Study Suggests LSD as Treatment for Alcoholism

Before LSD became widely used by the Woodstock generation, scientists explored the potential of using the hallucinogenic drug to treat anxiety, pain and alcoholism.

Researchers in Norway have recently revisited the question of whether LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is an effective treatment option for alcoholism.

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Orange County Sheriff Deputy Shows Up Drunk to His DUI Court Hearing

On Friday Judge Frank Fasel doubled Allan James Waters' prison sentence from 16 months to 32 months. Waters, aged 33,  is a former Orange County California sheriff deputy. The judge’s decision to give Waters a longer sentence was influenced after Waters showed up drunk in court to face his DUI charge last month.

The former Laguna Niguel resident pleaded guilty on April 7, 2011 to multiple accounts. Waters is being charged for:

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Linked to Increased Risk of Alcoholism

 

Gastric bypass and Lap-Band surgery are two increasingly popular procedures that are used to aid in weight loss.  A new study has found a link between gastric bypass surgery and an increased risk of alcoholism. The study's data indicates that people who are treated with gastric bypass are more than twice as likely to later enter into treatment for alcoholism compared to those who have Lap-Band surgery.

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