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The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

The Great Pandemic and Its Many Impacts

We've written a great deal about how the pandemic is impacting the lives of Americans. Newly released data sharpens that focus… Average life expectancy dropped from age 79 in 2018 to 77 in 2020Alcohol consumption in 2020 rose 14% in the U.S., with women reporting a rise in alcohol use…

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

2020’s Deadly Overdose Toll

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news as it did throughout much of 2020. Hidden from sight is the raging epidemic of drug overdose deaths across America. 93,331 That’s the number of Americans who perished from a drug overdose in 2020. And that number represents a jump of 30% over the…

Hope Has Arrived in RI

Hope Has Arrived in RI

Very soon Aware Recovery Care will begin offering its unique in-home addiction treatment program to Rhode Island residents. Rhode Island is the nation's smallest state, but, like all states, it has its fair share of alcohol and drug abuse. In 2020, fatal drug overdoses rose by 25% from the year before…

The Link Between Depression and Alcohol Abuse

The Link Between Depression and Alcohol Abuse

Specialists in addiction care know that alcoholics seeking sobriety may struggle with depression. Drinking is then often resumed as a form of self-medication for that depression. A study by researchers at the University of Illinois/Chicago's (UIC) Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics looked at the problem by identifying areas in…

More Evidence Male and Female Brains React Differently to Alcohol

More Evidence Male and Female Brains React Differently to Alcohol

Should men and women receive different treatments for alcohol abuse syndrome, often referred to as alcoholism? That's a question under debate among specialists in the field. But why would distinct treatment tracks be necessary? Researchers have known for many years that abstinent alcoholic men have less brain activity in areas…

Opioids for Post-Covid Syndrome?

Opioids for Post-Covid Syndrome?

Researchers at the University of Washington are sounding an alarm about the excessive use of opioid drugs to treat the discomfort sometimes experienced by patients with post-covid syndrome. Think about that for a moment… Physicians in the U.S. are prescribing opioids for post-covid patients. And they are doing it at…

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