Almost 20% of Americans take some sort of drug daily to relax, according to a recent Gallup Survey. In Pennsylvania, about 22% reported taking a drug each day to affect mood or boost relaxation. The states with the highest levels of daily use were West Virginia (28%), Rhode Island (26%), and Kentucky (25%).

Hosting your in-laws for a long weekend…trudging through the mall crowd…hunting endlessly for that “perfect” gift. The holiday hustle can wear anyone down. While stress is a normal part of life, especially during the season of joy and cheer, some people will try to relax by engaging in risky behaviors, such as drinking alcohol or…

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