53% of Americans report that they feel better about themselves after exercising, according to the American Psychological Association. As such, exercise has a pretty positive reputation in being an effective way of self-improvement. In the case of those battling with alcoholism or substance … [Read more...] about The Physical Remedy: Employing Exercise To Empower Addiction Recovery
If you've ever had too much to drink, you know that drowsiness is one of the main side effects of alcohol. Alcohol is fundamentally a depressant. While it loosens social inhibitions, it also slows down your brain. To that end, some people even use alcohol as a sleep aid – and it’s true, … [Read more...] about How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep Quality
North Carolina does not allow for any exceptions to its underage drinking policy. That means that the first time your kids will be allowed to drink is when they’re 21. Even after it’s legal, they shouldn’t necessarily start drinking; CDC guidelines “do not recommend that individuals who do not drink … [Read more...] about What Your College-Age Children Should Know About Alcohol
If you or a loved one are struggling to manage your mental health, there are many resources available to get you feeling better. Depending on the diagnosis, you and your care team might consider lifestyle changes, therapy, and/or medication. However, medication for your mental illness can … [Read more...] about Do Mental Illnesses Need To Be Medicated?