support group meets during national alcohol and drug recovery month

Observing National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month is observed every year in September. The nation has observed this month for the past thirty years. Its purpose is twofold: to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery and educate the general public about high-quality drug addiction treatment and mental health services. If you or someone in…

how addiction affects children

How Does Addiction Affect Children?

It is tempting to think of addiction as something that only affects individuals, but substance use disorders have a wide-ranging impact. This is especially true when someone with an addiction has children in their care. Recent data estimates that 1 in 5 children live in a home with an addicted parent. Call Georgia Addiction Treatment…

woman standing in the kitchen struggling with depression and alcohol

The Connection Between Depression and Alcohol

Depression is a mental health disorder, and alcohol is a substance whose addictiveness may lead to abuse. At first glance, they may seem unrelated. But alcohol abuse and depression often appear as co-occurring disorders. As such, it is critical to understand how depression and alcohol influence each other and what kind of treatments are available…