An AUD, or alcohol use disorder, is a term defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to describe a person struggling with alcohol addiction. Aside from AUD, you may have heard many terms to describe an unhealthy relationship with alcohol: alcoholism, alcohol abuse, … [Read more...] about Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) vs. Alcoholism
As far as the law is concerned, teenagers aren’t supposed to drink, but many of them drink anyway, thanks to fake IDs as well as adults who enable this behavior by buying alcohol for them. Underage drinking is bad enough, but many teenagers make things worse by getting behind the wheel … [Read more...] about How Parents Can Stop Their Teen From Drinking and Driving
u. Blame; what is it? According to Merriam-Webster, blame is “to say or think that a person or thing is responsible for something bad that has happened.” Let’s be honest; when something bad happens, we all want someone or something to blame. And we don’t take too kindly to that someone being … [Read more...] about Underage Drinking: Who’s Responsible?
Serious conversations are never easy. There’s this impending sensation of doom that stifles the air when someone says, “We need to talk.” It doesn’t matter if the talk is delivering the best or worst of news; those four little words make your stomach drop, heart race, and alarm bells blare in your … [Read more...] about Underage Drinking: 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teen