When it comes to alcoholism, the odds are good that you’re familiar with the factors that can lead to an alcohol use disorder. Many aspects are well known, including genetics,…Read more
Real people sharing real stories about their experience with substance abuse and mental health.
During my twenty-five year career in substance abuse treatment, I’ve frequently heard family members (and clients) insist that "Alcohol isn't his/her/my problem - drugs are!" and "Alcoholism isn't his/her/my problem - addiction is!" as if the same principles of recovery from chemical dependency don't apply to any dysfunctional situation where alcohol either isn't present or isn't present enough to be identified as the primary drug-of-choice.Read more
When you come down with a cold or flu, you don’t think you’re a bad person, right? If you break your leg, do you look at the sky and curse…Read more
Shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of respiratory issues. Difficulty breathing is also a side effect of some medications and illegal drugs. Some drugs can cause symptoms…Read more