According to TIME’s health blog, more sex partners = higher risk of drug addiction and alcoholism. But according to the actual study they’re citing, there’s simply a correlation between number of sex partners and later substance abuse. And when you don’t make the distinction (or think critically about what the study does and doesn’t reveal about sexual behavior and addiction), you get a so-called health article that basically reads like slut-shaming, instead of useful news about health research. And this is why everyone should learn how to tell the difference between correlation and causation (because unfortunately, not even reporters can always tell the difference). More
At the time when I spoke with him,Â Runner’s World writer and Caleb Daniloff had run six marathons. But running isn’t just a form of exercise for Daniloff–it’s a sobriety tool that helps him address his history of alcoholism and addiction. More
When does “I’ll have another glass of wine” turn into “I have a drinking problem?” For many of us who like to relax and de-stress at the end of the day, that’s a scary question. You may not think you or someone you know has a dependency, but according to addiction expert and treatment center owner, Dr. Karen Khaleghi, it can be difficult to spot alcohol abuse in ourselves.
It is sometimes difficult in our culture to weigh these issues because we are a culture that soothes, celebrates and socializes with alcohol which can make it difficult to know when the tide has turned and alcohol is being abused.
To help decipher where the line crosses from casual drinker to alcoholic, here are some of the changes in behavior that could indicate a drinking problem:
Around these parts, we really love Adele. We love that she doesn’t use shampoo, we love that she’s more focused on health than being a “skinny-minnie,” and we love that her powerful voice woke a girl from a coma. A coma! So when In Touch recently broke the news that there’s a new unofficial Adele biography, I was pretty excited to hear all about her life story–and then immediately sad/concerned for her when I read that, apparently, in the book, author Marc Shapiro alleges that Adele had a “drinking problem.” More
Do you down a glass or two of wine each night? Or cocktails after work frequently? And do you look forward to doing so as a way to relax? If you’re like many women, you are probably raising your hand–or your glass. Drinking is a common way to cope with the over-scheduled, over-worked and over-stressed lives that we lead these days. But when do the lines get blurred between a “normal”, casual drinker and someone with a drinking problem? You may not think you or someone you know has a dependency, but according to Dr. Joseph Nowinski, clinical psychologist and co-author of Almost Alcoholic, Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking A Problem? your drinking could put you in this new “almost alcoholic” category. More
Many women will be able to relate to Brenda Wilhelmson‘s story. She was mom, wife and employee trying to do everything perfectly, but in reality she was over-worked, stressed-out, lonely and feeling like she wasn’t doing any of it well. So, she turned to drinking. One glass of wine turned to two or three each night, and things just escalated from there until, one day, she realized she was a full-blown alcoholic–with a child in the next room. After nearly 10 years of this “hellish existence” Wilhelmson’s journey was captured in her book, Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, we talked with Brenda, who, among other things, says that her battle with drinking made her realize the unhealthy strive for perfection that so many moms have today. More
In case you need another reason to be skeptical of your doctor, a new study has found that one in six surgeons have a drinking problem. It’s a scary statistic for sure that is getting our attention and making us wonder: Just who can we trust when it comes to our health? This seems like yet another case of arrogant doctors who now think they can abuse alcohol and still save our lives. More
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Since Amy Winehouse‘s death three months ago, her parents have insisted that it wasn’t a drug overdose that killed her. And according to British coroner Suzanne Greenway, they were right: She announced today that the 27-year-old singer’s death on July 23 was an “unintended consequence” of accidental alcohol poisoning. According to the autopsy report at today’s inquest hearing, her blood alcohol level was five times that of the drunk-driving limit in Britain, and the only drug found in her system was Librium, a sedative that had been prescribed to help ease her symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. More
In just two days, much has been written about Amy Winehouse and her sudden death. The 27-year-old British singer-songwriter made no secret of her battle with drugs, alcohol and depression over the course of her short career. But amidst the speculation of how exactly she diedâ€”although many would say an overdose seems like the obvious culpritâ€”some are now asking a bigger question: Who’s to blame? More
Dear Charlie Sheen:
We read an excerpt from your new exclusive interview with Life&Style magazine in which you make the following claims: “I’m really starting to lose my mind,” and “I’m ready to call anyone to help.”
Well, Chuckles, look no further. Blisstree, your friendly health and wellness website (for men, too, not just for goddesses!) is here for you. We are anyone.
To prove it, we’d like to offer you some health advice based on the stuff you spouted in that Life&Style article. Now, we’re not medical doctors or psychiatrists or bitchin’ rock stars, but you don’t seem to hold the former two in very high regard anyway, so this relationship could work out nicely for both of us. No offense, but the ladies and gentlemen with whom you reside and fraternize on Sober Valley Ranch don’t necessarily seem to have your best interests at heart. We do. More
Vh1′s show Celebrity Rehab may attempt to help those suffering from addiction, but increasingly the show is making a mockery of its patients mental health. The most recent debacle? Real Housewife Michaele Salahi has been booted from Dr. Drewâ€™s rehabilitation facility because she doesn’t exhibit any actual addictions. But that never stopped the showâ€™s casting agents before. So it’s time for VH1â€™s hit show to get its own rehab. Or maybe the network just needs to drop it cold turkey. More
You feel pretty good about staying away from hard drugs your whole life. Sure, you have a drink every now and then, but that’s way better than smoking crack or shooting up heroin. Right? Actually, a surprising new study determined that alcohol is more dangerous than heroin or crack â€” or any other illegal drug for that matter. More