What to Do When a Friend’s Drinking Becomes a Problem

By Cindy Coloma Your friend Penny likes to relax with a glass of wine after a long day at work. Lately she’s increased that to two glasses, and sometimes she polishes off a bottle throughout the evening. On Friday and Saturday nights, she goes out with friends, then takes Sunday to “sleep it off.” The […]

Behavioral Cues that Could Indicate a Substance Abuse Problem

Each person who becomes addicted develops the disease for different reasons, which can vary based on his or her unique circumstances. As to what those reasons may be, we’ve learned that addiction develops through some combination of biological, behavioral, social and environmental factors.1 Knowing about these situational factors has helped us develop more targeted treatments […]

How Drinking Costs the U.S. Economy

In addition to the human toll it takes, excessive alcohol consumption is helping to drain our country’s coffers and we’re all paying the price. It would seem like full bars at happy hour would be a boon for the economy. Even at a discount, drinks are pricey, and we’ve been told frequently that if consumers […]