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Playing the Sober Host This guest post comes to us from the legendary Jean McCarthy, host of The Bubble Hour podcast and author of the UnPickled blog. She recently shared her Sober Story with us here. This post is an excerpt from her new book "UnPickled Holiday Survival Guide: Staying Alcohol-Free During the Festive Season" which is available here.

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The wife of Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy bravely reveals her secret battle with alcoholism The wife of star Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy has bravely spoken out about her battle with alcoholism, revealing she would drink a bottle of vodka alone in a single sitting. Juli Ogilvy, 43, admitted there are still moments where new-found sobriety is 'hanging by a thread' but has not had a drink for nearly three years.

The epidemic — and consequences — of male loneliness » 5 questions every man in his 40s should ask his doctor. The two biggest contributing factors are:. Men and women make friends differently. Boys and men bond better when they do things with groups of other guys, such as playing sports or going to a club.

Virgin Madras This is a lovely, festive drink to make and simple too! Each drink can be made to order so no fiddling around beforehand. Cranberry juice Orange juice Fizzy water Lemon slices Ice Cubes.

An Orwell writer enlists local artists in her exploration of alcoholism, recovery ORWELL - Emily Casey didn't always like essays. "I had always thought of essays as boring, nature stories… that just didn't appeal to me," she said in a conversation last week.

Pooja Bhatt opens up on alcoholism and depression at the launch of Shaheen Bhatt's book Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who has battled with alcoholism in the past, says there is a fallacy that depression is a rich people's disease. She added that people need to discuss depression with family.

Ketamine treatment for alcoholism Alcohol use disorder is a chronic, relapsing disorder where alcohol use is continued despite the negative consequences. Effective treatment options for the disorder are lacking.

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Hope for alcoholism cure as scientists discover brain circuit that controls compulsive drinking in mice "In the process, we stumbled across a surprising finding where we were actually able to predict which animals would become compulsive based on neutral activity during the very first time they drank." The full findings of the study were published in the journal Science.

My Last Presentation Okay, take a deep breath. This evening I will be presenting my Masters Capstone project in front of my colleagues, peers, and family. For years, my world crumbled around me as I navigated through the rough waters of work, school, kids, and marriage. It was normal for me to gasp for air in between the thin moments of life.

Battling addiction, alcoholism during the holidays The holidays are here and if you'd like to celebrate with a drink, addiction experts say it may not be the best choice for everyone. Being around loved ones with alcohol and added holiday stress can be challenging for those battling alcoholism or addiction.

Avoid alcoholism and drugs, drivers urged 4, GNA - Mr Bernard Wessels, the General Manager, Newmont Goldcorp - Ahafo Mine, has called on drivers to avoid alcoholism and unapproved substances and drive carefully to minimise road crashes.

Whatever You Do, DON'T Feel I drank because I had feelings, at my feelings, at and because of your feelings, and around situations that caused them. I totally understand the desire to escape from those pesky fuckers…trust me. When I was newly sober, I was grateful for distraction because it kept me from drinking.

Brad Pitt Gets Speaks About His Alcoholism and Past Mistakes Brad Pitt got candid about his struggle with alcoholism and his past mistakes during a chat with Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine. During their discussion, Pitt explained to Hopkins that he's "still wrestling" with not bearing the burden of his past mistakes.

Liam Payne Talks Mood Stabilizer Prescription drugs, Alcoholism, & Remaining The 'Vanilla' 1 Path Member! Many years right before he was an worldwide intercourse image, Liam Payne was trapped getting the 1 Way member who been given the the very least screams at live shows - and that, coupled with the basic insanity of staying in the world's biggest boy band, certainly took a toll on the singer's mental well being.

Brad Pitt Gets Honest About Alcoholism and Past Mistakes He and Anthony Hopkins shared the screen in Legends of the Fall and Meet Joe Black, and they reconnected for a conversation with Interview magazine. During their discussion, Pitt explained to Hopkins that he's "still wrestling" with not bearing the burden of his past mistakes.

Spoilers: Mick fears for Linda as she spirals out of control in EastEnders As he tries to distract her from the booze in EastEnders, it's fruitless as she continues to hit the bottle in the wake of recent pressures relating to Ollie's diagnosis with autism and the pub business.

What Are the 4 Stages of Alcoholism? Struggle with alcoholism. Understanding and recognizing the stages that lead to an alcohol addiction can be an effective tool in preventing addiction from developing in the first place. The stages of alcoholism are generally considered to progress in four to five distinct phases.

Brad Pitt says his alcoholism was 'an escape' as Angelina Jolie marriage crumbled Brad Pitt confessed he used alcohol as a means of "escape" while his marriage to Angelina Jolie was coming crashing down. In the wake of the split, the Hollywood heartthrob, 55, confessed he decided to quit alcohol because it was a "disservice" to himself in a new interview.

'I was walking dead,' Tahidi High actor Omosh on battle with alcoholism Tahidi High actor Omosh has said that alcohol addiction almost led him to an early grave. The celebrated actor from Kiambu county had drunk for years. Speaking during an interview on a vernacular segment dubbed 'Metha Ya Kagoni' run by Youtuber Monicah Kangoni, Omosh said,.

Day 1339 - Talking Helps 1st December 2019 and thus starts the Christmas countdown. I'm happy and not worrying too much about the Christmas festivities. In all honesty I haven't got a lot planned so far. The youngest is excited to have her advent calendar up and I've allowed her to start decorating her bedroom with old tinsel and a small tree.

What My Emotional Rock Bottom Taught Me I had also gotten myself addicted to Adderall. I knew right then and there that if I didn't take charge of my situation, I was going to drink. This is what some of us call the "relapse before the relapse." So, I went back to meetings and I started reaching out.

Tips for Getting Through the Holidays When You are in Addiction Recovery The holiday season is rife with opportunities to socialize with friends, family, and coworkers. From sit-down dinners to cocktail parties, alcohol is often involved in these occasions. For individuals in addiction recovery, whether for drinking or drugs, this can be triggering.

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