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Mental Health: SAMHSA National Prevention Week

  The theme of National Prevention Week (NPW) is Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow. NPW is brought to you by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); the organization is committed to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. You can take part in the events happening across Read More

Heroin Overdose Deaths In Northern California

Despite being so close to Mexico, California is fortunate in respect to its drug overdose rate (per capita) compared to other parts of the country. However, it is essential to keep in mind that the states hit hardest by the opioid addiction epidemic are comparatively rural. While California is the 5th largest economy in the Read More

Mental Health Month: Fitness 4Mind4Body

Addiction treatment, while life-saving, is a monumental undertaking involving making changes to practically everything in one’s life. Those set on recovering from alcohol or substance use disorder commit themselves to doing whatever is needed to prevent relapse once treatment concludes. People in recovery often say that the only thing that needs to change is everything; Read More

Prescription Opioids Decline In America

Prescription opioids should be on many people’s mind considering the media’s constant focus on America’s favorite pain relievers. In recent years, the country has had to face the reality that Our relationship with prescription painkillers is untenable. Some twenty years after the epidemic began, roughly hundred people die of an overdose each day; more times Read More

Addiction Is A Public Health Crisis

The idea that people struggling with drugs and alcohol are at fault for their addiction is preposterous and yet it is something that many individuals maintain to be true. Whenever someone doesn’t fully understand something they are apt to fear it, fright leads to reaction and usually the wrong response. No other example of what Read More

Mental Health Care at College is Hard to Access

Young adulthood is a transitionary period in people’s lives. Individuals finish high school and set about on a quest in search for a purpose and place in life. Several factors can complicate a person’s journey to find a path in life that is in line with what they hope to achieve; mental health is one Read More

Alcohol Awareness Month, Changing Attitudes

It’s time to talk about alcohol, seeing as it is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that each year nearly 90,000 Americans die prematurely due to alcohol-related complications. Alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death, after tobacco and poor diet. Unlike opioids, alcohol usually claims its Read More

Prescription Opioids Covered by Medicare

Is putting limits on prescription painkillers the answer to the American opioid addiction epidemic? Would thresholds on prescription opioids reduce the number of people who are, or would become, opioid addicts? Both of these questions are worth asking, but they are not easy to answer for myriad reasons. First and foremost, patients struggling with pain Read More

Spiritual Growth In Recovery

The Vernal Equinox (the transition from winter to spring) is behind us which means that the weather is changing. The colder months of the year are especially trying for many people working a program of addiction recovery for several reasons; most notably, less sunlight can wreak havoc on people’s attitude, and inhospitable climates make it Read More

E-Cigarettes Could Do Greater Harm Than Good

Quitting smoking significantly improves your ability to stay on track in recovery. The question then is, ‘how will you go about the difficult task of smoking cessation?’ Gums, patches, inhalers, medications, or e-cigarettes are the only options available to people who desire a nicotine-free life. Such products have proven helpful to many inveterate smokers; however, Read More