Fourteen million American adults drink too much, too often, too fast, and qualify for alcohol use disorders (AUDs). The issue of alcohol is a raised public health concern that has grown in recent years—alongside other substance use disorders (SUDs). It’s quite common to struggle with controlled drinking. Treatment, however, works. Most people with AUD benefit … Learn More about What Are Your Treatment Options for Alcohol?
Between the stressors at home, amongst friends, society, and throughout the pandemic, it can all feel overwhelming. So what happens when your job adds to your daily stress and leads to abusing drugs or alcohol? Currently, 73% of illegal substance users are employed either part-time or full-time. (Many even use them when they are on … Learn More about Can a Job Lead to Addiction?
It’s called a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder when you have alcoholism—or alcohol use disorder (AUD)—and a mental health struggle like anxiety or depression. Dealing with a mental health condition like addiction isn’t simple, and it becomes more complex when you add suffering from other issues. Substance abuse and mental health are deeply linked. Why … Learn More about Why is Dual Diagnosis Important for Alcoholism Treatment?
If you ask someone, the first few things that come to mind around New Year’s are big parties, drinking, and resolutions. If you ask others, the resolution is to quit drinking, and so alcohol-centered parties can be a challenge. For them, the most important thing during New Year’s Eve is having fun and being with … Learn More about How to Have an Alcohol-Free New Year’s Eve
What is “recovery”? As a policy reform advocate, I was fortunate to have an in-depth conversation with the Director of the new Office of Recovery branch of SAMHSA. This is a critical time to move forward and have policymakers and the public agree on what recovery means for millions upon millions—as the overdose death toll … Learn More about Defining Recovery—How Harm Reduction Can Change Abstinence-Only Thinking
Sometimes life hits you with a problem with no warning at all. Other times, you may have hints of a problem, but you may not know exactly where to look for confirmation or assistance. When it comes to alcoholism, every person’s situation is different. However, alcohol addiction is a chronic illness, and it does come … Learn More about Warning Signs of Alcoholism