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Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

The availability of booze in the US is hard to overlook. Beer sections at the supermarket are a cornucopia of brews. Same with wine. There’s a liquor store walking distance from almost every residence. There are alcohol wholesale markets as big and plentiful as Costco
(who stock their own selection of tipples). To many who shop at these stores
and drink in moderation, abstaining from alcohol is simple.

Sadly, that is not the case for the
roughly 16 million Americans with alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Overcoming Caregiver Burnout

Overcoming Caregiver Burnout

Mental illness carries its share of anguish. It comes in many forms: Fear stemming from the realization one’s mind is sick. Outbursts triggered by that fear plus the confusion it brings.

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips

Self Care: 4 Mental Health Tips “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The phrase escaped me for a long time. I always knew what it meant but never connected the dots for myself: take care of yourself smartly and you’ll be healthier. Honestly most of my friends ignored the advice too. We ate […]

Meditation, Mindfulness, Relief

Meditation, Mindfulness, Relief

Meditation, Minfulness, Relief – …but most research concerns “mindfulness.” This involves awareness and acceptance of body sensations, thoughts, and moods.

Hope: Depression Recovery

Hope: Depression Recovery

Hope: Depression Recovery Writing had always been Jennifer’s passion. Jennifer (name changed for anonymity) was a good friend of mine in journalism school. We often lunched together and she could always put a smile on my face with a sharp sense of humor. She always got me through the midday doldrums. Her performance at school […]

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