Anxiety can be debilitating for people of all ages, but it is especially hard on children. Unfortunately, many parents may react poorly to childhood anxiety, which only serves to make the problem more pronounced. If you have a child who struggles with anxiety, there are many things you can do to help.
Here are some basic tips to make things easier on your whole family when dealing with an anxious child.
Addiction is the physical and/or emotional dependence of a person on a substance such as alcohol, medication, nicotine products, or drugs. Addiction often occurs as a result of frequent substance abuse. Use of these substances can be done in moderation in some cases, such as having a glass of wine with dinner or taking a potentially addictive medication only as prescribed by the doctor.
Abuse is when you use the substance just to get a buzz or a high, and it's often characterized by having too much of the substance, like drinking until you are drunk or smoking or until you feel dizzy or sick.