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Tips to help a loved one stay sober

Tips to help a loved one stay sober

Millions of people struggle with substance abuse each year. The results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that approximately 20.8 million people in the age group 12 and above had a substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year, including 15.7 million people with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) and 7.7 million people with an illicit drug use disorder. Since the magnitude of this problem is huge due to the life-disruptive consequences, one needs to make sincere efforts toward staying clean and sober. The entire process of recovery begins with the users acknowledging that he or she has a problem and therefore assistance is necessary to fight addiction. Continue reading

One in five people over 65 drinks too much

One in five people over 65 drinks too much

While excessive drinking is usually associated with teens and young adults, alcoholism is a growing health concern for all age groups, particularly among the elderly. A new study conducted by King’s College of London has uncovered that people over the age of 65 are at a heightened risk of unsafe drinking habits. This eye-opening new study has the potential to change the way we see and treat alcoholism.

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