• Helpful Ways and Programs for Alcohol Addiction and Treatment
    Alcohol,  Hiking,  Life

    Helpful Ways and Programs for Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

    Alcoholism is a progressive disease that often follows a predictable pattern. In the early stages, you may be able to get away with drinking more than most people without any noticeable effects on your health or your life. However, as the addiction progresses, you’ll start to experience more and more negative consequences. These may include job loss, financial problems, relationship difficulties, and health problems. If you reach the point where you can’t control your drinking or you’re experiencing serious medical complications from alcohol abuse, it’s time to seek treatment. What Is Alcohol Addiction? Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a pattern of drinking that is harmful to the drinker…

  • How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?
    Alcohol

    How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

    When it comes to alcohol, many of us are uncertain as to how much we should be drinking. Just how many grams of alcohol is safe and healthy? And how do these grams translate into actual drinks? This post helps to explain how much you should be drinking and what you can do to keep within this limit. What’s the weekly recommended limit? In the US, it’s recommended that men drink no more 196 grams of alcohol per week and that women drink no more than 98 grams per week. This equates to about 14 standard drinks for men and 7 standard drinks for women. This limit is recommended to…

  • 4 Modern Ways to Teach Your Children the Dangers of Alcohol
    Family,  Kids,  Parenting

    4 Modern Ways to Teach Your Children the Dangers of Alcohol

    Social media and savvy advertising have teamed up to make alcohol more popular amongst teens than ever. Even worse, as time goes on, alcohol imagery is accessible to younger and younger audiences. So, what do we do about this? How do we keep our children safe in a climate where controlling the content they see is nearly impossible? After all, children pick up technology quickly as they grow. They will adapt and find ways around your influence one way or another. But the point of parenting is not controlling your children, anyway. It’s about equipping them with the tools to cope with life’s trials and temptations as they age so…

  • How is Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep?
    Health

    4 Bad Ways Alcohol Affecting Your Sleep

    If you’re like a lot of people, you might be under the impression that a late-night drink can help you get to sleep just a little bit faster. While alcohol consumption just prior to bed affects everyone a little differently, there are two important considerations to be aware of. The first is that, yes, alcohol will help you jump into deep sleep. The second is that your nightly sleep requires multiple cycles for you to get quality sleep, and alcohol messes with this – a lot. In fact, after assisting you to induce sleep, the negative effects of alcohol can hit you within ninety minutes, and this is how it…

  • Want a Healthier Beer? Try the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold NOW
    Alcohol,  Health,  Product Reviews

    Want a Healthier Beer? Try the Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold NOW

    Who’s excited about finally getting some warmer weather? Unfortunately, some people are still feeling the wrath of Winter weather as our neighbors up north is still getting snow. When it comes to the south, Georgia to be exact, we’re not all the way out of the water. As of now, the weather is nice and around 70+ degrees, but the rainy and cooler weather is coming back. Being that I’m a night-shift worker, those beautiful mornings are spent outside. On the days I don’t go to the gym, you can catch doing yardwork, sitting on the patio or even playing some basketball. During those mornings, you would catch me with…

  • Drugs and Alcohol
    Featured,  Parenting,  Teens

    4 Ways to Discuss Drugs and Alcohol with Your Teen

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the best things ever to happen to me has got to be becoming a parent. It has taught me so much throughout the years, and some of them have been challenging. I’ve said numerous times that it’s more difficult being a parent in this day and age than any other. We can’t hide things from our kids because they’re dangerous because they most likely know about them before the parents. Social media has changed the game for everyone, and that’s why it’s very important to…

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Education,  Featured,  Life,  Teens

    Educate Ourselves and Teens About Drugs and Alcohol

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Back in my day, when I heard the word “bath salts” it would make me think of something you add to the bathtub. Times have changed so much and bath salts have taken on a new meaning and unfortunately it’s not a good thing. According to DrugAbuse.gov, bath salts are usually white or brown crystal-like powder and are sold in small plastic or foil packages labeled “Not for Human Consumption.” Not only are bath salts an issue in the drug world, but so…