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Sue and her husband loved to go on ski vacations, skiing on the slopes all morning and starting their drinking at lunchtime. Sue, who asked that her last name not be used, wasn't always sure the next morning what she had said or done -- or if she had apologies to make to anyone.

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New pill to help stop drinking, drug useupdated: Thu Feb 23 2012 17:01:00

For CNN's In Depth series on addiction, Gupta talks about Naltrexone, a pill designed to halt alcohol and drug craving

SI.com: Seth Davis: Larry Eustachy is making most of his second chance at Southern Missupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 13:13:00

As the final eight seconds ticked off during his team's home game against Memphis on Feb. 1, Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy was overcome by an ominous feeling. Last season, the Golden Eagles lost three games on buzzer-beating three-pointers. Three weeks before, Southern Miss had a chance to win at Memphis, but sophomore guard Cedric Jenkins missed a potential game-winner with three seconds left. Eustachy's teams had played Memphis 17 times during his seven-plus seasons in Hattiesburg. They had lost every one.

Kim Richards in rehab for 'serious' issuesupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 10:39:00

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards entered rehab last week to seek treatment for alcohol abuse and "other problems," a source tells PEOPLE.

Chewing tobacco and a Major League dreamupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 10:07:00

A baseball tradition is about to end.

SI.com: Jack McCallum: Mullin's on-court lessons went far beyond game of basketballupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 13:43:00

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- There are some players who seem organically connected to their alma maters. That is, you can't imagine seeing them in any other uniform except the one they wore. Patrick Ewing? Eternally a Georgetown guy. Was Christian Laettner not made for Duke? And another such player was Chris Mullin, St. John's through and through.

SI.com: Jon Wertheim: Closs gets life in order after drinking sabotaged NBA careerupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 11:05:00

You remember Keith Closs? Maybe you don't. He was one of those cult figures the NBA seems to have a singular knack for producing. A backup center for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1997-2000, Closs bore a physical resemblance to the map of Chile, standing 7-3, weighing 212 pounds. He occupied some space, blocked a few shots, wore his hair in various styles -- a mountainous Afro one night, braids the next. He was short on minutes but long on attitude. He was an early victim of the cell phone paparazzi -- "One of the first!" he said proudly -- when he was jumped by an L.A. street gang, the beating caught on video that, inevitably, went viral.

People.com: Real Housewives of New York City: Who's an Alcoholic?updated: Tue Aug 02 2011 15:10:00

Ramona claims Jill went to AA and Jill says Ramona is "destructive"

Alcohol and anxiety a risky mix for someupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:43:00

Many people who experience chronic feelings of anxiety about social situations, work and relationships, or other aspects of everyday life often reach for a beer or a glass of wine to quell their unease.

People.com: Ramona Singer: I Don't Have a Drinking Problemupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 13:30:00

"Do I overdrink? No," the reality star says. "I drink with responsibility"

Treatment center lets alcoholics drinkupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:42:00

A state-subsidized home for alcoholics allows drinking. CNN's Chris Welch goes inside a so-called 'wet house.'

A safe place to drink, or just giving up?updated: Thu May 12 2011 09:42:00

Nick Lott's clothes hang neatly inside his closet. His room is tidy and his bed is sharply made. He says it's "a blessing" that he even has his own room to keep clean.

People.com: Whitney Houston in Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Treatmentupdated: Mon May 09 2011 16:53:00

The singer voluntarily entered an out-patient rehab program, says her rep

Sammy Hagar talks alcoholism, Van Halenupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 10:50:00

Sammy Hagar explains problems he and Eddie Van Halen had with alcohol.

Sammy Hagar talks family, Van Halen and aliensupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 10:50:00

Rock singer Sammy Hagar, a little older since his Van Halen days but still featuring bountiful blond curls, touted single moms, family and sex Monday night on the premiere of HLN's "Dr. Drew."

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Cabrera must get his life back in orderupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 01:50:00

There are a lot of troubling things about Miguel Cabrera's arrest on the side of a small Florida highway a few days ago for driving while intoxicated.

SI.com: Tom Verducci: Why Pujols may be as good as goneupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 10:48:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If the St. Louis Cardinals are not prepared to pay Albert Pujols more than the Phillies pay Ryan Howard -- that's $25 million per year - then they never had a shot at keeping their iconic player in St. Louis and he is as good as gone.

Alcohol disrupts women's sleepupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 18:55:00

Drinking alcohol may help put you to sleep, but as the night wears on -- and the booze wears off -- you may find yourself tossing and turning. This may be especially true if you're a woman, according to a new study.

