Drunk driving isn’t a topic of conversation we expect to hear at the doctor’s office. In fact, it’s the kind of topic that doesn’t come up very often. It’s uncomfortable. It’s ugly. And it’s so often tragic. If we don’t have to talk about it, we don’t. And maybe that’s the problem. A Local Drunk … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving Deaths Skyrocket in 2018
When you’re faced with the challenge of counseling a client who is recovering from substance abuse addiction and simultaneously suffering from low self-esteem, you may feel more compassion for them knowing that they are suffering a double whammy. In fact, it’s not unlike the additional hit of … [Read more...] about Counseling a Client with Low Self-Esteem
Bipolar disorder and marijuana are both active topics of discussion. Both are still being studied on scientific and medical levels. Mixing the two in an attempt to treat bipolar disorder with marijuana is dangerous. Despite the risks, many people who suffer from the disorder justify their use of … [Read more...] about Can Marijuana Treat Bipolar Disorder?
Feeling worthless or having no self-worth can leave a person depressed and low on motivation to turn things around. Helping your patients find self-worth can give them the push they need to successfully complete their substance abuse counseling. But how do you do it? First, you need to understand … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Help a Patient Find Their Self-Worth
Drugs and alcohol can catch anyone off guard. Finding a substance abuse counselor is one of the most important steps to recovery. Your counselor will be your guide. They'll be your cheerleader, coach, and referee. How do you choose the best? Finding a Substance Abuse Counselor Substance abuse … [Read more...] about Finding a Substance Abuse Counselor: 5 Things to Look For
High-proof alcohol is a hot topic of discussion. Our neighboring state, Virginia, has passed a new bill called HB 1842. According to Becca Mitchelle, reporting for WTKR, the new bill that is now law legalizes the sale of 151-proof liquor within the state of Virginia. Previously, the … [Read more...] about HB 1842 Amends Virginia’s Alcohol Laws
Do you know what a gateway drug is? The definition just might surprise you. We covered it when discussing the real gateway drug, alcohol. To summarize, a gateway drug is one that leads to the use of harder and addictive drugs. It doesn’t have to be addictive itself. A gateway drug can quite … [Read more...] about Is Medical Marijuana a Gateway Drug?