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  • 01:13

    Increased Alcoholism Rates Post Gastric Bypass Surgery

    in Lifestyle

    In 2012 a study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that reports the percentage of patients abusing alcohol increased from 7.6% to 9.6% two years after gastric bypass surgery - potentially creating 2,000 alcoholics every year in the US.


    There is more than one theory on why this occurs.  Some say it is addiction transfer: a patient switches an addiction to food to an addiction to alcohol.  More recent evidence suggests an anatomical explanation - metabolic and hormonal changes triggered by gastric bypass surgery that leave patients especially vulnerable to alcoholism.  Maybe it is both - or neither?  The truth is nobody is 100% sure of why alcoholism rates increase post surgery.


    If you are struggling with alcoholism post-surgery, however, the reason why may not be as relevant as what to do about it.  There are unique challenges that face people whose alcoholism may be attributed to gastric bypass surgery, and on this episode of the Bubble Hour we will discuss this startling trend.  We will share more information about why experts feel this increased vulnerability to alcoholism occurs, and speak with special guest Jessica about her own experience with gastric bypass surgery, alcoholism and recovery.


    We are also excited to welcome Diane Grimaldi, DNP, PMHCS, BC as a guest on the show and an expert on this issue.


    Diane started her psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1984 after receiving her Masters Degree in Adult Mental Health Nursing from Boston College and becoming a board certified Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing. 


    In 2014 she received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  For more information about Diane and her practice please visit www.grimaldicounseling.com.

  • 01:03

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 01:33

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 00:01

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 01:07

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 01:30

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 00:46

    In With The Knews: Alcoholism

    in Entertainment

    Weds, March 27th, 11pm est . 8pm pac....IWTK: Alcoholism ... We will be discussing the affects of alcohol abuse, the world of advertising it, and why it's still so accepted.
    Call in with your opinions at 626-414-3414

  • 01:19

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories

    in Health

    AlcoholicShare Alcoholism Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking and finding Recovery and a Sober Lifestyle. Alcoholism, AlcoholcShare, Alcoholics Sharing their Stories of Drinking, Hitting Bottom, and trying to find Sobriety. How Actively Drinking Alcoholics found a way to Live a Sober Life.

  • 00:30

    Thoughtfulness Thursday-Alcoholism and Recovery

    in Women

    Sarah Skoog is back with us to discuss her own personal journey with alcoholism and recovery.
     

  • Alcoholism; Plastic Surgery for the Soul

    in Self Help

    She never felt like she belonged.  Gawky, pale and thin she never felt like she could compete with the “popular” girls.  By the end of high school she was a tall, shapely blonde with big blue eyes…the boys couldn’t get enough but underneath she still felt small, unlikeable and unloved.  Her quest for love started a long string of lies to herself which began to require more and more alcohol to assuage.  By the end of college the alcohol and drugs had overtaken the insecurity as problem number one.  Join us this week to hear Hilary’s story. 

  • 01:30

    The Stigma of Alcoholism

    in Lifestyle

    THIS EPISODE IS NOT ACCEPTING ANY ADDITONAL LIVE CALLERS, HOWEVER FEEL FREE TO JOIN US IN THE CHAT ROOM!  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the chat room; you will need to register with Blog Talk Radio if you're not already a member!
    In this episode, we will have women on the show talking about how the stigma of alcoholism impacted their ability to reach out for help and get sober.
    We all know what the stigma is: the homeless man in a door stoop with a bottle in a paper bag, or the woman who can't hold down a job or take care of her children are just a few examples of what we picture in our head when we hear the word "alcoholic".
    The reality is that the stigma is one of the biggest roadblocks to getting sober (denial being the other one) and it isn't true 99% of the time. One in ten people in the USA suffer from this disease, and many (if not most) are high functioning: holding down jobs, raising children, being productive members of society