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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.

  • 00:34

    Please God , Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism

    in Spirituality

    I am an author and a Motivational Speaker on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. I am the producer, director and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable TV Station out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.


    Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, is about my young alcoholic marriage to Richard Lopes of North Dighton, Massachusetts and our two daughters, Debbie and Lori. Richie died at 45 years old from cirrhosis of the liver.


    The sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism is the continuation of our lives after Richie’s death, and the story follows Lori going down the same path as her father. Lori died at 39 years old from the same horrible, worldwide disease.


    What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; Their Own Personal Stories. It’s a book of testimonies from thirty-four recovering addicts from all walks of life from the United States and Canada on their recovery programs. They want to reach doctors, counselors, and family members on what they believe isn’t and hasn’t worked in recovery programs.


    I speak privately at halfway homes, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, court-ordered programs, and to the public.


     


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alberta.sequeira.7?fref=ts


    Twitter: @albertasequeira on twitter


     


    Alberta Sequeira


    Tel: 508-763-5902


    Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com


    Website for Writers: www.albertasequeira.org


    Blog Journey Through Alcohol Abuse” www.albertasequeira.wordpress.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.

  • 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.

  • 00:46

    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

  • 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.
     

  • 00:20

    Treating Alcoholism in the Elderly

    in Health

    eCareDiary will speak to Daniel Callahan, Founder of Solutions Rehab Center about first steps to take and individual care-focused rehabilitation for seniors suffering from alcohol abuse.