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Curing alcoholism with molly? MDMA study shows promise According to the Guardian, doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of MDMA, colloquially known as Molly, partnered with psychotherapy could help people overcome an alcohol addiction more effectively than traditional treatments.
Ireland international Keith Treacy wants football return after battle with alcoholism Dubliner Keith Treacy made his Premier League debut at the age of 21. He played in Ireland's first ever game at The Aviva Stadium against Leo Messi and Argentina. He also played for a number of other English club and Drogheda and St Pat's in the League of Ireland.
Not caring what other people think One of my biggest fears when I stopped drinking was how other people would take the new sober me. Would they judge me harshly and think of me as boring? Would they not want me around because I'd morphed into a Goody Two Shoes? Would they pity me and think of me as a down-and-out loser?
Sober Story: Olivia This week's Sober Story comes from Olivia, a 50-year-old living in the North of England. Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Your email address will not be published. Comment. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
The True Face of a Relationship healing from Alcoholism. People think alcoholism is about a bum drinking himself to death in the gutter or a sweaty man in a sleeveless white T-shirt beating his wife because dinner is late. As long as those tragic and extreme scenes are the face we put on alcoholism, we have no hope of understanding.
MDMA reduces alcoholism relapse, new study shows The treatment is not only safe, but appears to be more effective than existing options.
Former Leicester winger Matt Piper on his downfall into alcoholism and drug addiction Former Leicester City winger Matt Piper has lifted the lid on how his football career spiralled into a life of alcohol abuse - and how he was saved by a horse. Piper played for the Foxes' youth academy before being promoted to the first team, and he earned up to £20,000 a week during stages of his successful playing career.
What it's Really Like to Wake Up Without Hangovers I've met some interesting people in my life. Some of the most interesting are those people who say they don't get hangovers. It's still kind of impossible for me to wrap my mind around this concept. I am still doubtful. Really? You drink all night long and don't feel hungover at all the next day?
Australian Story: Talitha Cummins So since I came to Australia I feel like there aren't many sober role models out here. But one of them I am aware of and admire hugely is Talitha Cummins. That's why she was the crescendo of last years sober advent calendar. I thought I'd share this Australian Story to let you hear her story of drinking and recovery.
MDMA treatment for alcoholism reduces relapse, study suggests Doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome alcoholism more effectively than conventional treatments. Those who have completed the study have so far reported almost no relapse and no physical or psychological problems.
Treat alcoholism with MDMA, study suggests Alcoholism could be successfully treated by giving patients MDMA, new research suggests. The first study to analyse the use of the drug in tackling booze addiction has shown it is both safe and highly effective, it has been reported.
Arrow Star Colton Haynes Opens Up About His Battle With Alcoholism Arrow season eight looks like it will come and go without an appearance from actor Colton Hayes. The actor who played Roy Harper in the series just posted on Instagram to further open up about his struggles with addiction.
The legacy of Jadotville for Irish veterans: Suicide, alcoholism and PTSD His sister Bernadette believes that if he had known about both of these actions and if the Jadotville veterans had been treated fairly, he would have remained in the Army and his life would have been different. "If he had known, we believe he would have looked at the Jadotville experience in a different light and continued his career in the Army.
Study: MDMA Appears to Be an Effective Treatment for Alcoholism According to researchers from Imperial College London, the party drug MDMA - commonly known as "ecstasy" or "molly" - could be an effective treatment for alcohol addiction, The Guardian reports.
A gene mutation can put you at alcoholism risk New York, Aug 18 A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers. COMT is the name of a gene that helps the body manage dopamine, a chemical that is released when a person drinks alcohol or takes a drug like amphetamine.
Alcoholism costs government P200 billion yearly – study - Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines - Alcohol abuse is costing Filipino taxpayers about P200 billion yearly, according to a study by the House of Representatives ways and means committee and the Department of Finance. The government spends the bulk of that amount in treating and caring for millions of Filipinos with liquor drinking-related ailments.
Court listened to AMA on defining alcoholism as a disease, not a crime Supreme Court has looked to AMA policies and an amicus brief to help it first establish that alcoholism is in fact a disease. The high court's first reference to AMA policy defining alcoholism as a disease came in a dissenting opinion in a case the majority decided not to consider.
Alcoholism cited for death of man at county lockup A 56-year-old man arrested with a blood alcohol level of 0.375 died the following day in the Carroll County jail in Berryville of complications related to chronic alcoholism, according to the Arkansas State Police and the state Crime Laboratory.
'My wife still doesn't believe me…' Frasha on quitting alcohol after 15 years Francis Amisi, alias Frasha, has quit alcohol. Frasha, who is the youth leader under Maendeleo Chap Chap, has in the past been talking to youths on the importance of staying sober. He says he has been taking alcohol for 15 years, and the only thing he has achieved is wasting money.
Non-Alcoholic French 75 Mocktail It feels rather James Bond this drink! Not sure why - using the cocktail shaker most likely. If you don't have one of those just use a tall container with a lid. 2 cups ice Juice of 3 lemons 1/2 tsp orange or lemon essence 1 tsp caster sugar Tonic water.
The Genetics Behind Alcoholism - Genetics And Genomics Over the years, an increasing body of research has emerged looking at the genetic risk factors for alcoholism. Although some associations are inconclusive, research so far demonstrates that genetic factors may have a significant influence on one's likelihood to develop harmful drinking habits.
Sober Story: Rowan This week's Sober Story comes from Rowan, a 56-year-old living in Western Australia. Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Rowan: Three years and two months. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months / years of your drinking before you gave up?
Respecting 'Sober Curious' Without Minimizing Alcoholism and Addiction This is a level of insanity that probably isn't familiar to the "sober curious." Nevertheless, they've decided to rally together and say "We're just going to stop drinking and it's okay if you do too!" It's more like giving up carbs for a trendy diet than, say, being placed on dietary restrictions because otherwise your diabetes will kill you.
Republican official says the 'sin' of homosexuality kills gay men at age 42 "We all have our sins, but we should try to suppress them. Alcoholism is harmful, too, but we don't see groups promoting alcoholism…
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