What are some practical steps a family can take when their loved one overdoses? Continue reading to find out.
Though lockdowns slow the transmission of COVID-19, they appear to increase the number of people who binge drink.
As someone who has lived a life of long-term addiction recovery, I can say with great certainty that my family’s love and support have provided a significant contribution to my long-term success.
As if it were not clear enough why Americans should not consume alcohol, new study findings indicate that there is a direct connection between alcohol consumption and increased risk for contracting cancer.
While any type of alcohol consumption carries some risk for harm, consuming alcohol as a coping mechanism for anxiety creates a considerable risk for addiction. No one should use alcohol as a method of “dealing with anxiety.
It’s long been thought that physical exercise is a healthy activity for recovering addicts. But what does the science say? As it turns out, there’s a growing body of data that suggests exercise helps recovering addicts stay sober.
Despite all the efforts throughout the community to keep drugs out of kids’ hands, bottles of cough medicines sit in many medicine cabinets—cough medicines that can get youth high and even threaten their lives.
Is there a connection between hopelessness and addictive behavior? And if so, how could hope be used to help people recover from drinking and drug use?
One study found that veterans who cut back on their drinking also suffered less pain shortly thereafter. Is there a proven cause and effect relationship behind this? It is possible that relief from chronic pain may be yet another health benefit of quitting alcohol?
Someone you care about just completed a drug and alcohol rehab program and is about to come back home. What do you do to support them? What shouldn’t you do?