Written by  Jenn Horton  Teachers have always played a leading role in underage-drinking prevention, but at what grade level? Research shows that communicating with students as early as nine years old makes sense. Together, we can help kids commit to saying “yes” to a healthy lifestyle—before those challenging teen years hit. 
Written by Caleb D. Akers, MA. Binge-eating disorder (BED) is the most prevalent eating disorder and is characterized by persistent episodes of overeating accompanied by loss of control (i.e., binge eating) and significant distress over binge eating, but with no compensatory behaviors such as vomiting, excessive exercise, or laxative misuse (Wang, Jones, Dreier, Haley,...
“Go outside and play!” As a child, this was the cry that I heard from my mom when things got too hectic at home. After all, she had things to do! During COVID-19, you, as a parent, not only have things to do in the home, like your regular work in addition to household duties but you...
By Law Offices of Robert Dixon Good Samaritan laws are designed to offer legal protection to people who administer assistance to individuals who are injured, ill, incapacitated, or in peril. The protection is intended to encourage bystanders to help those who need it without fear of being sued. Good Samaritan laws vary from state to state,...
Written by Heather Rogers Growing up in today’s age of social media, movies, and music, it’s not hard to understand that there is a very unreal and misleading portrayal of how alcohol affects your body, mind, and behavior. It’s easy for teens and young adults to create pictures of fun and adventure, with...
Written by Heather Rogers Do you REALLY know what you are drinking? Alcohol is a depressant. The term “alcoholic energy drink” is an oxymoron. There is a large body of research showing that drunk person plus caffeine still equals drunk person. That being said, a number of...
From Hanley Foundation Be a Good Role Model Studies show that parents significantly influence their children’s choices and lives. With this in mind, parents need to continue to effectively communicate with their children. Learning to talk and listen to your children can help prevent them from making poor choices, sometimes...
Written by Jane Kent Ways to Cope with Isolation While in Recovery Addiction is sometimes referred to as ‘a disease of isolation’ and during current times, when COVID-19 is keeping people confined to their homes, loneliness can be a trigger that should be battled proactively. Those in recovery who benefited from attending group...