Monthly Archives: January 2019

Alcohol use disorder: When is drinking a problem?

Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are quite common in many families around the world. The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a muc...

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Fairbanks honors its 2018 volunteers

Fairbanks honored its top volunteers of 2018 during a special recognition dinner Jan. 23 at The Willows in Indianapolis. In 2018 Fairbanks had 272 volunteers contribute 9,940 hours, which equates to almost five full-time employees. Based on $13 an hour, they saved the organization almost $130,000. Erich Schroeder (pictured above, center) was named ...

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What are the treatments for addiction?

Addictive disorders are a group of disorders that can cause physical and psychological damage. Receiving treatment is essential for breaking the cycle of addiction. However, as a chronic disease, addiction is difficult to treat and requires on-going care. In the United States, around 8.1 percent of the population, or 21.7 million people, either...

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Seven reasons why the best time to go to rehab is now

When is the right time to go to rehab? The simple answer is now. Here are seven reasons why this is the right moment to get online and find the treatment center that fits your needs to treat your addiction and, if you have one, co-occurring psychological disorder. Constance Scharff, Ph.D./Psychology Today

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What are the risk factors for addiction?

Addiction is the inability to stop consuming a substance or engaging in a behavior despite the adverse health and social consequences. Doctors now diagnose addiction under the umbrella of substance use disorders. While anyone can develop a substance use disorder, some personal and medical factors can increase the risk of dependence. The most obviou...

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