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Use the following articles and guides to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Community Resource Consultant if you have questions.


Alcohol and Sleep 

Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due to side effects such as night sweats and disturbed REM sleep.

Incontinence and Emotions Requires Adobe Reader

There are an estimated 33 million Americans who have some degree of incontinence. People who cope daily with misbehaving bladders (and/or bowels) experience a wide range of emotions, but chief among them for most is fear – the fear of being wet or of smelling in public. Feelings associated with incontinence such as shame, embarrassment, guilt or the desire to isolate oneself lead to changes in self-image and self-confidence. The reason for focusing on your feelings is to help you understand, control, and plan for your own reactions and the reactions of others to incontinence.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.

Suicide Prevention 

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn't mean that help isn't wanted. Most people who commit suicide don't want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Drug and Alcohold Rehab Centers Ratings Guide 

This website provides a search engine to assist in finding a center in your area.

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