Brush up on some of your alcohol, marijuana, and opioid knowledge!

This week, we found some fascinating articles about the dangers of alcohol, marijuana, and opioid use. Check them out, share them with friends and family, and spread some education on these vitally important topics to our culture!

Breast Cancer: cut down on alcohol to lower risk. 

> Parents: how well versed are you in your marijuana knowledge? Check out this article to brush up!

Harvard Medical School’s report on some of the dangers of opioid use.

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Do you have a support network?

Anytime you’re trying to change a habit or better your life, it’s a good idea to have a strong support network. How many friends or family members could you count on to hold you accountable for that new habit you’re trying to cultivate? If your habit is to avoid harmful substances like alcohol, opioids, or marijuana, it is doubly important that you have people in your corner to cheer you on and advise you on the path you’ve chosen to tread. If you feel lonely in your walk or like you’re particularly struggling, take a long, hard look at your social and family group to see if they are supportive of your values and convictions. You can do it! We believe in you!

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Powerful Article: Learn about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on pregnancy!

It can be frightening to think about the effects of harmful substances on your unborn baby. Learn as much as you can from this article from March of Dimes and avoid any dangerous substances abuse during your regular life, but especially during pregnancy! Alcohol, Smoking, and other Drugs: Why ten fingers plus ten toes doesn’t always equal the whole story

We hope you’ll read this article and really take it’s words of wisdom to heart today!

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If your doc prescribes an opioid, take exactly as directed!

Sometimes, your doctor will feel it is necessary to prescribe an opioid for you if you are injured or suffering from a painful illness. If this happens to you, be sure to take it exactly as it is prescribed. This is of paramount importance!

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Do you have a support system?

It can be hard to go it alone. Do you have a support system in place to help you avoid making bad decisions regarding alcohol and other drugs? Sometimes all you need is a supportive friend who knows your journey and what you’re trying to accomplish with your lifestyle goals. Reach out to someone and seek accountability to avoid dangerous substances that can impair your thinking or even your health goals.

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It’s a brand new week with opportunities to make new choices and resolutions! Have a new habit you want to cultivate? Go for it! We know you can make the choice to avoid alcohol and other drugs this year!

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