People.com: Camille Grammer 'So Sorry' for Fighting with Kyle Richardsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 14:56:00

The Beverly Hills reunion ends with an apology but not before some serious drama

People.com: Camille Grammer: I Was Set Up to Look Bad on Real Housewivesupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 08:49:00

Get a sneak peek at all the drama on the upcoming Beverly Hills reunion

People.com: Golden-Voiced Ted Williams Entering Rehab, Says Dr. Philupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 07:31:00

The talk show host says he convinced the ex-homeless man to seek treatment for drugs and alcohol abuse

Energy drinks linked to alcohol problemsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:36:00

Caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko have come under fire from lawmakers and public health officials in recent weeks, following reports of hospitalizations and even some deaths tied to the potent drinks.

Bush on waterboarding: 'Damn right'updated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:54:00

CNN's Sarah Endo discusses the former president's new book, "Decision Points."

Bush writes of anger, resolve after Sept. 11 attacksupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 15:54:00

The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.

Former girlfriend says Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker, porn userupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 06:07:00

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker who had a pornography habit or fetish in the 1980s, then changed radically when he stopped drinking alcohol, his former girlfriend told CNN on Monday.

'Clarence Thomas became a-sexual'updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 06:07:00

Lillian McEwen says she and Clarence Thomas were close but his ambition and decision to not drink led to their breakup.

Cabbie stabbing suspect released on $500,000 bailupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 13:18:00

Michael Enright, the 21-year-old film student accused of slashing the throat of a New York City taxi driver after asking if he was Muslim was released on $500,000 bail Tuesday afternoon.

Binge drinking, pot may harm teen brainsupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 20:08:00

Even teenagers know that downing 12 beers in a single night isn't good for their bodies and can be dangerous. But a new study suggests that routine binge drinking like this may cause mental problems -- including a reduced ability to think -- that can last long after the hangovers have worn off.

Can a bigger booze tax reduce disease, crime?updated: Fri Sep 24 2010 10:27:00

Alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and it contributes to countless diseases, car crashes, injuries, and crimes.

Want to keep your child drug-free? Here are five signs of possible troubleupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 12:31:00

"I see a scared, scared woman," said Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael, in an interview with CNN's Larry King, referring to how he felt watching the troubled movie star being handcuffed and taken away to jail on Tuesday.

Enough with celebrity 'rehab-abuse'updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:28:00

At some point, the "rush to rehab," reached the ridiculous. Does a week pass without some celebrity, politician or famous athlete heading to a rehabilitation treatment center? And often with the cameras rolling.

Lindsay Lohan lockdown under wayupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:28:00

Lindsay Lohan begins serving a 90 day jail sentence for violating probation.

More Americans drinking (alcohol)updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 09:21:00

More adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking alcohol, according to a new study of the nation's drinking habits.

People.com: Emotional Jesse James: I Hit Rock Bottomupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 08:06:00

Choking up in court, Sandra Bullock's ex says he's "continuing treatment"

One lawyer behind many allegations of Catholic Church abuseupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 16:20:00

The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them -- and the intense media attention they've garnered -- can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson.

Let teens drink? Parents wrestle with the questionupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:10:00

Martha was tough on her children when it came to alcohol in their early teens.

Actor Rip Torn posts bail; accused of breaking into bankupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 17:47:00

Actor Rip Torn, who was arrested Friday night after allegedly breaking into a bank in Salisbury, Connecticut, appeared in court Monday and posted $100,000 bond.

Being choosy about booze helps avoid hangover -- to a pointupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 10:13:00

As holiday revelers lift their glasses at office parties and New Year's bashes, they may want to keep one rule of thumb in mind: the darker the liquor, the bigger the hangover.

The proven power of giving, not gettingupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 13:27:00

Kevin Garibo hasn't known life outside a hospital. Born three months ago with respiratory issues, he needed a procedure to breathe on his own. Nurses prod at him, medical machines hum around him and tubes are more present than teddy bears.

Alcohol takes its toll on Russians' healthupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:13:00

In Russia, where the government has designated alcoholism a "national disaster," men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years -- one of the lowest in Europe.

Russia battles alcoholupdated: Mon Nov 30 2009 10:13:00

Vital Signs travels to Russia where in some parts of the country alcohol is killing half the population.

Fortune: The genetics of addictionupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:51:00

Why do some people get hooked on drugs and alcohol, while others can party hard and walk away? We tend to think it's a matter of willpower or moral fiber, but it has more to do with a roll of the genetic dice.

Commentary: Drinking age of 21 saves livesupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 08:09:00

The national policy that set a minimum legal drinking age of 21 is being questioned by a group of 135 college and university presidents through an effort called the Amethyst Initiative.

People.com: David Hasselhoff Ready for Jury Duty After 911 Callupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:35:00

The America's Got Talent judge is back on his feet after a trip to the hospital

Commentary: Drinking age of 21 doesn't workupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 10:03:00

One year ago, a group of college and university presidents and chancellors, eventually totaling 135, issued a statement that garnered national attention.

