Month: March 2019

Avoiding Treatment

Why Some Suffering with Addiction Avoid Recovery If you have never dealt with addiction you may not understand why some people struggle with the idea of getting treatment.  There are a number of reasons that a person may avoid recovery options.  In some cases, a person who relies on drugs or alcohol may not recognize …

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Addiction Replacement

The Problem with Swapping One Addiction for Another For many addicts an addiction is more than a physical compulsion to do something, there is an emotional fulfillment happening.  When a person is in recovery and they are no longer fulfilling that emotional need they often develop a void making it much easier for another addiction …

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Alcohol Research Group: National Alcohol Survey

For over sixty years the Alcohol Research Group has conducted National Alcohol Surveys.  The surveys look at a number of issues including: The Percentage of Respondents who Have Experienced Harms from Others’ Drinking.  This important research gives insight into alcohol use patterns and problems associated with alcohol use. The survey also provided an update on …

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Alcohol-Attributable Deaths in California

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study on alcohol-attributable deaths due to excessive alcohol use in the United States.  The Alcohol and Public Health: Alcohol-Related Disease Impact looked at alcohol-related deaths over a four-year period (2006-2010).  According to the study, over 10,000 lives were lost to alcohol-related causes.  The majority (around 70%) …

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Alcohol and Divorce

A Look at Heavy Drinking and Divorce Rates According to multiple studies including “Alcohol consumption and divorce rates in the United States” there is support to indicate that heavy drinking impacts divorce rates in the United States.  Another study looked at over 4500 married couples and found that couples with one heavy drinker were most …

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