Posts Tagged ‘alcoholism’

Crime Watch

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Crime Watch West Side Spirit, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Courtesy of Buzz Bishop Not-So-Good Deed What should have been merely a touching example of a youngster helping out an elderly neighbor became the stuff of police reports last week. A 25-year-old woman jumped to the assistance of an 82-year-old man who was crossing a busy Upper West Side street last Thursday. By the time she had ferried the [&hellip
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Dewing Responds To McCourt Column

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To the Editor: Whatever media can do to “unmask alcoholism,” as Malachy McCourt does in his “Alcoholism Unmasked” column (March 4) is most welcome. But, hey, don’t be anonymous in accusing “certain columnists in this paper” of saying it’s a matter of willpower, a character defect, [something that shows the need for] responsible drinking lessons, [&hellip
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Alcoholism, Unmasked

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Some people don’t get it, even columnists in these papers. Alcoholism is a disease, not a failure of will power, a character defect, a childish indulgence or a willful abdication of responsibility. Brewers, distillers and righteous columnists piously preach about drinking responsibly. Alcoholics cannot drink alcohol responsibly, or at all. That would be akin to [&hellip
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Addictions Need Our Attention

Written by admin on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

Could be the best thing that happened, not only to Tiger Woods and family, but to the whole human race. Yup, if he does what he promises—shares and helps others with similar problems. That’s what these recovery programs require. Alcoholics Anonymous members are warned to keep out of harm’s way—bars, drinking situations and friends—but what [&hellip
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