Category: News

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

‘When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year signed into law a comprehensive bill targeting opioid addiction, many touted it as one of the toughest in the nation, often pointing to the seven-day cap on opioid prescriptions and new prescription monitoring requirements as reasons why. But a lesser known aspect of the law is one that […]

REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

REVIEW of SOBERLINK SYSTEM

‘Soberlink, the leader in mobile breath alcohol detection technology, announced today its inclusion in an expert panel consensus paper about the use of remote monitoring in the clinical treatment of alcohol use disorder. The consensus paper – written by a panel of nine alcohol use disorder treatment and research experts – was recently published in […]

SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

SOBER LIVING for WOMEN

‘A recovery home in Marquette is committed to give women suffering from drug addiction a safe place to stay. Within the past two years, Sue B’s House has officially become a successful program in helping women help themselves. “Do you know in a phoenix and mythology, how they burn and then rise from their ashes? […]

Story of a Dry Drunk .........

Story of a Dry Drunk ………

‘According to statistics, almost one in six women like me have alcohol five or more times a week – and more than half (including me) exceed their safe daily limit on at least one occasion. I’ve been observing not only my own drinking habits as well as that of my friends for many years now. Sometimes […]

Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights .........

Toronto Agnostics and Human Rights ………

‘On January 18, 2017, representatives of the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup, Knight and A.A. World Services Inc. and the General Services Board of Alcoholic Anonymous Inc. met to formally resolve Knight’s human rights claim. Lawrence Knight is ecstatic. “This is huge.  There can be no doubts for A.A. chapters around the world – a desire […]

Dating an Adult Child ...........

Dating an Adult Child ………..

You will learn to control life, but then stop and let go. Addicts have no control over their addiction. As a result, their kids will feel the urge to control their lives. Dating such a control addict is not an easy task. They will take control over your life, while also trying to control their […]

Its all about Recovery ............

Its all about Recovery …………

Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. For […]

SUPER SOBER BOWL ...........

SUPER SOBER BOWL ………..

‘Saratoga Springs — Staff at Saratoga Stadium in Saratoga Springs expect huge crowds at the sports bar for Super Bowl Sunday. “There’s a lot more food ordering a lot more beer and alcohol,” said Saratoga Stadium Manager Lisa Vigliotti. “So just making sure we’re ready stocked and ready to go,” she said. Alcohol at a […]

Story of Hope ......

Story of Hope ……

‘When West Salem senior Rayeann Jones is upset, she exercises. She hikes and, when she can’t hike, she goes to the gym. As a child, she played soccer. She said on the field she could clear her mind and block out her life, her family, and her feelings of isolation. Playing soccer, she was part […]

How to tell if you're an Alcoholic ...........

How to tell if you’re an Alcoholic ………..

‘As a substance abuse counselor, I was asked many times by clients, “Am I an alcoholic?” My response was simple: “Do you think ‘normal’ drinkers ask that question?” Only alcoholics understand what ‘normal’ drinkers are. They’re the ones that walk into a bar, order a drink and leave an hour later with half the drink […]

DRINK PROBLEMS at WORK

DRINK PROBLEMS at WORK

‘Your colleague in the next cubicle seems out of sorts: Her eyes are bloodshot; when she walks to the bathroom, her gait is unsteady; her phone conversations are marred by slurred speech. Is she ill? On medication? Or could she be drunk? In recent days, the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) HR Knowledge Center […]

Making money by being sober

Making money by being sober

‘From 1982 to 1987 I travelled a wild and rocky road on Wall Street. My five years as a futures trader at the epicentre of capitalism were stressful, and to deal with it I played hard. I was young and impressionable and was taken in by all the temptations the city could offer, like a […]

Link between Divorce and Alcoholism

Link between Divorce and Alcoholism

Divorce is causally related to a significant increase in risk for development of alcohol use disorders, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden. The study, titled “Divorce and the Onset of Alcohol Use Disorder: A Swedish Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort and Co-Relative Study,” was published in […]

Different types of Alcohol Rehab

Different types of Alcohol Rehab

‘If you or a loved one has a problem with alcohol addiction, the first step is admitting the need for help and evaluating the different types of rehab options. It may seem like a small step, but it is essential to learn more about alcohol rehabilitation options. One of the biggest questions is what kind […]

Brain Potassium and Alcoholism

Brain Potassium and Alcoholism

‘A handful of FDA-approved drugs exist for treating individuals with alcohol use disorder but they have been largely ineffective at reducing the high rates of relapse. As such, there remains a critical need to identify and develop alternative pharmacological treatment options. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), through collaborative efforts with the […]