Depression and Alcohol

According to studies, alcohol use affects millions of individuals in the US because it is socially acceptable. Many people turn to alcohol when they cannot handle stress or face life’s problems. Some people choose to self-medicate using alcohol, which can gradually result in addiction. Alcohol can make you feel better temporarily, but the long-term effects…

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…