Substance Abuse

Depression Around The Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Alienation, Couples & Family, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Substance Abuse | 0 comments

Depression Around The Holiday Season

(As seen in Anton Media November 2018) The holidays aren’t merry and bright for all of us. Clinical data has shown this time of year to be associated with an increase in certain types of psychopathology such as dysphoric moods and alcohol-related fatalities. Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the heightened social interactions, or lack thereof, during the holiday months of November and December may cause even those who are normally content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment.   Isolation Social isolation is one of the biggest predictors of depression,...

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Peer Pressure & Substance Abuse

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse | 0 comments

Peer Pressure & Substance Abuse

(As seen in Anton Publication September 23 – 29, 2015) Would a teen really jump off the Brooklyn Bridge if all his friends were doing it? Hopefully not. We can try to tell our teenage son or daughter that they are falling off that bridge a little bit at a time every time they use drugs. They might listen or they might think that we are reciting the same hackneyed rhetoric that parents, who are no longer in touch with what it’s like to be a teenager, tell their children. The fact is school-aged children spend most of their time surrounded by their peers. Classmates and teammates far...

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