By definition, stigma means the mark of disgrace on a person. It also causes dangerous barriers that discourage people suffering from substance use disorder (SUD) to ask for help and sometimes to receive it. Put simply, the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction can kill. Fighting Stigma in America In 2017, the Centers for Disease […]
Alcoholism among women is a growing epidemic. Although men have historically endured higher rates of alcoholism, women are catching up fast. The rates of alcoholism in the United States are devastating, with 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffering from alcohol misuse and several million more engaging in risky, binge drinking patterns. […]
Recent studies on alcohol misuse show a significant increase in heavy drinking among women. This trend raises several alarm bells because women face a higher risk of certain alcohol-related health issues compared to men. Drinking related health issues can occur earlier for women, and at lower levels of consumption. Immediate Effects of Alcohol on Women […]
Recent clinical studies show an alarming increase in excessive alcohol use by women. But how much is too much? Alcohol still ranks as the most prevalent substance of choice for people with substance use disorders. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, moderate alcohol consumption equals one drink per day for women and up to […]
Do you worry a loved one has a problem with drugs or alcohol? The symptoms and signs of addiction damage every area of the loved one’s life, including relationships, career and health. Too often family members live in constant hurt, fear and
Valley Hope Investigation Reveals Potentially Unauthorized Access to Patient Data Valley Hope Association is notifying you of a recent incident that may affect the privacy of some of your personal information. While there is currently no evidence that your information has been misused, we are making you aware of the event, the steps we are […]
The holiday season can present heightened challenges to sobriety. However, there are many strategies available to help manage seasonal stress and triggers. A big part of relieving holiday-induced stress comes from self-care. Developing an effective self-care plan can help you manage and overcome holiday triggers and enable you to engage in the spirit of the […]
Halloween has become a challenging holiday for people in recovery – but don’t let that scare you. The freedom of recovery allows us to celebrate the spirit of October 31, unhindered by the mask of drugs and alcohol. Of course, staying away from bars and parties where drinking is prevalent is a given if you […]
Valley Hope leaders will join public, business and community officials from across the city in celebrating the opening of Valley Hope’s new Oklahoma City outpatient facility on Oct. 10.
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