Does Climate Affect Alcohol Intake?

Researchers investigated whether there was a connection between alcohol intake and climate for a new study. Could the…


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Eric Clapton Committed To Sobriety After Son’s Death

Rather than returning to drugs and alcohol to cope with his son's accidental death, Eric Clapton turned to…


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Alcohol-Related Deaths Surge Among Women

A new study revealed that alcohol-related deaths among women have increased substantially from 2007 to 2017. Despite…


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Herbert Fingarette, Controversial Author Of "Heavy Drinking," Dies At 97

Fingarette argued that heavy drinking was willful and that moderation is an option in his book Heavy Drinking: The Myth…


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Aaron Neville's Son Details Getting Sober, Helping Others

“Keith [Richards] hated that I was smoking crack,” Neville recalled. “He’d look at me like,…


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"Sex And The City" Star Kristin Davis Credits Acting For Sobriety

“I don’t think I would be alive. I’m an addict. I’m a recovering alcoholic. If I hadn’t…


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AJ McLean Talks Recent Relapse, Recovery & Self-Care

"I have no shame in saying, I’ve relapsed over the past year. It’s no secret that this is a disease, and…


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Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Discusses Addiction in New Memoir

In his new memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” the singer-songwriter details his struggles with…


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France Approves New Drug To Treat Alcoholism

Some are concerned about the efficacy of the drug as well as its possible side effects. French health authorities have…


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Evolution of a Beard: My Growth as Reflected Through Facial Hair

My hatred and rage grew alongside my father's beard. Beards represented mental illness. Beards represented…


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Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

ARTICLE SUMMARY: Alcoholism the #1 addiction in America. The social acceptance of drinking can often lead to denial.…


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Alcohol Symptoms and Warning Signs

ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Drinking too much, too often is considered “alcohol abuse”. It can be a warning sign of…


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The Genetics of Alcoholism

ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Scientists still have not identified the combination of genes thought to increase risk of alcohol…


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Alcoholism Causes and Risk Factors

ARTICLE OVERVIEW: Many risk factors contribute to a drinking problem. We review the major ones, starting with…


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Americans Are Drinking And Spending More On Alcohol

Researchers found that drinking increased in all subgroups of the population, and most steeply among women, the elderly…


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Michael Caine Details Alcoholism In Memoir: I Drank Two Bottles A Day

The iconic actor credits his wife with helping him overcome his alcoholism. Actor Michael Caine owes a lot to his wife…


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Michael Phelps Speaks Out About Battling Depression, Anxiety

“I was so down on myself. I didn’t have any self-love and, quite honestly, I just didn’t want to be…


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Ben Affleck To Portray Former Basketball Star In Recovery

Affleck reportedly began preparing for the role while in rehab with daily training and meetings with a basketball…


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Are Diabetics More Likely To Die From Alcoholism?

Alcohol-related deaths, specifically cirrhosis of the liver, were as much as 10 times higher for those with diabetes,…


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Jamie Lee Curtis: Sobriety Changed Everything

The "Halloween" actress revealed in an interview that she would not be where she is now without sobriety. Now coming up…


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"That's So Raven" Star Orlando Brown Enters Rehab

Since his Disney days, Brown has battled substance use disorders and has had multiple run-ins with the law. Orlando…


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Goo Goo Dolls Singer John Rzeznik Reflects On Getting Sober

The "Iris" singer has been sober since 2014.  The Goo Goo Dolls, the multi-platinum rock group best known for hits…


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Bradley Cooper’s "A Star Is Born" Role Hits Close To Home For Sober Actor

“Anytime you’re trying to tell the truth you need to go to places and use things that have happened to you,…


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Olympian Ryan Lochte To Enter Treatment for Alcoholism

A pair of incidents with the law were the reported driving factors behind Lochte's decision to enter treatment. …


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Ben Affleck Speaks Out After Completing Rehab Program

The Justice League star told fans on social media he just finished a 40-day rehab stint. Actor Ben Affleck…


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Trump Says Sobriety Is One Of His "Few Good Traits"

The president went on to say that he would "be the world's worst” if he drank.  President Trump told…


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Kevin Hart Details Forgiving His Father For Being Absent Due To Addiction

