Ren in Addiction
August 12, 2020

Addiction and Life Expectancy— How Drug Use Takes Years Off Your Life

While there is no question that genetics and hereditary factors play a role in how long someone will live, HOW one lives is also critical. As one can imagine, healthy living tends to produce longer life, whereas unhealthy living tends to shorten life. And of all the unhealthy habits one could take on, the one that might shorten life expectancy the most is drug and alcohol abuse.


Karen Hadley in Signs of drug use
October 17, 2018

Identifying a Loved One’s Drug Use May be Trickier than You Think

There’s all kinds of articles about the signs and symptoms of drug use. But if your loved one is clever about hiding his or her drug use, you may have to look deeper to find the real source of problems.


Karen Hadley in Recovery
December 31, 2017

10 Tips for Managing Your Newly-Sober Life in 2018

Congratulations on leaving drugs and alcohol behind. You can now look forward to an enjoyable and far more productive future. Here’s some tips to help you shape that new and improved life.


Karen Hadley in Alcohol
December 14, 2016

Want to Lower Chances of Cancer? Skip the Alcohol

A new study has reinforced earlier research that alcohol is associated with increased risk of cancer. While the alcohol-cancer connection has been made before, this study was the first one to associate melanoma (skin cancer) with alcohol intake.