woman depression and anxiety during the holidays

How Holiday Depression and Anxiety Relate to Recovery

According to the Center for Disease Control, over 25% of Americans report feeling more depressed during the holiday season. The top reasons for depression during the holidays are due to finances, strained familial relationships, grief, and loneliness. Depression is a direct contributing factor to increased alcohol and drug consumption during the holiday season. Since drinking…

therapist taking notes to tell patient that recovery from opioid use needs multiple treatment options

Recovery from Opioid Use Requires Multiple Treatment Options

Opioid addiction research mostly focuses on the prevention, development, and consequences of this disorder, without concentrating on individuals who have recovered from their addiction and how they attained their recovery. A research study focusing on those who achieved long-term recovery found that those who succeeded utilized multiple resources to maintain sobriety. The researchers used data…

father-to-be and wife avoiding alcohol consumption

Fathers-To-Be Should Avoid Alcohol Consumption Before Conception

Alcohol consumption by parents trying to conceive a child increases the risk of the offspring developing congenital heart disease. Research finds that aspiring mothers, as well as fathers, should both avoid consuming alcohol before conception to protect the baby from congenital heart defects. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a problem with the heart’s function and…

military spouses holding hands despite being more prone to binge drinking and depression

Military Spouses More Prone to Binge Drinking and Depression

A new study published on The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website indicates that binge drinking and depression are more common among female military spouses or partners. This trend is because military families experience unique stressors that impact well-being among partners of military personnel. These unique challenges include frequent moving, sometimes to different states or…