With the help of his older brother, Hart eventually put aside his feelings and helped his father find help in…


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Morning Roundup: Oct. 2, 2018

Kevin Hart opens up about forgiving now-sober dad, why legalizing weed in NJ could change world market, LA secures…


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Martin Sheen On Sobriety, Supporting Charlie Sheen

"I think all of us are striving to lead honest lives. That’s a requirement of every human being." Actor Martin…


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The Eternal Holiday of the Alcoholic

When you drink constantly, you become numb, slipping down into a sub-life, a waking coma. You become a chaotic ghost…


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Alcohol Responsible For 5% Of Deaths Worldwide

A new WHO report found that alcohol-related deaths continue to be a major issue, particularly among men. More than 5%…


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Kathleen Turner Talks Alcoholism, Recovery

“I thought I could control the pain of my illness better with alcohol than I could with pain medication."…


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How Drugs, Alcohol & Suicide Are Affecting The Average Lifespan

A new CDC report has revealed some alarming changes in life expectancy trends. A new CDC report reveals that the…


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Former Pantera Frontman Phil Anselmo: I'm Nine Months Clean

"I haven’t had a drink in almost three years. Man, I’m feeling better and better.” Lead singer Phil…


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Casey Affleck Opens Up About Ben's Alcoholism Struggle, Rehab Stay

"I think for his kids’ sake and for their mom, and for himself, he’s trying to do the work and get it…


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Sia Celebrates Eight Years of Sobriety

“Eight years sober today. I love you, keep going. You can do it.” Pop star Sia celebrated eight years of…


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Dolores O’Riordan's Alcohol-Related Cause of Death Revealed

The Cranberries singer's body was found in a London hotel in January.  The Cranberries singer Dolores…


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Slash Talks Performing, Writing Music While Sober

“I found that when I got sober... my partying thing was really a matter of killing time in between things."…


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John Goodman Dishes on Sobriety, Roseanne Barr & Showbiz

The 66-year old-character actor gave up alcohol in 2007 and still attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings almost every…


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Mel B To Enter Rehab For Alcohol, Sex Addiction

Brown says she has been using alcohol to “numb my pain,” spurred by a difficult divorce and the death of…


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No Amount Of Alcohol Is Safe To Drink, Game-Changing Study Reveals

Alcohol accounted for 20% of deaths in 2016, according to a new report. Even one drink occasionally may be one too…


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Steve-O Discusses Bam Margera's Recent Relapse

Margera was allegedly seven months sober prior to cracking open a beer following a traumatizing mugging, but Steve-O…


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Ben Affleck Heads Back To Rehab

Days after Affleck entered rehab, news broke that he and actress Jennifer Garner reached a settlement in…


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Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Celebrates Another Sober Milestone

Sorrentino announced his new sober milestone on Instagram and was showered with praise by his "Jersey Shore"…


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Former Amazon Employee Quit Job To Chronicle Journey To Sobriety

Kristi Coulter decided to focus on her sobriety more than her life as a person with alcoholism as she…


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AA Meetings Are Thriving In A Country Where Alcohol Is Illegal

A new episode of PBS's "Frontline" offers a glimpse inside Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Iran.  Alcohol is…


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How Alcoholism Can Affect Communication Even After Sobriety

The voices of people with alcoholism were perceived as “less expressive,” “rougher,” and…


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Bam Margera Discusses DUI, Rehab

After attending a Jackass reunion earlier this year, Margera says he had "the pleasure of getting a DUI" which led to…


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"Facts Of Life" Star Charlotte Rae Dies At 92

Rae had been sober for decades, after attending her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the early 1970s. Charlotte…


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Is Alcohol Consumption Among Women On The Rise?

