Please meet my very best friend, Moo. We’ve been together for nearly ten years, since she was just a two pound puppy. She’s been by my side through all the…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
Secondary Trauma: Definitions, Causes and How to Get Help Experiencing traumatizing events first-hand can lead to many unhealthy mental health outcomes. Unfortunately, these outcomes sometimes extend beyond the initial victims…Read more
Minority Stress: Causes, Outcomes and Treatment Options America recently experienced its highest spike in hate crimes in over a decade. Mental health issues linked to minority stress, however, are not…Read more