Patrick Kennedy Says He Left Congress to Focus on Recovery
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With more than a half dozen rehab stints behind him, former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is opening up about a life of addiction on Capitol Hill to help de-stigmatize brain diseases and ... Full Story

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Alcoholics Anonymous Works! © Kevin Collins

Two research studies released this month show that AA works to help people reduce their consumption and drinking frequency – and that the more often you attend meetings, the better it works.

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Ready for Super Bowl - Hargrove 1 Year Sober © RimTip21

Last year, without a team to play for, Hargrove wasn’t worried about football - he was trying to take his life back, spending 10 months in drug rehab and treatment for cocaine, alcohol and marijuana abuse.

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Abstinent Recovering Alcoholics May Sleep Poorly For Years after Quitting © Photo Credit: ArneCoomans

Researchers have long known that alcoholics in recovery face a lengthy period of sleep disruption, but some latest work out of the University of Melbourne suggests that a history of alcoholism can negatively affect sleep quality for as long as 2 years after achieving abstinence.

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Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton Admits to January Relapse; Says, He’s Human © Photo Credit: Keith Allison

Hamilton says that pictures posted online yesterday that show him in compromising poses with women while seemingly drunk at a bar are real and were taken in Tempe Arizona in January.

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Former Meth Users Can Regain Impulse Control; After About a Year of Abstinence © Photo Credit: Cudmore

Researchers at UC Davis have shown that although meth users in recovery have a very difficult time with impulse control, that after 1 year of abstinence, the brain regains much cognitive control.

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Josh Hamilton A Living Testimony © photo by dethtrip99

In his record-breaking performance at the All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium, last week, Josh Hamilton was a living testament that people can change their lives and can overcome addiction to alcohol and drugs.

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Josh Hamilton - From Addiction to All-Star Game Records © Photo: Brainware3000

Hamilton continues his fairy tale season, setting a new record with 28 homers in the batting derby last night.

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The End of Relapse? Researchers Using Brain Protein Manipulations Claim a Breakthrough © Photo: Asplosh

By altering levels of GDNF (a brain protein) in rats, researchers in California were able to greatly reduce alcohol cravings and consumption. Fellow scientists call it a landmark study.

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"Blood on the Walls" Biker Bar Transformed Into House of Recovery © Photo: Algavernicky

Once the roughest joint in town, the Eastwood Tavern has been renamed the Eastwood House of Recovery - Now healing instead of hurting.

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