The “Big Game” Hangover. Have You Heard of Super Bowl Monday?

  According to a yearly study by the Workforce Institute, nearly 26 million Americans will be late or miss work on Super Bowl Monday this year. Not surprisingly, the top reasons for planned absenteeism are fatigue, nausea, and hangovers. In years past, 34 percent of individuals over 21 stated that drinking too much during the […]

Women and Alcohol – The Downside

The most recent government data show that from 2019 to 2020, rates of alcohol-induced deaths for females “increased across all age groups for those aged 25 and over.” According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly half of adult women report drinking alcohol. 13% of adult women and 18% of women of child-bearing age […]

Alcohol-Related Deaths are on the Rise for Women

A new study by the JAMA Network examined sex differences in alcohol-related deaths in the US from 1999 to 2020. The study analyzed data from the CDC on over 600,000 deaths attributed to alcohol, including alcohol-related poisoning, liver disease, gastritis, and cardiomyopathy, among others. Alcohol-related deaths have steadily risen across all demographics in the past […]

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Gray Area Drinking – Socializing or Self-Medicating?

Gray area drinking (GAD) is the often difficult-to-define space between social drinking and damaging alcohol consumption. A couple of glasses of wine with your significant other after a grueling day or a cocktail from the roving golf cart bar on the links is acceptable, right? What about a stiff drink before a party to take […]

5 Benefits of Alcohol Detox Treatment

Alcohol addiction is a serious and complicated issue. It affects not only the person struggling with alcohol addiction but also their friends and family. Thankfully, treatments are available to help those dealing with alcohol use. One of these treatments is known as an alcohol detox treatment program. Sanford Behavioral Health offers alcohol detox programs that […]

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Michigan Alcohol Abuse Statistics [2023]

  The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) has published current Alcohol Use Statistics [2023]. Not surprisingly, 60% of adults in the U.S. say that their alcohol consumption increased during the pandemic. 34% admit binge drinking, and 7% report extreme binge drinking. Men still comprise 62% of those diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder, […]

Ask Rae: Adult Children of Alcoholics Breaking the Cycle

Dear Rae: I am an adult child of an alcoholic (ACA), and I am in a relationship with someone who drinks too much and is abusive when he does so. I keep trying to “fix” the situation and drink more to make myself less anxious. This is not my first time falling for someone with […]

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What is a Hangover? Why Aren’t Hangovers a Deterrent to Drinking?

Ahh, the morning after. Those who have overindulged the night before rise like zombies holding coffee cups to their foreheads. They dig in messy purses and junk drawers for painkillers and stomach settlers, piecing the previous evening’s events together like tattered scraps of paper. No one with a hangover wants to see the sunrise or […]

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