Tag Archives: Alcohol Abuse and Addiction

Powerful Substance Abuse Messages to Our Youth

Youth struggling with substance abuse relapse Teens are at high-risk for pressures from peers and young adults to engage in underage drinking. There are many variables that influence their risk for substance use and abuse. There are many programs that offer prevention and education to tweens, teens, and young adults. Parents and caregivers play a significant role in what decisions their [...]
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National Drug & Alcohol Week Overview: What You Need to Know

Woman drinking alcohol The 2018 National Drug & Alcohol Week, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a week-long observance on the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction [1]. From January 22-28th 2018, there will be educational events, activities, and online events [...]
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Things to Know Before Going to Out-of-State Alcohol Rehabs

Leaving for out-of-state rehab Numerous elements play a pivotal role in deciding what addiction rehabilitation program to enter. Details such as insurance, costs, accessibility from work or school, and social support take up so much of the patient’s attention that sometimes location does not seem to enter their decision-making process. However, the decision between staying near home and leaving [...]
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Research and Long-Term Effects of Marijuana and Alcohol Use

Women drinking alcohol Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Society has long maintained that using alcohol and marijuana can result in decreased success. While it is certainly not true that those who struggle with addiction issues are less successful or valuable members of society, a new study from the University of Connecticut [...]
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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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