Increasing awareness about alcohol use disorders is an integral part of promoting safe drinking habits, recovery, and sobriety. While alcoholism affects millions of people throughout the United States, there are also millions who are thriving in long-term recovery. Improving education, sharing your story, and supporting addiction treatment are just a few ways that you can
Alcoholism affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. It takes a toll not only on the body and mind, but also on families, finances, careers, safety, and much more. However, not everyone who drinks has a drinking problem. There are many people who can have a beer or glass of wine with
If you’ve made the decision to overcome addiction, you’re already taking a step in the right direction toward improving your health. Drugs and alcohol can take a damaging toll on the body, but effective treatment and long-term sobriety can help to combat some of these effects. Taking steps to protect your heart and improve your
There are many myths and misconceptions that surround drugs, alcohol, and addiction. These issues can enhance the stigmas that exist and make people more hesitant to seek treatment. In addition, this misinformation can actually increase the risk of addiction because people are not properly educated about the dangers of drugs or alcohol. January 23-29, 2017
Talking about addiction can be a difficult topic, but one of utmost importance. It is easy for children to stumble across misinformation when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Parents can be proactive by setting a positive example and ensuring that their children are equipped with the knowledge to make healthy choices. October 23-31 is
Drugs and alcohol impact your body inside and out. Aside from contributing to poor decision making and risky behavior, substance misuse can also take a physical toll on your body. Overall, you may notice that you just don’t feel well. Waking up with a hangover, pounding headache, feeling exhausted, or experiencing nausea or vomiting can
While drinking can be dangerous for both men and women, it can have a different impact on each gender. Women are at increased risk for certain health problems and often drink for different reasons than men. However, gender-responsive addiction treatment can target the challenges women face and help them to make the most of recovery.
In recent years, gender-responsive treatment for substance use disorders has made a greater emergence. Treatment professionals recognize the differences in challenges that men and women face when dealing with addiction. Focusing on a single gender allows professionals to tailor services to the individual needs of the person or group. When discussing relationships, sexuality, spirituality and