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February 28, 2020

Alcohol’s Frightful Impacts

The opioid crisis in America is real.  Of that, there is no doubt.  Also real is the much larger problem of alcohol abuse disorder – often referred to as alcoholism. Health experts at the CDC and elsewhere estimate that over 15 million people in America are addicted to alcohol. Equally…


August 23, 2019

Summertime Drug Use

According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 3 million people in the United States tried LSD, marijuana, cocaine, or ecstasy for the first time in 2017. Many of those first-timers were teenagers. So, what if we could know the time of year teenagers most often…


July 19, 2019

The Generational Harm from Opioids…

Much has been written here and elsewhere about the toll opioids have taken on those trapped by addiction… More than 400,000 U.S. citizens dead.  Millions more fighting to regain lives free of drugs. What’s not always discussed is the toll opioids have taken on the children of those addicted. Two…


March 26, 2019

Could Adolescent Drinking Lead to Emotional Problems Later?

The health risks of excessive drinking are well known. Now scientists are beginning to explore the impact of both consumption and binge drinking on brain development in adolescents. And what they’re finding is troubling. Researchers from the University of Chicago have just released the results of a study that shows…


December 10, 2018

Alcohol and Pregnancy – the Tragic Costs

It’s an established fact that no amount of alcohol consumed by an expectant mom during pregnancy is good for the infant. For expectant moms who suffer from alcoholism or alcohol dependency – the impact on the child is often very grave, producing children with a condition called fetal alcohol spectrum…


June 08, 2018

Could Family Therapy Be the Missing Key to Recovery Success?

Anyone struggling with addiction knows there are literally thousands of treatment options available in the U.S. And if you’re battling addiction – the chances are also very good that you’ve tried a number of these options without achieving long-term abstinence. Aware Recovery Care is the brainchild of addiction specialists at…