How to Work Step Two

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Most addicts, no matter their addiction (alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, etc.) find that they key to lasting sobriety is working the twelve steps of recovery. As discussed in this space a few weeks ago, step one explores the depth and…

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Mental Health Classes for Teens Shown to Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Early initiation of alcohol use introduces teens to multiple dangers, including immediate consequences like injury, risky sexual behaviors and general risk-taking. Some of the impact is related to later health issues, such as an increased likelihood of developing certain cancers. Preventing teens from using alcohol often involves targeting high-risk populations through the school system. Interventions…

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Parents Can Reduce Underage Drinking With the Right Approach

The consumption of alcohol has become something of a rite of passage for young men and women looking to make the transition into adulthood. Under the mistaken impression that drinking equates with maturity, adolescents frequently begin experimenting with alcohol in peer group settings, where violating taboos is often encouraged and supported. Teenage alcohol consumption has…

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So You Know a Rage-aholic? Dealing with Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Contrary to popular belief, “rage-aholic” is an actual disorder that affects up to 16 million Americans, although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -IV refers to it as the descriptive term “intermittent explosive disorder.” People diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, experience sudden attacks of rage, often for no reason. In some…

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