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alcoholism
09
Jul

“Double Double” Mother And Son Recall Their Descent Into Alcoholism And Their Own Recovery

Making a Summer Reading list… Do you remember when you were in grammar school, middle school, or high school and a teacher would send you home for Summer vacation season with a “Summer Reading List?” For some students the list was welcomed, for others it would be a source of angst perhaps because they did not...
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12
Jun

AAFP and NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project: “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

This the Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you watch the TONY Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2013? This past Sunday the TONY Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. According to the Nielsen Ratings 7.2 million people tuned in...
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08
Feb

Warning: “Side Effects” May Include A Valuable Conversation

Side Effects will open nationwide this weekend “one pill can change your life…” Over the past few months many movies have debuted which deal with mood disorders, addiction, alcoholism, and depression. We have posted about a few of these movies and it seems that our followers enjoyed reading these posts. For the record, while we...
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05
Feb

New Study Asks: “Does Shame Contribute To Relapse?”

The power of the prefix – RE Just about 90 days ago, we published a post about Hurricane Sandy. At that time, we talked about the emotional toll that a natural disaster can present our fellow human beings. In early November it was reported that a number of celebrities would participate in creating public service...
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09
Nov

Maybe They Just “Don’t Get It!” Study Suggests Alcohohlic Men Struggle Processing Humor, Irony and Empathy

If we think back to our childhood we might remember watching a television show with our family and noticed that our parents would laugh or maybe even tear-up at a particular scene. At the time we might have sensed they understood something we just “didn’t get.” We didn’t get the humor or the irony of...
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07
Nov

FLIGHT ~ A High And Mighty View Of Alcoholism

First, movies entertain It’s true, we go to the movies to be entertained. We enjoy dramas, light hearted comedies, romantic comedies, science fiction, historical re-creations, horror, children’s fantasies, musicals, foreign films, mysteries and documentaries. Then there are days when we watch a film that weaves a story so cleverly we find ourselves pulled into the...
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27
Sep

Study Suggest Treating Alcoholism Benefits Family Financially

Have you ever needed to care for a loved one who suffers from a chronic health condition or disease? For that matter, have you ever needed to care for a loved one who has an acute health condition or disease? Assuming responsibility…comes naturally Of course, we’ve probably all experienced caring for a sick or injured...
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19
Sep

Discovery Channel Presents “How Booze Built America”

Logo of Discovery Channel (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant How many times during the course of any day do you say to yourself or out loud: “Gee, I didn’t know that”? Learning about new things or historical details about a subject is an ongoing process...
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07
Sep

Your Workplace May Increase Your Risk For Alcoholism

Workplaces then… How long have you been working?  Depending on how you answer the question your personal experience may vary with regard to what is considered acceptable behavior in the workplace. It might be that if you are young enough, the hit television series MADMEN depiction of casual and excessive alcohol consumption in the office...
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10
Aug

Teenage Brain Scans May Predict Alcohol Abuse

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Have you ever heard a parent say to their teenager, “What were you thinking?” Let’s face it, raising teenagers can be challenging and often our teenage children do something that just makes no sense to us as parents. Would it surprise you to know that...
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