man suffering from chemical dependency

All About Chemical Dependency

It can be challenging to understand chemical dependency. You might hear people talk about it interchangeably with substance abuse and addiction. Learning what each term means can help you tell the difference. Defining the Terms The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) offers guidelines for understanding and diagnosing substance use disorder and chemical…

three teenagers participating in underage drinking

The Dangers of Underage Drinking

According to research, more than half of teenagers try alcohol, and girls and boys are equally likely to experiment. This problem is serious because underage drinking has obvious and not-so-obvious risks. Because of that, it’s important for teens to learn about the dangers. Impaired Development Adolescence is an important period in people’s lives for physical…