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Alcohol

Stuff you should know about binge-drinking, alcoholism and sobriety.

The Link Between Depression & Alcoholism
2 years ago

The Link Between Depression & Alcoholism

Question:   Is alcoholism a form of depression or does it cause depression in those genetically susceptible?  Also, can you be an alcoholic and not suffer from depression??

Answer:   Alcoholism is …
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Who’s Afraid of Richard Burton?
2 years ago

Who’s Afraid of Richard Burton?

Richard Burton was a great fan of Dylan Thomas. They were friends and drinking buddies (although there is no doubt that Burton was twice the drinker than Dylan would ever …
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The Booziest States of America
2 years ago

The Booziest States of America

A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows some pretty disturbing numbers when it comes to binge drinking in the United States. Nationwide, the data shows that …
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What Do You Do When Your Own Worst Enemy Is…You?
2 years ago

What Do You Do When Your Own Worst Enemy Is…You?

Radiolab is one of our favorite podcasts. We listen to it regularly at the Addicaid office. It’s a show that explores the sometimes blurry boundaries between science, philosophy, and human experience. Hosts …
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Monty Python, Alcoholic
2 years ago

Monty Python, Alcoholic

Graham Chapman was a chameleon. He enjoyed science, acting and comedy, and after graduating from Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Medical College, he turned down a career as a physician to be a …
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Researchers Categorize the Four Types of Drunks
2 years ago

Researchers Categorize the Four Types of Drunks

We all know that alcoholism is a serious disorder. A study recently published in Addiction Research & Theory, has researchers questioning 187 pairs of “drinking buddies”—undergrads who frequently drank together—and concluded …
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Robin Williams’ Stand-Up Bit on Alcoholics
2 years ago

Robin Williams’ Stand-Up Bit on Alcoholics

Robin Williams had 20 years sober before relapsing in 2006. During this time he returned to the stand-up stage where he openly joked about his struggles with addiction. The self-aware and sadly appropriate title of …
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Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year
2 years ago

Hangovers Are Costing Us $220 Billion a Year

Apart from the headaches, fatigue and nausea people suffer, let’s consider for a moment what hangovers cost our economy, and what the expense is to the employers of all that hungover downtime.

The US Centers for Disease …
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Tom Waits, the Booze-Soaked Bard of the Barstool, Is Sober
2 years ago

Tom Waits, the Booze-Soaked Bard of the Barstool, Is Sober

For years, Tom Waits was the booze-soaked bard of the barstool, the keeper of ‘a bad liver and a broken heart’. But Tom was saved by his wife Kathleen. He hasn’t …
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68 Million Americans Say They Drink Too Much
2 years ago

68 Million Americans Say They Drink Too Much

Alcohol use disorder might not be a hashtag, and there’s good reason. The term was created in 2013, when the DSM-5, the bible of mental health diagnoses, ditched the two …
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