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Category: Alcohol Addiction

9 Films About Alcoholism

Alcoholism has the capacity to destroy a person’s personal and professional life. An estimated 16.6 million adults in this country have alcohol use disorder, reports the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Less than 8 percent of that population will receive treatment for the disease of addiction. As a result, some 88,000 people […]

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A Poisonous Mix: Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Violence

Violence is not an easy subject to talk about. It is the darkest aspect of human behavior with the ability to destroy the lives of those victimized by it, as well as those who perpetrate it. No one comes out unscathed. In too many cases, alcohol and drug abuse is fuel to the violent fire […]

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Removing Rock Bottom with Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of addiction is being a witness to a family member or friend’s painful struggle with drug and alcohol dependency. Very often the shame and guilt that those trapped in a cycle of addiction feel about letting down their loved ones fuels the self-destructive symptoms of their disease. Community […]

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)

Monday, March 22 to Sunday, March 28, 2021 Among teenagers in the United States, the use of alcohol, prescription painkillers and cigarettes actually declined in 2014. This, however, is no time to get lazy as research suggests there’s a lack of perceived harm from youth where drugs like marijuana and e-cigarettes are concerned. The National […]

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Avoid a DUI During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Tis the season for festive parties with coworkers and friends, as well as family get-togethers, to celebrate the holidays. A vast majority of these events will have alcohol on hand, which is why there are more DUI arrests between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than any other time of the year. In an effort to […]

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The High Stakes of Athletes and Alcoholism

Famous athletes who battled with alcoholism isn’t a new story. It’s widely known that Babe Ruth had a huge appetite for many things, including home runs and booze, but it didn’t seem to affect his home run count. Ironically, much of it came during prohibition, which might account for some of its secrecy. Years later, […]

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Understanding Addiction Reward and Pleasure in The Brain

Learning how the brain responds to pleasure has blasted the doors of addiction research wide open. Though there’s still a vast amount of unknowns where the neuroscience of substance abuse is concerned, researchers understand how the brain’s reward and pleasure centers are hijacked by drugs and alcohol. In addition, doctors and scientists recognize addiction as […]

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Have Texting and Driving Ads Replaced Drunk Driving Ads?

Since the launch of drunk driving campaigns in the late 1970’s, public awareness surrounding the deadly consequences of operating a vehicle while under the influence (DUI) of alcohol has been high. Other measures, such as open-container laws, the more modern DUI checkpoints and greater access to driving services, like Lyft and Uber, have brought the […]

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Mad Men & The Evolution Of The Drinking Culture

In the same way that public awareness has changed society’s behavior regarding cigarette smoking, America’s consumption of alcohol is also evolving. The AMC Network show “Mad Men,” which revolved around the life of Don Draper, an executive at a Madison Avenue advertising agency in the ’60s, shined a spotlight on the bygone culture of acceptable […]

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Patrick Kennedy Helps Quiet the Stigma of Alcoholism

Lesley Stahl recently interviewed Patrick Kennedy, the son of Ted Kennedy, on a 60 Minutes episode in which he opens up about his own alcoholism and how addiction affected his family. In an era when there is still a stigma and shame that surrounds people and families with an alcohol or substance abuse addiction, many […]

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