Content tagged with: alcohol

7 Habits of a Healthy Educator

Healthy Educator Helping Students

With each school year comes the chance to be proactive about your health. You can fight off chronic low energy, constant sniffles and stress headaches before they pull you under. In fact, not having a plan for maintaining your health while pouring passion into your profession will leave you fried by spring, says Mike Anderson,… Read more »

Five Things You Need to Know About Substance Abuse

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It can be easy to ignore substance abuse as someone else’s problem. Here’s the thing – it’s not. Substance abuse impacts everyone’s family and life at one time or another. It does not discriminate based on socioeconomic status, race, or ethnicity. It does not care. It could be your brother, your coworker, or your child. It… Read more »

Substance Misuse and Abuse

People can develop substance abuse or misuse issues in different ways – by trying things experimentally or recreationally, or through “self-medication.” Both adults and young people may attempt to deal with their stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues through self-medication. Self-medication refers to the practice of using alcohol, legal or illegal drugs without… Read more »

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, asthma and obesity are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health problems in the United States. The numbers are scary. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, and treating people… Read more »