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Category: alcohol abuse

Can Dry January Ignite Your Recovery and Lead to Lasting Sobriety?

Can Dry January Ignite Your Recovery and Lead to Lasting Sobriety? dry January sober

For many people, January is a time for new changes and a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to reassess, create goals, and work towards a better you. If you want to step back and re-evaluate your relationship with alcohol, Dry January might be a great way to do it and start the year making healthier choices.

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress self-medicating to deal with stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use drugs to deal with stress, fear, or other complex emotions. But over time, this behavior can grow into addiction and cause serious physical and mental health problems.

How Does Alcohol and Drug Use Influence Suicidal Behaviors?

How Does Alcohol and Drug Use Influence Suicidal Behaviors? substance abuse and suicide

Addiction, depression, and suicide are all very closely related. People who suffer from severe depression and other mental health issues often engage in risky behaviors or turn to drugs and alcohol to numb their negative feelings. However, chronic alcohol or drug abuse also produces toxic side effects, including mental health issues like anxiety and depression. As a person continues to use alcohol or drugs to cope with depression, they’re likely to experience depressive episodes more often, increasing feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

According to a national survey, about 14.1 million adults had alcohol use disorder in 2019.1 Despite how common the disease is and the havoc it wreaks on people’s lives, alcoholism is a treatable disorder. With the right kind of support and treatment, people of all backgrounds recover from alcohol use disorder.

Alcohol Abuse In the Military

Alcohol Abuse In the Military

According to a recent analysis of survey data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), military members drink more than workers in any other job.1 These results aren’t all that surprising, as the evidence reports what has already been known for years: the military culture is one of alcohol abuse and members struggling with alcohol use disorder is nothing new.

Alcohol Use Has Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to Study

Alcohol Use Has Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to Study woman buys alcohol during the pandemic

A recent study published in JAMA Network Open in September of 2020 shows alcohol consumption among Americans (and particularly women) has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 This suggests more people may be turning to alcohol to cope with the lingering effects of the pandemic, such as job loss, mental health problems, and stress. A recent […]

Stadium-Wide Alcohol Sales at SEC Football Games: A Bad Idea?

Stadium-Wide Alcohol Sales at SEC Football Games: A Bad Idea? college fans cheering in stadium

As of August 1st, the SEC officially lifted its ban on stadium-wide alcohol sales with some restrictions. With just a few weeks of the 2019-20 college football season behind us, we have yet to see the consequences of the SEC’s decision to loosen restrictions on alcohol sales.

How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome

How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome How to Overcome Dry Drunk Syndrome

Many sober people find themselves depressed, anxious, and lonely as they struggle to find happiness in a life of sobriety. Sure, they might not be drinking or using drugs anymore, but everyday life is dull and meaningless. These are typical symptoms of an issue called dry drunk syndrome, and it’s much more common than you […]

What is Wet Brain? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Wet Brain? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment wet brain

Cirrhosis, pancreatitis, and cardiovascular disease are some of the more common damaging effects of chronic alcohol abuse, but wet brain is also one of the lesser-known effects of alcohol addiction. Wet brain in aslcoholics is less common than some of the other side effects of alcohol abuse, but it can still occur. Here are the […]

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