Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

Providing Healthy Support to Family Members in Recovery

People in recovery from substance use disorders often get various degrees of support from their family—some helpful and some not. Although families want to provide healthy support, often they do not because of misinformation and misperceptions about the disease and the best way to handle it. So, let’s start over and take a look at what individuals in recovery really need from their family.

Mariah DeYoung on WZZM: Women, Stress and Pandemic Drinking

Mariah DeYoung on WZZM: Women, Stress and Pandemic Drinking
May 20, 2021 Stress and boredom have led to a rise in alcohol consumption during the pandemic, especially in women. One study showed women’s episodes of heavy drinking (meaning four or more alcoholic beverages within a few hours) has increased...

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic was a “perfect storm” of circumstances that challenges our collective mental health. The good news is we’ve all learned a lot about how to nurture our mental health in order to weather this storm. But now is…

Heather Kiel Offers Mental Health Tips for Moms on ‘Maranda’

Heather Kiel Offers Mental Health Tips for Moms on ‘Maranda’
Heather Kiel, LMSW, PMH-C, recently appeared on WOTV's Maranda to talk about parenting stress, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how moms can prioritize their mental health. The pandemic has taken an particularly heavy toll on women, who have been coping...

How to Work Through Group Treatment for Substance Use

How to Work Through Group Treatment for Substance Use

Imagine that for years you have been living a double life because of your substance use addiction. In that double life, you have been dishonest with the people closest to you, have fallen short of your own ideals for yourself….