alcohol treatment centers in northern california

Alcohol Treatment Centers in Northern California

Because people perceive alcohol use as “normal,” our society often underplays its dangers. While some people can drink socially without it becoming a problem, others are unable to control their drinking. Many even use the substance to self-medicate for unpleasant feelings or mental health issues. Once drinking becomes problematic, it can be hard to stop…

National Alcohol Screening Day

First launched in 1999, by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening program meant to raise awareness about the harmful consequences of problem drinking.  NASD can also connect individuals who are at risk with different treatment options. Held annually, on the first Thursday of April,…

Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in United States History

On July 13, 2013, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 412 charged defendants (including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professional) for alleged health care fraud schemes. Of the 412 defendants, over 120…

Death of Nelsan Ellis Saddens Entertainment Industry

The entertainment industry was saddened by the unexpected death of “True Blood” actor Nelsan Ellis on July 8, 2017. On July 10, 2017, Ellis’s family revealed that he had died as a result of attempting to withdraw from alcohol on his own, without medical supervision. In a statement released through Ellis’s manager to the Hollywood…