Substance abuse affects everyone involved, not just the addict. The addict’s personality has changed. They tend to lie and ask for money and care little about quality time with those who care about them. They may do and say things that upset others and leave the family ashamed or angry. Blood relationships and friendships are […]
Want to get some shut-eye at night, wake up refreshed in the mornings, and feel awake during the day? Good sleep habits to the rescue! Sleep habits, or as doctors call them, “sleep hygiene tips,” can help you rest at night so you feel awake during the day. Sleep hygiene is a non-medication how-to […]
Dr. Rosenthal and her cowriters regret to inform viewers that this website doesn’t come with ostriches.
Let us explain. In the beginning, we wanted this to be a fabulous website, something worthy of your appreciation and love, and we knew just how to get it. We had plans. We had pictures, boxes, jokes, quizzes, and content. We had our pages SEO optimized. Our title ranked high in the “how to get people’s attention” category. We included a number! We had everything…
You’re bored, life’s come to a halt, and you need relief right now. Pick a number, and have fun.
Sometimes money is scarce. Having fun can be difficult without cash, but here are some ideas to keep you going during those tougher moments. Visit the library. Check out free books, movies, music, and magazines, or just hang out and secretly people-watch. You can also use the internet for free. If you can’t make it […]
In the language of Freud, defense mechanisms are the unconscious things we do to deal with difficult emotion or stress. They are kind of like absent-minded coping skills, and we all use them. They’re natural and normal. They help us deal with life struggles. But, just like coping skills, defense mechanisms come in different flavors. […]
How much do you really know about substance abuse? Do you know the difference between a habit and an addiction? Why some drugs are addicting, while others aren’t? How drugs and alcohol affect the brain? Why some people get hooked and others don’t? Not sure? Keep reading! Below you’ll find a list of FAQ related […]
Or: what do you know about the drugs people abuse? “Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self-esteem.” –Kurt Cobain Perhaps you’re here because you’re an addict questioning the safety of your drug, or your have a daughter or neighbor with an […]