From our Recovery Blog
The theme of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Month is aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism, particularly among youth, and the important role that parents can play in giving children a better understanding of the impact that alcohol can have on their lives.
Any pain present for longer than three months is defined as chronic pain. Chronic pain disrupts normal cognitive, emotional and behavioral function.
Chronic pain affects 25-30 percent of American children and adults. It costs the United States an estimated $160 billion annually in medical and pharmaceutical costs, disability income payments and lost productivity. Studies have shown that chronic pain patients may share many common features, including cognitive dysfunction, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia and mood disorders.
Todd Langus spent much of his life wearing a badge — from an 18-year-old in a police cadet uniform, to rising in the ranks as a SWAT member and field training officer.
In more than 20 years with the Garden Grove Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, he saw unimaginable things and endured severe injury serving the public, while also losing two partners in the line of duty.