Category Archives: Alcohol

Is alcohol good for you? Can’t tell for sure… (But we KNOW it can be bad for you)

Can alcohol consumption be good for your health? The answer is – it’s impossible to know. A recent study in the British Medical Journal says that many studies showing health benefits to alcohol are very probably wrong. The reason is that … Continue reading

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Deadly scourge will kill three-quarters of a million AA and NA members

“…724,153 worldwide members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous – who are alive today — will die from tobacco, including 499,410 in the United States and Canada…” Continue reading

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Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2012 from About.com

Buddy T., anonymous recovery writer for About.com, penned a wonderful column on the most important research about ATOD in 2012. And, leading the way are — new findings on the harms of marijuana. Our knowledge about the science of marijuana … Continue reading

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Is there “proof” that AA works? There’s certainly a ton of evidence…

Of course, people who go to AA couldn’t care less about the research; they just know what works for them. True, AA doesn’t work for everybody. But then, many treatments for other chronic diseases work for some but not others. We know alcoholism is a chronic disease. The research shows that AA is an effective treatment for it. Continue reading

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Substance abuse a “crisis” in military; Defense Department response is inadequate and outdated: Report

Substance abuse in the Armed Forces is a crisis situation that reduces military readiness. And the Defense Department’s response is inadequate and outdated. Continue reading

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Alcohol myth busted: Letting youngsters sip alcohol does not teach them to be responsible drinkers

Contrary to the belief of many people, parents letting kids sip alcohol may lead to worse underage drinking problems. And Europe – where parents allegedly do this – has worse underage drinking problems than the United States. Continue reading

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Ignition interlock for all DUIs: A idea whose time has come

By Jim Gogek Ignition interlock is an affront to many Americans for who believe that their car is an extension of their individual rights. Adding a device that stops people from driving whenever they want to seems downright sacrilegious. The … Continue reading

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