Posts Tagged ‘getting started’

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of stories about a rise in alcohol abuse in women. In the January issue of Good Housekeeping, they profiled Rachael Brownell–a mother who was downing a bottle or more of wine each day while watching her young daughters. This morning, I read a story titled “So many women under the influence: Drunk and disengaged, they put themselves, others in danger”.

Locally, we all know the story of the mother last summer who killed 8 people while allegedly driving under the influence (I don’t know if the case has been prosecuted yet). Last year, a different mother in Rochester left her children at home alone when she ran out to get beer and came back to her house ablaze. One of her daughters died from her injuries. (more…)

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Prevention and Education in all health arenas should become increasingly important in the United States as we work towards health reform.  It makes a lot of sense to focus on preventing people from becoming ill instead of focusing on how to care for them once they’re ill, although clearly that is a significant need too.


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