John almost lost it all. He’d been sober for years when he started drinking again. He tried Alcoholics Anonymous, but it didn’t work. He lost his job. His health was deteriorating. He was losing his apartment. “I just kind of lost control,” said John, now 40, in a recent interview. “Life became unmanageable.” But with some convincing from relatives, John completed a 90-day residential program and is now living at a new “step-down” facility on Treasure Island that offers a transition between intensive recovery services and a more independent life for those at risk of homelessness. The facility on Treasure Island has 72 beds to give residents secure housing while they continue to access outpatient services after completing a 90-day program. The beds, among the 212 for addiction treatment that Mayor London Breed plans to add in the next few years, are a crucial part of the behavioral health care system. Officials expect the last few open … [Read more...] about ‘A safe place to live’: Treasure Island beds help homeless in recovery to stay sober
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She was seen strolled along on her own two feet without any assistance earlier this week. And Amanda Holden put on a brave face as a friend helped her along by holding her arm as she walked to Heart Radio in London on Wednesday. After breaking her leg in two places during a family getaway to Cyprus last month, the presenter, 48, continued to take the injury in her stride as she walked alongside her companion. Glamorous: Amanda Holden looked stylish in a grey co-ord suit as she enlisted the help of a friend to get to work after ditching all assistance for first time since breaking her leg Despite the injury, Amanda made sure to put on a stylish display as she wore a chic grey co-ord suit for the outing. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Gary Lineker's ex-wife Danielle Bux reveals she is MARRIED... Arabella Chi and Wes Nelson enjoy a date night at fancy... Gladiator's Ace reveals he earned £2k an hour at the height... Lizzie Cundy, 51, looks glamorous in a blue … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden looks stylish in a grey co-ord suit as she enlists the help of a friend to get to work after ditching all assistance for first time since breaking her leg
At 2,000 feet, on Skyline Boulevard in Woodside, Thomas Fogarty Winery looks over all of Silicon Valley. Stately Stanford — as the crow flies, under 5 miles away — crouches below, dwarfed by the winery’s elevation. There’s busy Palo Alto, there’s tony Atherton. I couldn’t make it out, but I could guess where Google might be. In an area whose identity has become inextricable from the tech industry, reminders that there’s another industry with deep roots here can feel like — to borrow the tech term — a disruption. And “disruption” turns out to be a useful way to think about the current situation within the wine industry here, in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Over the past few years, a group of wine producers have begun to redefine what Pinot Noir from this region can be, drawing new attention to the Santa Cruz Mountains’ extraordinary geographic diversity. Some are newcomers; some are long-established folks … [Read more...] about Terroir speaks for itself in Santa Cruz Mountains
Female hormonal contraceptives gave women unprecedented control over their reproductive health with the approval of the pill on June 23, 1960. But a similar male version has never reached the market. Physiological differences between men and women’s reproductive cycle, along with economic and regulatory problems, have stood in the way of a male pill for 50 years, scientists say.The main difference between designing a contraceptive for men, as opposed to one for women, is the number of reproductive cells that the pill would need to stop, said John Amory, associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Whereas a pill for women only needs to prevent the release of a single egg once a month, a pill for men faces a larger, constant challenge.“People have been trying to develop a male analog to the pill ever since the female pill came out. Turns out its much more difficult,” Amory told Life’s Little Mysteries. “The … [Read more...] about Why Isn’t There a Male Birth Control Pill?
Australia obliterated England’s batting in a shade over 31 overs to claim a thumping 281-run fifth Test victory with more than two days to spare and seal only the third 5-0 sweep in the long history of Ashes series on Sunday. The triumph at a sunbaked SCG completed a remarkable turnaround for Australia, who were in disarray after being swept themselves in India and going down 3-0 in England to lose a third successive Ashes series last year. A big clue to how Australia managed that turnaround came when paceman Mitchell Johnson was awarded the Compton-Miller medal as Man of the Series after taking 37 wickets at a shade under 14 apiece over the five Tests. Johnson’s ferocious pace again played an integral part in Australia’s victory in Sydney but it was no one man show and his fellow quick Ryan Harris won Man of the Match honours after taking five for 25 as England were skittled for 166 on Sunday. It was Johnsons intervention after tea on Sunday that turned what had been … [Read more...] about The Ashes: Australia complete whitewash with big win