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?
Anxiety is almost indescribable. No matter the words put to its definition, you’ll never truly understand it until you experience it. It can make you think you’re crazy, and it can interfere with every last thing – no matter how small – in your life. Anxiety disorders are also one of the top … [Read more...] about 3 Natural Anxiety Remedies
We recently discussed the alarming trend of depression and suicide amongst elementary aged students. Perhaps one of the most powerful actions a parent can take to counter the trend in their child is to build, boost, and maintain their child’s self-esteem. But how? How do you enhance self-esteem … [Read more...] about 5 Things a Parent Can Do To Boost an Elementary Student’s Self-Esteem
You’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but now you’re feeling an anxiety attack coming on because you’re worried about the medications your doctor prescribed. As you sit there thinking about how they will make you feel and the warning labels, which include words like “addiction,” your heart … [Read more...] about What Anxiety Medications Are Addictive?
If your way of helping a loved one who is an addict is by making excuses to keep them out of trouble, you’re wrong. That makes you an enabler, and that means you’re making their addiction an even bigger problem. The Two Kinds of Enabling According to Jeff Jay, there are two kinds of enabling; … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Avoid Enabling an Addict
When it comes to domestic violence, many people don’t even know they’re a victim, which makes the link between drugs, alcohol, and domestic violence hard to spot. According to the Department of Justice, “Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior that is used by an intimate … [Read more...] about The Link Between Drugs, Alcohol & Domestic Violence
Being a good friend or family member is important, but sometimes delivering some good old fashioned tough love is equally essential. When someone you love faces an alcohol addiction, the first thing you want to do is leap to their rescue, but too many times the rescuer becomes the enabler to their … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Avoid Enabling an Alcoholic