A number of studies over the past few years have noted an eye-opening change in the drinking habits of women. It was an…


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Sober Cleveland Police Officer Gives Back To Local Recovery Community

After a lengthy battle with alcoholism, a Cleveland detective got sober and inspired those around him to change their…


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Anthony Hopkins On Alcoholism: I Was Disgusted, Busted & Not To Be Trusted

“I still cannot believe that my life is what it is because I should have died in Wales, drunk or something like…


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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologizes For Airline Incident: Alcohol Doesn't Suit Me

Meyers revealed that his recent, highly-publicized inflight trouble was the result of a lapse in his sobriety. …


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Liver Disease On The Rise, Especially Among Young Adults

A new study found that cirrhosis-related deaths in the US increased 65% between 1999 and 2016.  According to a new…


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Jack Black Details What He Learned About Recovery While Filming "Don’t Worry"

“It’s a battle for survival for millions of people around the world, and some of them are battling silently…


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Morning Roundup: July 19, 2018

NY governor warms up to legal marijuana, father and daughter team up to open rehab facility, stickers encourage…


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Native American Walk for Sobriety Focuses on Self-Empowerment and Self-Esteem

"Mass extermination and ethnic cleansing of Native Americans over centuries has Indian Country’ suffering from…


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Iggy Azalea On Demi Lovato’s Relapse: "To Be Honest With The World Is Admirable"

“I had known about it, as a close friend. So I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people about that,…


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5 Tips For Staying Sober In College

At the end of the day, the college experience is about so much more than just alcohol. For most people, college is not…


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Black Keys Collaborator Richard Swift's Cause Of Death Revealed

The prolific musician battled alcohol addiction prior to his death.  The family of singer-songwriter and music…


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Simon Pegg Details Alcoholism, Depression Battle: It Was Terrible, It Owned Me

“It’s like you have grown a second head and all it wants to do is destroy itself, and it puts that ahead of…


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Jada Pinkett Smith Discusses Past Sex, Alcohol Addictions

The actress held a roundtable on addiction featuring her mother and singer August Alsina for her Facebook talk show,…


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"Sharp Objects" To End Episodes With Mental Health, Substance Abuse PSA

The HBO limited series follows a reporter who struggles with self-harm and alcoholism while investigating a murder…


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Florence Welch On Sobriety: "Performing Without Booze Was A Revelation"

“Before, I thought I ran on a chaos engine, but the more peaceful I am, the more I can give to the work. I can…


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Morning Roundup: July 6, 2018

Writers workshop offered for people in recovery, 'deeply ashamed' state trooper sent to prison for selling drugs, Kelly…


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Country Music's Complicated Relationship With Alcohol

From songs about drowning heartache with whiskey to ones about partying with rum, country music's link to alcohol is…


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Why Some People May Be More Prone To Alcoholism Than Others

A landmark study may have pinpointed a gene that is linked to alcoholism. New research may provide further clues into…


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Demi Lovato Reveals She Relapsed In New Song "Sober"

“To the ones who never left me we’ve been down this road before, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober…


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Brandon Lee Exchanges Barbs With Dad Tommy About Rehab, Sobriety

“I thank my dad for paying for my treatment... My clear mind has allowed me to do a lot with this time. So much…


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Lily Allen Discusses Addiction, Self-Medicating

"I’ve used drugs and alcohol as medicine, almost, when things have been really bad. If I’m in a bad place,…


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Shame, Alcoholism, Stigma, and Suicide

In addiction treatment circles, conventional wisdom suggests we have to let people hit rock bottom before we can help…


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Simon Pegg On Past Drinking Struggles: "I Was Profoundly Unhappy"

The actor recently revealed that a past battle with depression led him to self-medicate with alcohol. English actor and…


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Elizabeth Vargas On Going Public With Alcoholism And Anxiety

“If I’ve helped one person, I feel really great, but I hear from people daily. That makes me feel like…


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David Cassidy Revealed He Was Still Drinking, Didn't Have Dementia Prior To Death

Cassidy made the confession to a producer in a recorded conversation, which will air as part of an upcoming documentary…


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Can The Mere Expectation Of Alcohol Boost Dopamine?

A new study examined the dopamine release levels of people with a family history of alcoholism.  Those with a…


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Drag Race Star: Sobriety Taught Me A Different Way To Look At My Life

"I have a long journey to continue of loving myself, but I can start by doing a few things today to get to where I want…


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Guns N’ Roses Drummer: I’ve Never Been Happier Than I Am Sober

"After, like, the ninth month of not drinking, my whole life did a 180. Everything changed. I became happy again. I…


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