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Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical


Words do Hurt: Five Forms of Abuse that Aren’t Physical

While domestic violence is often thought of in its physical forms, emotional and psychological abuse can be just as devastating, with a much longer timeline for recovery. Experiencing trauma also draws on our most intensive coping mechanisms, sometimes causing survivors to turn to substance abuse or other harmful behaviors as a way to process their experiences. Here are five forms of non-physical abuse commonly found in abusive relationships that you should always be...
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While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death


While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that alcohol abuse costs the United States roughly $250 billion a year, three quarters of that cost due to binge drinking. “Globally, alcohol misuse is the fifth leading risk...
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