There were quite a few headlines making the rounds last week that light drinking during pregnancy “might be okay”. This was apparently based on a recent study. There’s just one problem – the study most definitely did not say this. Instead, it pointed out how little information we have on the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. […]
When local Casey DenAdel travelled back to her hometown of Petersburg, one of the first things she did was write a letter to the editor of the Petersburg Pilot, the local paper. She wanted to let the tight-knit community know she was sober. Read more here.
From the opinion piece, “Community is everything. It doesn’t matter if that community is an AA group, NA group, church group, family group, or whatever. That community will celebrate you in the good times of your sobriety and support you in the rough times. Whether they know it or not. That community is also your […]
Michael Carson, moderator of the Mat-Su Opioid Task Force, said the event ties into September being National Recovery Month and features both speakers and panel discussions in addition to a general sharing of ideas on combatting the national opioid epidemic. He said people in recovery will join efforts to use both voice and personal experiences […]
Americans are drinking too much. High-risk drinking among US adults increased about 30% between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, according to a new study. The proportion Americans developing alcohol dependence, it said, could be considered a “public health crisis.” Read more here.
It’s a weekday at 11:30 a.m. at the Blue Hill restaurant in Manhattan, and a group of alcohol writers are milling around with cocktails in their hands. The drinks are an off-yellow mix of Meyer lemon, honey, and a base product called Seedlip, and they’re all mixed and shaken by a bartender. Cocktails at 11:30 a.m. […]
Virginia Ramseyer Winter, a body image expert and an assistant professor at the University of Missouri’s School of Social Work, and her co-authors, Andrea Kennedy and Elizabeth O’Neill, used data from a national survey of American teenagers to determine the associations between perceived size and weight, perceived attractiveness, and levels of alcohol and tobacco use. […]