Is your partner drinking too much? Here’s what to do.

As the anxiety, frustration, and boredom of lockdown continues, at-home alcohol consumption is on the rise. It’s reported that sales of alcohol grew 55% over the past month, and many are struggling with keeping their drinking in check. But what if your spouse or partner is the one indulging a little too much? We may all have similar feelings, but our reactions are different,…

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Five Signs Your Lockdown Drinking May be a Problem

People tend to drink more during stressful times, so it’s not surprising to see an increase in alcohol consumption during the Coronavirus pandemic. Changes in daily routine and fears about health can cause anxiety and loneliness, and having an extra cocktail or two may seem harmless while ordered to stay at home. Be careful of this slippery slope, however, because an increase in alcohol…

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The Link Between Teen Depression and Addiction

Being a teenager is hard. Depression is also hard. But to simultaneously navigate depression and the challenges of being a teen can spiral from hard to overwhelming, and many teenagers turn to drug use to cope with painful feelings if their depression isn’t effectively recognized and treated. As a parent, your love, guidance, and awareness can help your child get the help needed to…

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Why Substance Abuse Counseling is Effective

Substance abuse can be devastating. Anyone suffering from substance abuse or who loves someone suffering from substance abuse would agree. At least one in ten people in America suffer from substance abuse. That's more than 20 million people – not including those who are directly or indirectly affected by their disease. Substance abuse can be devastating because it affects every area of life. Substance…

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Let’s Talk About Adolescent Substance Abuse

As a substance abuse counselor, one of the questions I get asked most often by parents is “How do I know if my son or daughter has a problem with drugs or alcohol?” There is no easy answer to this question so I’d like to address some important points for parents to consider when making a decision about whether or not they should seek…

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