How to Prioritize Mental Health in the New Year

The end of a year is a time to look back and reflect, and the beginning of the next year is a perfect opportunity for clearing the slate and looking ahead with renewed positivity. Hence, it’s a great time for everyone in the family to renew their focus on mental wellness—and particularly for teens, who …

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Can I Prevent My Teen from Holiday Drinking?

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when friends and family come together, perhaps this year over Zoom or FaceTime, and celebrate the year past and the anticipation for the year ahead. Often, it is also a time when the home liquor cabinet and refrigerator is stocked with alcohol and holiday drinking is …

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The Stages of Intoxication for Teens

The stages of intoxication are essential for a parent of a teenager to understand. Often, the teenage years are when young people begin experimenting with drinking alcohol and they do not know their limitations. It therefore can lead to a rise in binge drinking in teenagers. Since teenagers tend to abuse alcohol as a first substance …

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5 Movies About Mental Illness on Netflix

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. It is important to be educated around these prevalent illnesses. Check out these five documentaries on Netflix that discuss mental health issues from a variety of perspectives.

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Death of Amy Winehouse Reveals Dangers of Co-Occurring Disorders

Amy Winehouse suffered from the co-occurring disorders of alcohol abuse and bulimia nervosa. Thus, her death as a result of the deadly combination of these occurring disorders was not surprising. Still, as one of the great singers of her generation, the death of Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) to alcohol toxicity …

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8 Documentaries About Substance Abuse on Netflix

Whether you’re in the mood for a light family comedy or a hard-hitting documentary on important topics, such as substance abuse, Netflix has you covered. If you are looking for the latter, here are eight documentaries about the drug trade, the effects of drugs, and stories of recovery.

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