It's NEVER a good time to be addicted. But the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic ups the stakes considerably. If ever there was a time to reach out to a loved one—or reach out yourself—for sobriety, it's right now.
As countries around the world impose quarantines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, alcohol appears to be a complicating factor. Because so many confusing ideas are swirling through our news reports and social media, it's important to focus on the facts about alcohol and COVID-19.
Alcohol can rob anyone of any description of their happiness, their health, prosperity and even their reason for living. The very kindest thing that can be done for a person losing everything to their dependence on alcohol is a firm insistence on recovery.
Drug and alcohol addiction causes untold harm not only to those immediately affected but also to their family members and loved ones. Sadly, domestic abuse, another serious problem, often appears in the same households where addiction occurs. How can both be addressed in a way that improves the lives of all involved?
Some people consider that vaping is safer and healthier than smoking cigarettes or joints. But is it really healthier when it comes fighting off respiratory infections?
As drug addiction statistics and death rates climb, more parents are concerned that their sons and daughters will experiment with mind-altering substances and become hooked. What can parents do to ensure their kids never use drugs?
Young people are at a formative, and impressionable time as they come into adolescence and move forward into adulthood. Sadly, more of them are being sucked into a rising trend of marijuana use, particularly marijuana use via Juuls, electronic cigarettes, and other vaporizer devices.
It’s possible to become so anxious about our current situation that you forget all the ways it’s possible to rise above the anxiety and feel good about your life. We offer some positive suggestions.
Suffering from physical pain can be harsh, even severely unpleasant. In 21st-century medicine, there are many ways to treat pain, opioid painkillers being the most well-known. But opioids are also very addictive, making it a risk for patients to take them. What can patients do when offered a prescription for painkillers?
With tensions high and nerves on edge, millions of Americans have been sheltering at home during the COVID-19 health crisis. Some have stayed at home for several weeks without leaving. Sadly, alcohol consumption has soared during the crisis, and alcohol companies have raked in the profits while Americans put themselves at further risk. What can we learn from this? And how can we ensure it doesn't happen again?