Holidays And Seasonal

Holidays And Seasonal Changes

Do you feel down during the holidays? If so, you are not alone. Below we talk about  the difference between Seasonal Affective Disorder & Holiday Blues, as well as how you can help manage and even overcome them.

Articles About Holidays And Season Changes

Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

Holiday Rush: Teens & Pharm Parties

*This article was originally published on Huffington Post. To read the original, click here. Gene Siskel, the prolific film critic made famous by his thumbs up or down movie reviews, said that if you want a sign of the times, look no further than the movies. Movies...

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Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

Don’t Let the Holidays Turn You Into a Fruitcake

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner, and stores are filling up with decorations, beckoning you to buy. According to marketers, the holiday season is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year. However for many, the holidays may...

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Never Mind the Zombies!

Never Mind the Zombies!

Updated October, 2017 October is one of my favorite months! I love the smell of autumn trees, rustling and changing colors, and it’s my daughter Felicia’s birth month as is mine, which our family celebrates with much joy. Speaking of October, my City of West Hollywood...

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Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Be Scary Safe: Four Sobering Tips for Halloween

Halloween isn’t just about trick or treating and bobbing for apples! On a night of costumed toddlers filling bags of candy, many adults consider alcohol the real “treat” of the night. FindLaw.com reminds us that Halloween may have an ever scarier trick in store for...

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TIS THE SEASON

TIS THE SEASON

It’s that time of year again! Significant holidays are a time many people look forward to, as they bring opportunities to spend time with friends and family to eat, drink and socialize. Holidays can also bring extra burdens, such as the financial stress of shopping...

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20 Dependable Holiday Stress Busters

20 Dependable Holiday Stress Busters

I have a theory regarding holiday stress: In the month of December, high levels of Cortisol (stress hormone) turn 80 percent of the American population into fruitcakes — just like the stale one delivered to your house yesterday. Because on top of adding 675 things to...

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Additional Resources

The Sweet Spot
Christine Carter PhD

Children of Alcoholism: A Survivors Manual
Seixas & G. Youcha

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Janet Woititz

Struggle for Intimacy
Janet Woititz

Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior among Adults: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health