On the 31st of December 2019, just before the new year broke, a small office run by the World Health Organization received a report of “an atypical amount of viral pneumonia cases.”
Returning home from rehab is never easy. While you may have gained a new perspective on life and taken responsibility for living it well, you will likely face the consequences of your actions and hopefully overcome them armed with the tools you learned in rehab.
As the opioid crisis has swept across America, this addiction nightmare has now made its way into the workforce. What will it take for American workers and employers to create a safe, drug-free work environment?
Drug and alcohol addiction are critical health issues that cause untold harm, not only for those addicted but also for their family members and loved ones. Furthermore, these problems are skyrocketing in prevalence, creating serious public health emergencies for the American people.
Alcohol is one of the most preventable causes of death. It’s no exaggeration that almost 100,000 Americans drink themselves to into an early grave every year.
Parents can play a huge role in whether or not their kids experiment with drugs and alcohol. How can they make a positive difference in their children's lives when it comes to preventing substance abuse?
Researchers not only found a potential connection between smoking and drinking and a higher prevalence of hip fractures.
In addition to a wide range of helpful strategies, tips, advice, and useful habits that all work to solidify one's sobriety further, it would appear that just the fact of staying sober, day-by-day, has a cumulative effect on creating stability in recovery.
The office of the Surgeon General is responsible for assessing and addressing the serious health problems that the American people face every year. With that in mind, it is no surprise that the Surgeon General has released several reports on the state of addiction in America.
It's virtually impossible for a person to become addicted to drugs or alcohol without causing them to take on other poor health habits. While this has been known for years, an Australian study that examined excessive drinking and unhealthy diets further proved the point.