“We have a really strong impulse to treat anxiety as if it’s a problem in and of itself — like, ‘I don’t want to be anxious, how do I get rid of the anxiety?’ And I think that’s really harmful,” Dr. Fisher said. Anxiety can be a beautiful teacher when you lean into the feeling, he said, and “really listen to it.”To cut down, remember how hang-xiety feels.One question I (of course) asked experts was whether there’s a way to drink alcohol and somehow avoid the next-day nastin…….
A woman whose husband is charged with attempting to murder her has told court she didn’t see who shot her and doesn’t remember what she told police afterwards.Gamdur Brar is on trial for the first-degree murder of his wife’s 19-year-old nephew Harmanjot Bhattal, and the attempted murder with a firearm of his wife Satvir Brar.Gamdur Brar, 45, has pleaded not guilty to both counts.The judge-only trial began in late November, and prosecutors have called several witnesses who testified to seeing a c…….
Kristian Thompson was just 18 when his went to pick up some friends at a night cub in County Durham on September 3, 2010. After being asked by a man in the toilets if he had any cigarettes and replying no, Kristian was the victim of a single punch attack, and after falling and hitting his head on the floor, was taken to Durham University Hospital where he fell into a coma.He underwent surgery to remove part of his skull and also had the front lobe of his brain removed. (Left to right) Mick Irwin…….
Like many millennials who grew up in a smallish town, my relationship with alcohol came barrelling into my life hard and fast. Teens getting their stomach pumped on the weekend was a pretty normal occurrence; so was giving a stranger on the street a tenner to buy you and your mates a bottle of cheap vodka. “She’s speaking on the big white telephone” was slang in Devon for having your head down the toilet.Everyone found it funny: funny that one time I woke up in a flower bed, and that none …….
Imagine you have a security blanket you’ve carried around since you were a teenager.It’s there when you need it, supporting you when you feel anxious, cheering you up when you feel down, and always close by when you’re celebrating.Drinking alcohol is something I’ve done most of my life, through high school, university, mother’s groups (wine o’clock yet?) and with work colleagues.I started drinking at 16 and grew up in a family where social drinking was a regular practice. I always had a sense I …….
The scheme is being organised by St Brigid’s Church, Carnhill to facilitate those who wish to stop drinking for the month of November. Many people do this to offer spiritual support to a relation who is struggling because of alcohol or an addiction problem.Taking the pledge involves three commitments – to abstain from alcohol; to wear the Pioneer emblem; and to recite the Pioneer prayer twice daily. Offer this act as a sacrifice for the eternal salvation of their deceased loved ones, and for…….
In Asia, the disease was first observed in July 2019 in Bangladesh, China and India, according to a report by the FAO. At the time this FAO report was published in 2020, the disease had not yet been detected in Pakistan – so it can be concluded that the disease was detected in India before it was detected in Pakistan, and that the claim that the disease spread from Pakistan to India is false. …….
Online communities for the sober-curious are booming as alcohol abuse rates, and the effects, soar.
Unlike AA, the clubs don’t ask people to claim the term alcoholic or view sobriety as the single end-goal.
Some addiction specialists worry the groups keep problem drinkers from known-to-be-effective treatments.
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My last drink occurred just like my first. In a crowded room, surrounded by people I wanted to be like and be liked by.
Last April, I went to a party in the West Village. Surrounded by beautiful, shiny people, I felt dull and alone. Nursing a drink like everyone else, I just wanted to go home. That night I realized somethin…….
Lawrence Smith/StuffJustus Morgan-Rattray was arrested after post-game drinks with his rugby team-mates in central Picton. (File photo)A teenager with a “real problem handling alcohol” would struggle with a court-imposed drinking ban, his lawyer says, especially as his rugby team likes to have a beer after games. Blenheim lawyer John Holdaway said his client, 19-year-old Justus Nesta Rangi Morgan-Rattray, was prepared to stop drinking, but added “it will be hard for him”. “Having a bee…….