Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Child Abuse and Alcoholism: Is there a Connection?

These are my thoughts about an article appearing in Parenting on the Peninsula, April 2016 written by Rayne E. Golay.
The article sites studies which show that college students with PTSD have a greater chance of over using alcohol.  From their the author assumes that the PTSD is caused by child abuse.  I think it is important to realize that misuse of alcohol effects more than just you.  Alcohol, or other drug use increases the incidence of child abuse and neglect.  Parental alcoholism is often a factor in children being placed in protective custody.  When Sheri and I were foster parents, the majority of the children who came to our home was the result of parental alcohol or drug problems.
If you are having issues with alcohol or drugs, it is important to seek help.

1 comment:

  1. Kim Potts: Alcoholism is a medical condition. Does it drown out the pain of Child Abuse, I believe it does frequently if you have this disease.