History of alcoholism

Amazon, The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited, George E. Vaillant, Specialties

When The Natural History of Alcoholism was first published in 1983, it was acclaimed in the press as the single most important contribution to the literature on alcoholism since the first edition of Alcoholic Anonymous's Big Book. George Vaillant took on the crucial questions of whether alcoholism is a symptom or a disease, whether it is progressive, whether alcoholics differ from others before the onset of their alcoholism, and whether alcoholics can safely drink. Based on an evaluation of more than 600 individuals followed for over forty years, Vaillant's monumental study offered new and authoritative answers to all of these questions. In this updated version of his classic book Vaillant...

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Alcohol Metabolism: An Update from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Office of Alcohol Policy and Education

We would like to apologize for an outdated and insensitive article on women and alcohol that was here.  The content of the article did not reflect the values of our office.  We are sorry for the harm that the article may have caused people who read it. Alcohol Metabolism: An Update from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Drinking heavily puts people at risk for many adverse health consequences, including alcoholism, liver damage, and various cancers. But some people appear to be at greater risk than others for developing these problems. Why do some people drink more than others? And why do some people who drink develop problems, whereas others do not? Research shows that...

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10 Acting Legends Ruined By Their Alcoholism - Listverse

10 Acting Legends Ruined By Their Alcoholism Though we loved them onscreen, their lives offscreen were quite the mess. Whether out of habit, for fun, or out of despair, these actors and actresses came to depend on the bottle, which resulted in disastrous health problems, relationship troubles, and in many cases, premature deaths. 10 Barbara Payton Starting out as a small-town Minnesota girl, this gorgeous blonde ran off to Hollywood, and it wasn’t long before she became one of the biggest stars of the 1940s and 1950s, starring alongside acting greats like James Cagney, Gary Cooper, and Gregory Peck. However, Payton’s personal life was a chaotic disaster. Chock full of affairs with...

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RT Archives, Society, Alcoholism in Ireland

The first stage to recovery is admittance. One alcoholic tells his story of alcoholism and the eventual recognition that he had a problem with drinking. These are the eyes of an alcoholic. Anybody could become an alcoholic. There is no one type of personality more predisposed than another. The problem of alcoholism in 1960s Ireland is the subject of this investigation by the programme 'Sixty Five'. According to presenter John O'Donoghue, anyone can become an alcoholic. Once addicted, the person is dependent on alcohol like a drug and can't control the number of drinks taken. Blackouts are the most ominous sign. A blackout is when the next morning a drinker can't remember...

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MP Seamus O'Regan, 40 days sober, says it took an intervention to recognize his alcohol problem - Newfoundland Labrador - CBC News

Seamus O'Regan, Liberal MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl, opened up about his struggle with alcoholism Monday, after announcing on social media that he's "40 days alcohol free" following time at a wellness centre. "You come to a point where you think you're totally in control of something, and you realize you're not," he told CBC's David Cochrane. "I realize that I was competent, I was doing a good job, but I was nowhere near my best self. I was nowhere near the man I needed to be." 'I felt for sure I had all of this under control and I realized I didn't.' - Seamus O'Regan, Liberal MP O'Regan said he recognizes now that he's an alcoholic, but didn't realize he had a problem until his...

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Alcoholism a factor in man s fire-starting history,

An alcoholic pensioner who deliberately set two fires near inner city buildings has been sentenced to home detention. Trevor Raymond Harold Riding's offending on February 17 could have resulted in serious damage being done to buildings along the main street of New Plymouth, had the fire taken hold. The summary of facts said about 7.30pm on February 17, the 65-year-old was in the alleyway behind a cafe on Devon St East where he set fire to a green wheelie bin, which contained rubbish. "As a result of the defendant's actions, the contents of the rubbish bin burnt and a large hole was formed in the side of the wheelie bin," the summary of facts stated. The fire service, which was called to the...

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‘Alcoholism continues long after you stop drinking': my 15 years sober, Society, The Guardian

Tanya Gold: ‘In my history of alcoholism, I have been at my most healthy when I knew that I was ill.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian I t is easy to get morphine in University College hospital, London, if you are a good liar. It hurts, you tell the midwife, although you can’t feel anything, being so high on morphine already that someone could hit you with a sledgehammer and you would only laugh: what else you got? It was close to midnight on 13 August 2013, and I was on medical-grade opiates; nothing else can make you forget you are about to give birth. Eleven years without alcohol or drugs, and I fell, complete, into the waiting groove. I loved it. I was having a party in the...

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Getting Life Insurance With a History of Alcoholism

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History of Alcohol

Alcohol HistoryIt’s likely that alcohol production started when early farmers noted the fermentation that took place in fallen fruit. They may have found the fizzy flavor and sharp aroma pleasing. Trial and error using different fruits and grains finally resulted in formulas that could be refined and repeated for a pleasant alcoholic drink.Alcohol manufacture started in an organized fashion about 10,000 years ago, when a fermented drink was produced from honey and wild yeasts.By 6000 BC, grapevines were being cultivated in the mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas, for the purpose of making wine. In another 2000 years, Mesopotamia (presentday Iraq) had a thriving winemaking...

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