Opioid Abuse and What It’s Doing to You or Someone You Know

It’s not easy to stand by and watch a relative or loved one suffer from drug addiction. This is especially true when you’re looking at statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) like “44 people die every day in the United States from overdose of prescription painkillers.” Gaining true insights into… Read more »

Coping with PTSD & Dissociation

A surprising number of people will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at one point in their lives. PTSD affects all types of people at different stages in life, and this, by no means, reflects on the strength of the individual who is suffering. Many traumas are out of the individual’s control, such as injury or… Read more »

Effects of Alcohol Abuse – Get Help Now

“Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” -National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism As the stressors of everyday life increase, it is important to take a look at your outlets for relief to be sure… Read more »

Anxiety Awareness

“Everyone gets nervous, it’s normal!” . . . “It’s all in your head.” . . . “Just breathe, you’ll be fine.” . . . Have you ever heard one of these responses after admitting that you have been or are currently experiencing anxiety? Unfortunately, many people are uncomfortable or uneducated when it comes to mental… Read more »

Adolescents & Substance Abuse

It’s anything but simple to deal with substance abuse in your life or your child’s life. The helpless feeling of addiction that leaves you lying awake at night can be close to paralyzing. You are not alone. There is good news, however, recent 2016 studies show that alcohol, cigarettes, and illicit drug use by 12th… Read more »