Trauma is the psychological and physical response to an event that challenges your sense of safety and leaves you feeling overwhelmed. About half of all people will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma symptoms usually ease over time as the mind processes the event. However, sometimes the brain gets stuck in…
Alcohol-related deaths in the country’s rural areas increased dramatically between 2000 and 2018, according to a recent government study, which reported a 43 percent increase overall between 2006 and 2018 and a doubling of alcohol-related death rates in women since 2000.
Evidence suggesting that Americans would turn to alcohol for stress relief relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic emerged early in the crisis, with Nielsen reporting a 54 percent increase in national alcohol sales during the third week of March, when governments started initiating stay-at-home and related measures.
Any substance use while pregnant can harm the fetus, but of course the longer the substance use continues, the higher the risk becomes. Substance abuse treatment should start immediately if pregnancy occurs while addicted.
Regardless of their age, social status, race or education level, females are statistically more prone to experiencing traumatic events precisely because of their gender. To cope, females may tend to develop substance dependence.
Other rehabs that I’ve been to were 12 step-based. Sometimes 12 steps work for some people. And sometimes it doesn’t work for others. It helped me stay clean for a …
The Veterans Administration calculated that in 2017, seventeen United States veterans chose to end their life each day that year. Those fatalities are of male and female veterans who served in active duty, an additional average of 2.5 veterans who never served in active duty also chose suicide every day.
In recent years the opioid epidemic has grown so much that it’s overshadowed the more lethal scourge of alcoholism, which claims its victims through a wider range of methods.
According to a National Institute on Drug Abuse article published in June 2019, 19.5 million females (or 15.4 percent) ages 18 or older have used illicit* drugs in the past year. *The term “illicit” refers to the use of illegal drugs, including marijuana according to federal law, and misuse of prescription medications.