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The Dangers of Wine Mom Culture

The phrase “wine mom culture” might seem humorous, but it is no laughing matter. These playful references normalize the alcohol abuse and dependency affecting many American mothers. Catchphrases like, “I wine because my kinds whine,” or “Mommy juice” trivialize the genuine dangers of wine mom culture. These phrases are emblazoned on coffee mugs, tote bags, …

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Dangers of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is characterized by a pattern of harmful use of any substance. This can include alcohol, drugs, and even some legal substances. People who abuse substances often do so because they feel that they need the substance to cope with things like mental health concerns or past trauma, or because long-term use of the …

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3 Careers at Risk for Addiction

Are Our First Responders at Risk for Addiction?Firefighters, police officers and paramedics share two major job components: each is a hero of the community, and all face inherent danger on a daily basis. These pressures can make first their careers high risk for addiction.  You can imagine those dangers, right? Burns, smoke inhalation, gun violence, physical …

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What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment

What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment?

Expectations matter – especially when considering a substance abuse treatment center. When we know what’s to come, we can set our mind to the task at hand. We can prepare to work hard, practice patience or all sorts of things in between.  Expectations also offer hope. The reward becomes easier to imagine and possible to reach.  If you’re …

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Overcoming Addiction: Age is just a number

We’ll get straight to the point: do not let your age stop you from getting addiction treatment! We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself a time or two. Thankfully, like plenty of other crabby-clichés, just because we’ve all heard it before doesn’t make it …

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The Correlation Between Drinking and Social Media

It is no mystery that we are living in the digital age, including having access to several social media platforms. While these are excellent opportunities to connect with friends and loved ones, there is also a correlation between drinking and social media that you might not understand. While there are many opportunities to find support …

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couple on couch showing Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

The global pandemic has transformed society over a few short weeks. And while the resulting stay-at-home orders were necessary for the sake of public health, they did not come without consequences. The economic shutdown has increased the risks of the most vulnerable. Consider, for example, the prospect of being quarantined with an alcoholic spouse.Given the …

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Is My Loved One an Alcoholic?

It’s painful to watch a family member or close friend struggle with excessive drinking. You want the best for them always, and to believe that they have their lives under control. But if you’ve watched the problems mount, you may be wondering, “is my loved one an alcoholic?”Understanding how to answer that question puts you …

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Benefiting from Individualized Care

Millions of people enter drug and alcohol rehab each year. But treatment today is far more complicated than the “take two aspirin and call me in the morning” approach of yesterday. Substance abuse is a tricky disease that manifests itself differently in each individual. And we’re learning more every day about how patients are benefiting …

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