Originally Published on alcohol.org Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) reports. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) publishes that close to 90 percent of all American adults report drinking alcohol at least once in their lifetimes, according...
Originally Published on The Washington Post We already know the bad news: Bored kids, harried parents, days when time slows to a standstill. Here’s the good news: Museums, libraries, arts organizations, private companies, celebrities and many others are stepping up and creating online content for kids or offering free access to existing resources....
Developed By: Mountain Plains PTTC Self-Care in a Selfless Field Webinar We are currently living in unprecedented and difficult times. Prevention specialists, in addition to experiencing the current global pandemic, also listen to painful and distressing experiences which can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. This presentation will help us to learn more...
Originally Posted on Cleveland Clinic If your child is vaping, now's the time to help them quit Teens and vaping — a troubling combination that’s been in the headlines a lot lately. Add a public health crisis to the equation and this combination has the potential to become even worse.
Originally Published on Hanley Center at Origins The appeal of a change in lifestyle during retirement rarely includes a clear view of what pitfalls can emerge in the “golden years.”  Whether you retire early or work into your late 60s or 70s, your transition in work status may precede many other changes, some...
Originally Posted on Origins Recovery Center A family member living with addiction can seem like a threat to everyone else in the home every single day. The choices of the person abusing drugs or alcohol create consequences for children and adults, and the damage done to the family can be significant. Today let’s look...
Originally Posted on Hannah's House by Origins Of all the barriers to addiction treatment faced by women, trauma may be one of the most significant. Women suffering from traumatic experiences and living with a substance use disorder may refuse treatment for a variety of reasons and inevitably delay the recovery they need to...
Originally Posted on Headwaters at Origins The hard-working and heavy-drinking attorney, the kind played by Billy Bob Thornton on Amazon’s series Goliath, for example, is a familiar part of legal dramas on television. While pop culture tends to celebrate by these characters by showing how they succeed in spite of the alcohol abuse, their...
Originally Posted on Origins Recovery Alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance use disorders lead to – and flourish in – isolation and secrecy. But, as people with addiction are forced to quarantine with their loved one, signs of substance use that may have been hidden from view come to the forefront. Substance use is often the...
Originally Published on The New England Journal of Medicine Each day in 2018, an average of 185 people in the United States died from a drug overdose. In fact, recent declines in U.S. life expectancy are being attributed to direct and indirect effects of alcohol and drug use disorders.