how alcohol abuse effects women

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Women

Alcohol abuse affects women and men differently. Men more often abuse alcohol or at least use it in larger amounts. That sometimes leads to alcohol’s impact on women being downplayed or ignored. In fact, the gap in alcohol usage and abuse between men and women has narrowed in recent years. Furthermore, biological differences in women…

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Observing National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month is observed every year in September. The nation has observed this month for the past thirty years. Its purpose is twofold: to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery and educate the general public about high-quality substance abuse treatment and mental health services. If you or someone in…

how addiction affects children

How Does Addiction Affect Children?

It is tempting to think of addiction as something that only affects individuals, but substance use disorders have a wide-ranging impact. This is especially true when someone with an addiction has children in their care. Recent data estimates that 1 in 5 children live in a home with an addicted parent. Call Georgia Addiction Treatment…

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Living with an Alcoholic Spouse

Rarely does an alcohol addiction only affect the user. This is especially true in marriages or partnerships where one person is an alcoholic spouse. The first thing to remember is that their addiction is not your fault and not your responsibility to solve alone. It is possible to find a healthy balance between supporting a…

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The Connection Between Depression and Alcohol

Depression is a mental health disorder, and alcohol is a substance whose addictiveness may lead to abuse. At first glance, they may seem unrelated. But alcohol abuse and depression often appear as co-occurring disorders. As such, it is critical to understand how depression and alcohol influence each other and what kind of treatments are available…

alcohol awareness month

Observing Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence started Alcohol Awareness Month to help educate the public on alcohol addiction. It had an original intention to target college-aged students, but today it’s used to provide education to people of all ages. This Alcohol Awareness Month, find ways to give back to the community or reach…