Kate Thorp-Hickner, 42, of Royal Oak, Michigan, chooses to be sober and cherishes each moment she spends with her husband, tween daughter and teen stepson — time she almost didn’t have after struggling with a deadly addiction.Read Full Story
Over the past several years we’ve heard a lot about the heart-healthy benefits of alcohol, but that doesn’t mean a green light when it comes to overindulging in beer, wine and spirits. Moderation is still key where alcohol is concerned – health benefits or not. In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at the safest way to raise a glass to your health.Read Full Story
Not one parent among us is perfect. We all have quirks and downfalls -- and areas in which we are tying to communicate expected behaviors even while not consistently leading by example. One of those areas is often alcohol. With teen drinking and alcoholism a continuing national concern, you want to make sure you aren’t sending a mixed message, even if your children are still toddlers.Read Full Story
You can do it, all right. You can lead by example, have a healthy relationship with alcohol, be firm about boundaries and safety, have open lines of communication in your home and still have issues with alcoholism in the family. Do you and your family need help?Read Full Story
Motherhood is a stressful job. More than one mom has joked, “Now I know why mothers drink!” But is it really a joke? Alcohol use isn’t just an I-had-a-stressful day solution. Its consumption affects safety and also conveys strong messages to your children. Alcohol is a teen drinking issue, and it becomes that long before you have teens. Make sure your alcohol use isn’t sliding into alcoholism.Read Full Story
Lead by example all you want, but teens and alcohol present a challenge. Teen drinking and alcoholism are issues nationwide, and teens continue to be an inquisitive, impulsive and daring lot. It might be time, for everyone’s safety, to lock the liquor cabinet -- or remove alcohol from your home entirely.Read Full Story
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