Monthly Archives: April 2019

Disposing of unneeded medicine keeps everyone safe!

Betty Chaffee/ April 23, 2019/ Medication safety/ 0 comments

The last Saturday in April is National Drug Take-Back Day. Seems like there’s a National Day for just about every activity, doesn’t it? But honestly, this one’s really important, and every person who takes any kind of medicine should pay attention. Drug disposal should be taken seriously — it’s all about keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm. Let’s talk about why it’s so important. Prevention of abuse

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Alcohol’s effects on chronic disease — Good or Bad?

Betty Chaffee/ April 16, 2019/ Self management/ 2 comments

The last article in our three-part series observing National Alcohol Awareness month, like the second, will focus on the majority of folks out there who, when they drink alcohol, drink in moderation. An accepted definition of “moderate drinking” is less than two standard drinks per day for women or less than three for men.  There’s been a fair amount of research on the effects of alcohol on chronic disease, including

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Alcohol – is it REALLY that harmful to drink when I’m taking medications?

Alan Tanabe/ April 6, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

Note: This is part 2 in a series that addresses alcohol use as part of Alcohol Awareness Month. Greetings everybody!   I hope that you enjoyed the first entry of this series regarding alcohol use (here is a link to that entry if you have not read it yet). Today, I am going to focus on an aspect that is often underestimated or completely disregarded, and that is how

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month!

Betty Chaffee/ April 1, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

National Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to bring problems with alcohol use out into the open, reduce the stigma that so often keeps people from admitting problems and/or seeking help, and help those who need it get into recovery. Because alcohol use disorder and alcohol dependence is estimated to affect one out

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