What Is PTSD, Who Can Get It, and What Is the Link to Addiction?
A traumatic experience has the power to turn your life upside down, distort your perception of the world, and drastically alter your ability to function as you once did. When trauma negatively transforms the way you live your life, this is called PTSD.
Substance Abuse and the LGBTQ community
Substance abuse is a widespread issue among teens and adults in the US, but the problem is especially pronounced in the LGBTQ community. The social stigma, discrimination, mental illness, and other stressors that members of this community experience can greatly increase the risk of developing a substance abuse disorder.
How to Talk to Your Teens about Drug Use and Recognize the Signs of an Addiction
Opioid overdose deaths among teens and young adults have increased 500% since 1999, and 61.5% of teens have abused alcohol by the time they reach 12th grade. Parents play a significant role in their child’s decision to use drugs or alcohol.
Why Is Self-care So Important on the Road to Sobriety?
Self-care is one of the most powerful strategies for improving your mental health. It’s common for individuals diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder to also struggle with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, or grief after loss and trauma.
What Is Mindfulness, and How Can It Help with Addiction Recovery?
Mindfulness has received a lot of attention lately among psychologists, neuroscientists, and anyone interested in the study of mental health and well-being. As one of the most effective ways to improve mental health, support addiction recovery, and manage life’s stressors, it’s a highly powerful tool.
What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Drinking
After a period of moderate or heavy drinking, it may seem challenging to quit drinking at first, but hundreds of thousands of people who have given up alcohol for good can testify that the benefits are well worth the challenge. Here’s what happens when you quit drinking.