Substance Abuse on the Rise in the U.S.

A new study has revealed the United States experienced a substantial increase in substance abuse from 2001 to 2009. Overall, the number of drug and alcohol addiction diagnoses increased by a daunting 70 percent. The Hard Facts The study was conducted using data from doctor visits. From 2001 to 2003, the number of addiction diagnoses…

Addiction Hurts Your Body AND Your Wallet

The physical effects of addiction are obvious: sickness, withdrawal, weight loss, etc. But an addiction to drugs or alcohol affects more than your health. Addiction takes a major toll on a person’s finances, especially if the addiction lasts over several years or even a life time. The Cost of a Fix The price of addictive…

Non-Alcoholic Beer and Wine: Not Dangerous?

For recovering alcoholics, non-alcoholic beverages seem like a safe way to indulge their guilty pleasure without actually lapsing. It may be safer and healthier to consume non-alcoholic beer and wine, but these drinks could have negative effects on your recovery. If you are considering non-alcoholic beverages as an alternative to the real thing, please consider…