Megan Wilson, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator

Cirrhosis on the Rise in Young People

by Megan Wilson, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator

Cirrhosis is a disease that affects the liver and usually results from intense, prolonged alcohol intake. It is the toxins in alcohol that cause inflammation, which eventually leads to irreversible scarring of the organ. In past decades, the stereotypical cirrhosis victim was an older, overweight man with an unhealthy skin pallor. Often this visual included […]

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Stimulants: The Problem of Abuse and Addiction

by Megan Wilson, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator

Millions of prescriptions are written annually for pain reduction. In turn, opioid medications have played an enormous role in leading uninformed people down the path to addiction. Another class of frequently prescribed drugs are stimulants, which can also lead to misuse and addiction. Misuse is commonly defined as taking medication for a reason other than […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Focusing on Today’s Youth

by Megan Wilson, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator

The opiate crisis in America has been front page news for a very long time due to its widespread nature and staggering casualties. However, we must never lose sight of the fact that alcohol abuse remains a huge problem throughout our country, which is why April was declared Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987. Each year, […]

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Alcohol Consumption: On The Rise in Older Women

by Megan Wilson, CADC, Addictions Program Coordinator

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. It was established in 1987 by the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) to help reduce the stigma of alcoholism. This time is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the problem and the importance of getting treatment for those that need it. This is an important message […]

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