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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INDIVIDUALS WITH A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Argyle, Texas, May 7, 2020—Headlines scream continuously about COVID-19 – the number of cases, unemployment rates, vaccine progress, etc. Included in those headlines are stories focusing on the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19. Among those in that population are people with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). These individuals and their families, friends, colleagues and neighbors…

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75,000 Americans at Risk of Dying–Group Warns

Argyle, Texas, June 1, 2020—As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the national public health group Well Being Trust. This staggering number could become a reality due to the growing unemployment crisis, economic downturns…

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Explanation of Alcohol Dependence

One of the most widespread yet devastating issues in today’s society, alcohol dependence affects people from all walks of life. Although it is similar to alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction, there are also some crucial differences. Physical dependence and an abnormally high tolerance level are the primary characteristics of alcohol dependence. A tendency to experience…

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What to Know About Drug and Alcohol Rehab

For decades, alcohol has been one of the most widely abused substances throughout the state of Texas. Thousands of individuals across the state struggle with alcohol abuse. Because alcohol is legal and accessible, it presents a unique opportunity for abuse. However, many people don’t understand just how their drinking is impacting their own health and…