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'Woke Up and Found Myself Here' Project

This Project is dedicated in Memory of My Father, Rupert (Rocky) W. Brockway, who died when he was only 42 from complications of Alcoholism.
His passion for music lives on through me.



The "Woke Up & Found Myself Here" Project will benefit families and friends of Alcoholics, who have had their lives affected, addressing the emotional disease of alcoholism. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease.

 
The "Woke Up & Found Myself Here" Project will be a multidisciplinary project consisting of a published Journal of actual case histories accounting the affects of Alcoholism on lives, sharing information and experiences in hopes to help others in similar situations. Included will be Artwork, Poetry and a Music Compilation CD with original artwork and music from Artists whom themselves have been affected in some way by Alcoholism. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of the multidisciplinary journel will be used to benefit families whose lives have been affected by Alcoholism.

** If you have a story to share, artwork, poetry and/or original music for this project, please click on the ''Contact WUFMH'' link in the left side menu for consideration. Please state whether or not you would like your name mentioned as author or you can remain anonymous.

**Announcements of when Artists/Musicians/Bands can submit theirs songs
for paid, non-exclusive use on the above CDs will be posted here soon.

Thank You ~



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NEWS - News: Gene Makes Some Drink More When Other Boozers Are Around

WokeUpPosted by on Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 10:40:58 CDT
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Here’s some not-so-sobering news for party people, barhoppers and clubgoers. Individuals who inherit a particular gene variant that tweaks the brain’s reward system are especially likely to drink a lot of alcohol in the company of heavy-boozing peers.

That’s the preliminary indication of a new study directed by psychology graduate student Helle Larsen of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Adults carrying at least one copy of a long version of the dopamine D4 receptor gene, dubbed DRD4, imbibed substantially more alcohol around a heavy-drinking peer than did others who lacked that gene variant, Larsen’s group reports in a paper published online July 7 in Psychological Science.
 


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NEWS - News: Young Drinkers Risk Slowing Down Brain Power

JoAnnePosted by on Monday, May 31, 2010 @ 12:09:55 CDT
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Drinking may harm adolescents' ability to concentrate and to understand spatial relationships. A recent study led by Susan Tapert at the University of California, San Diego compared the standardized test scores of 76 12 to 14 year old kids with their scores after about three years. At the three-year follow-up, 36 of the kids had begun drinking at moderate to heavy levels and 40 continued not using alcohol or other drugs. The study defined moderate to heavy drinking as drinking at least monthly and having three or more drinks at a time, or drinking less frequently, but having four or more drinks at a time. The kids in this study were consuming an average of about eight drinks per month by the time they reached the follow-up.


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NEWS - News: Joe Nichols Returns to Make 'Old Things New'

JoAnnePosted by on Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 09:35:11 CST
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In 2002, Joe Nichols released his first album for Universal South. 'Man with a Memory' was a resounding success with critics, and featured two smash hits, 'The Impossible' and 'Brokenheartsville,' a sweet, personal ballad and a humor- (and booze)- fueled honky-tonk tale, respectively. A string of hits, including Top 10s such as 'If Nobody Believed in You,' 'What's a Guy Gotta Do, and 'Size Matters (Someday)' followed, along with the chart-topping 'Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.'


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REFERENCE - Reference: If Someone Close Has a Problem with Alcohol or Other Drugs

JoAnnePosted by on Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 11:03:24 CDT
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What Not To Do...

Don't attempt to punish, threaten, bribe, or preach.
Don't try to be a martyr. Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.
Don't take over their responsibilities, leaving them with no sense of importance or dignity.
Don't hide or dump bottles, throw out drugs, or shelter them from situations where alcohol is present.
Don't argue with the person when they are impaired or high.
Don't try to drink along with the problem drinker or take drugs with the drug abuser.
Above all, don't feel guilty or responsible for another's behavior.


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REFERENCE - Reference: What is Risky Drinking?

JoAnnePosted by on Sunday, May 31, 2009 @ 10:43:28 CDT
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Alcohol: What You Don't Know Can Harm You

If you are like many Americans, you may drink alcohol occasionally. Or, like others, you may drink moderate amounts of alcohol on a more regular basis. If you are a woman or someone over the age of 65, this means that you have no more than one drink per day; if you are a man, this means that you have no more than two drinks per day. Drinking at these levels usually is not associated with health risks and can help to prevent certain forms of heart disease.

But did you know that even moderate drinking, under certain circumstances, is not risk free? And that if you drink at more than moderate levels, you may be putting yourself at risk for serious problems with your health and problems with family, friends, and coworkers? This document explains some of the consequences of drinking that you may not have considered.


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