Stories tagged with: Substance Abuse

December 15, 2009 - 6:18pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

While the holiday season can be a joyful time for most, it can quite different for those suffering from substance abuse issues.

During the holidays Muskingum Behavioral Health sees a drop in numbers, but after the new year, the numbers shoot up.

"For a lot of folks, this time of year is difficult, " said Executive Director Steve Carrel. "Those are the folks who seek help and some don't get in bad enough shape to seek it. It's a stressful time of year."...

November 18, 2009 - 10:52pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Each year in the United States, roughly 5,000 young people die as a result of underage drinking. In the final part of her series "Risky Teen Behaviors" WHIZ's Katie Jeffries explores alcohol abuse among teens.

You Tube is filled with videos showing teens drinking, chugging and consuming unheard of amount of alcohol. While teenage partying is nothing new, their generation is drinking harder and faster than ever before.

"Most of the kids getting involved are getting...

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