Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kevin Gilliland joins Melinda on The Melinda Eitzen Show to discuss addiction, his specialty. Melinda and Dr. Gilliland break down three categories: use, abuse and addiction, and how we are all still living under the shadow of Covid today. The lasting effects of the pandemic have taken a toll on our jobs, family life, and mental health. He breaks down what triggers in our daily lives may cause us to struggle with drug or alcohol addiction, and pin-points how the common stressors can manifest as anxiety, which individuals attempt to treat on themselves with their chemicals of choice, often alcohol. Dr. Gilliland shared that he’s hopeful for those who have the “emotional space to wonder” if they have a problem, a great first step to addressing their addiction.