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Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Pride

Between Juneteenth and LGBTQ+ Pride, June has become a home to raising awareness about the experiences of two marginalized groups: Black Americans and those within the LGBTQ+ community. One group celebrates their freedom from slavery and the other celebrates their freedom to feel proud of who they are. Despite the fanfare and advocacy, there are […]

Can Alcohol in Food Affect Recovery?
January 20, 2022

While many may be steadily working their way through Dry January, some may be innocently overlooking other sources that contribute to alcohol consumption such as what’s found in some foods. Wine, beer, sherry, and liqueurs have been used for years in a number of recipes. But before you put a stop to eating chicken cacciatore […]

Dry January and the Benefits of Sobriety
January 13, 2022

January not only marks the beginning of a new year, but it seems to be deeply imbedded in the human psyche that we all have new opportunities because of the new calendar year. And although any time in a twelve-month period is a great time to seek help when battling an addiction to alcohol, making […]

Teens & Substance Use in the Pandemic
January 6, 2022

It seems the pandemic has contributed to changes in substance use with both teenagers and adults alike, but perhaps not necessarily in the manner in which we would expect. Nearly two years into this airborne virus, and it more than likely feels just as daunting now for many of us as it did in the […]

A “Real Housewife’s” Journey to Sobriety
December 23, 2021

Certain experiences become pivotal moments that change the course of an individual’s life forever. It may be as tragic as a car accident that leaves the driver permanently paralyzed. Or as inspiring as meeting a musician whose work you admire. Or as empowering as it is to walk each day in sobriety after years of […]

Potent Street Drugs and Injection Sites
December 16, 2021

It would be so much easier if life was black and white. Good and bad. Hot and cold. Clear and vivid sides. However, there is so much gray area in the middle that it bleeds into the opposing sides, blurring the bridge between perceptions of right and wrong choices. Helping an individual addicted to drugs […]

Rumer Willis, Alcohol, and Recovery
December 9, 2021

Whether you’re a celebrity, a bank teller, or a teacher, if you’re battling an addiction to alcohol, the challenge is difficult just the same. The addiction doesn’t care about what you do for a living. Oftentimes, many may feel that they are the only ones in their fight against alcohol or substance misuse. The truth […]

9 Tips: Maintaining Sobriety Through the Holidays
December 2, 2021

As much as the end of the year brings people together with Halloween parties in October, Thanksgiving dinner in November, and a plethora of holidays in December such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, it can also be an overwhelming time. This is especially true for those battling a substance use disorder (SUD) or an alcohol […]

Christmas Conflicts: % of Family Gatherings Involving Drunken Arguments
December 2, 2021

Which states report the highest percentage of drunken arguments during family gatherings during Christmas time? Find out with our survey below!

5 Recovery Rules, Relapse, & Thanksgiving
November 24, 2021

The holidays are about enjoying time with family and other loved ones—especially for Thanksgiving. We can all use this togetherness and comradery after the last two challenging years we’ve faced. And depending on who you ask, this holiday enjoyment may include drinking alcohol over dinner conversation or in front of a football game on TV. […]

Men’s Health Awareness and Mental Health
November 18, 2021

Suicide and mental health impact all of us but affect men in particular at higher rates. Men are less likely to seek mental health treatment than women. As a national leader in the addiction space, American Addiction Centers (AAC) would like to acknowledge International Men’s Health Week. The purpose is to raise awareness of men’s […]

How to Raise Awareness about Veterans and Substance Misuse
November 11, 2021

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served in the United States military and is celebrated annually on November 11th. These dedicated men and women have put their lives on the line for their country, and inevitably, for all of us. And unfortunately, after being discharged, many, especially those who have served […]

Transgender Awareness Week
November 4, 2021

In addition to Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day, November is home to Transgender Awareness week, which is observed between the 13th-19th of this month. The purpose is to address the issues faced by the transgender community, in addition to raising visibility about them as well. And visibility is definitely needed. Misinformation, as well as limited information […]

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