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Suzanne first tried alcohol as a teenager and did not like the taste. As a college student, she enjoyed the way it made her feel. And, as a married adult with children, it became a problematic situation.
Alcohol has been proven to alter judgment and delay reaction time, but does it really kill brain cells?
Alcohol, while often socially acceptable and legal for the responsible adult, can, at times, turn into a collage of disarray, leaving family members uncertain of what just happened. So, what do you do when one glass of wine becomes the whole bottle and concerns arise? There are options.
Addiction is a complex, but treatable condition. There is hope for recovery with individual, family and/or group counseling.
Young people receive a mixed message about how safe it is for them to use cannabis (marijuana). Cannabis has been legalized for medical or recreational purposes in 23 states and the District of Columbia. The federal government has ended its ban on medical marijuana. New Mexico has authorized the use of medical marijuana without age stipulations. So what's the problem with kids using cannabis?
Whether it's getting together with family you have not seen in a while, dealing with the increased traffic and shopping crowds, or the financial expectations the holidays bring, we need to keep our stress levels down. We need to have a plan. Here are a few tips that will help you come up with your personal plan to enjoy the holiday season.
Early intervention for alcohol and substance abuse promises better dividends than expecting the person to "snap out of it."
Research shows that parents play a key role in how a teenager responds to situations involving alcohol. Parents should have a crucial conversation with their teens and set clear expectations.
As graduation approaches, talk with your kids about their hopes and dreams, and remind them of their responsibility when it comes to alcohol.
I was looking at a book recently to purchase for our child. The book was about truth and lies and in the description it asks “Can it really rain cats and dogs?” I don’t know how the book answers this, but it got me thinking about how information is presented to our children and is the information always factual.
The holidays can be stressful and a time, for those in recovery, to be vigilant against relapse. Fountain Centers, a Mayo Clinic Health System program for substance abuse and addiction, offers the following tips to help ensure a clean and sober holiday season.
Drug and alcohol abuse affects millions of Americans every year. Alcohol, designer drugs and prescription drugs are the unseen dangers of today with many children and adults falling prey to substance abuse with little warning.