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National Vodka Day: A National Obsession with Alcohol

National Vodka Day Today is National Vodka Day. Yes, you read that right. National Vodka Day.  Lately, it seems that every day is “national something or other” day. Americans always find something to celebrate.  It comes as no shock, in a culture fixated on drinking, that many “holidays” often revolve around some type of alcohol.…

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Alcohol Awareness Month and Alcohol Detox Near Atlanta

Do you know the dangerous side effects of alcohol? Alcohol Awareness Month (April) is a resource implemented by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and sponsored by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. The goal is to spread the word about strategies for preventing alcohol dependence.  Did you know there are roughly…

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Alcohol: Young Adults’ Drug of Choice

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what you’re getting!” Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent study…

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College Students and Substance Abuse

College Students and Substance Abuse: Deadly Combinations College is often a time of exploration and learning, but did you know it is also a time of binge drinking and substance abuse? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, alcohol and drug addiction on college campuses is slightly less common than among those aged 18-24…