Alternative Spring Break Options That Help You Stay Sober

By Taylor Davis Spring break is normally the time of year when college students let loose, trading midterms and research papers for parties on the beach. While this week offers a reprieve from stress and studying, it also typically involves excessive drinking. According to a study conducted by the American College of Health, the average […]

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 […]