Alcohol Use Disorder: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Alcohol Use Disorder: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Like other substance use disorders, alcoholism – also called alcohol use disorder (AUD) – impacts the pleasure centers of the brain. This means that when you regularly use alcohol, the brain begins to associate consuming alcohol with feelings of euphoria, relaxation, and lowered inhibitions.  Over time this can result in cravings and, in some cases…

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The Real Impact of Excessive Alcohol Use

The Real Impact of Excessive Alcohol Use

It’s no secret that alcohol is treated differently than other addictive substances. Alcohol has remained heavily associated with celebrations and relaxation in the lives of many adults, with excessive alcohol consumption being condoned under the ‘right’ circumstances. Due to the prevalence of alcohol use, its inherent risks are often overlooked or ignored. Despite alcohol’s availability…

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Substance Use in the Workplace

Approximately 60% of people struggling with a substance use disorder are currently employed1.  Employees who report to work under the influence, hungover, or going through withdrawal can be responsible for a loss of productivity, decline in employee morale, and are more likely to be involved in workplace accidents.  Additionally, employers are assuming a significant portion…

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