Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy

Therapy and Horseplay: Four Things You Need to Know about Equine Therapy When it comes to equine therapy, I’ll be the first one to advocate for its use. I’ve been an avid rider all my life, and there were many times I walked away from the barn feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated, and emotionally healthier […]

Addiction among the Homeless Often has Beginnings in Childhood

Most homeless alcoholics began drinking while they were still children and became alcohol dependent soon after. This is a profound conclusion based on findings from a quantitative study at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. The detailed insights into chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent patients, helps give a better understanding to a tragic social problem. Twenty patients […]

Alcohol Use in Women Is Increasing

Our culture shows its acceptance of alcohol use by its positive and widespread depiction in movies and advertising, which more often than not, show young, happy people at celebrations, sporting events, or popular outdoor activities drinking some form of alcohol. More often than not, risky behavior is often shown being lightly treated when it comes […]

Consequences of Teenage Drinking

An alarming number of young people are consuming alcohol nowadays, often binging on the weekends and combining drinking with drug experimentation. These risky behaviors are causing health problems with consequences that will have to be dealt with throughout their adult lives. I should know. I was once that teenage drinker turned alcoholic. As such, these […]

Alcohol Problems Women Should Consider

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This is an excellent time to have conversations with friends, relatives, and medical professionals about drinking and its impact on our lives. Several problems are specifically related to women and drinking. These are particularly important for us to talk about. These issues include but are not limited to: pregnancy and […]

Ecstasy Related ER Visits Rise

Many young people feel the “immortality of youth,” thus contributing to the popularity of potentially harmful drug use and underage drinking.  Findings by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), raise concerns and should be a cause for alarm.  Here are a few facts from a new report: Overall in 2011, there were […]

Gardening as an Addiction Recovery Tool

I am blessed to have a beautiful garden. My home is surrounded by live oaks, their thick branches protecting my house from the ravages of the Texas sun. Out my bedroom window, I look onto Japanese magnolias and from my office see an array of flowering and fruiting trees. When I moved onto the property, […]

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