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Alcoholism & Sobriety: A Chef’s Perspective

“Sobriety” holds various meanings to different people. Likewise, the thought of consuming alcohol can hold different meanings to different individuals as well. For some, it’s an enjoyable social activity done amongst friends at dinner, in front of a football game, or with colleagues at a nearby Happy Hour. For others, a case of beer or […]

What is the Impact of Bullying?
Sep 22, 2022

Bullying isn’t an isolated event that one can just “get over” as they grow up. Instead, bullying tends to have both a short and long-term impact on the lives of so many. This includes the individual getting bullied, the bully, those witnessing the event, and those individuals who are both the bully and who get […]

Career Comeback after Addiction?
Sep 15, 2022

It’s possible. Many have done so. Celebrity-status doesn’t exempt an individual from the struggle of substance misuse. Some may even argue that the film and TV industry opens the door to such struggles due to the pressure and demands made by the career choice. Regardless, addiction to drugs (illicit or prescription) and/or alcohol is a […]

Fentanyl Overdoses Inspires Action from Survivors, Narcan Advocates
Sep 8, 2022

Conversations about overdoses and overdose deaths are not the easiest to have, but the dialogue is necessary to help decrease the occurrence of both. There are several substances—illicit or prescription drugs—that are problematic. The one that rarely seems to provide second chances to first-time users, however, is an unknown and lethal amount of fentanyl arbitrarily […]

Mental Health & Suicide
Sep 1, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that is consistently facing people in the United States, as there are over 100 suicides per day. As the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) suggests, even though it’s an important issue that we face all year-round, this particular […]

Depression, Substance Misuse & Success
Aug 26, 2022

Success tends to be inaccurately equated with perfection. The truth is it comes only after walking a path riddled with countless obstacles and failures by a flawed individual known as the human being. And it doesn’t matter which endeavor one chooses to pursue—engineering, medicine, or professional sports—we all travel along a path and none of […]

Therapy Dogs, Addiction & Mental Health
Aug 18, 2022

Dogs really are man’s best friend. Full of unconditional love, loyalty, and depending on their health, age, breed, and personality, full of playfulness. Dogs have served as both service and emotional support animals for the longest. And when it comes to our canine friends working with those in recovery from an alcohol or substance use […]

Lunchtime Drinking
Aug 16, 2022

Public Services – 6% Working in public services – such as the police force, army, paramedics and air force – can be high-paced and extremely stressful, leading to higher alcohol consumption during the day. Education – 7% Dealing with children is especially tough and might make you want to sip on a glass of vino […]

Dry January
Aug 16, 2022

Based on a survey of 3,000 Americans

Substance Misuse, Triggers & Relapse
Aug 11, 2022

Substance misuse, or a substance use disorder, is what happens when an individual uses drugs and/or alcohol recurrently and it causes clinical impairment such as failure to meet responsibilities, health problems, and disability. And when on the path to recovery, oftentimes, triggers and relapse are part of the process. A trigger is a catalyst that […]

The Science Behind Alcoholism
Aug 4, 2022

Drinking is a socially acceptable activity in which to partake. A beer with friends while watching a game. An occasional glass of wine with dinner and loved ones. Rubbing elbows with colleagues or business associates at “Happy Hour.” Scenarios that are legal and acceptable, contingent there’s no underage drinking. However, an individual facing alcoholism, or […]

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