Alcohol Research Being Funded by Alcohol Companies: Bad Idea

Written by liam on August 18th, 2016

It is not an uncommon practice for industry research to be funded by the companies that make what’s being researched. For instance, Colgate may fund toothpaste research. In a perfect world, this makes perfect sense, but unfortunately profit is all too often a company’s main concern. If the results of the research are in favor…
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CARA FINALLY PASSED INTO LAW!

Written by liam on August 8th, 2016

CARA, the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act, utilizes treatment and science-based recovery methods for addicts, and spreads education regarding abuse prevention through grants. As a bill, CARA was drafted and passed to the Senate on March 10th, 2016, with a vote of 94 – 1. The Senate approved and passed CARA to Congress on July…
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The Rise of Alcohol Free Bars & Clubs

Written by liam on August 5th, 2016

The drinks look good: vibrant reds and greens; fresh mint and crushed ice bursting from the glass; petals; a rim of salt. The drinks taste good, too. But there is something missing. The soporific burn of alcohol. As anyone coming to the Redemption bar in east London is warned on arrival, these drinks are dry….
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Good Samaritan Law Update – 2 Bills in Michigan House of Representatives

Written by liam on August 4th, 2016

A good samaritan, as defined in legal terms by US Legal, is “someone who renders aid in an emergency to an injured person on a voluntary basis.” The Good Samaritan Law, which exists nationally but under different terms by state, grants these good Samaritans immunity. (Click here to check the good samaritan laws of your…
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From Drunk or Drugging to Jail: A Strong Possibility

Written by liam on August 3rd, 2016

It’s been said there are only three endings for a lifetime of drug addiction: a mental institution, prison, or death. Facts show this to be awfully true. Of all inmates as of June 2016, 46.3% are incarcerated for drug-related offenses. Over 25% of inmates commit their current offenses in order to obtain drug money. Approximately…
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What is Alcoholic Hepatitis?

Written by liam on July 28th, 2016

Alcoholic hepatitis is a diseased, inflammatory condition of the liver caused by excessive alcohol consumption over an extended period of time. If you develop this condition, you must stop drinking alcohol. Continued drinking can lead to additional health problems, such as cirrhosis (permanent scarring) of the liver, or even liver failure. Although heavy drinking causes…
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Having CARF Accreditation Matters in Addiction Treatment Programs

Written by liam on July 19th, 2016

Addiction Treatment Providers – CARF Accreditation Matters! CARF Accreditation is a sign of quality and is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality. CARF International, founded in 1966, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF is The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The goal of CARF is that the…
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Drunk Driving

Written by liam on April 26th, 2016

Alcohol can make you do some dumb things. One of the dumbest you could ever do is drive drunk. Each year alcohol plays a major role traffic accidents nationwide. According to data produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes in…
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Legal Consequences of Addiction

Written by liam on April 15th, 2016

Regardless to if you have lived a life of crime or are a law-abiding citizen if you fall victim to drug addiction, legal problems could quickly come to follow. Reports show that nearly half of American who are arrested test positive for illicit drugs. The U.S. Department of Justice states that drug abuse is tied…
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Driving Under the Influence

Written by liam on April 15th, 2016

Driving under the influences is not only a crime but it is a risk not worth taking as you are putting your life and the lives of others in danger. According to NHTSA, there is an estimate of 32% of fatal car crashes involving an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. FARS reports, 3,952 fatally injured drivers…
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