TV sitcom pioneer Gale Storm diesupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 21:25:00

Gale Storm, whose acting and singing talents earned her three stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, died Saturday, according to a Danville, California nursing facility where she was a patient.

Russia's bleak picture of healthupdated: Wed May 20 2009 00:27:00

In Russia, a country often associated with consumption of mass amounts of vodka, men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years -- one of the lowest in Europe.

Are you an alcoholic?updated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:15:00

How much, exactly, does a person have to drink to be considered an alcoholic? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the question.

With anti-addiction pill, 'no urge, no craving'updated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:15:00

A no-frills bar called Goober's, just north of Providence, Rhode Island, is probably the last place you'd expect to find a debate over cutting-edge addiction therapy. But this is where Walter Kent, a retired mechanic, spends his Fridays. He helps in the kitchen and hangs out in the bar, catching up with old friends.

Alcoholism: What you might not knowupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 12:59:00

Concerns about alcohol abuse have been making headlines this week.

Have I drunk enough to cause liver cirrhosis?updated: Wed Dec 24 2008 11:13:00

I am a 28-year-old male, about 5 feet 9 and 235 pounds. Most of the extra weight is in the midsection. I do exercise three to four times weekly, but I love to eat. My question is, I have had elevated liver enzymes on and off (usually on) for about three years. During my four years of college, I drank A LOT of alcohol. I would say about 12 drinks a day, every day for four years. I still drink a day or two a month (and yes to the point of intoxication). I know this is not a good behavior and has its dangers. But I would like to know how likely it would be that I have already started liver cirrhosis from my drinking. Any advice on anything above would help. Thank you all very much.

Bush opens up on struggle with alcohol abuseupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 15:44:00

President Bush reflected on his own struggle with alcohol in a White House meeting Thursday that touted gains in the war on drug abuse.

When sex becomes an addictionupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 16:33:00

"Californication" star David Duchovny made headlines for voluntarily entering rehab last week. But it wasn't for drugs or alcohol. It was for another dependency, one that affects millions of Americans but is seldom discussed: sex addiction.

Time.com: Univ. Presidents: Lower Drinking Ageupdated: Mon Aug 18 2008 16:00:00

College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus

New Year's baby's death shatters family, relationshipsupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:39:00

Camryn Jakeb Wilson was bathed in TV lights the day he was born, celebrated on the local news as Summit County's 2008 New Year's baby after his arrival at 12:33 a.m. January 1.

Shaking babies can killupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 16:39:00

Shaken Baby Syndrome: What is it and how can you avoid it? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Military alcohol abuseupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 10:57:00

A study shows troops return from war zones with drinking problems. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Time.com: Study: Drinking Issue for Reservistsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 17:00:00

National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests

People.com: Robin Williams's Daughter: 'I Want My Parents to Be Happy'updated: Fri Apr 25 2008 21:34:00

Despite her parents' pending divorce, Zelda Williams tells PEOPLE "there's no bitterness"

People.com: Steve-O 'Powerless Over Alcoholism'updated: Fri Mar 21 2008 09:23:00

The hospitalized Jackass star says his parents gave him alcohol as a child

The health pros and cons of drinkingupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 10:11:00

When you toast the New Year with a flute of champagne or down a glass of your favorite red wine on the weekends, it can actually be good news for your body: One glass a day (or less) can make your heart stronger and may boost your memory.

People.com: Keith Urban: Motorcycle Accident Caused by Paparazziupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 11:04:00

Keith Urban was en route to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Sydney on Monday when he got into a motorcycle accident while being followed by a photographer, he said in a statement.

Time.com: CNN's Jack Cafferty Mouths Offupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 13:50:00

The CNN anchor talks about his new book, his troubled family and impeaching the President

Time.com: Anti-Smoking Pill May Help Curb Drinkingupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 17:15:00

A single pill appears to hold promise in curbing the urges to both smoke and drink, according to researchers trying to help people overcome addiction by targeting a pleasure center in the brain

Time.com: Alcoholism Study Shows High Statsupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 11:10:00

More than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives, and few have received treatment

Recovering Maradona leaves clinicupdated: Tue May 08 2007 04:00:00

Argentine legend Diego Maradona said he has kicked his alcoholism and plans to return playing friendly matches.

Maradona is taken back to hospitalupdated: Fri Apr 13 2007 07:27:00

Diego Maradona has been re-admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital just two days after he left a private clinic where he was being treated for acute hepatitis linked to alcohol abuse.

CNNMoney: Workplace drug use hits lowest on recordupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 12:56:00

Drug use in the workplace sank to the lowest level in 18 years in 2006, according to the nation's biggest maker of workplace drug-testing kits.

Mel Gibson pleads no contest in DUI caseupdated: Thu Aug 17 2006 15:01:00

Actor Mel Gibson pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and has been sentenced to three years on probation, prosecutors said.

