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Public Housing for Homeless Alcoholics Saves Money

Removing sobriety requirements cut expenditures in half, study found TUESDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Providing housing to homeless alcoholics, regardless of their sobriety status, reduces health-care use and costs, U.S. researchers report. They evaluated a type of program call...

Epilepsy drug may help alcoholics recover from dependence, small study suggests

ANN ARBOR, Mich. It's a Catch-22 of the highest order. People with alcohol problems often use alcohol to get to sleep -- but it actually keeps them from getting good-quality sleep all night long. At the same time, they're highly likely to suffer from full-blown chronic insomnia that keeps the...

Focus on Children of Alcoholics at Addiction Agency's Annual Meeting

Jerry Moe of Betty Ford Center to Speak CLEVELAND, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Resources Inc. ("Recovery Resources"), one of Northeast Ohio's largest nonprofit alcoholism and drug addiction agencies, will hold its 2008 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 23 from Noon to 1:...

Baclofen Aids Abstinence in Alcoholics With Cirrhosis

Study finds drug's anti-craving action, safety could play role in liver treatment FRIDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The drug baclofen promotes alcohol abstinence in alcoholics with cirrhosis of the liver, says an Italian study in this week's issue of The Lancet . The study included 84 alcoh...

Recovery Resources Collaborates with Two Nonprofit Agencies for Children of Alcoholics Outreach Program

CLEVELAND, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Three local nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment agencies have formed a collaborative to focus on the problems faced by the children of alcoholics and other drug addicts. Recovery Resources, Stella Maris and Community Challenge have banded together to produce...

Iron overload: An important co-factor in the development of liver disease in alcoholics

Alcohol and iron are believed to have a synergistic effect in the development of liver injury. Furthermore, alcohol enhances iron absorption. Primary hemochromatosis is a genetic disorder, mostly resulting from mutations in the HFE gene, with a disturbance in the iron metabolism which leads to iro...

Cleveland Addiction Agency and National Association Partner to Help Clergy Counsel the Children of Alcoholics

Recovery Resources and National Association of Children of Alcoholics Offer Free Training Seminar for Clergy on January 30, 2008 CLEVELAND, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Recovery Resources, a nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment agency and the National Association of Children of Alcoholics (N...

Cognitive Problems Occur More Rapidly in Female Alcoholics Than in Males

It is a known fact that alcohol abuse and/or dependence can lead to severe and potentially irreversible brain damage. //It is also known that women, more than men, is severely affected by chronic alcohol abuse within a shorter period of drinking and with less overall consumption. A new study shows ...

Spirituality Increases as Alcoholics Recover

For decades, recovering alcoholics and those who treat them have incorporated spirituality into the recovery process. But few research studies have documented// if and how spirituality changes during recovery, or how those changes might influence a person’s chance of succeeding in the quest for sob...

Partners of Alcoholics May Need to Seek help

People whose spouse or partner spends increasingly more time in a pub are often tormented by the question: Is he or she an alcoholic? // It's a real issue for many people, men and women alike. They live with alcohol as a third party in their relationship and are often completely overburdened b...

Children of Alcoholics More Likely to get Addicted

Children whose parents are alcoholic could get addicted to drinks too and may face emotional, behavioral and mental problems, says a study.// Previous studies had revealed that 70 percent children of alcoholics develop compulsive behavior about either alcohol, drugs, food, sex, work or gamblin...

De-addiction Drug Works For Alcoholics Too

According to a study in UK it was found that de- addiction drug help to combat alcoholism. The US National Institutes of Health analyzed 1,383 people with Naltrexone//. This drug blocks craving for any sort of drug. The study results were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

Suicide Attempts Shoot Up Among Alcoholics with Personality Disorder

According to the new study it was found that alcoholics who are alone and suffer from alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) are more prone to commit suicide. This shows the great// impact of personality disorders (PDs) on suicide attempt. Statistics show that up to 40 % of patients who seek treatment f...

