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A Conversation on Alcohol Abuse: How to Identify Warning Signs as Craft Beer Industry Grows

A hand holds a glass under a beer spout.Caitlin Tan/West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Not everyone looks at the increased availability of alcoholic beverages quite the same way. Some people struggle with it. Alcohol is, after all, a socially acceptable, legal drug.

Inside Appalchia guest host Liz McCormick sat down with two professionals from West Virginia University who run a program that helps students cope with alcohol. Cathy Yura is the Director of the West Virginia University Collegiate Recovery Program and Andrew Caryl, her co-worker, who is himself in recovery.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder, including alcoholism, or if you have a question about recovery, here are some resources:

  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-800-662-HELP
  • National Drug Rehab Hotline: (24/7 crisis intervention) 1-888-459-5511
  • HELP4WV – (844) 435-7498)

This story is part of an Inside Appalachia episode exploring the alcohol culture and industry in Appalachia.