How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Alcohol

Alcohol Can Be Harmful if Not Consumed in Moderation Drinking has become a staple in many adult lives. Many tend to go to happy hour after work with their coworkers. Alcohol is often used in many networking events as well. It seems difficult to avoid alcohol no matter where you are. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, some struggle to have a healthy relationship with alcohol. It is important to note that if you do have a problem with drinking, you should seek professional help from trusted addiction counselors such as the ones at Lifeworks Counseling Center. That being said, it is still important to be conscious of your relationship with alcohol to stay as healthy as possible. Risks of Alcohol While many people use alcohol as a way to relax or ease nerves, it is well known for its negative effects. Alcohol not only leads to negative consequences for your mind and body, but it can also affect other areas in your life. Here are some risks that come with drinking: Danger to Your Body: Your overall physical health is in danger whenever you drink. Even the smallest doses can lead to noticeable effects. Alcohol attacks your…

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How to stay sober when life gets rough

Life has ups and downs, that is just how it is. And a lot of time, through life’s stressors and trials, we as humans have a natural tendency to want to find a way to release. We search for ways to vent or distract ourselves, keep ourselves busy, or to try and just forget about our problems. Unfortunately, many people turn to alcohol as an outlet, a way to let go, relax, and try and forget. The problem is when people begin to continuously turn to this behavior to try and relieve stress, it becomes addicting; especially if that person is prone to addiction. Trying to stay sober maybe be proving to be difficult when it is during a rough patch that is lasting longer than usual or a trial that one is facing that turns out to be more difficult than ones they have faced before. Sometimes it feels like there is no way out, and many people attempt to make alcohol the “solution.” The issue with this is that alcohol isn’t a solution, but only a temporary “fix”. It may seem like an impossible task to stay sober during life’s hardships, but it’s important to remember that it…

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Drug Management Therapy for Teens

There are a lot of reasons why teenagers turn to drugs. Whether it’s peer pressure, experimentation, curiosity, stress, depression, boredom, rebellion, problems at home or at school, or a combination of the above, unfortunately, it does happen. Once it has happened though, what is most important is making sure it doesn’t become a habit, addiction, or regular occurrence. If it is past that point and it has become a recurring thing, there is no reason to give up hope, and one of the best decisions you can make as a parent is to give them the option to talk to somebody about it. They may be hesitant at first towards the idea, but the realization will soon come, that regardless, it is nice having someone to talk to about what they are going through and how they are feeling. Some of the habits/addictions that teens struggle with can include the following: Alcohol abuse Smoking/Nicotine use Marijuana Synthetic Marijuana Other Illicit drug abuse Salvia Adderall Narcotics Xanax Hydrocodone Other prescription drugs abuse Here are some tips as to how you should handle it if you believe or know that your child is struggling with one of the above… Talk to them…

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