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Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Women and Alcohol Consumption – a Troubling Trend Is Emerging

Over the past 100 years, the drinking habits of Americans have changed. The good news. The percentage of teens and adults consuming alcohol is dropping. The troubling news? One hundred years ago, men engaged in risky drinking behaviors at a rate three times greater than seen with women. Sadly, that…

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Alcohol's Toll on Children

Understandably, much has been written of the harm excessive drinking does to the person consuming the alcohol. The long-term impacts on the children of alcoholics are less well understood. So, how big is the problem? In the U.S., it's estimated that one in ten children lives with an alcoholic parent…

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

How Technology Is Reshaping Addiction Care

Since our inception, Aware Recovery Care has sought to be a leading innovator in addiction treatment. In addition to creating the IHATTM (in-home addiction treatment) model of care, we remain deeply committed to developing digital health interventions that can support our clients continuously. The IHAT Institute is also deeply involved…

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…

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…

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