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Selma Blair reveals her battle with depression and alcoholism

05-17   Selma Blair reveals her battle with depression and alcoholism

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The life of Hollywood stars is all about glitz and glamor. However, owing to the high pressures of the industry, their lives can be quite overwhelming emotionally, causing mental illnesses or substance use disorders (SUD). One such example is that of actress Selma Blair. One of the most versatile personalities in Hollywood, Blair took to […]


John Goodman recalls his journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety

04-06   John Goodman recalls his journey from alcohol addiction to sobriety

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American actor John Stephen Goodman, famous for playing the role of Dan Conner in the ABC TV series “Roseanne,” revealed how he had struggled with alcoholism in the past. In an interview with Willie Geist broadcast on Sunday Today, Goodman explained in detail his prolonged battle with alcoholism and the ways he adopted to get […]


Aged people with AUD have greater risk of brain deficits, says study

03-22   Aged people with AUD have greater risk of brain deficits, says study

Problematic drinking habit, also referred to as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is known to cause various physical disorders. However, it can also affect the functioning of the frontal lobe, especially a distinct modification in the frontal cortex volumes apart from the prefrontal and frontal, says a recent study. The findings of the study titled “The […]


Dry January: How to make the most of it

01-03   Dry January: How to make the most of it

“Sign up, save money, feel great,” says the Alcohol Concern website, credited with the initiation of the Dry January campaign. Ever since the launch of the event, which encourages people to observe January as Dry January every year, millions of people have benefitted by abstaining from alcohol during the first month of the year. The […]


Binge drinking increases effectiveness in directing attention to alcohol cues, says study

07-18   Binge drinking increases effectiveness in directing attention to alcohol cues, says study

People are well aware of the numerous and adverse effects of alcohol, yet many continue to drink, with some even indulging in binge drinking. A recent study has suggested that alcohol use and its effect can alter the way information is processed in the brain. According to the study, titled “Attentional blink to alcohol cues […]


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