Jacey Downing

What is codependency?  How do I know if I am enabling others?  Don’t these concepts only apply if I’m in a relationship with an addict?  The answer to the last question is simply no.  Many people exhibit codependent and enabling behaviors within relationships where neither person is addicted.  However, even in the absence of addiction, these relationships still tend to be very dysfunctional.  The answers to the first two questions are a little more complicated.

Mike Lau

Anxiety is a signal our mind and body gives us that danger is near. That danger may come from internal or external sources. Often times stress and anxiety will be cumulative and will draw upon our personal and physical resources. Everybody has different levels of tolerance for different levels of stress and anxiety but excessive stress and anxiety can lead to lowered self-esteem and feelings of depression.

Jacey Downing

Alcohol.  As Americans we see it advertised in one form or another on TV at home, on billboards driving down the highway, in magazines in the doctor's office, on the radio at the mall, and in many other places.  Alcohol use is generally widely accepted by our society as a common part of recreational and social events.  In fact, many Americans consume alcohol on occasion and never experience any significant negative effects from their consumption.  However, there are those in society that do have negative consequences as a result of their alcohol use, including marital issues, legal problems

Ron Benner

Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder, which is associated with mood swings of depression altering with mania, with each phase varying in length, intensity and frequency. This disorder can occur in both adults and children.

Manic Symptoms Include:

Ron Benner

Interpersonal communication skills consist of the verbal and non-verbal cues that a person uses to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person. These behaviors have been learned and with reflection, practice, and guidance, one can identify possible problems and make changes to improve their ability to communicate.

How to identify problems: