Talking to Kids Affected by Parental Addiction

By: Cindy Coloma Addie is late to class again. She reminded her mom about the Valentine’s Day party but ended up leaving for the bus with her still asleep on the couch. Just like last year, Addie dreads walking into school with no Valentine’s cards to pass out to her classmates and no goodies to

Life Starts Again: Hope for Addicted Vets With PTSD

Our nation’s veterans have multiplied over the years and others earn that status every day. Many who served in the Persian Gulf War find themselves now in mid-life. Frequently, veterans don’t take the time to heal after their selfless service to their country. Many end up not only physically injured, but also mentally wounded from

The Mental Health-Addiction Connection

Mental health issues are more common than many people think. According to Mental Health America, approximately one in five American adults (nearly 44 million people) and 13-20 percent of children living in the United States will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. In addition, approximately 10 percent of the American adult