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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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