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Alcoholism

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disabling addictive disorder. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker's health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable disease.

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Manager Vanya Lopez, 26, displays jars of cannabis at the La Brea Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California, March 18, 2014.
Married Couples Who Smoke Pot, Less Likely to Encounter Domestic Violence

By IBTimes AU

634 couples smoking with marijuana were analysed to clarify previous studies. (Aug 28)

A spectator wearing headphones sleeps on Court Two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London
Sleep Drunkenness Disorder Affects One in Seven People

By IBTimes AU

Researchers have found that a new sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness" is affecting one in seven people. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: BIPOLAR DISORDER, CALIFORNIA

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ABC News Reporter Elizabeth Vargas Befallen with Alcoholism Again, Returns to Rehab

By IBTimes AU

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has checked herself to rehab for alcoholism treatment, a report on NOLA.com said Sunday. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION

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No Link Found Between Depression And Creativity

By IBTimes AU

Contrary to popular belief, it has been medically concluded that there is no direct relation between depression and creativity .Depression is an indiscriminate malice of mankind, which can affect any person of any profession and status. (Aug 17)

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Robin Williams Cause of Death is Asphyxia Due to Hanging: Other Celebrities Who Comitted Suicide

By IBTimes AU

On Monday at 12:02 pm, the world lost an amazing actor and comedian, Robin Williams. Lt. Keith Boyd of the Marin County Sheriff's Office said that the preliminary cause of his death was "asphyxia due to hanging. (Aug 14)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, ADDICTION

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Troubles at Home Cause Alcoholism in Returning National Guardsmen

By IBTimes AU

Experts from Columbia University have discovered that civilian stressors such as family breakdown, unemployment, money, and legal troubles cause National Guardsmen back from deployment to engage in alcohol abuse more than twice than their civilian counterparts, a report on Medical News Today said. (Aug 08)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, UNEMPLOYMENT, CALIFORNIA, ADDICTION

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London Takes a Trial on Ankle Tags to Curb Alcoholism in the City

By IBTimes AU

Beware all bar-room brawlers and drink-drivers of London. The Lindsay Lohan famous ankle tags are after you to detect alcoholism! According to BBC, London Mayor Boris Johnson has introduced the reform in London to check Alcohol-recedivism that is th... (Aug 04)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, WHITE HOUSE, HOLLYWOOD, LINDSAY LOHAN, LONDON

Glasses of wine are displayed at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona April 3, 2009.
How Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol Can Lead To Even More Drinking

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A new research in Australia revealed that mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol can actually increase the drinker's tendency to drink more. (Jul 30)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

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Cameron Diaz vs. Kyle Sandilands: Sex Tape Actress Cuts Interview Short after Kyle & Jackie O Host Slammed Her Best Friend Drew Barrymore

By IBTimes AU

“Sex Tape” stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel were called into the KIIS 106.5's Kyle & Jackie O show for an interview on Monday, July 21, that promotes their new film. The conversation between the 41-year-old actress and radio host started smoo... (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, ADDICTION, LOS ANGELES

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‘Good Will Hunting’ Actor Robin Williams Checks into Rehab to Maintain Sobriety

By IBTimes AU

Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams has checked himself into a Minnesota rehab early this month to maintain his sobriety, various media outlets reported. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, NEW YORK, ADDICTION