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Monthly Archives: July 2015

4 Tips to Dealing With a Loved One who has Bipolar Disorder

If someone you love struggles with bipolar disorder there are some tips that can make your life and your living situation more productive and easier. 5 great tips that you can use include: Know what bipolar disorder is. Do the … Continue reading

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Predicting Binge Drinking May be Possible With Biomarker Study

A new study by University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing researchers may have shown the path to predicting binge drinking to some degree through the use of a biomarker. The study involved a biomarker called phosphatidylethanol or … Continue reading

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Housing First a Unique Approach to Lowering Alcohol Abuse Among Mentally Ill Homeless

Two of the top reasons that people become homeless are mental illness and alcohol abuse or other forms of substance abuse, and a new program called Housing First is taking steps to provide a solution. A recent study found that … Continue reading

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New Study Links Alcohol Problems, Romantic Jealousy, and Self Esteem

A recent study by University of Houston researchers has identified a connection between alcohol problems, low self esteem, and jealousy. The study found that individuals who rely on their personal romantic relationship for a sense of self esteem typically use … Continue reading

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Opioid Abuse is More Likely for Those with Mental Illness and Chronic Back Pain

A new research study shows that patients who receive opioid drugs for chronic lower back pain get significantly less pain relief and are more likely to abuse the narcotic pain medications if they also suffer from some form of mental … Continue reading

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