drunk driving

Drunk Driving Statistics

Driving under the influence of alcohol is an accident waiting to happen. In an attempt to discourage people from driving drunk, all 50 U.S. states have introduced severe DUI penalties, including jail time, hefty fines, community service and a loss of driving privileges. Still, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an…

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Can Alcohol Cause Depression

If you have a co-occurring disorder, such as a dependency on alcohol for depression, recovery is sometimes more difficult after a mood disorder treatment program. Depression symptoms can make you consume more alcohol, while alcohol consumption can worsen your depression. So it leaves us asking, can alcohol cause depression? More than 15 million American adults…

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Improving access to a substance abuse treatment center in California and supporting recovery are both important elements of International Overdose Awareness Day, which is an annual event that started in 2001. But what is International Overdose Awareness Day 2019? Drug overdoses are one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide, causing nearly 200,000 premature deaths annually.…