Lots of products carry warning labels, and for good reason. Why doesn't alcohol carry warning labels? Is it time to change that in order to prevent the growth of alcohol-related harm?
Drinking alcohol presents harm and risk for those who take part in it. And though it is not often discussed, there is harm present even when one does not drink to excess.
When the opiate epidemic is focused on, it’s considered to be just ONE problem. But in reality, the United States is struggling with multiple opiate epidemics. When we hear about the opiate epidemic, it is called just that, an epidemic.
Now the nation's capital for meth-related deaths, Nevada parents are understandably concerned about how to protect their families from the growing crisis.
Media headlines always seem to have room for the opiate crisis. Yet alcohol use continues to grow. It’s a 253 billion dollar per year industry, and it kills about 88,000 Americans annually.
For decades, we have been able to rely on colleges to be the prestigious institutions that they are, to give our kids quality educations, and to provide our kids with the kind of knowledge that will ensure good careers and a pleasant quality of life.
The majority of concern levied on prescription drugs has been levied against pharmaceutical, opioid pain reliever drugs, and understandably so.
People often confuse the side effects of drug abuse and alcoholism with mental health problems. Frequently, it is the addiction that causes the symptoms, not an actual mental illness.
Addiction prevention starts in the home. Furthermore, addiction prevention needs to start younger than most parents probably think, as adolescents are abusing drugs and alcohol at younger and younger ages each year.
When young people binge drink, they are more likely to go overboard, they are more likely to have an accident, to get alcohol poisoning, or to experience some other kind of disaster. For these reasons and many others, binge drinking should be avoided.