Posts tagged "alcoholism"

Jon Hamm Has Undergone Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

Oof, were Don Draper's tumbler glasses full of real booze this whole time?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2015

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission. We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous and needs to let the world know it every chance that they get. I usually politely ignore them. But the latest anti-AA screed…
By: Melissa Petro / December 13, 2014

The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day. This is according to Philip J. Cook's "Paying the Tab," based on findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC). As Christopher Ingraham…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

The Texas Republican Convention recently endorsed in its platform so-called "gay reparative therapy," widely considered to be junk science by the medical community. While speaking in San Francisco last night, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, is doubling down on statements that being gay is a "lifestyle choice" and compared being actively gay to being…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Drunk Mom Author Jowita Bydlowska On Alcoholism, Parenthood & Writing

Motherhood. We all have a vision in mind of what it's supposed to look like: warm, nurturing, saccharine, even beatific. Even the messier versions we allow — frazzled new parent anxiety, daylight zombies — still position the mother as with-it and in control. But what about the mothers who are anything but in control? What…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2014

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

Up until two months ago, I was drinking, on average, a bottle of wine a night. I don't know if that makes me an alcoholic. I wasn't going out and getting blotto at bars; I was coming home from work, pouring myself glass after glass while I did responsible adults things, like laundry, cooking dinner,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2014

Homeless Army Veteran Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

Look, this might sound terrible, but I've got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran's voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there ever was one. Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism since leaving the service and has found himself, like many others like him,…
By: Rachel Krause / November 8, 2013

Winos Don’t Know How Much Wine They Drink Because What Does It Matter? More Wine Please!

How do I put this in a way that won't lead my coworkers and family to stage an intervention? I am a functioning wino, by which I mean I drink a lot of wine, but I'm always on time for work, rarely get wasted or have drunken outbursts, and smell just fine, thank you. How…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2013

Lindsay Lohan Tells Oprah That She’s Only Done Cocaine “10 To 15 Times”

Fresh out of her sixth visit to rehab, Lindsay Lohan confessed to Oprah on "Oprah's Next Chapter" -- which aired last night -- that she feels she has finally hit rock bottom and will stay sober. She confessed she is addicted to alcohol and has only taken cocaine "10 to 15 times."  Oprah…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2013

Is There A Penalty For Powerful Women Admitting Mental Illness?

Is there a penalty for a woman who breaks through the glass ceiling and, then, from her position of power, admits that she struggled with mental illness in her past? Yesterday New York City's Speaker of the City Council and the Democratic candidate for mayor Christine Quinn revealed in the New York Times that she…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2013

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Brian Presley (Or Why Melissa Stetten Comes Off Like The Jerk For Live-Tweeting Their Conversation)

On a recent red eye from New York to Los Angeles, model Melissa Stetten sat next to actor Brian Presley and live-tweeted their conversation to approximately 30,000 followers. What ensued was little less than the public humiliation of a husband and father for, among other heinous crimes, allegedly flirting with her and having too much…
By: Alexandra Gekas / June 11, 2012

Evening Quickies: Daniel Radcliffe Filmed “Harry Potter” Drunk

Daniel Radcliffe used to be drunk was filming "Harry Potter" scenes. In the British celeb mag Heat, the sober alcoholic confessed that "I can point to many scenes where I'm just gone. Dead behind the eyes." Daniel also says he drank "nightly" and was very adept at hiding it. He's so lucky he got control of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Girl Talk: I’ve Got “Recovery Envy”

I'm not an addict, and I'm not an alcoholic. But as offensive as this may sound, I sometimes I wish I were, if only so I could have a language and a community to help me deal with what often seem like out of control urges—a structure surrounding me to help me cope with, well,…
By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / November 18, 2011

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol, Coroner Says

Amy Winehouse died from over-consumption of alcohol, according to a coroner's report released today. Amy's blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit when she died on July 23, so she clearly was struggling with sobriety. The Winehouse family released a statement which reads: "It is some relief to finally find out what happened…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse's family has a hunch about what we might find in her toxicology report—that she died from alcohol withdrawal. They believe that laying off the alcohol cold turkey may be what…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 28, 2011

Mary J. Blige Says She Almost Died From Alcoholism

"[Alcoholism] was bigger than me. It was definitely going to kill me. I remember sitting on my bed. I swear, I don't know what death feels like, but I felt like my spirit was trying to leave my body. I really didn't care about myself. I was borderline suicidal. I was like the walking dead…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 26, 2011

5 Things To Know About Betty Ford, “Stealth Feminist” And First Lady

Betty Ford is not a First Lady most of us think about regularly (unless, I suppose, one is an addict). She lacked the glitz and glamour of Michelle Obama or Jackie O and was not necessarily a powerhouse in the White House like Eleanor Roosevelt. But when Betty Ford died on Friday at age…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2011

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Jonathan Rhys Meyers of "The Tudors" was reportedly hospitalized this week after trying to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, People and The Sun are reporting. The 33-year-old actor, who's clocked in five stints in rehab for alcohol abuse over the years, was allegedly found slumped over on the ground by paramedics who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2011

Girl Talk: I Was Pregnant, He Was Partying

One night, while six months pregnant, I woke to the sound of something crashing down the stairs. That something, I discovered, was my husband Jason, who lay sprawled on the floor like a limp marionette. At first, I was worried. Had he broken his neck? Was the father of my unborn child alive? But my…
By: Judy Dutton / April 20, 2011

A 3-Year-Old Alcoholic !?

You know there's a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK's National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they've treated for alcohol addiction was three years old. They are not releasing any further info on the patient's identity to protect his or her confidentiality.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2011
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