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10
May

Hank Williams’ Death: A Familiar Story

If you have gone to the cinema lately, you may have noticed a billboard for I Saw the Light about America’s first country music superstar Hiram King “Hank” Williams Sr., who sometimes went by the alias Luke the Drifter. The film drew its story line from the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott,...
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13
Apr

Alcohol Awareness Month 2016

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, as it has been every year since 1987. In 2016, the theme is: “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use.” Alcohol Awareness month is sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) who, according to their website, hope to increase:...
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26
Jun

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Whether you are recovering from an alcohol use disorder, or actively in the grips of alcoholism, it is unlikely that you are a stranger to the term “blackout.” Nights of heavy drinking are commonly accompanied by mornings of confusion, often requiring the help of others to fill in the blanks of the night before. This...
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04
Apr

Binge Drinking May Alter Brain Maturation

Binge drinking is a common practice among teenagers and young adults. Drinking as much as you can, as fast as you can carries with it a number of risks. While the most common danger associated with binge drinking is alcohol poisoning, new research from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine indicates that...
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09
Jan

Alcohol Poisoning Deaths In the United States Reach Six Per Day

Signs of alcohol poisoning (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you notice the headline on alcohol poisoning? If you didn’t notice the January 6, 2015, headline “alcohol poisoning kills six Americans every day,”  then there is a good chance you will still catch one of these headlines, as more and more news outlets are continuing to report...
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02
Jan

What You Can Learn From “Saving Mr Banks” ~ Forgiveness

“Cottonwood Tucson’s Family Program week is about creating change. Often, families come into family week fearful, angry, distraught and obsessed.” Behaviors are logical and learned… When family members arrive at Cottonwood Tucson to participate in our Family Program they can’t imagine feeling better, getting healthy. They struggle to understand why they should participate in the...
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21
Nov

Brooke Shields: A Little Girl All Grown Up Who Doesn’t Want To Be A Victim

 Brooke Shields at Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1986. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid.  ……….Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Brooke Shields was the little girl…...
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17
Oct

Looking Through Google Glass™ ~ Internet Addiction Disorder

Checking-in for addiction treatment… Checking-in for addiction treatment and/or co-occurring disorders is often a shock to one’s system. The day for check-in frequently occurs after coming to terms with oneself, family members and/or employer that now is the time to get sober and deal with any other mental health issues that may yet to be...
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20
Aug

Pat O’Brien Pens A Memoir And Reminds His Son: “This Is Who Your Daddy Is…”

Hearing a voice from your past… It’s interesting how you can be awakened by the sound of a certain voice. It might be that of your spouse, your partner, your child, maybe your parent or roommate…or even that of a television personality. Our associate shared that yesterday she awoke to a familiar voice that brought...
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13
Aug

Robin Williams ~ His Words and Ideas Changed Our World

Robin Williams (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Our world changed on Monday evening… Famous people die every day. It can be a celebrity, a states person, an infamous character, a sports figure, or a world leader. For sure we almost always stop a bit and take notice, but every once in a while we find ourselves grieving...
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