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Why Do People Binge Drink?

Are you wondering why do people binge drink, especially when it seems like a high-risk situation? Binge drinking is one of the most preventable, severe health conditions in the U.S. It is also the most common type of excessive alcohol use in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This organization…

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Drunk Driving

What is Drunk Driving? Drunk driving is when you are driving while there is still alcohol in your system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die every day from motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver and there is one death every 50 minutes. Driving home while you are intoxicated…

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Alcoholism and Depression: What’s the Link?

Alcoholism is a substance use disorder. Often occurring alongside alcohol abuse is depression, a mental health disorder. Although alcoholism and depression are two separate disorders, they frequently go hand-in-hand. It is one reason why addiction treatment centers in Tacoma, WA, and nearby cities run a depression treatment program for men and women addicted to alcohol. What is Alcoholism? Alcohol…