Alcoholism

Notable Deaths 2014

Weeks Before Passing, Robin Williams Talks About Addiction

Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, has struggled with alcohol addiction for decades. A man who knew Williams from a support group describes the actor’s demeanor and how he reached out to him last month.

08/12/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Comments On Homosexuality, Alcoholism A ‘Mistake’ He ‘Stepped Right In’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said it was a mistake for him to use a story about alcoholism to explain his views on homosexuality.

06/20/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets well-wishers outside a flower shop in San Francisco, June 13, 2014 (CBS)

New Jersey Gov. Christie Denounces Gov. Rick Perry Comments On Homosexuality During San Francisco Visit

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is denouncing comments by fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry comparing homosexuality to alcoholism in which people can choose to change their behavior.

06/13/2014

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Governor Newsom Demands Apology From Gov. Perry Over Homosexuality, Alcoholism Comparison

San Francisco’s former mayor, who was thrust on the national stage when he legalized same-sex marriage in the city in 2004, is now demanding an apology from Texas Governor Rick Perry after he likened homosexuality to alcoholism in an appearance at the Commonwealth Club Wednesday.

06/12/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) takes questions at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on June 11, 2014. (CBS)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism In San Francisco Appearance

Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised eyebrows during his appearance at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco Wednesday night, when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism.

06/12/2014

Lynne Spalding

Coroner Ties Alcoholism To Death Of Woman Found In SF Hospital Stairwell

A woman found dead in a locked stairwell 17 days after going missing from her room at San Francisco General Hospital probably died of a chemical imbalance due to complications from chronic alcohol abuse, the city medical examiner’s office said Friday.

12/13/2013

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Sonoma County Supervisor Arrested For Prowling Apologizes, Admits Alcoholism

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo made a lengthy public apology Tuesday morning at the first supervisors’ meeting he has attended since he entered an alcohol treatment program after his arrest for prowling outside a woman’s apartment last month.

08/20/2013

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HealthWatch: UCSF Study Helps Demystify Alcohol Addiction

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the effect of alcohol on the human brain – a discovery that may lead to better treatments for alcohol addiction.

01/11/2012

Ted Williams' 'He Said-She Said' Battle With Daughter

Ted Williams’ ‘He Said-She Said’ Battle With Daughter

Daughter He Had Altercation with Says He Is; He Denies It

CBS San Francisco–01/12/2011

SF Supervisor Proposes “Wet Housing” for Alcoholics

A San Francisco Supervisor is exploring a novel and controversial way to deal with drunks on the street. Supervisor Bevan Dufty says he wants the city to consider opening “wet housing,” where alcoholics could live […]

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