How to Tell Loved Ones You’re Struggling With Substance Abuse

Telling your family that you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol doesn’t have to be shameful. Admitting you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery.   Addiction is an isolating disease. If you’re anything like me, you don’t even want to consider the words associated with it. I avoided “addict,” “alcoholic”[…]

How to Deal with Screen Addiction in Kids

It’s no secret that our little ones are becoming increasingly attached to their screens, be it smartphones, tablets, or good old televisions. This growing screen addiction can have some pretty serious consequences on their physical, mental, and social well-being. But have no worries, fellow parent or guardian, because we’re here to tackle this modern-day challenge together. In[…]

What to Know About Alcohol and Mental Health

Alcohol affects your brain, making you feel relaxed in a small amount of time. As you drink more, you become intoxicated and unsteady, and you might do or say things you normally won’t. People with depression and anxiety might use alcohol to help ease symptoms, but excessive alcohol use can also worsen your mental health. Impact[…]

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Signs of alcoholism can be behavioral or physical. Drinking alone, hiding or lying about drinking, prioritizing drinking over responsibilities, blacking out, sleep disorders and tremors are only a sample of the many signs of an alcohol use disorder.   Alcoholism is on the rise in America. One in eight adults in America struggles with alcohol addiction — a[…]