Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use: What is the Connection?

Couple struggling with alcohol abuse and bipolar disorder Bipolar and alcohol are often a common comorbid issue. Symptom relief in those struggling with bipolar is one reason individuals turn to substances to help ease episodes of mania, irritability, or depression. Bipolar Defined Bipolar is a mental health disorder that can cause sudden and irregular changes in mood, energy, and activity level [1]. It [...]
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The Danger of Using Alcohol to Cope with Depression

Woman drinking alcohol Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls A recent study released by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) revealed that alcohol abuse and depression were among the top causes of avoidable emergency room visits on a national level, highlighting the seriousness of these mental health issues. Preventable issues could be defined as [...]
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Military Spouses, Overwhelmed and Coping with Alcohol

Military wife and their child Being married to the military can be a difficult journey for many spouses. It typically entails moving every 2-3 years, starting over with friends, schools, and jobs. It can mean multiple deployments a year with the spouse and children left at home for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. For many army wives [...]
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Can you Really Handle Yourself While Drinking?

Drunk man sitting in a beat up chair outside Excessive alcohol use is held responsible for about 88,000 fatalities in the United States each year. It is, however, also a drain on the nation’s economy, largely owing to significant reductions in workplace productivity. The costs accrued due to excessive alcohol use reached $249 billion in 2010, roughly translating to $2.05 per drink. Majority of [...]
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Considerations & Soldiers Needing Alcohol Addiction Therapy

Two soldiers on patrol Over 625,000 veterans who are registered in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), are diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder (SUD) [1]. Typically heavy drinking and alcohol-related issues also tend to be seen in younger service members and those returning from deployments that involve combat regions. US military members have higher rates of mental health issues [...]
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