Addiction / Recovery

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US Alcoholism Study Shows Increased Likelihood That You Drink Way Too Much

"The reaction I get often is: Oh really? I didn't know that."<p>Even if you think your alcohol consumption qualifies as reasonable, speaking to Dr. …

Public Health

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Aldous Huxley

Society must unite to beat drug abuse

Exposing children to drug and alcohol abuse is a serious child safeguarding issue. It is listed as such in our SOS Children’s Villages Child …

Prenatal Development

The Dangers of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase …

The Workplace

New target for treating alcoholism: Activating GPR139 in rats reduced excessive alcohol use and pain of withdrawal

Activating GPR139 in rats reduced excessive alcohol use and pain of withdrawal<p>Activation of a receptor with no known function in the brain reduces …

Neuroscience

Biochemical Effects on the Liver of 1 Month of Alcohol Abstinence in Moderate Alcohol Consumers | Alcohol and Alcoholism

In this study, 16 moderate alcohol consumers without structural liver disease ceased alcohol intake for 1 month and underwent liver measurements at …

Alcohol

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

When Our Teen Struggled With Addiction, My Husband And I Made An Unthinkable Decision

My 15-year-old daughter Hannah threatened to cut off my thumbs, kill me in my sleep, and burn down the house with our family inside. Such was the power of her addiction, turning her from moody to malicious in a few short months.<p>“Let me go,” she screamed. “I don’t want to live with you people.” She …

Time I

Signs of alcohol withdrawal syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is the group of symptoms that can develop when someone with alcohol use disorder suddenly stops drinking.<p>Alcohol use …

Alcohol

Father & Daughter Team Up to Write About Addiction

Marc Treitler and Lianna Treitler, authors – “ALCOHOL, DRUGS & YOU: A Young Person’s Guide to Avoiding Addiction” and “MY DAD IS AN ALCOHOLIC. What …

Mental Disorders

Simon Pegg opens up about his struggle with alcoholism and recovery: 'It was just terrible'

Simon Pegg, the man behind some of nerd culture’s best projects from the past two decades, recently opened up about his struggles with depression, alcoholism and rehab.<p>Speaking in a lengthy interview with The Guardian, the “Star Trek” actor, 48, revealed that he underwent a long and difficult …

Mission Impossible

‘Recovery is possible — and we’re examples of it’

<i>This story is part of The Montana Gap project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network.</i><p>There’s some hope around a folding table …

Drug Addiction

Free From Secrets | Inspirational Message

Everybody falls down <br>All the way down <br>You just gotta hold on tight <br>You gotta get up <br>Gotta get up <br>Gonna make it through this time<p><i>Falls, Odesza</i>

Inspiration

Addiction Quotes on Your Purpose in Addiction Recovery [POSTER]

Struggling to find purpose in your recovery? Maybe these quotes will help you find one. DOWNLOAD purpose in addiction recovery quotes posters FOR …

Drug Addiction

Is addiction really inherited – and if so what can we do to prevent it?

• Latest stories<p>Having spent her childhood watching her father battle with alcohol, Charlotte Philby has since grappled with her own addictions. Here, …

Mental Health

Q&A: Learning from addicts, and helping families

Lori Erion, founder and executive director of Families of Addicts, a grassroots advocacy and support group that works closely with families dealing …

Drug Addiction

Addiction killed my son

Since the death of my son, Chad, last fall, my spirit often wanders alone on a small island where grief is my only companion, and where the tide is …

Long Island

How Rejecting Toxic Masculinity Is Guiding a Brotherhood of Addicts to Recovery

The new Netflix documentary ‘Recovery Boys’ tackles the opioid epidemic through the lives of four addicts finding solace in affection and brotherhood.<p>…

Drug Addiction

Dear Demi Lovato: You Don't Need to Apologize for Your Relapse

<i>“To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before…”</i><p>Anyone who has been in recovery for an addiction or lived with a mental illness …

Help for Alcohol Abuse When You Identify as Queer

Alcohol abuse while being queer can bring with it specific challenges. Unfortunately, for many people who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, …

Mental Health

Free From Secrets | Inspirational Message

Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.<p><i>Brian Tracy</i>

Inspiration

Simon Pegg reveals battle with depression and alcohol abuse in revealing new interview

• .<p>The Shaun of the Dead star has spoken openly to Empire about his illness and recovery<p>In a candid interview with <i>Empire</i> magazine, Simon Pegg has …

Cure for alcoholism could be close after brain protein discovery

It is no secret that Ireland in particular as a culture has a strong association with drinking, resulting in the country regularly topping European …

Addiction Is an Intimacy Disorder

<b>Addiction and Early-Life Trauma</b><p>Addicts are people who’ve lost control over their relationship with a substance or behavior. They use when they don’t …

Knowing When An Activity Becomes An Unhealthy Addiction

Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, …

Drug Addiction

Selma Blair Reveals She’s 2 Years Sober in an Emotional Message

Selma Blair has a lot to celebrate these days. The actress and <i>Legally Blonde</i> star (who will hopefully make an appearance in the new movie, fingers …

Selma

Can we talk about alcoholism and Anthony Bourdain?

I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like I did in one small important way.<p>In him, I saw a drinking alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous attempt …

Drug Addiction

Will I Get in Trouble for Seeking Help with an Addiction Since I'm Underage? | Ask the Therapist

I’m addicted to alcohol and its really starting to mess up my life but I’m not sure what to do about. Since I’m 16 I’m worried if I go to …

Mental Health

Dealing With an Aging Parent’s Alcohol Problem

What a family learned after it had a long-delayed, hard conversation about substance abuse<p>Yvonne Mirilovich came home from work in January 2016 and found her mother drunk while babysitting her two young daughters.<p>“I just lost it. I screamed at her. I called her a monster. She just stared at me with …

Alcohol