Would you ride with a drunk driver? Most of us immediately say no. After all, friends don’t let friends drive drunk. But what if you somehow find yourself riding with a drunk driver? What should you do? What should you know? In this blog, we’ll answer both questions, Always Avoid Getting in the … [Read more...] about What Should I Do If I’m Riding With a Drunk Driver?
Ativan can be a game changer for people suffering from anxiety, but it can also be addictive. The risk of Ativan addiction hinges on numerous factors. A previous history or current issue with substance abuse increases your risk. In addition, an addictive personality and other mental health issues … [Read more...] about The Signs and Symptoms of Ativan Addiction
Ativan is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety. It is part of a drug family known as benzodiazepines. Drugs in this family produce a calming effect by acting on the brain and nerves or the central nervous system. Ativan enhances the effects of GABA, a natural chemical found in the body. While … [Read more...] about What Is Ativan?
Having fun, partying, throwing back, relaxing, enjoying a night out with friends, letting loose – how do you do it? Chances are there’s alcohol involved, and there is nothing wrong with knocking back a beer or enjoying an alcoholic beverage in these settings. But if you’re not careful, consuming … [Read more...] about UNC Student’s Death Shines Light on the Cognitive Impact of Binge Drinking
When we talk about giving up alcohol, it’s often in the context of alcohol abuse. While quitting drinking altogether is beneficial, even life-saving, for alcoholics, they aren’t the only ones who can improve their health by cutting booze from their diet. While you’re probably aware of some of the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Giving Up Alcohol
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