Changing Your Drinking Before it Changes You

The majority of adults consume alcohol. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 88% of people 18 years of age and older reported drinking alcohol at some point in their life. Individuals drink in many circumstances and for a variety of reasons. Some drink socially to be less inhibited, to enjoy…

How To Know if You’re Becoming Alcohol Dependent

Of all the possible methods of addiction in the world, none is more prevalent than alcohol. It is a drug widely available in grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. It can legally be purchased at the age of 21 but is usually illegally consumed much younger. Alcohol’s Addictive Qualities Alcohol is considered a depressant. Alcohol…

Recognizing When Someone Has An Addiction

At times, the red flags are so apparent, that it would be difficult for anyone to miss when someone is abusing alcohol or drugs. Other times, the signs might not be so obvious. Very often those struggling with substance abuse go out of their way to hide their addiction. Sometimes they are more successful than…

Talking to Children About Recovery & Addiction

Talking about addiction is still taboo. Because of this, we don’t talk about it enough and, while talking to your children about substance abuse and recovery can be difficult, it’s also essential in today’s world. For this conversation, using age-appropriate language is imperative. How you explain things to a 5-year-old will be different than how…