5 Tips to Manage Your Drinking This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year: office parties, holiday invites and celebrations with plenty of opportunities to drink, and drink heavily. Pile on the pressure of purchasing presents, dealing with difficult family members, and stressful travel schedules; it’s no wonder the holidays trigger binge drinking behavior, and relapses for people in recovery. Are you dreading the […]

Drinking Due to Marital Issues: Are Marriage Problems Leading You to Drink?

Disagreements, arguments, and quarrels may sometimes occur in a marriage. However, when you are unable to deal with the stress caused by marital problems, you might start looking for unhealthy and potentially destructive coping mechanisms – such as drinking. Sometimes both spouses drink heavily in these conditions that can lead to a downward spiral and […]

How to Help a Binge Drinker (Plus Binge Vs Heavy Drinking)

Binge drinking is a widespread problem in the U.S. Data shows that one in six Americans tends to binge drink from time to time – with 25% of them doing it on a weekly basis. Binge drinking can not only affect a person’s health but can also have social and economic consequences. People who binge […]

Is Marijuana Really A Gateway Drug? The Latest Research (2023 Update)

During his 1980 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan called marijuana the most dangerous drug because it was considered a “gateway” to harder drugs. For decades, this “theory” has been used by the lawmakers to establish harsh policies regarding marijuana’s prohibition, but is it really true? Does using marijuana or cannabis lead to using other substances, like […]