Did you know that drinking alcoholic beverages can cause cancer? Here are some … well … rather sobering statistics:
We are in the middle of May, and we need to acknowledge that we celebrate mental health awareness during this time of year. There is still a stigma attached to people who suffer with mental health symptoms, and this needs to be changed until all people are aware of and better educated on this topic.
Lots of things in life are … well … misunderstood by many. People may form biases, prejudices, and stereotypes out of such misunderstandings. To understand addiction is to take a step toward healing, for the addict and for friends and family. When people believe addiction myths, it is more difficult for individuals to try and recover. Some myths were once intentionally created to scare kids from using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.