Texas church’s rendition of ‘Hamilton’ ends with sermon comparing being gay to drug addiction

Texas church’s rendition of ‘Hamilton’ ends with sermon comparing being gay to drug addiction

A Texas church has come under fire for a Christian-themed — and allegedly unauthorized — rendition of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton” that appeared to conclude with a sermon by a church pastor comparing being gay to being addicted to alcohol or drugs. The two-hour performance, which was produced and livestreamed Friday by The Door … Read more

Dual Psychiatric, Substance Use Disorder Warrants Tailored Treatment

Adults with dual diagnoses of psychiatric and substance use disorders experience more severe symptoms and have worse treatment outcomes, greater risks for homelessness, and more frequent inpatient and emergency department (ED) use according to past studies. A group of researchers conducted a more detailed epidemiologic study of this group. They published their results in Psychiatry … Read more

Quitting Smoking Can Halt Dangerous Drinking, Too

Medications that help smokers quit appear to have another benefit: reducing heavy drinking. Researchers in the United States and Russia have found that a variety of therapies to reduce the craving for nicotine ― including prescription and over-the-counter medications ― cut smoking and drinking levels in tandem. People who stopped smoking entirely reduced their drinking … Read more

Texas church’s illegal ‘Hamilton’ performance ends with sermon comparing being gay to addiction

Comment on this story Comment In “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda has long noted that the acclaimed Broadway show was “a story about America then, told by America now,” represented in the diversity and talent of a cast from all walks of life that helped the show win 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. But a … Read more

Turning Away From Vaping, Nicotine-Addicted Teens Choose Candy, Gums

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Teens are turning into nicotine-loaded gum, lozenges and gummies for a quick rush, a groundbreaking study warns. Tobacco-free oral nicotine products were the second-most commonly used nicotine or tobacco items among more than 3,500 Southern California ninth- and tenth-graders surveyed last fall, … Read more

Man helping others accomplish sobriety after his recovery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Every day is a good day to help someone on their road to recovery. “It changes clients’ lives,” said Chris Maguire. What You Need To Know Ladies of Promise is an addiction treatment center in Louisville’s West End It provides addiction education, counseling and transitional living Chris Maguire is one of hundreds … Read more

Looser liquor laws boosted restaurants — and maybe problem drinking | Analysis

By Elaine S. Povich Most states that allowed curbside pickup or home delivery of alcohol to help restaurants, bars and liquor stores survive closures have extended the looser liquor laws. But in their desire to boost the hospitality industry, states might be fueling binge drinking and higher overall alcohol consumption, some research shows. Of the … Read more