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2009-10-01 12:10:00

JOSHUA TREE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., publishes new book, Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism, to provide alcoholics with the little known facts they need for successful recovery. "Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism provides an invaluable review of current 21st century knowledge about alcoholism and its successful treatment! Despite past decades of unrelenting failure rates among traditional programs, the author can legitimately...

2009-03-09 11:10:00

Catholic Priest Co-Founded Father Martin's Ashley Treatment Center in Maryland HAVRE DE GRACE, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rev. Joseph C. Martin, S.S., noted authority and lecturer on alcoholism who co-founded Father Martin's Ashley, an addiction treatment center in Havre de Grace, MD, died today at his home in Havre de Grace. He was 84. Best known for his lectures on alcoholism as a disease, delivered to alcoholics and their families with his charismatic style and sense of humor, Fr....

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2008-11-25 07:57:11

A federal study, released on Monday, showed about 5 million Americans attend meetings of self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous for alcohol and drug abusers, and nearly half of them reported remaining clean. Many communities with AA and Narcotics Anonymous groups were examined by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In meetings like these, people speak to others who are also grappling with the same issues involved in drug and alcohol abuse as well as their...

2006-03-29 09:04:00

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sam used to sneak into his office before dawn so no one would know how many extra hours he worked. Charles goes on all-night work binges to meet deadlines, and Susan can't say no to volunteer projects, social clubs, bridge games, choral singing, lectures and classes. Each one is a member of Workaholics Anonymous, a 12-step recovery program for compulsive workers based upon the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each one opted to keep their...

2006-03-29 04:29:20

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sam used to sneak into his office before dawn so no one would know how many extra hours he worked. Charles goes on all-night work binges to meet deadlines, and Susan can't say no to volunteer projects, social clubs, bridge games, choral singing, lectures and classes. Each one is a member of Workaholics Anonymous, a 12-step recovery program for compulsive workers based upon the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each one opted to keep their...

2006-03-29 04:25:00

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK -- Sam used to sneak into his office before dawn so no one would know how many extra hours he worked. Charles goes on all-night work binges to meet deadlines, and Susan can't say no to volunteer projects, social clubs, bridge games, choral singing, lectures and classes. Each one is a member of Workaholics Anonymous, a 12-step recovery program for compulsive workers based upon the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous. Each one opted to keep their identity secret. "It's...

2005-07-22 20:13:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An alcoholic's desire to quit drinking, rather than the effects of therapy, may be what determines success, according to a new report. The report, based on a reanalysis of a major study of three approaches to alcoholism, concludes that none of the strategies is particularly effective if the patient is not motivated to quit. However, the researchers caution, that doesn't mean alcoholism treatment should be abandoned. "We are not suggesting that alcoholism...

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2005-07-22 20:10:00

NEW YORK -- An alcoholic's desire to quit drinking, rather than the effects of therapy, may be what determines success, according to a new report. The report, based on a reanalysis of a major study of three approaches to alcoholism, concludes that none of the strategies is particularly effective if the patient is not motivated to quit. However, the researchers caution, that doesn't mean alcoholism treatment should be abandoned. "We are not suggesting that alcoholism treatment should be...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.