If you want to relax on the water this Independence Day, then you’ll want to explore the beautiful waters of Lake Norman. Located just 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, Lake Norman is filled with activities and community events that will make your holiday celebration the best you’ve ever … [Read more...] about Boating Bash: How to Have a Safe Independence Day Celebration on Lake Norman
Let’s face it, alcohol can be deadly, but people still find it fun to drink during parties and celebrations. Independence Day is no exception. According to IIHS News, “Each year on the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., an average of 118.4 lives are lost in crashes, making it the most … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for a Safe 4th of July
So you know your self-esteem has taken a hit. You're feelin' it, and it's not cool. In fact, it's a pretty big bummer. But what can you do about it? It's time to talk self-esteem first-aid as we cover five ways you can regain your self-esteem today! #1: Build a Plan First, you dream it. Then, you … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Regain Self-Esteem
Did you know that the cognitive development of your little one begins in the womb? Did you also know that your attitude and the things you do around your munchkin will affect how they grow? The way they eat, sleep, and learn, as well as their surroundings (whether positive or negative) all impact … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Positively Influence Your Child’s Cognitive Development
Have you been diagnosed with heroin addiction and an anxiety disorder? You are not alone. Your dual diagnosis is common, and you can cope. Let’s jump right into this topic with the first step to coping: Understanding why these two conditions co-exist. Anxiety Before Heroin Chronic anxiety has been … [Read more...] about Dual Diagnosis: Coping with Heroin Addiction & Anxiety Disorder
According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), 20.5 million Americans age 12 or older had a substance use disorder in 2015. Of them, 591,000 involved heroin. It’s predicted that of those who use heroin, 23% will develop an opioid addiction. Sometimes, heroin abuse triggers or … [Read more...] about Dual Diagnosis: Recognizing an Anxiety Disorder & Heroin Abuse
Do you know what self-image is? Here’s a hint; it’s not self-esteem. These two terms are regularly interchanged, but there’s a major different between self-image and self-esteem. As counselors who work with a diverse group of ever-changing people, we’ve seen firsthand how a positive self-image can … [Read more...] about Positive Self-Image & Substance Abuse Counseling: Do They Mix?