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Is Nalmefene the 'Magic Bullet' for Alcoholism?

By Paul Gaita

After spending decades in testing limbo, nalmefene may finally prove to be a viable option to curb heavy alcohol consumption. MORE  

Actress Elizabeth Peña's Death Caused By Alcohol Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

The La Bamba actress died from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. MORE  

My One Step Program

By Nick Dothée

When you start to realize that the life you’re living looks vastly different than the clear picture you’ve been painting since age six, the drinking is no longer fun, but rather necessary for survival, and then finally, just plain sad. MORE  

U.K. Addiction Treatment Plan For 'Mild Alcoholics' Sparks Debate

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost a million people in the UK will be eligible for nalmefene. MORE  

Phil Collins Says He 'Nearly Died' From Drinking

By Paul Gaita

A host of health and personal problems led the Grammy-winning performer to fall down the well of addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. MORE  

Diego Maradona Admits Past Drug Use Has Caught Up to Him

By McCarton Ackerman

The Argentinian soccer legend admitted that his cocaine and alcohol abuse hindered his potential while damaging his health. MORE  

'Curly Sue' Child Star Reveals Adult Alcoholism In Blog Post

By McCarton Ackerman

The former child star wrote about her struggle with addiction on the website Lil' Mamas. MORE  

Scientists Discover Gene That Links Alcoholism to Heredity

By Paul Gaita

Researchers may have found a genetic way to decrease the amount of alcohol consumption. MORE  

The Link Between Alcohol and Depression

By A.J. Dugger III

Which comes first? Does depression lead to addiction or is it the other way around? MORE  

What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

By Paul Gaita

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression. MORE  

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