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Does having a glass of wine at dinner every night make you an alcoholic?

Feb 28, 2013

Does having a glass of wine at dinner every night make you an alcoholic? Some people have a way with food. My aunt is one of those people. Since she is a connoisseur of fine food, I always look forward to family gatherings at her house. And with that appreciation for fine food comes an appreciation for fine wine. Not strange at all. She loves to pair wine with her meals. Pork chops with pinot noir. Lamb with a good Cabernet Sauvignon. It seems that she has a glass. . .Read More →

British Comedian Russell Brand Advocates 12 Step Programs

Feb 8, 2013

British Comedian Russell Brand Advocates 12 Step Programs Last week, I ran across a news piece from the Guardian featuring Russell Brand, British comedian and Hollywood star, as he put in his two bits about the Twelve Steps. For those who don’t know, Russell Brand is a British comedian and Hollywood star with a very colorful character and even more unusual story. (For cultural reference, he’s also the ex-husband of Katy Perry, and the voice of Dr. Nefario in. . .Read More →

Tips to stay sober during the Super Bowl (Win or lose)

Feb 3, 2013

Tips to stay sober during the Super Bowl (Win or lose) Life always brings us those breath-holding, heart-pounding, gripping moments—moments that can elevate or disappoint the rest of our week. For some people, the Super Bowl might be just one of those times. You know what I’m talking about. Or if you don’t, you’ve probably know a person who does—you know, one of those people who speaks fluent football lingo, wears fake Kaepnernick tattoos, and talks. . .Read More →

New: Marijuana Without the High

Jan 31, 2013

New: Marijuana Without the High A recent study touting a new version of marijuana could be just the push needed to help legalize medical marijuana: marijuana without the high. Researches in Israel found a way to reduce the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to less than 1%, while adding 15.8% of cannabidiol, the “good” substance in marijuana that has medical benefits. The Impact of Highless Marijuana Is this a breakthrough? The psychotic “high” are unwanted. . .Read More →

Top Prescription Drugs Abused by the Elderly

Jan 31, 2013

Top Prescription Drugs Abused by the Elderly Prescription Drug abuse and misuse among the elderly is one of America’s least recognized yet fastest growing problems. As baby boomers age and the physical and psychological factors make them more vulnerable to addiction, elderly pharmaceutical abuse will continue to rise. Already we see a steep incline of abuse: the number of emergency department (ED) visits involving prescription drug abuse among individuals over age 50 increased 121% between 2004 and 2008, according to the Drug Abuse Warning. . .Read More →

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