Gibson apologizes for behaviorupdated: Fri Jul 28 2006 15:53:00

Actor and director Mel Gibson issued a statement on Saturday, apologizing to deputies for his "belligerent behavior" when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu the day before.

CNNMoney: FDA approves alcoholism treatmentupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 15:58:00

The Food and Drug Administration approved Vivitrol, a treatment for alcoholism from two companies, Alkermes and Cephalon, the drug companies said.

Best 'hanging-on' says his doctorupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 11:54:00

The doctor treating George Best for a life-threatening lung infection has warned that the ex-Manchester United star will not survive unless he soon shows signs of improvement.

Soccer star Best 'feeling better'updated: Tue Oct 04 2005 07:31:00

Former soccer star George Best, who has battled alcoholism since quitting the game, is "feeling better" but will be in intensive care for several more days, his agent said Tuesday.

Fortune: Reefer Sanityupdated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

If you're among those of us who did inhale, you'll recall one of the weed's enjoyable side effects: intense attacks of the munchies that sent you scurrying for baked beans and Moon Pies faster than...

Fortune: The Last Taboo It's not sex. It's not drinking. It's stress--and it's soaring.updated: Mon Oct 28 2002 00:01:00

For John Haughom, it started about two years ago.

Fortune: A TROUBLED GOLFER'S LAST CHANCE SPORTS MARKETINGupdated: Mon Jul 07 1997 00:01:00

Bad has almost always been good in sports. Depression-era baseball fans cheered Ty Cobb, famous for both his extraordinary batting skills and his extraordinarily bad attitude, just as their grandki...

Fortune: IN A DRY ERA YOU CAN STILL BE TRAPPED BY DRINKING SURE, THE THREE-MARTINI LUNCH IS LONG GONE, BUT THAT GLASS updated: Mon Mar 06 1995 00:01:00

Considering that the stuff has been around for at least 6,000 years, and that historians think it may have been invented even before bread, and that 70% of the adult American population uses it, an...

Fortune: The sentence you love to hate, Looney Tunes at Exxon, the case for a martini, and other matters. EXXON'S LITTLE PROBLEMupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

The number most commonly associated with Exxon these days is $5 billion, this fancy figure being the amount of the punitive damages arrived at in September by an Anchorage jury in a lawsuit brought...

Fortune: A free market in the forest, egalitarianism in the FORTUNE 500, women who worry about VMI. EXXON LOSES AGAINupdated: Mon May 03 1993 00:01:00

A case could be made for heading this item Only in America, but that label has been assigned, as usual, to certain incredibleisms off there at the right-hand side of the page. Still, the tale comin...

Fortune: The menace of consumers, sorrow in Pennsylvania, child abuse at the Fed, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State University has been hit with a $1.4 million lawsuit by fired basketball coach Kevin Mackey. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, accuses the university of improperly...

Money Magazine: the harsh facts of campus life today FOR TOO MANY STUDENTS TODAY, THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE MAY INCLUDE CRIME, updated: Tue Sep 10 1991 00:01:00

They will sit on verdant lawns, your children, speaking of Dylan Thomas, pre- Columbian art, hydrostatic equilibrium and Durkheim's theory of anomie. That may be the college life you dream of givin...

Fortune: WORKAHOLICS ANONYMOUS Spending so much time on the job that you're ruining the rest of your life? Some suggestions for managing updated: Mon Aug 14 1989 00:01:00

Sail a paper airplane out a window these days and you're likely to hit a person rushing to or from a gathering devoted to helping those in the grip of some sort of addiction. So-called 12-step prog...

Fortune: The Return of the Bank Dick, strumming on the old sitar, the return of media bias, and other matters. NINE LITTLE REASONS FOR FEupdated: Mon May 22 1989 00:01:00

You need not be a weatherperson to know whence the breezes blow, and you do not have to be a neoconservative in order to feel morose these days. But it helps. As the Bush Administration celebrates ...

Fortune: ALCOHOLICS: CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCKupdated: Mon Dec 19 1988 00:01:00

New research into the baffling causes of alcoholism is unearthing ever deeper clues that it's largely in the genes. And now researchers are making headway in their search for genetic markers that c...

Fortune: The conservative view of alcoholism, Freud meets Jesse Jackson, insanity on the ropes. THINKING ABOUT DRINKINGupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

You wouldn't ordinarily expect a mere book to affect the law of the land, and you doubtless wouldn't expect a book called Heavy Drinking to deviate from that rule. You could be wrong. The volume in...

Fortune: Adam Smith on Smoking, Whizzer White on Drinking, Liberals on Feeling Good, and Other Matters. Sacred Bodiesupdated: Mon May 23 1988 00:01:00

Smokers' rights are collapsing everywhere (see above), but drunks and druggies possibly have more rights than is desirable. In employment situations, alcoholics have often been protected by the not...

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