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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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Shia LaBeouf
Transformer Star Shia LaBeouf Pleads Guilty For Disorderly Conduct, To Receive Treatment For Alcoholism

By IBTimes AU

Transformer star Shia LeBeouf filed a guilty plea last week after charges were filed against the actor for causing a heated disturbance at the Cabaret performance at Studio 54. He allegedly stood up in the midst of the Broadway presentation and began to shout at the actors. (Sep 15)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LOS ANGELES

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UK Housing Association Scraps Plan To Open Alcoholic Housing Unit

By IBTimes AU

The Oakley Trinity Housing Association set aside its plan to operate a 24-bed facility for alcohol-dependent people on its Nazareth House site in Bishop Street. The group scrapped the idea due to negative response from residents who opposed the project. (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION, INVESTMENT

David Beckham
David Beckham Draws Flak For Endorsing Whisky

By IBTimes AU

A group of anti-alcohol abuse criticised football superstar David Beckham for his endorsement of a local whisky brand in the UK. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: ADVERTISING, ADDICTION

Glasses of wine are displayed at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona April 3, 2009.
How to Stay Sober Permanently, Treat Both Alcoholism and Depression

By IBTimes AU

Christine Stapleton, a columnist at PsychCentral.com and a recovered alcoholic, had to make a big decision over a decade ago to fix her alcohol problem. One that involved accepting that she was depressed and had to enter therapy. (Sep 09)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION

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

File Photo of  Robin Williams Posing for Photographers.
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)

File Photo of  Robin Williams Posing for Photographers.
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