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2014-05-07 12:30:08

Research With Experts, Parents & Teens Suggests Early, Frequent, Engaging Dialog NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alcohol Talk, a new public education campaign to help parents talk with their teens about drinking, was unveiled today by sponsor Pernod Ricard USA, the New York-based unit of the global spirits and wine marketer. The campaign emphasizes the timing, language and opportunities parents can use to have this conversation with confidence and credibility, based on input from...

2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-05 11:41:38

Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, associated with heavy episodic drinking Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates...

2014-05-05 11:22:19

Study found that students who drank or used marijuana on campus were at higher risk for trauma, mental health problems When teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, a trip to the dean's office may not suffice. These students also should be screened for exposure to trauma, mental health problems and other serious health risks, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada....

2014-05-05 10:33:42

Consumption of alcohol has long been associated with an increased risk of advanced liver fibrosis, but a new study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases from researchers at Penn Medicine and other institutions shows that association is drastically heightened in people co-infected with both HIV and chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Even light ("nonhazardous") drinking—which typically poses a relatively low risk for uninfected persons—was linked to an increased risk of...

2014-04-30 23:06:58

An anti-seizure drug appears to have potential in treating alcoholism. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 According to researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, a new anti-seizure drug could possibly be used to treat alcoholism. Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, an internationally lauded drug rehab for women in South Florida, reminds us to be wary of these claims. The FDA approved the drug, ezogabine, in 2011, and it works to normalize brain activity through...

2014-04-29 08:34:14

National Runaway Safeline's New Study Finds a Connection Between Family Characteristics and Adolescent Runaway Behavior CHICAGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many family characteristics are predictors of youth runaway behavior, as determined in a new study released today by the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), a 24/7 hotline and online services for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. The study reveals that it's more common for youth to run away who have parents that binge drink,...

2014-04-24 23:02:19

Narconon Louisiana stresses the dangers of alcohol abuse through a display depicting statistics and facts about alcohol use In Louisiana. The display will be available all month long and is designed to show the real effects of alcohol abuse on the community. Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Narconon Louisiana has created a display being presented at a local library which shows the impact of alcohol related accidents on Louisianans. A series of photographs illustrates each...

2014-04-21 08:29:24

eTips provides a convenient option for obtaining certification through an innovative, self-paced program ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise - Michigan, an online responsible alcohol training and certification program, was approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC). Since 2001, the MLCC has required alcohol server training for licensees obtaining new on premise licenses or transferring...

2014-04-20 23:00:32

Shadow Heart takes the emotional trauma of growing up in family addiction and reveals its effects through a love story. Follow one woman's brilliant journey of opening her heart and reaching for deep, sensual intimacy to form relationships while taking risks, falling down, and rising again. Healdsburg, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2014 Shadow Heart is a love story. A slow, sensual, romance that explores the trauma of growing up with feelings of deep abandonment because of an alcoholic father...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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