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Experts Change Drinking Guidelines
For 30 years, recommended daily drinking limits have been straightforward and simple -- no more than two drinks per day for men, and no more than one for women.

But now, health experts are changing that recommendation, saying that EVERYONE should limit their alcohol consumption to no more than one drink per day , men and women alike. This is the first change in 5 years, and it was made after researchers looked at the association between drinking habits and various causes of death, such as car accidents, heart disease, and cancer

Experts say that there isn't enough evidence to justify different guidelines for men and women. Alcohol researcher Dr. Timothy Naimi, of Boston University, says, " As a nation, our collective health would be better if people generally drank less."

To examine your own personal drinking habits, TAKE OUR SELF-ASSESSMENT QUIZ.

ADDICTION IN THE NEWS  

Border Patrol Seizures Highlight Meth Problem in San Diego

Once upon a time, and not that long ago, San Diego was the "meth capital of America". Now, a spate of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seizures suggests that there may be a resurgence of methamphetamine in the area.

Within the past week, local BP agents have seized 128 pounds of meth in East San Diego County. Since October 1 of last year, agents in the San Diego sector have confiscated 2625 pounds.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with methamphetamine addiction contact Lasting Recovery TODAY .

Anxiety and Addiction during the Coronavirus Crisis

How is your state of mind right now?

According to mental health experts, the stress and worry surrounding the current pandemic has caused a spike in anxiety depression and substance abuse. Although a complete picture isn't yet available, key indicators suggest a growing problem. For example, alcohol sales are booming, and there has been a surge in calls to domestic violence hotlines.

Addiction and mental illness go hand-in-hand, and having two or more disorders complicates recovery.. This is why the right kind of treatment only comes from a program that specializes in treating dual diagnoses.

Good News: Feds Relaxing Addiction Medication Prescribing Guidelines

Medication-Assisted Treatment is the "gold standard" of addiction medicine. 70% of patients receiving MAT are able to maintain their sobriety long-term. But up until now, the ability of doctors to prescribe some of these medications has been tightly controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, some of those rules are being relaxed. Now, patients can receive the anti-opioid addiction medication buprenorphine via telehealth appointments, rather than office visits.

Recovery Quote for the Week

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi
Lasting Recovery is Here for YOU

If you or someone you know needs help for alcoholism, cannabis dependence illicit drug addiction, the misuse of prescription medications, relapse prevention, sober pain management, or mental health issues, contact Lasting Recovery TODAY .

To protect client safety during this COVID-19 crisis, all recovery services are provided via a private, HIPAA-secured telemedicine link .

How to join our Aftercare Group? Send an email to Arthur@lastingrecovery.com and he will add you to the group on secure video. You will receive an email Invitation on Tuesday afternoon to join the group. Aftercare meets every Tues evening from 6pm-7pm.