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7 Famous Female Alcoholic Authors: Women, Wine and Words

If you’re familiar with the culture of literature or have ever been inside a high school English class, you’ve heard the infamous stories of male alcoholic authors, like the great Ernest Hemingway who’s alcoholic lifestyle lead to long battles with depression before his eventual suicide. Or perhaps you’ve heard of James Joyce, the Irish author . . . . Continue Reading


How Does Medicaid Help with Addiction Treatment Programs?

A lot of people may not realize that Medicaid covers approximately one in every four American citizens. So, with drug abuse and addiction being such a hot topic, how much of this helps with addiction treatment? What is Medicaid? In an effort to keep it simple and still be informative, let us look at the . . . . Continue Reading


‘True Blood’ Star Stephen Moyer Talks About Alcohol Addiction

Were you a fan of the show True Blood? True Blood star Stephen Moyer recently opened up about his past struggles with alcoholism. During a panel for a treatment center in Santa Monica, 45-year-old Moyer focused on his 14-years of sobriety. Moyer says he has been sober long enough that when he goes out to . . . . Continue Reading


‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Opens Up About Long Term Sobriety

You take the good You take the bad You take them both and there you have The facts of life The facts of life Remember The Facts of Life? It was a beloved ‘80s sitcom with a catchy theme song. Personally, I loved it. The show was a bit before my time, but I have . . . . Continue Reading


Student Startup SafeSpace Aims to Promote Mental Health Awareness and Treatment

A new mobile app aims to help students who are experiencing mental health issues connect to each other. UC Berkeley students are developing a website and mobile app that will help students connect with other students with similar mental health issues. The startup, called SafeSpace, placed first in the Improving Student Life category of UC . . . . Continue Reading


New Mexico Launches Opioid Awareness Campaign

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is launching an education campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of opioid addiction. On Jan. 5, he announced “Project OPEN: Opioid Prevention & Education Network.” The initiative will kick off this Wednesday, and attorneys, policymakers and officials will all gather in Albuquerque to learn about opioid addiction. The . . . . Continue Reading


Heather Locklear Reportedly Enters Rehab to “Tie Up Loose Ends”

Heather Locklear, 55, has one major goal to accomplish in the New Year: maintaining her sobriety. The actress addressed rumors, that she entered inpatient treatment, in a statement to People magazine. She wrote: “Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead.” The . . . . Continue Reading


Researchers Discover a Gamblers’ Brain Resembles a Drug Addict’s Brain

Think gambling addiction is totally different from drug addiction? Think again. Turns out the same brain circuits that drive drug addiction have been shown in compulsive gamblers, research reveals. In a recent study, scientists identified two brain areas that were highly active in gamblers when they felt the urge to make a bet or spin . . . . Continue Reading


The Pros and Cons of Limiting Opioid Prescriptions

The first exposure many have to opioids is through prescription drugs prescribed by their doctor. No longer are drugs only obtained on the streets; they are received every day from the comfort of a physician’s office. At first glance, the solution to this epidemic seems easy— just lower the amount of prescription drugs prescribed to . . . . Continue Reading


A Blood Test Could Detect Newborn Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Soon, a blood test could help physicians determine if a newborn is at high risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children prenatally exposed to alcohol. It’s estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 babies is born with a . . . . Continue Reading