Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults.* These disorders fill people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a first date, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that depression is a treatable illness.
Have you ever been afraid to go home from work; afraid of being hit, sworn at or threatened? To many, home is not a place where they feel love, warmth and nurturance. For these people, home is a place of hurt, fear and isolation.
Employee Resource Systems, Inc. provides nationwide Employee/Member Assistance Program (EAP/MAP) and managed mental health care services to client company employees and their family members. These confidential EAP/MAP services were developed to help employees/members and their families cope with personal difficulties that can affect their lives both at home and at work.
Gambling was legalized in the United States in 1931 with the birth of casinos. In 1976, 13 states had lotteries, one state had off-track wagering on horse races, and there were no casinos outside Nevada. Since this time, gambling has exploded across America. Presently, a person can make a legal wager in almost every state. Most states and the District of Columbia operate lotteries. Riverboat gambling has been legalized in various states since 1993.
Most of you probably remember the television commercials warning against the dangers of substance abuse, e.g., the egg sizzling in the frying pan representing a brain on drugs. Whether it is you or someone you care about who abuses substances, many of you may relate to these advertisements.
Part of managing yourself and your time requires a frank evaluation of your current pattern of behaviors. Ask yourself this question, "How can I do better with the time I've got?" Rather than complain about your situation, take a good look at your own time wasting habits.
Addiction is not just "a lot of drug use." At some point, changes occur in the brain that can turn drug abuse into addiction; a chronic, relapsing illness. Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol suffer from compulsive craving and usage and cannot quit by themselves.
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