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Alcohol’s Deadly Toll in America

Alcohol’s Deadly Toll in America

A new report published in JAMA Network Open shows the devastating effects of alcohol in America. Alcohol causes more than one in eight deaths among those under 65. The number is one in five for young adults between the ages of 20 and 49. Think about that for a…

A Parent's Story

A Parent's Story

Terri Facchini is a mother with an adult child in Aware’s program. Here is her story… “My daughter is an only child, and I love her dearly. A couple of years ago, she began dating a guy who proved to be abusive, manipulative, and an alcoholic. She didn’t have the strength…

Deaths Attributable to Alcohol Abuse on the Rise

Deaths Attributable to Alcohol Abuse on the Rise

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai just announced findings in JAMA Network Open on alcohol abuse (AUD) that confirm the fears of many. Deaths from alcohol abuse have risen sharply during the pandemic. Mortality rates for all age groups and sexes have increased. The research team based their findings on deidentified 2012-2019 data…

How Excessive Drinking Impacts Health

How Excessive Drinking Impacts Health

Alcohol use is up sharply in the U.S., due in part to the pandemic. One impact of this rise – liver transplants, and patients waitlisted for liver transplants are up 50%. Alcohol liver disease is the primary reason patients require transplants. Why does the liver suffer when a person drinks…

Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Risk

Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Risk

A new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry finds those suffering from alcohol abuse syndrome have a significantly higher risk of suicide. How much higher? Fifty percent. A research team from the Department of Population Health in New Zealand reached this conclusion after analyzing data…

Intoxicated Driving… Underestimating How Drunk We Are

Intoxicated Driving… Underestimating How Drunk We Are

Drunk driving accounts for close to 30% of all fatal car accidents in the U.S. Researchers at Cambridge University in the U.K. recently sought to understand why so many people drive when intoxicated. Could it be that humans are generally unable to determine their level of intoxication after drinking? The…

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