Recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

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Recognizing Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol addiction effects millions of adults in this country. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 10% of Americans will experience some form of addiction in their lives. Drinking not only has the ability to negatively impact your social life, relationships, and job security, it can also wreak havoc on your physical health. And that’s not something that’s discussed enough. And...[ read more ]

Recovering from Addiction: Where & How to Reach Out for Help

When it comes to addiction, there’s one thing that all addicts have in common: at some point, they realize that their life is headed down a path they don’t want to go down. Addiction can begin innocently enough; someone might start taking drugs or drinking out of curiosity, peer pressure, as a coping mechanism to help them feel better, or...[ read more ]

Celebrating National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness about the benefits of substance abuse treatment and mental health services, which can help many suffering in our society lead better lives. For over 30 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has been educating the public on the value of investing in themselves and the...[ read more ]

Understanding Addiction and How You Can Help Others

Having a loved one in your life who is abusing drugs or alcohol can be a complicated position. Seeking help or rehab is not always the first option as they may not want help or are not ready to quit their addiction. First, noticing the signs and symptoms followed by having progressive, understanding conversations can open their eyes to the...[ read more ]

Drug Abuse in Men: Reasons, Signs and Treatment

While both men and women suffer from drug addiction, the reality is that men tend to suffer at a rate much higher than women. The result is in this country, we are seeing an epidemic of men with drug addictions. Why are the Numbers So High? To really understand the impact of addiction on men, it’s important to look at...[ read more ]

HALT! Coping without Alcohol During COVID-19

Do a quick google search of alcohol sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, and you will find several articles on the increase of alcohol sales. One article reports alcohol sales raising up to 55% in one week, another one reports a 243% raise in online alcohol sales. A recent Business Insider article reported  “Sales of 3-liter boxes of wine rose by...[ read more ]

How to Talk to an Angry Teenager

It's well known that the teen years are the most trying time for parents. It may seem like their rebellion is personal, and that they're determined to make your home life miserable; but in reality, this is a natural process. Your teenager is maturing both physically and emotionally, and their brain is still developing. When their frontal cortex develops in...[ read more ]

5 Free Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

When we talk about our mental health, we're talking about much more than a clinical diagnosis. Your mental health also refers to your psychological well-being. Having a healthy psychological well-being means you're able to better manage your emotions as well as your mood. Every day presents its unique challenges, and a healthy mental state can help you take challenges in...[ read more ]

All About Janet Bayramyan, LCSW

Janet Bayramyan, LCSW Healing is possible. My name is Janet Bayramyan, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA and FL. If you're feeling stuck, angry, anxious, or depressed, I'm glad you're here. My goal is to support you in getting some relief, clarity, and hope that things can be different and working better in your life. I enjoy...[ read more ]

Finding your Inner Superhero

The late and great Stan Lee created our favorite superheroes including; Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and so much more. He believed that anyone could be a superhero, from a socially awkward boy in high school, Peter Parker, to the playboy, genius, billionaire, Tony Stark, each had to overcome their own obstacles in order to...[ read more ]



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