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New Data on Alcohol’s Effect on the Brain
For some time, specialists in alcohol use disorder (AUD), frequently referred to as alcoholism, have puzzled over the role inflammation plays in the problem. Alcohol use disorder is characterized by uncontrolled drinking and binge drinking. According to the National Institutes of Health, “alcohol-related inflammation causes brain damage: Even in the
New England’s Drug Problem
Newly released figures show that every state in New England except Connecticut experienced a rise in drug overdose deaths in 2022. Maine led the way with an almost 20% increase in deaths. New Hampshire witnessed its worst year since 2017, with a 15% increase. What’s driving the increase? Fentanyl. Deaths
Is Your Elderly Parent Suddenly Confused or Quiet?
One would have thought the opioid crisis would serve as a lesson for conventional medicine and its pharmaceutical allies. Overprescribe a class of drugs, and you’ll likely create a public health crisis. Well, sadly – it hasn’t. In a series of papers, researchers report physicians are routinely prescribing three or
Aware’s CEO Brian Holzer On Where the Company Has Been and Where It’s Going
With its roots in a “great idea” and focus on a people-first mission, Aware Recovery Care has not only weathered turbulent times in healthcare but seen dramatic growth in its in-home addiction treatment services. The result is ever-expanding access to a program that’s changing lives for the better, according to
Aware Recovery Care to Support SHE RECOVERS in Chicago
Aware Recovery Care is pleased to announce it is a Trusted Resource and the Presenting Sponsor of SHE RECOVERS in CHICAGO from September 29 to October 1, 2023. The event is a three-day experience for women in or seeking recovery from life challenges, including substance use, grief and loss, eating disorders, burnout,
Is An Elderly Member of Your Family Addicted to Drugs? Could be Hard to Tell.
As people age, the incidence of arthritis tends to rise, leading to an increase in aches and pains. Levels of general anxiety can also grow with the years. What do many of the elderly do in the face of these problems? They seek medical advice and treatment that often includes
Alcoholism and the Elderly. Does Age Matter?
Alcohol dependency can develop at any age – but several researchers are exploring whether those over 60 might be at a higher risk for developing a problem. In one such study[i], researchers looked at gender and age-specific trends in older Americans from 1997 through 2014. Their findings? As the years
The Warning Signs of a Serious Alcohol Problem
Do you worry about the drinking habits of a partner or good friend? Are you growing concerned they may be becoming addicted to alcohol? Over 17.6 million people in the U.S. are, and the signs of a problem are relatively easy to spot. Here are some things to look for
Babies Addicted to Drugs
A child is born addicted to drugs every 25 minutes in America. Yes – you read that correctly. Every 25 minutes. How can a baby be addicted, you ask? Simple – a pregnant mom passes the drugs she takes through the placenta, the umbilical cord, and right into a developing
Alcohol and Its Effect on Babies
In 1973, two U.S. physicians discovered a correlation between a mother’s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and pre-and post-natal growth deficiencies, minor facial abnormalities, and damage to a child’s developing brain – damage that can result in behavioral, learning, and cognitive abnormalities. They found that the more alcohol a woman
Alcohol Dependence to Alcohol Substance Abuse
A common story… George was given a beer by his dad at a family picnic when he was nine years old. His dad thought it would be a good idea for his son to learn about alcohol in the safety of his home. This first beer led to other drinking
The Bermuda Triangle of Addiction
The November and December holidays… For some, it is a season of pure joy and time with family and friends, a chance to slow down and enjoy the moment. For others – it’s a time of stress, anxiety, loneliness, and great sadness. If you are someone recovering from an addiction