Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Look at Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

By |2018-10-23T13:34:40+00:00October 31st, 2017|Miscellaneous|

Nationwide, the opioid epidemic killed more Americans in 2016 than the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined. On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump officially declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. The Roots of a National Crisis The term opioid is used to refer to substances that act on the opioid receptors [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Binge Drinking and Alcohol Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:39:09+00:00October 19th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

The relationship between binge drinking and alcoholism is often misunderstood. The majority of binge drinkers are not physically dependent on alcohol, but binge drinking is considered a significant risk factor for developing an alcohol use disorder. What Is Binge Drinking? Binge drinking refers to consuming large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time. [...]

Understanding the Relationship Between Alcohol and Depression

By |2018-10-23T13:40:53+00:00October 12th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

The relationship between alcohol and depression is deceptive. Since drinking is often a part of social gatherings, it may seem like a few beers would be a great way to take your mind off your troubles. However, alcohol can actually worsen depression symptoms. In some cases, it may even induce depression in someone with no [...]

How to Plan an Intervention

By |2018-10-23T13:42:03+00:00October 5th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

An intervention is often the best way for someone suffering from drug or alcohol addiction to begin their path to recovery. People struggling with substance abuse are often suffering from denial about the extent of their problem, so hearing firsthand how their actions have affected their loved ones can serve as a wake-up call. This [...]