a woman explains alcohol addiction screening

National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

In 1999, the first National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) event took place. Over 50,000 people attended the events at 1,500 screening centers across the United States, where they received screening for and advice on alcohol dependence. This event, started by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), was the beginning of a yearly initiative to raise…

Woman Experiencing Depression

How Addiction Impacts Women

Addiction brings unique challenges for women. If they have a problem with alcohol, they leave themselves more vulnerable to abuse by others. Women tend to become intoxicated faster because they absorb alcohol at a quicker rate than men. Women with drug addiction may become desperate enough to engage in activities that lead to dangerous situations.…

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Do I Need Trauma-Informed Care?

Although they produce severe short and long-term emotional pain and mental distress, reactions to trauma are normal. Fear, paranoia, anger, isolation, anxiety, and depression are ways of dealing with a traumatic event. However, the healing process can take years. In some cases, the person who experienced the trauma never heals from it. Unfortunately, many of…

a woman struggles with seasonal depression

What Is Seasonal Depression?

If you’ve only had depression episodes during late fall and winter, you might have seasonal depression. Some people also refer to this condition as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal depression is a type of depression that only occurs at a specific season at the same time each year. Winter depression is the most common form…

a woman with alcohol addiction considers alcohol abuse after combining alcohol and exercise

Dangers of Drinking Alcohol and Exercising

Alcohol addiction poses many threats to our health. One such health risk is the use of alcohol and exercise. Drinking alcohol and exercising can lead to severe dehydration, which is dangerous because your body needs to stay hydrated when participating in physical activity. On the flip side, exercise can lead to better health and significantly…

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3 Myths about Addiction Treatment

Dealing with addiction can be extremely challenging. Addiction is a compulsive habit of engaging in substances with rewarding stimuli, despite adverse effects or consequences. Many people choose to continue living with their battle with addiction rather than reaching out for help. However, addiction treatment can be a powerful option for regaining control of your life.…