholism? - Medical Xpress

Alcoholism - Sun, 2017-03-19 13:52

Medical Xpress

Could OTC medicines be the answer to alcoholism?
Medical Xpress
The $2.5 million, five-year trial is currently in year two and funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the NIH. The study will gauge the effectiveness of citicoline and pregnenolone, over-the-counter medications used ...

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