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Public Image and Private Reality: Celebrities and Alcohol

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Constantly in the spotlight, triumphs and foibles of celebrities are magnified to the umpteenth degree. And the rise of social media has only increased the scrutiny. Further, many famous people feel obligated to project an image that everything is fine, when sometimes in real life that is not the case. But that “public image vs. […]

10 Alternatives to AA: How Modern Science Can Help You Drink Less

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Alcohol abuse is a tale as old as time, and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been around since the 1930s. But scientific breakthroughs in the last few decades have brought about effective alternatives to AA. Life-changing medications have been FDA-approved and available for use to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD) for many years, but society—including the […]

Women, Alcohol, Anxiety—and Why AA Might Not Work

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Women are drinking alcohol more than before. But the most common treatment option for addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), may not be of much help for women with anxiety. Last year, the medical community and news media alike learned about a recent, alarming development in women’s drinking habits. According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, […]

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