The poorest citizens in our country, often living in impoverished communities, are plagued by mental illnesses including substance abuse. We often see this as a problem that begins with an addiction that ruins a person's finances and leads to poor mental health. However, living in an … [Read more...] about Poverty, PTSD, and Addiction: A Cycle of Defeat
Across the United States, the legal drinking age is 21. Depending on your age, it may be the only legal age you’ve known. A quick look at history will show that not so long ago the legal drinking age was less than 21. Laws have a habit of changing as lobbyists and special interest groups vie for … [Read more...] about Why Shouldn’t I Drink Alcohol Before 21?
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