A recent study could aid suicide prevention specialists in saving those who have thoughts of attempting suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that, in the past year, over 2.2 million adults made a plan for suicide, and more than 1 million attempted suicide.
Heavy drinking during college is a popular pastime. Many parents worry when they suspect that their college freshman is participating in the college party scene, but in many cases, the students phase out of the party life as they exit college and take on adult responsibilities.
A recent study shows that young adults who have undergone addiction treatment and arrive willing to make personal changes make great strides in recovery with guidance to build and sustain them. Butler Center colleagues explain that they believe a strong motivator for change comes from the camaraderie among young adults who have had severe addictions in treatment together.
Actors trying to depict a drunken individual will often stagger and stumble around and slur their speech in order to communicate intoxication. It is universally recognized as drunken behavior, but only recently have the “sloppy drunk” behaviors been explained as immune system-induced responses to alcohol intake.