April is Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month - How to Spot The Signs of Addiction and Get Help
April is Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month - How to Spot The Signs of Addiction and Get Help
September 28, 2021
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By Amy NayOriginal Source: fox13now.comApril is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time to talk about the signs of alcohol and drug abuse.Dr. Amy Khan with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah says, "Across the U.S., many healthcare providers have been concerned that the stress and anxiety due to COVID-19 could lead to increase use of alcohol and other drugs."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 13-percent of Americans either started or increased their use of addictive substances as a way to cope with the pandemic."Alcohol and drug use problems can have devastating impacts on individuals, their families and our communities," says Khan.Efforts in Utah to address the state's opioid epidemic have been successful, but Khan says continued vigilance on that front is needed.Khan says these are the key signs that someone you know may be struggling with addiction:...click here to continue reading

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