Alcoholism affects people from all walks of life. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 88,000 people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States.1 And alcohol continues to be one of the nation’s most preventable causes of death, second only to tobacco and a poor diet/sedentary lifestyle.…

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When it comes to healing, doctors are on the front lines. Day in, day out, they bring their knowledge, experience and compassion to try to help those who are sick and injured. But the job isn’t always rewarding. In fact, many doctors struggle physically and mentally to stay in their profession — and sometimes that…

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The holidays are supposed to be a time filled with joy and hope. But the truth is, special days on the calendar for getting together with family and friends can be very challenging. Emotionally. Physically. And nearly every other way. Some people find refuge in alcohol or other drugs when holiday drama and stress get…

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As the growing opioid epidemic continues to grab headlines and drug use in the American workplace has reached the highest positivity rate in 12 years, it’s safe to say that drug testing isn’t going away anytime soon.1 Considering that alcohol, drug and tobacco use costs the US economy more than $740 billion per year, businesses…

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By David Heitz It’s a startling story just emerging this month. Opioid users, primarily in the Atlanta area but also in Ohio and Alabama, are buying a drug that looks like concrete mix. In fact, it’s a dangerous mix of opioids, police say, and includes the dangerous elephant tranquilizer fentanyl. It can be injected, smoked…

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By Beth Burgess Stress in America soared to record levels in 2017, with much of the brunt borne by southeastern states, such as Georgia. The Peach State ranked as the eighth most stressed state in the nation, with several crucial issues contributing to that score. According to the January 2017 American Psychological Association’s (APA) Stress…

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Binge drinking on college campuses is a serious health threat to students. Young people headed to school for the first (or fourth) time need the truth from their parents and other trusted adults about the dangers of binge drinking. And the truth is, binge drinking kills more than 1,000 college students each year in the…

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Opioid addiction represents a nationwide epidemic responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year. And while no group–be it men or women, young or old–are spared, few groups have felt the effects of the rising tide of the epidemic like veterans. According to a 2011 study, patients of the Veterans Health Administration are twice…

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