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An alcoholic is sad. People have different coping mechanisms that they use to handle stress, but not all of them are exactly healthy. Some people choose to drown out the stress with food, while others might absorb themselves in work. However, it is not uncommon for people to turn to substance abuse as a way to relieve stress, most commonly alcohol. Because of this, there we tend to see very clear connections between alcoholism and overstress. However, one recent study has shown that there is actually a more deceptive factor than stress that can influence a person’s tendency towards alcoholism: anxiety. As a matter of fact, anxiety is a far more prevalent influence on alcoholism than stress...

A room full of cocaine and guns. Recently, former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States. While there are many different aspects to consider about a candidate for Attorney General (or any position within an administration’s cabinet), one particular area that could cause problems in the healthcare and addiction treatment industries is how Jeff Sessions views drug use, and the policies that he has supported (or not supported) in the past.

It should go without saying that drunk driving is incredibly irresponsible and reckless behavior, and should not be attempted under any circumstance. However, there are questions as to where we should draw the line at what constitutes as drunk driving, and to what point we legislate behavior that may or may not be irresponsible. Our state, Utah, is currently in talks to potentially lower the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit to .05 from .08, thanks to a introduction of a bill by Provo state Rep. Norman Thurston...