ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION
Alcohol is Now Responsible For More Than 95,000 Deaths Per Year
Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day.
Discovering What You Can Do to Prevent Addiction in Your Community
While the American family is best positioned for helping an addicted family member get help with a drug problem, one could safely say that it’s the local communities that are best positioned for preventing drug addiction from becoming a problem in the first place. What can community members do to keep their homes and neighbors safe from drug abuse?
Supersized Alcopops – A Dangerous Alcoholic Beverage Marketed to Underage Consumers
Though alcohol is legal for adults 21 and older, alcohol is not a safe or healthy substance to consume. Case in point, new research shows how a particular type of alcohol is particularly appealing to and dangerous for… underage drinkers.
How New Alcohol Policy Could Save Lives
Remarkably, Lithuania’s alcohol-related vehicle fatalities decreased 82% during a 15-year long experimental phase in which alcohol-related restrictions were imposed on the general public (especially those driving while intoxicated). Should we consider cracking down more on not only drunk driving but also on the circumstances that precipitate drunk driving?
Why Does Alcohol Cause More Deaths in Some States than in Others?
While alcohol is a problem everywhere, it does not affect all states equally. As the drug epidemic has swept across America, so too has alcohol addiction become more severe.—and it seems to touch down with particular severity in certain regions.
Summer BBQ? How to Host a Socially Distanced Sober Summer Party
As we roll into the summer months and some of the shelter-at-home quarantine mandates loosen, many Americans are undoubtedly entertaining the idea of hosting BBQs, parties, beach days, and other social gatherings.
Tips for the 2020 New Years Resolution to Drink Less or Not at All
We just moved into a new year, a new decade. This is the time when New Year’s resolutions are at their strongest. People are energized, and they’re making plans for personal betterment. But we all know what happens next. Such resolutions are gradually left by the wayside.
Risky Behavior and Addiction – Knowing What to Watch Out For
Most experts agree that addiction is not limited by race, genetics, socio-economic backgrounds or level of education. They may be factors, but there is no one smoking gun that always equates to addiction among them. Except perhaps, the behavior of using substances as a solution to a problem.
Dangerous and Addictive Substances Are Found in Most Homes
Parents sitting down to educate their children on the dangers of drug use may miss the fact that their own homes may abound with dangerous and even deadly abusable substances. The vast majority of parents want to protect their children from drug-related harm.
How to Avoid Binge Drinking
There is a lot of information out there about alcohol abuse, alcohol misuse, alcoholism, alcohol dependence, alcohol poisoning, binge drinking, over drinking, and all of the other, many factors that play into alcohol consumption.