The Disease Concept of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders            

Chromosomal studies and genetic research have discovered more and more genes that predict a person’s biological predisposition for substance abuse, dependence and mental health disorders. It is remarkable that the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous, published in 1939, by Bill W. and Dr. Bob, from the very beginning had the presupposition that alcohol dependence had biological roots. Like many … Continue reading The Disease Concept of Addiction and Mental Health Disorders            

More than Massage: Relieving stress and pain

In the world we live in stress has become a way of life.  Many times we work a 40-hour week at our jobs and then spend our weekends working around the house and in the yard.  Add children to that mix and there is a recipe for prolonged stress.   Prolonged stress is bad for you because it weakens … Continue reading More than Massage: Relieving stress and pain

Financial Health: Get ready for taxes!

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service cautions taxpayers not to rely on receiving their refund by a certain date, especially when making major purchases or paying bills. Some tax returns may require additional review and those refunds may take longer. Many factors affect refund timing Just as each tax return is unique … Continue reading Financial Health: Get ready for taxes!

Four New Year’s Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health

Every New Year, we think about what we can do to better our lives and ourselves as we start our new calendar. This year, think about what you can do on a regular basis to better your mental health. Here are a few options to get started: Stand Up to Stigma Feeling ashamed and at … Continue reading Four New Year’s Resolutions That Will Benefit Your Mental Health

24 for Life Diabetes Prevention Program Teaches Lifestyle Changes to Promote Weight Loss

As we transition into the New Year, many people begin thinking about their health goals for the year. If that’s you, consider joining 24 for Life, a diabetes prevention program that has had proven success in the local community.  “I joined 24 for life to lose weight and learn how to lower my A1C,” said … Continue reading 24 for Life Diabetes Prevention Program Teaches Lifestyle Changes to Promote Weight Loss