In her song “Drinkin’ Problem,” Lori McKenna describes the effects of a “drinking problem” in excruciating detail: I can’t hardly get out of bed, I can’t hardly clear my head Of last night’s spinning, smokey memories I call in sick to work, I tell ‘em my whole body hurts Yeah, I think this drinkin’ just
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This blog is written by the clinicians at Jonah Green and Associates, a mental health practice based in Kensington, MD that provides quality services for children, teens, families, and adults. It is intended as a resource for families who are seeking to expand their knowledge about mental health and mental health services, and also as a resource for families who are seeking quality mental health services, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.
Avoidance is a natural response to fear and anxiety. Fear is adaptive and serves as an alarm to move us out of harm’s way. Many stressors, such as running across a busy street or scaling a tall building, should be avoided. Each time we successfully stay safe, our brain rewards us with a flood of