Anonymous rehab is appealing to many who fear admitting their addiction to friends, family, or co-workers, especially in certain lines of work. However, there are definite disadvantages of those closest to you not being in the know. So how do you know when being anonymous helps and when it hurts?
Sometimes work and everyday life seem exceptionally exhausting, overwhelming, or unmotivating. What should you do when it all seems too much? It can be easy to wonder, Am I burnt out or depressed?
Perhaps you are expecting and struggle with a chemical dependency such as alcohol. Or maybe you just drink a little during the week to help lighten the stress of the day. What does the medical community say about alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Is drinking when pregnant OK in moderation? How can prolonged alcohol use during pregnancy affect your baby?