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Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace

Alcohol is both a legal and an intoxicating substance that is often intertwined in socially work-related settings. Needing to impress a potential client? Take them out for drinks. Happy Hour with co-workers meant to build comradery and good will? Show up after work ready for conversation and drinking. The Christmas party at work? Wear your […]

Alcoholism: Detox, Denial & Dangers
April 21, 2022

April is the month in which we observe Alcohol Awareness Month. Those that are struggling with the disease of alcohol addiction, as well as their family and friends that are impacted, can use support and encouragement, this month and always. Due to shame and stigma, so often those battling alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, may […]

Do I Have a Drinking Problem?
April 14, 2022

Alcohol Awareness Month is observed in the month of April. As its name suggests, it’s meant to raise awareness about alcohol misuse, to end stigma associated with this type of addiction, and to bring understanding about effective treatments. This can be done by getting informed and reaching out to the public to let everyone know […]

How You Can Support “Alcohol Awareness Month”
April 7, 2022

It’s easy to overlook a struggle that you or your immediate family aren’t necessarily facing. If it’s not part of your experience, you may not even be aware that the struggle exists. But it doesn’t discriminate; individuals from all walks of life, different ages, and socioeconomical backgrounds are affected. And this is why it’s so […]

Alcohol Misuse: Pre-pandemic and Now
March 31, 2022

Alcohol misuse in the United States has been a challenge even before the pandemic. However, life “in the time of COVID” has exacerbated the problem. Alcohol is legal and readily available. Beer, wine, and hard liquor are socially acceptable substances to consume, despite the fact that, if misused, could be dangerous. Alcoholic beverages can be […]

Can the Pandemic Cause Depression?
March 24, 2022

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the entire world for the last two years. Economically, politically, socially, and the obvious attack, on our physical health itself. Who would’ve guessed that a virus could cause the level of destruction in the way that it has? Although, for some, the pandemic has served as a time of […]

Substance Addiction or Experimenting?
March 17, 2022

Why is it that some teens and young adults can try alcohol or experiment with drugs, and it somehow does not evolve into a substance addiction? Whereas, with others, they try it once or twice, find themselves not being able to control their compulsion to use more, and spend years struggling with addiction? Perhaps it’s […]

A Continuous Cycle of Not Giving Up Alcohol by State
March 14, 2022

  What percent of Americans have never given up alcohol for a prolonged period of time? Find out with our new survey! 3,255 survey respondents.

Impact of Substance Misuse in TV & Film
March 10, 2022

Television, film, celebrities, and even social media influencers by their very name, can influence the public’s buying habits, create and guide the narrative of conversations, and over time, even shift paradigms. Likewise, contingent on the viewer’s perspective, the media can seemingly glorify substance use, shame those struggling with a substance use disorder, or create an […]

Opioid Use Disorder & Raising Awareness
March 2, 2022

Many celebrities have used their platform as a podium and microphone to lead a narrative about issues that genuinely matter to them, especially in recent years. Everything from political and social concerns to mental health and substance addiction. With the opioid crisis having such a profound and negative impact as it is, it’s not a […]

Family, Substance Addiction & Healing
February 28, 2022

Addiction not only impacts those who are battling the disease themselves, but it impacts the lives of their friends and loved ones. The emotional roller coaster that these families seem to continuously ride on with very few stops in between can be overwhelming. Substance addiction affects all of us if it affects just one of […]

Fentanyl: Why is it so Lethal?
February 24, 2022

“I’m only going to try it one time.” Unfortunately, there are many teenagers and young adults who make such a declaration and don’t get the opportunity to say much more after unknowingly taking a lethal dose of fentanyl. Substance addiction has been a serious matter from one generation to the next, whether it’s been methamphetamines, […]

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