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...] aboutHow Alcohol Affects Your Sleep Quality
What Your College-Age Children Should Know About Alcohol
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...] aboutWhat Your College-Age Children Should Know About Alcohol
Do Mental Illnesses Need To Be Medicated?
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...] aboutDo Mental Illnesses Need To Be Medicated?
Can Social Media Harm an Addict’s Recovery Process?
When recovering from a substance use disorder, there are triggers hiding behind every corner--scents, sounds, locations, people, holidays, and perhaps even your own cell phone. Research about whether social media or the Internet are a type of behavioral addiction provides mixed results. Social … [Read more...] aboutCan Social Media Harm an Addict’s Recovery Process?