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Sober During Summer

Staying Sober During the Summer

Summertime, with its longer days and pleasant weather, usually means more outdoor events and parties. From pool parties to weddings and backyard BBQs, these events often have one thing in common — alcohol. While alcohol and summertime socialization may go hand in hand for many individuals, this combination can prove tempting for recovering addicts. It…

Deaths of Despair During Coronavirus

Deaths of Despair During Coronavirus

As the United States death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise, attention is turning to a hidden epidemic causing even more indirect fatalities from the virus. New data from Well Being Trust forecasts that a further 75,000 Americans will suffer deaths of despair in response to the pandemic. This troubling figure draws attention to the need for…

violence, substance abuse, and mental illness

Violence, Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

Of the many unfortunate outcomes of substance abuse and addiction, violence is one that has significant ripple effects on families and communities. Whether it’s violence turned inward or channeled into interpersonal conflict and crime, the link is clear. Understanding the complicated relationship between alcohol and violence against oneself or others is crucial in creating effective…