An Anxious Person Tries to Be Chill

Spoiler: It doesn’t work (until she stops trying).

#alcohol-abuse, #buddhism, #dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #single-persons

The Black Recovery Stories Speaking to Individual and Collective Wellness

Long sidelined, these narratives are ascendant in the culture, and offer an elastic yet demanding view of what it might take for Americans — and their nation — to heal.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #black-people, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #holiday-billie, #laymon-kiese

Donald Newlove, 93, Dies; Novelist Explored the Depths of Drink

His acclaimed fiction and a memoir had a common theme: alcoholism. After becoming sober, he called his former besotted muse “Drunkspeare.”

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #newlove-donald, #writing-and-writers

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.

People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Michael Pollan: How Should We Do Drugs Now?

The war on drugs is ending. Now we have to figure out what the peace looks like. 

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecstasy-drug, #food-and-drug-administration, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #native-american-church, #opioids-and-opiates, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs

Happy? Sad? Stressed? How Drinking Became the Answer to Everything

Alcohol has become so normalized there’s hardly a situation when a drink doesn’t feel appropriate, experts say. Now we’re marketing it to one another.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #women-and-girls

15 Men Charged in Connection With Death of Fraternity Pledge

Samuel Martinez, 19, died of alcohol poisoning after attending an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity event in 2019. His family said it was disappointed that criminal charges of hazing were not filed.

#alcohol-abuse, #alpha-tau-omega, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #martinez-samuel-d-2019, #pullman-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-state-university

Covid-19’s Impact on America Has Just Begun

Many Americans  may never fully recover from the pandemic even if they didn’t contract the coronavirus.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #income-inequality, #united-states, #yamhill-ore

Jim Klobuchar Dies at 93, Minnesota Newspaperman and Amy’s Father

He rose to folk hero status with his derring-do as a journalist and came to national attention when his daughter, Senator Amy Klobuchar, spoke openly about his struggles with alcoholism.

#alcohol-abuse, #deaths-obituaries, #klobuchar-amy, #klobuchar-james-j-1928-2021, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #writing-and-writers

How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking Problem?

The past year has changed alcohol use patterns, especially among women. The impacts probably won’t be fully known for years.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #disease-rates, #medicine-and-health, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Excessive Drinking Rose During the Pandemic. Here Are Ways to Cut Back.

Many Americans increased their alcohol intake during the pandemic, with women and parents of young children disproportionately affected.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Lower Your Child’s Risk for Addiction

A strong sense of self-efficacy is one of the most powerful protective factors parents can give their children.

#alcohol-abuse, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.

#addiction-psychology, #age-chronological, #alcohol-abuse, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #e-cigarettes, #marijuana, #sedatives, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Book Review: ‘Model Citizen,’ by Joshua Mohr

In the memoir “Model Citizen,” Joshua Mohr recounts a life of substance abuse, real love and “cheery nihilism.”

#alcohol-abuse, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #model-citizen-a-memoir-book, #mohr-joshua

Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

Forget ‘Dry January’ and Other New Year’s Resolutions

It seems a long time since we pledged to drink less, eat better, exercise more, cut spending and stop doom-scrolling. Be gentle on yourself: It’s been a tough month.

#alcohol-abuse, #anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-year, #social-media

Well, So Much for Dry January

It’s been an intense and distressing month in America.

#alcohol-abuse, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-selfcare

The Road to This Wedding Was Paved With Theft, Lies, Tears, Other Marriages — and Forgiveness

Hal Karp, who overcame drug and alcohol addiction, asked forgiveness for the pain he had caused, decades ago, to Irene Sibaja. His vulnerability led to a reconnection.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #jews-and-judaism, #weddings-and-engagements

Juggling My Children, Their Alcoholic Sitter and My Own Sobriety

The babysitter says she has nine days sober, but we all lie, every addict, every alcoholic.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #parenting

‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

Dating Without Alcohol

Going out for drinks has become a dating norm, but what if you’re sober?

#alcohol-abuse, #dating-and-relationships, #online-dating, #single-persons

‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far

Some women are seeking to regain control over their alcohol habits after months of laissez-faire consumption.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #new-york-city, #women-and-girls

Her Legs Would Barely Follow Her Brain. Then She Saw Double.

She’d just quit drinking, but could that really have anything to do with these disturbing symptoms?

#alcohol-abuse, #brain, #eyes-and-eyesight

A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazelden-betty-ford-foundation, #narcotics-anonymous, #telemedicine, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-healthcare, #zoom-video-communications

Neither Trump Nor Biden Drink Alcohol

Spirits may be low around the country, but don’t expect them to be raised in the White House after the election; neither President Trump nor Joseph R. Biden Jr. partakes in alcohol.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

My Boss’s Drinking Is Getting Worse. How Do We Intervene?

Also: Dealing with an office mean girl and campaigning for the pay you deserve.

#alcohol-abuse, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-selfcare

Pleasantly Bitter and Thoroughly Grown-Up, No Alcohol Needed

A new crop of booze-free beverages brings dimension and depth to the genre.

#alcohol-abuse, #bars-and-nightclubs, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #diageo-plc, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Should We Be Drinking Less?

Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.

#agriculture-department, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #bmj-journal, #cancer, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #diet-and-nutrition, #health-and-human-services-department, #heart, #men-and-boys, #national-cancer-institute, #obesity, #weight, #women-and-girls

Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?

Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

Jason Isbell, Self-Doubt and the Album That Tested His Marriage

The 41-year-old musician is known as one of the best songwriters in the country. And that just may have been the problem.

#alcohol-abuse, #drive-by-truckers-music-group, #isbell-jason, #marriages, #pop-and-rock-music, #reunions-album, #shires-amanda

The Father I Never Forgave

He left my life when I needed him most. And then he came back.

#alcohol-abuse, #baseball, #families-and-family-life, #homeless-persons, #parenting, #pittsburgh-pirates

Quarantini Anyone? When Everyday Drinking Becomes a Problem

As weeks in lockdown pile up, what started out as a way to unwind may start to feel like an unexpectedly stubborn habit.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism

In Pandemic’s Grip, Russia Sees Spike in Age-Old Bane: Drinking

The widespread, false belief that alcohol will protect drinkers from the coronavirus is helping drive an increase in liquor sales and domestic violence.

#alcohol-abuse, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #domestic-violence, #epidemics, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #putin-vladimir-v, #quarantines, #russia

Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In

An updated review shows it performs better than some other common treatments and is less expensive.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #research