When recovering from a substance use disorder, there are triggers hiding behind every corner--scents, sounds, locations, people, holidays, and perhaps even your own cell phone. Research about whether social media or the Internet are a type of behavioral addiction provides mixed results. Social … [Read more...] about Can Social Media Harm an Addict’s Recovery Process?
If you’re suffering with poor mental health, or know someone who is, you’re not alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 children in the U.S. experience a mental health disorder or mental illness each year. It’s also important to remember that … [Read more...] about Mental Health Resources
If you’ve been waiting for a sign to take a vacation, here it is! For those working in “helper” professions like mental health, substance abuse, and general healthcare, it’s easy to feel the emotional toll of giving all of our time and energy to helping other people. This compounds when we have … [Read more...] about Counselor Corner: Why Time Off Work Is Essential For Your Health
Did you know that 9 in 10 European adolescents started drinking before the age of 15? Children start drinking earlier than you might think. It’s important to note that there are no exceptions to North Carolina’s underage drinking policy; that is, it’s not even OK for you to give your kids a sip of … [Read more...] about Empowering Girls: What Your Daughter Needs To Know About Alcohol