Monarch Shores Blog

May 16, 2019

Stress and Addiction: What You Should Know

Stress and Addiction: What You Should Know People become stressed when under pressure, or are faced with a threat on their selves, which lead them to think they cannot cope adequately. Usually, stress is a normal body reaction to changes that threaten one’s comfort zone. The body’s response to stress can […]

May 10, 2019

 Deep Breathing Exercises for Anxiety 

Anxiety and substance abuse disorders is well-established. Recent research shows that 20% of Americans who have anxiety or other mental health disorders also develop an alcohol or drug addiction. Additionally, approximately 20% of those with substance use disorders also have a diagnosed anxiety or mood disorder, although many others in […]

April 15, 2019

Alcohol and Anxiety

Anxious for Relief: The Connection between Alcohol and Anxiety We’ve all heard a friend or family member say that they’re going to drink a beer or a glass of wine to relax. You might have even turned to alcohol to calm your nerves or to help cope with a situation […]

March 27, 2019

Mental Health Awareness Days

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Days Stigma around mental illness is incredibly damaging to those who are affected and looking for support. Because more science and treatments have emerged to help us understand mental health, the stigma decreases as we learn new ways to support community members who suffer. Mental health […]

March 26, 2019

Depression and Addiction: The Dad Effect

Depression and Addiction : Understanding the Connection Depression is much more common than many people think. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America , there are 16.1 million adults who have a major depressive disorder. It is important to know more about depression. Many people try to […]

January 22, 2019

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and Addiction Anxiety and addiction, whether to drugs or alcohol, have been linked to each other. There are studies that show anxiety could lead to addiction and vice versa. Anxiety, which is defined as the feeling one gets when worried, afraid of something or stressed, is said to be a normal feeling. […]

November 13, 2018

Alcoholism and Depression

It is a common after-work scene for workers to have a bottle of beer in one hand while chatting with other folks inside a bar. Often, people going through heartache find themselves drowning in liquor to get over the feeling. Yes, many think having a couple of drinks can make […]