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 substance abuse treatment and mental health services. If you or someone in…

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…

individual getting support from those who know how to help an alcoholic

How to Help an Alcoholic – Things to Keep in Mind

Do you ever consider options for how to help an alcoholic? Whether it’s a friend or a family member, helping an alcoholic can be a painful process. Most people struggling with alcohol addiction don’t recognize its dangers and won’t admit they have a problem. Although you want to help, know that alcoholics themselves are responsible…

person passed holding liquor bottle showing alcohol dependence

Alcohol Dependence: What You Need to Know

Enjoying a beer, a glass of wine, or your favorite cocktail is an important way to celebrate, socialize, or unwind for many people. However, drinking excessively to cope with emotional distress or unwanted events carries a lot of terrible consequences, including alcohol dependence. When this happens individuals need access to an alcohol addiction treatment program…