Category: Alcoholism

Famous People in Recovery: Anthony Hopkins

Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the world’s most respected actors, famous for his chilling, Oscar-winning role in ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ Now at the age of 75, he has made more than 80 movies throughout his six-decade career. Anthony Hopkins has also been sober since the 1970s. Several years ago, Hopkins went public about […]

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Marine Corps Starts Prime For Life, Alcohol Intervention Program

Spousal abuse, suicide and sexual assault plague the Marine Corps, and have one thing in common: alcohol as a catalyst. And so, the Prime for Life program has been put into effect among the Marine Corps to focus on early intervention and high-risk drinking to help prevent drunk driving and alcohol-related incidents among Corps men […]

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When It Comes to Alcoholism, White Matter Matters

New research shows: when women stop drinking, their brains recover more quickly than men. “White matter” has often been linked to alcoholism, because it “forms the connections between neurons, allowing communication between different areas of the brain.” This basically means that women may have an easier time during the recovery process than men, neurologically and/or […]

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Alcohol Abuse Among Firefighters

Back in ‘93, Cincinnati’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health conducted a survey to help indicate potential stressors, psychological distresses and alcohol problems among firefighters. Out of 145 firefighters, 29% had problems with alcohol use and/or abuse. Also in the survey, “hearing that children are in a burning building was the highest ranked stressor.” […]

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Indiana’s New Drinking Law Has Lifesaving Powers!

Late last week, the governor of Indiana signed off on the Lifeline Law, which potentially protects people from being arrested for various drinking charges — like public intoxication or underage drinking — if they call 911 for emergency help after consuming too much alcohol. The bill, which takes effect on July 1, was inspired by […]

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Vivitrol Q&A: Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus

We spoke with Frank Silletti, Executive Director of Treatment Solutions’ New Jersey Campus, and an expert on Vivitrol – a tool used to aid an alcoholic’s recovery process. Vivtrol is the trade name of injectable naltrexone, which helps block the brain’s receptors that feel pleasure from alcohol, thus freeing the mind from craving it. For […]

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When Drunk Driving Happens… Blame the Bartenders?

When a drunk driving accident occurs, most people blame the person who drank alcohol. Many legislators, however, believe some of that blame should be placed on the person who served the alcohol in the first place. Liability laws vary by state. In 21 states and the District of Columbia, vendors can be held liable for intoxicated […]

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Social/Binge Drinking… It’s a Slippery Slope

Many people take pride being able to go out with friends and NOT get totally smashed. And that’s a good thing, they should feel proud… because binge drinking can easily lead to full-blown alcoholism. Dangerous territory Social drinkers drink alcohol responsibly, for the most part — meaning they don’t drink to get drunk and binge. […]

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The Effects of Having an Alcoholic Parent

We know that parents have great influence over their teen when it comes to experimenting with drugs or alcohol. New research suggests that teenage brains can actually form differently, based on the  drinking behavior of their parents. This helps to explain a little more about why some adolescents are at greater risk for alcohol abuse. […]

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Interlock Device for DUI Offenders

Many states are moving ahead with regulations that would have ignition interlock devices installed in vehicles of people cited with DUIs. Lawmakers and law enforcement hope these devices will decrease the number of drunk drivers on the roads and save lives. Wisconsin is just now proposing a law that would require anyone with an OWI […]

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