Every October, we like to write a post about the relationship between breast cancer and drinking. As many of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women’s health is on the forefront of our minds. But for many women, breast cancer isn’t just on their minds in October. And we’re here to remind you that every month is a good time to think about the negative consequences that alcohol can have on the overall health of a woman.
With breast cancer and drinking, research is consistently showing that all alcoholic beverages (beer, liquor, and even wine) increase a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. This is because alcohol can increase the levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol might also increase risk because it damages DNA in cells which can contribute to the development of cancer. Read more →
National Recovery Month is a time to celebrate those who have embarked on their journey into sobriety. It is also a time to reflect on what makes a recovery strong. There are many things you can do on a daily basis to help keep your recovery strong, whether you’ve been in recovery for weeks or years.
One of the most important things that we like to emphasize during National Recovery Month is stress management. Stress can be a quick saboteur to recovery, regardless of how long you’ve been in recovery or how confident you might be. It’s always a good idea to take this time to check in with your self and see how you are managing. And remember, stress isn’t always about major life events, it can also be daily hassles that add up over time!
If you notice this National Recovery Month that your stress levels are inching their way up there, here are some ways to help you manage it: Read more →
Your sober fun in Atlanta isn’t over yet!
We really stress at ExecuCare that the an important element to a healthy and sustainable recovery is to find new ways to be active and engage in a social life that doesn’t revolve around drugs or alcohol.
It might seem like a challenge in early recovery. It’s usually because your social life, in fact most aspects of your life, have revolved around your drug or alcohol use. You may have forgotten or haven’t learned yet all of the things you really enjoy doing. Once you start to realize how great you feel after detoxing with NTR and entering a comprehensive treatment plan, you will start to find activities that genuinely make you happy and offer you an opportunity to meet like-minded people.
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Coworker, wife, mother, heroin abuser? The new face of a rising heroin epidemic.
Heroin abuse is not new. But since 2007 there has been a 150% increase in heroin abuse, according to a recent CDC study. The amount of smuggled heroin seized by law enforcement has quadrupled compared to what was seized annually from 2000-2008. Why the dramatic increase? Read more →
Looking for ways to have some sober summer fun? Finding new things to do that don’t include visiting your old haunts or unsober friends is a great way to keep your recovery strong. Here are some suggestions of exciting things now that summer is in full swing.
- Hit up a Braves Game at Turner Field .
- See the Fantastic Fourth fireworks celebration at Stone Mountain Park.
- Visit the Bruce Munro exhibit Light in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and see a unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber.
- Every Friday this summer watch a movie outside with Movies in the Park at The Avenue Peachtree City.
- Or Friday visit the Atlanta Motors Speedway for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-n-Shine.
- Check out the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo and the Georgia World Congress Center July 2-3rd.
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Does being a high-powered, successful professional make your brain more susceptible to addiction?
It just might. Recent research shows that not only might the CEO brain be more susceptible to drug or alcohol abuse, but the environment of a high-powered professional also lends itself to putting someone at risk for substance abuse. High stress, long hours, lack of sleep, eat and run, little time for exercise, self-care or relaxation, all might put extra strain on a brain that could already be pre-disposed to addiction. And on top of that, add a business culture of drinks and parties and you have an environment that is perfect for drug or alcohol use to get out of control. Read more →