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Does Cohabitation Influence Drinking Habits Among Partners?

A recent study on The Influence of Alcohol Consumption Among Partners in Newly Cohabiting Relationships hoped to reveal if a cohabiting partner’s alcohol consumption habits influence their partner’s consumption habits and vice versa. The Study The researchers analyzed survey data from over 1,400 heterosexual couples living together between 2001 and 2016. Findings suggest that living…

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Second-Hand Drinking: The Risks and Dangers Teens Face When Drinking

Second-hand drinking describes the negative impacts of an individual’s drinking on others. Drinking alcohol has an effect on the brain, therefore, influencing behavior. Negative behaviors or behavior patterns that occur as a result of drinking can be harmful to others, causing emotional and/or physical trauma. An example of second-hand drinking includes sexual harassment and/or assault.…

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Why Dropping out of Treatment Is so Prevalent and What We Can Do About It

A recent study researching drop-out rates of substance abuse treatment programs found that almost one-third of all participants drop-out and, therefore, do not complete their treatment. Researchers discovered this trend after analyzing an extensive amount of data from 151 different studies on SUD treatment facilities between the years of 1965 and 2016. Dropping out of…

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Does Depression Cause Drinking, or Does Drinking Cause Depression?

An eight-year study on the correlation between depression and drinking among adolescents indicates that depression often leads to drinking. Consequently, data demonstrated increased alcohol consumption in relation to short-term increases in depressive symptoms. Research shows that self-awareness and mindfulness may be the best way to deal with depressive emotions, thereby decreasing, and even eliminating, the…

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Parenting an Addicted Parent: How Children of Parents With Substance Use Disorders Are Affected

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the most fundamental relationship in a child’s life is between a child and parent or caregiver. Positive parenting behaviors increase closeness between parents and their children, while negative parenting behaviors create distance. Typically, parents make decisions for children when they are young. However, when children…

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Factors of Empowerment: The Importance of Empowering Women in Recovery

According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), empowerment-based interventions can benefit women in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Empowerment involves gaining confidence, particularly in one’s self and one’s life. Although women’s use of drugs and alcohol is statistically less than men, women report more problems with substance use…