Help for the Holiday Blues
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.
Helping a Friend With an Addiction
When a friend shows signs of abusing alcohol or other drugs, it's hard to know what to do or say.
Helping an Unwilling Alcoholic
You don't have to wait for someone to hit rock bottom to act. Here are steps to help an alcoholic get treatment.
Hospices Offer Comfort at Life's End
As medical progress prolongs our lives, the end can linger. So, more and more people are turning to hospice care.
How to Control Your Temper
At least some anger is necessary for survival. Frequent or intense episodes of anger, however, aren’t good for you or the people around you. If you find yourself boiling mad more often than not, try some of these tips to keep your temper in check.
How to Cut Down on Drinking
It helps to understand why and when you drink if you are going to successfully reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.
How to Develop a 'Can-do' Personality
What's the difference between a can-do and a won't-try person? It's usually a matter of bravery.
How to Help Teenagers With Addicted Parents
Growing up is a tough challenge for most adolescents, but when their parents are abusing alcohol or drugs, the obstacles can seem overwhelming.
How to Juggle Home Life and Work Life
No matter how energetic you may be, stretching yourself to the limit every day puts your health and happiness at risk.
How to Lower Your Financial Stress
Whether your credit card balances are soaring, or you and your partner are arguing constantly over nickels and dimes, there are things you can do to relieve financial stress.
How to Make Love Last Forever
Keeping your primary relationship healthy, positive, supportive and together isn’t easy. But it can be done.
How to Quit Smoking, Again
Fewer than a quarter of those who attempt to quit are able to make it beyond three months before resuming smoking. Women usually find it harder to quit than do men, even though women have a higher risk of smoking-related diseases. The following suggestions can help you kick the habit, again, for good.
Hypothyroidism and Depression
Chances are you know the difference between occasional sadness and depression. But here's a fact you may not know: Hypothyroidism, a common thyroid disorder, can cause depression.
Important Facts About Amphetamine and Methamphetamine Abuse
Amphetamine abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Each year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration closes down hundreds of illegal laboratories producing these drugs.
In Support Groups, You Get (and Give) Help
In a mutual support group, people just like you face similar ordeals and challenges.
Is Your Teen Abusing Drugs or Alcohol?
Besides having trouble with school and relationships, teenagers taking drugs may display emotional extremes with irritability, anger and changes in sleep patterns.
Keep Anxiety from Controlling Your Life
Teaching yourself ways to relax can help settle anxiety before it starts to overwhelm you. Simple lifestyle habits can help you stay calm and in control when you feel the effects of stress.
Keep Your Brain Functioning
If your brain gets too much or too little of what it needs, vital processes are disrupted. When things are out of sync in your brain, it can play havoc with your thoughts and emotions. Depriving your brain of sleep, for example, will impair your ability to concentrate and make decisions.
Keep Your Noggin Fit with Brain Exercise
Active thinking pumps extra blood into your brain. Getting more blood to the brain is an important way to counteract the effects of aging.
Keeping Envy and Jealousy Under Control
When someone gets a raise or a special perk, can you say congratulations and mean it? Or do you seethe inside and think, "That really should have been mine?"
Keeping Party Drinking Under Control
The holidays can be enjoyed without drinking alcohol. But if you choose to drink, there are responsible ways to consume alcohol.
Keeping Your Anger Under Control
Learning where your anger comes from and how to deal with it can help lead to a happier, more productive life.