October Is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month


By Anya Mueller

Original Source: newscenter1.tv

Recent data shows an increase in drug and alcohol overdoses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, recognizing a problem and overcoming the addiction leads way for a healthy lifestyle.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Using alcohol, prescription medicine, and other legal substances too much or in the wrong way is substance abuse and since the pandemic, people are turning to drugs and alcohol more as ways to relieve stress.

But that extensive use could have harmful effects on your body and brain.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines heavy alcohol use as more than four drinks on any day for men or more than three drinks for…click here to continue reading