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Alcohol and Sleep 

Alcohol causes drowsiness. This has led to the popular misconception that it can aid sleep. Up to 20 percent of Americans report using alcohol as a sleep aid. However, alcohol negatively impacts the quality of your sleep, as well as how long you can expect to sleep. Alcohol consumption before bed causes interrupted sleep, due to side effects such as night sweats and disturbed REM sleep.

Incontinence and Emotions Requires Adobe Reader

There are an estimated 33 million Americans who have some degree of incontinence. People who cope daily with misbehaving bladders (and/or bowels) experience a wide range of emotions, but chief among them for most is fear – the fear of being wet or of smelling in public. Feelings associated with incontinence such as shame, embarrassment, guilt or the desire to isolate oneself lead to changes in self-image and self-confidence. The reason for focusing on your feelings is to help you understand, control, and plan for your own reactions and the reactions of others to incontinence.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Congress established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 1992 to make substance use and mental disorder information, services, and research more accessible.

Addiction Treatment Centers 

Link to website that has a map of treatment centers and rehab centers located throughout the United States. For more information, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). They provide confidential and free treatment referral and information service available in English and Spanish for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Well-Being and Happiness 

You will find different articles to help your mental health. Laughter, playing, etc. for adults.

Drug and Alcohold Rehab Centers Ratings Guide 

This website provides a search engine to assist in finding a center in your area.

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