The Truth About Ptsd and Alcoholism

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric disorder that is typically caused by a severe traumatic experience, or a set of traumatic experiences. The American Psychiatric Association reports that PTSD affects over

What is Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment?

Up until the 1990s, individuals who were struggling with an addictive disorder and a mental health disorder were treated for each individual issue in two separate facilities. Mental health concerns were typically addressed in a

The Best Non-Narcotic and Non-Addictive Treatments for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety – as a general term – concerns the way your body reacts to stressful situations and circumstances. It is completely normal for everyone to feel some degree of anxiety when living

Does Anxiety Cause Addiction?

Addiction and mental health go hand in hand. In many cases, co-occurring disorders present a “chicken or egg” type of situation, and it can be difficult to pinpoint which came first. It is very common

What are the Long Term Effects of Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol is by far the most widely accepted and frequently used chemical substance in the world. For many, drinking is a part of day-to-day life – having a glass of wine at the end of

How to Tell If Your Child Is Abusing Alcohol

For many teenagers and young adults, experimenting with marijuana and alcohol are actually the norm. However, there is a huge distinction between experimentation and abuse. Most teenagers will be peer pressured into trying a beer

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Drinking Beer and Alcohol

For the average person, drinking alcohol can be a fun social activity or a component of relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work (think grabbing a beer with friends or sipping on a

Uncovering Addiction During the Holidays – What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

The holiday season is a time of friends, family, festivities, and – for many – pretty heavy drinking. Because alcohol is so prevalent, it can be difficult to pick up on symptoms of alcoholism.

Parental Alcohol Abuse Can Influence Teen Dating Violence

Teasing and name-calling are not normal parts of a relationship, despite what teenagers may think. Such behaviors can become abusive and eventually escalate into more serious forms of violence. Teenage dating violence is a very

4 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

National Recovery month is coming to a close, but the journey toward sobriety is just beginning for many people with substance use disorders. There are millions of Americans in recovery, so