Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Johnny Depp’s Battle With Substance Abuse: Addiction Amongst the Rich and Famous

Truthfully, the trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard never should have been televised.  On December 18th, 2018, actor Amber Heard was published in The Washington Post with an article detailing her experience with domestic abuse. She did not name Depp in the op-ed, but he was heavily implied as the perpetrator in Heard’s story…

The Role of Wilderness Therapy in Treating Alcoholism

The Role of Wilderness Therapy in Treating Alcoholism

Wilderness therapy has been found to have positive outcomes for patients with a variety of mental health problems. Those suffering from substance abuse can also benefit from a program that incorporates wilderness therapy. The good news is that a wilderness program can help patients with substance abuse recover much faster than treatment in a standard…

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Alcoholism is a devastating disease that affects millions of Americans. It has been called one of the country’s leading health challenges. While there is no known cure, there are treatment options available that can help reduce cravings and improve a person’s quality of life. The only proven way to treat alcohol addiction is with proven…

The 6 Best Ways to Heal Your Marriage After Alcoholism

The 6 Best Ways to Heal Your Marriage After Alcoholism

Alcoholism impacts every facet of a person’s life. It affects their physical, mental, and emotional health. It can even affect their ability to maintain a happy, healthy relationship. Many people believe that once an alcoholic has complete sobriety, their marriage is safe from the damaging effects of alcohol. However, marriage is a dynamic relationship that…

Covid-19 Causes Spike in Alcohol-Related Fatalities

Covid-19 Causes Spike in Alcohol-Related Fatalities

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken many lives, but a lesser-known toll of the outbreak is the spike in alcohol-related deaths. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a significant increase in alcohol-related fatalities since the pandemic began. This is likely due to people turning to alcohol as…

Risks of Alcoholism for People with ADHD

Risks of Alcoholism for People with ADHD

Individuals with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of falling prey to alcoholism. There are many reasons why alcohol would appeal to someone with ADHD. These reasons include that those treated for ADHD are often prescribed stimulant medications such as Adderall and Ritalin. Adderall and similar medications are stimulants…

Alcoholism and Crime

Alcoholism and Crime

Alcoholism and having an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can lead to violent behaviors and crime. Statistically, nearly one in four violent crimes involve a person who was under the influence of alcohol. There are many environmental factors that increase the likelihood of a correlation between alcohol and crime. In some instances, both the offender and…

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is now often referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) as an inclusive way to discuss the broader range of developmental disorders that can occur as a result of children exposed to alcohol while in utero. Risk factors to keep in mind include a long history of alcohol abuse, poor…