6 Ways Alcohol Effects Your Body

Alcohol can seem like a way to relieve stress and is the go-to at parties but what does it actually do to our bodies besides give us hangovers? Continue reading “6 Ways Alcohol Effects Your Body” »

National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

January 23, 2017 kicks off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This observance is mainly aimed at teens, but it also seeks to bring young adults together with scientists to help raise awareness of drug facts and the dangers of abusing substances. Continue reading “National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week” »

Celebrating National Breastfeeding Month

August marks an important time for breastfeeding mothers. Not only is the first week of August World Breastfeeding Week, the month as a whole is designated National Breastfeeding Month, a time for people to educate themselves on the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child.

Certain circumstances may prevent mothers from being able to breastfeed — and, of course, the most important thing is that a child is loved and nourished, no matter if by mother’s milk or formula. Still, we think it’s important to acknowledge what makes breastfeeding so healthy!

Read on for some benefits of breastfeeding as well as some steps mothers should take to ensure their breast milk is the very best for their babies.

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2015 Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence declares each April to be Alcohol Awareness Month. Each year the council chooses an alcohol awareness theme.

This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” Accordingly, the organization is emphasizing the importance of reducing underage drinking.

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College Students Partying This Spring Break? Watch Out for These Risks

With temperatures going up and the sun coming out, people are starting to get excited about spring break — particularly college students.

While television shows and movies have glamorized the spring break scene, in reality, there are very real dangers that students and their parents should know about.

If you or your college student plans on hitting up the beach this spring break, be aware of these risks!

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How Do You Know if You Have a Problem With Alcoholism?

In April 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. established Alcohol Awareness Month, and it has been celebrated annually since.

Being aware of alcohol use not only means educating yourself and others on the dangers of alcohol addiction and keeping an eye out for loved ones who may have an alcohol problem — it also means watching for the signs of alcoholism in your own habits.

Too often, social drinking can turn into an alcohol problem. Here are some signs to watch for when you think you may have a problem with alcoholism.

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