Children Of Alcoholics Tend to Become Drug Abusers In Adulthood

A new study conducted by David Flora, PhD of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (now at York University), and Laurie Chassin, PhD of Arizona State University//, says that parental alcoholism is directly linked to illicit drug well into adulthood. It is generally known that children of al...

Cured Alcoholics Can Be Cured Of Smoking Also

Alcoholic people may die from more of tobacco related infections. However, a new study by the researchers of Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center had found that it is possible to help cured alcoholics // to get over their addictions of tobacco by using individualized nicotine patch therapy. ...

Role of wives of Alcoholics

According to a new study out of Texas suggests the characteristics of women married to alcoholic men may play a role in the problem. Clinical and Experimental Research, found women married to alcoholics tend to be less likely to be homemakers// and more likely to meet the criteria for alcoholism t...

A New Drug That Could Help Alcoholics

The Scripps Research Institute, a world-renowned California-based biomedical facility and Ely Lily, a drug company, claims to have come up with a chemical// that would help prevent relapses and reduce the effects of hangovers. The synthetic compound, called MTIP, blocks the action of the brai...

DNA- A Dependable Determinant to Select Treatment Plan for Alcoholics

Wendy Ooteman a Dutch researcher has stumbled upon some very interesting results following her study in pursuit of understanding// the biological and genetic characteristics of alcoholics, which ultimately determine which drugs can be used to curb the irresistible urge to drink. The urge to ...

First-Year Treatment Success Lowers 15-Year Death Risk for Alcoholics

Adults who are in remission one year after seeking professional help for alcoholism are less likely to die over the next 15 years// than those who are in relapse, a new study has found. The likelihood of dying is also reduced for alcoholics who undergo a longer duration of outpatient treatment...

Marital Therapy Effective Treatment for Female Alcoholics

Marital therapy may be more effective at treating female alcoholics than traditional methods, according to the findings of a new study by researchers// at RTI International; University of Southern California, San Diego; and Old Dominion University. The study, published in the Journal of Consu...

Smoking Cessation Would Be Beneficial For the Recovery of Alcoholics

Researchers conducted a new study and found that smoking makes it harder for a person to recover after alcohol consumption. // Dieter Meyerhoff, professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco said that smoking interferes with the brain’s ability to recover from the effect...

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

A study published in the March issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research reported that alcohol abuse can dampen the sense of smell. Researchers from the University Clinics of Innsbruck studied the sense of smell in 30 alcoholics and 30 healthy people who were matched for a...

Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications

...des. For instance, in Finland even 80 per cent of these crimes happen in alcohol intoxications. It has not, however, been clear why only a minority of alcoholics in intoxications become irritated and impulsively aggressive or even commit severe violent crimes. A Finnish study now finds that low glycogen lev...

Sensitivity to Alcohol May Predict Alcoholism

...will be in the September print issue of the journal. Given the findings, and because alcoholism tends to be genetically influenced, Schuckit said, alcoholics should talk with their children. "You need to tell your kids they are at a fourfold increased risk for alcoholism," he said. "If your kid does drin...

Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk

...nstantaneous rewards over larger delayed rewards -- like getting drunk instead of going to work for that paycheck in two weeks -- is more prevalent in alcoholics than in non-alcoholics," he said. "Because these mice had never had alcohol, we were able to show that it was the genes that increase drinking, rather...

Wainwright Bank Provides $10 Million in New Markets Tax Credits and $7.4 Million in Financing to Hope House

...financing structure for Hope House, a non-profit with a 50-year history of providing clinical treatment, job training and job placement for recovering alcoholics and substance abusers. The Bank provided $10MM of New Markets Tax Credit Allocation (as the controlling entity of AI Wainwright LLC) as well as...

The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, Leading Authority on Alcoholism and Addiction Treatment, Dies at 84

... lectures on alcoholism as a disease, delivered to alcoholics and their families with his charismatic style and ... is credited with saving the lives of thousands of alcoholics and addicts. While he retired from active manageme...d founded Father Martin's Ashley as an oasis where alcoholics and addicts could heal." Fr. Martin's "Chalk...

Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink

...of the imaging studies, for example, looking at cocaine addiction." "It would be fascinating to follow the study up with neuroimaging studies with alcoholics ... to see if the same reward pathways are triggered in the brain," she said. "Why that's so important is that it bypasses the debate, is alcoholism a...

Treating drug-addicted doctors is good medicine

...s include group and individual therapy, residential and outpatient programs, surprise workplace visits from monitors, and links to 12-step programs of alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Doctor-patients get care not just for drug problems, but also for accompanying medical or psychiatric disorders. Th...

Gene Variant Tied to Severity of Drinking

...airman of UVA's department of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences, said in the news release. "A known genetic marker could be used to sub-type alcoholics and better determine treatment methods that can target specific underlying molecular mechanisms," Johnson said. "We hope to determine whether this par...

Cleveland House a Sober living Resort, is Celebrating 7 Year Anniversary

...FL and has a structured easy to follow program for alcoholics and addicts to transition back to society. Clevela...lso AA meetings are provided daily. This provides alcoholics and addicts the stability for a safe and healthy e...vironment to recover. Sober Living is learned by alcoholics and addicts. Give us a call we are here to help 1-...

UVA researchers uncover gene's role in severity of drinking

...Virginia Health System could help explain why some alcoholics are more severe drinkers than others. A UVA team... serotonin-deficient state. One hypothesis is that alcoholics drink to alleviate this serotonin-deficient state. "But it's important to remember that alcoholics differ significantly in their drinking patterns, s...

The paradox of temptation

... a bit puzzling, and the authors raise some intriguing questions: Would dieters actually benefit from the sight of the dessert cart rolling by? Should alcoholics keep liquor in the liquor cabinet- paradoxically to help with self-control? The intuitive answer to such questions is no, but the evidence from these ...

Genetic Trait Linked to Alcoholism

... THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Variations in the genetic makeup of alcoholics may affect how much they drink, a new study suggests. And the key might ... in alcoholism. For the study, the researchers looked at the DNA of 275 alcoholics who had sought treatment. Almost 80 percent were men, and all were of Europ...

Pediatricians Could Help Screen for Alcohol Abuse in Home

... issue of the journal Pediatrics . Children of alcoholics are at increased risk for behavioral, cognitive an... abuse, and sexual abuse. In addition, children of alcoholics are three to four times more likely to have alcoho... Adolescent Psychiatry has more about children of alcoholics . -- Robert Preidt ...

Parents Welcome Discussing Drinking Habits With Their Child's Doctor

...stimate of the actual problem." According to research, children of alcoholics are at increased risk for behavioral, cognitive and mental health problems....cluding neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Furthermore, children of alcoholics are 3 to 4 times more likely to have their own alcohol problems later in li...

Here's Hope and the AIDS Epidemic in the South

...s serving those most in need. Through Here's Hope, The Salvation Army provides transitional housing, meals, case management, Narcotics Anonymous and alcoholics Anonymous support groups, individual drug and alcohol counseling, HIV education, life skills, English as Second Language (ESL) classes, and health car...

Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment

...consequences to drinkers, fellow students and neighbors. "Our study drew attention to the heavy drinking of students, most of whom were not considered alcoholics or in need of traditional treatment, but nevertheless experienced problems as a result of their drinking," said Wechsler. Students who binge drink--de...

Alcoholism-associated molecular adaptations in brain neurocognitive circuits

...y drinking, alcohol produces pathological alterations in the brain. In many alcoholics these changes culminate in massive social deterioration and disorders of me...esolved problem. So far no effective pharmacotherapy for memory problems in alcoholics is available. Nowadays this problem can be approached by innovative res...

Alcohol, Drug Counseling Benefits Teens, Too

... Study finds just once-a-week participation was associated with improved results WEDNESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous offer benefits to adolescents, even if they eventually stop attending meetings, says a study that included 160 teens...
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