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Study: 1 in 3 Americans Drinks too Much

A new study looked at over 138,000 adults and found that one third of participants fulfilled the definition of "excessive drinker." Find out where you fall on the drinking spectrum. Related: How much…

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The 6 Words That Helped Me Stay Sober

25 years ago today, I picked myself from the fetal-position heap I was in†on the middle of my bed and made a decision not to kill myself. Or maybe it was the fleas that made me move. Whatever it …

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Dear America, We Have a Drinking Problem.

Eighty-eight thousand deaths a year? One in 10? Why are so many U.S. adults drinking themselves to death? A shocking new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that fro…

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Defeat the Zombie Apocalypse with Mindfulness

I donít want to scare you, but have you seen the zombies? They are everywhere, youíll find them in your town, in your street, and thereís every chance that youíll wake up in the morning with one sl…

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I Was A Sugar Addict!

I was a sugar and a chocolate addict! I am now happy to say I am a recovered addict. How Did I Become an Addict? Becoming an addict began in my motherís womb. Sugar and chocolate were alrea…

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Is Your Partner An Alcoholic?

By Dr John McMahon & Lou Lewis for YourTango.com. Every now and then, we receive notification that someone has started joining our website for the partners' of alcoholics, but they have not com…

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Why Alcohol Attracts Teenagers

It was the summer of 1957 when I pulled out the bottle of vodka that I had purloined from the place my alcoholic father had hidden it. He was a binger and when he drank he was a nightmare. So when he …

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Guinea Pain

By Heather King It hit me right then. Oh, I said to me. One of the reasons I was drinking so much was to be nice to me. Of course now, in recovery, I see I wasnít being nice to me at all, but then?…

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Recovering Addicts Get by With Help from Friends

When it comes to alcohol consumption, family and friends matter. New research shows that people trying to sustain recovery from alcohol addition are more successful when they have positive social rela…

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Does Early Exposure to Alcohol Promote Responsible Drinking?

My son, for as long as I could remember, has enjoyed the act of toasting drinks. Maybe it is the resonant chime of glass tapping glass, the simple emulation of adult behavior, or just the communal spi…

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