250% increase overall in 2009 over 2003, but most frightening is that the number of incidents involving those under 21 quadrupled over the same period. What do you think is causing the spike in underage spiking?
Psychology Today online has a great article about mindfulness and acceptance as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery program. More.
Alcoholics in the News Today:
Music Review from UW Oshkosh’s AdvanceTitan.com: Out of the throes of addiction to alcohol and heroin, Elliott Smith produced heart-rendingly beautiful melodies and lyrics before committing suicide in 2003.
Memoir Review from The Week: Born-again Christian George Bush quit drinking in 1986 and went on to wage war against imaginary enemies in foreign lands resulting in very real tragedy – casualties include hundreds of thousands of human beings, global financial systems, and the Geneva Conventions.
Genome Mapped: Ozzy Osbourne, known as the “Prince of Darkness” during his Black Sabbath days, survived alcohol and drug abuse/addiction for over forty years apparently by virtue of an extraordinary genetic constitution. Despite his crass and rude behavior, he seems to actually be kind of a peach.
According to a new study by Britain’s Center for Crime and Justice Studies finds that alcohol is more dangerous and lethal than illegal drugs including crack cocaine and heroine.
The study ranked the destructiveness of substances like cocaine, heroin, alcohol, ecstasy and marijuana according to factors such as addictiveness, damage to the human body and to families, and economic and environmental costs.
Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin, Study Finds, by The Associated Press