Category: Alcohol

Marine Corps Starts Prime For Life, Alcohol Intervention Program

Spousal abuse, suicide and sexual assault plague the Marine Corps, and have one thing in common: alcohol as a catalyst. And so, the Prime for Life program has been put into effect among the Marine Corps to focus on early intervention and high-risk drinking to help prevent drunk driving and alcohol-related incidents among Corps men […]

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Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug overdoses. And it’s no surprise that the music world’s rich and famous are […]

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Indiana’s New Drinking Law Has Lifesaving Powers!

Late last week, the governor of Indiana signed off on the Lifeline Law, which potentially protects people from being arrested for various drinking charges — like public intoxication or underage drinking — if they call 911 for emergency help after consuming too much alcohol. The bill, which takes effect on July 1, was inspired by […]

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The PTSD Plague

Brave. Heroic. Strong. These words define a firefighter.  Inhuman. Immortal. Immune. These words, however, don’t. Firefighters are some of the most courageous men and women imaginable, but each and every day, but they’re also at an extremely high risk of PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can have such an impact on firefighters — and, […]

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When Drunk Driving Happens… Blame the Bartenders?

When a drunk driving accident occurs, most people blame the person who drank alcohol. Many legislators, however, believe some of that blame should be placed on the person who served the alcohol in the first place. Liability laws vary by state. In 21 states and the District of Columbia, vendors can be held liable for intoxicated […]

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The Connection Between Emotional Trauma & Drug Abuse

We often blame emotional trauma during childhood for negative occurrences later in life, like difficulty holding down a job, making friends or committing to marriage —  and rightfully so. While there may be a tendency to excuse negative behavior as a result of emotional trauma of long ago, there is reason to take it into […]

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Support for Families of Addicts

When someone in a family has an addiction, the whole family suffers. Family members often fall into the destructive habit of enabling the addict among them. Without help, families fall into dysfunction and everyone is affected. Family members need support too. Embarrassed by Having a Family Member with an Addiction When parents, siblings, or children […]

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Social/Binge Drinking… It’s a Slippery Slope

Many people take pride being able to go out with friends and NOT get totally smashed. And that’s a good thing, they should feel proud… because binge drinking can easily lead to full-blown alcoholism. Dangerous territory Social drinkers drink alcohol responsibly, for the most part — meaning they don’t drink to get drunk and binge. […]

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The Effects of Having an Alcoholic Parent

We know that parents have great influence over their teen when it comes to experimenting with drugs or alcohol. New research suggests that teenage brains can actually form differently, based on the  drinking behavior of their parents. This helps to explain a little more about why some adolescents are at greater risk for alcohol abuse. […]

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Drinking Alcohol Make Us Cold

Some areas of the country are experiencing freezing temperatures for the first time this season. What has been mild weather for many has turned into sub-zero temperatures this week, and it has left many people trying to find ways to stay warm, including taking some risks with alcohol. Alcohol Makes Us Feel Warm Drinking alcohol […]

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