Heavy drinking for men means more than four drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week. For women, it’s more than three drinks on any day or more than seven drinks per week. If you drink this much, you could be putting yourself or others at risk.
Being out of work is always a frustrating situation. There are some specific strategies to help you rise above other job candidates.
These tips can help you enjoy holidays with your family without feeling drained.
Over the long-term, your quality of life is tied to how severe your heart attack was and how it was treated. Beyond that, any change will depend largely on you.
Many older adults enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a beer while watching the game on TV. But alcohol can affect older adults differently. Here's what you should know.
Alcohol may have some health benefits, including lowering the risk for heart disease, but it may also lead to abusive drinking and other diseases.
LSD, also called acid, is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs.
Today there are alternatives to 12-step programs. Some treatment programs teach problem drinkers to reduce their drinking. This approach appeals to people who otherwise might not seek treatment.
Everyone feels low, blue, or downright sad at times. If these emotions are strong or don’t ease up, you may wonder whether you—or a loved one—is depressed.
If the proverbial bluebird of happiness skipped your home this morning, don’t fret. Even if your car wouldn’t start, it rained on your new suit, one of the kids (or pets) threw up, you missed that important deadline, or you’re generally irked, hit the reset button and have a better day—starting now.
Binge drinkers are most likely found on college campuses, where many students consider a big game or fraternity party an excuse to drink all weekend.
Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being.
Bullying can happen in school, on the playground - and now even on the Internet through social networking sites. Here are some warning signs to watch for, and information on how to help your child.
A growing number of scientific studies indicate that optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people.
More than 22 million Americans are involved in some form of helping elderly family members or friends with their daily routines. If you're part of this group, whether you call yourself a caregiver, or simply a good daughter or son, you know that caring for an aging parent or friend has its rewards and its trials.
Read on to learn about the signs of an abusive relationship, and how to make a safety plan and get ready to leave.
Research shows that couples who seek couples therapy increase their chance of staying together. They also improve communication and satisfaction in their relationship. Read on to learn more.
Depression is not a natural part of growing old. It's a health condition that should be treated aggressively. Read on to learn more.
Getting a divorce is almost always painful and stressful, no matter how old or young you are. But if your marriage falls apart later in life, you may face some financial and emotional setbacks that are more difficult to recover from than when you were younger.
Do the cold, gray days of winter get you down? If you just can’t resist your bed’s gravitational pull or that box of powdered donuts, it might be more serious than the winter blues. You could be suffering from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
How do you know when your emotions are the everyday kind that are likely to get better with time? Or when it's time to get help? Read on to find out.
If you're a single parent, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do each day. Here are some ideas on finding support.
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Men are missing the chance to find and treat health problems in their early stages, when many conditions are more treatable and less threatening to overall health.
If you tend to worry a lot, even when there’s no reason, you may have generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Medicine and lifestyle changes can help.
If you’re interested in joining an online support group, read on to learn more about finding one that's right for you.
The unrealistic expectations of the season, time and financial pressures, missing loved ones and reflecting on past events as the year comes to an end all contribute to the blues.
When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it's hard to know what to do or say. Here's how to help.