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May Is Mental Health Month

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Millions of American are impacted by mental health conditions. Each year, organizations across the country rally together to fight stigma, offer support, and educate the public about mental illness. Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness: Approximately 1 in 5 adults in… Read On »

Addiction and Treatment in the United States

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  Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease. If left untreated, it can be fatal. Even today, the stigma surrounding addiction continues to kill thousands every year. Despite this, the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence estimates that roughly 20 million people are living lives in recovery. Paving that path begins with education. National Treatment… Read On »

What Is Drug Addiction?

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Drug addiction is a complex neurobiological disease that requires integrated treatment of the mind, body, and spirit. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain — they change its structure and how it works. Without treatment, these brain changes can be long-lasting. Addiction is chronic, it is progressive, and if left untreated,… Read On »

What Are the Current Drug Trends Among Young People?

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Drug trends among teens and young adults today are “not your father’s Oldsmobile,” so to speak. The whole scene has changed. We continue to have problems with commonly-used mind-altering substances such as opiates, marijuana and hallucinogens. Today, however, we add to this list increasingly bizarre practices such as consuming embalming fluid, along with numerous synthetic… Read On »

What Is the Timeline for Alcohol Withdrawal?

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Alcohol withdrawal syndrome, also known as AWS, occurs when a person abruptly stops drinking after a prolonged period of time. Symptoms of AWS can range from mild to serious. Because alcohol is a legal and socially acceptable drug of choice for many Americans, the withdrawal process is often misunderstood. In this post, we answer some… Read On »

How To Listen To God

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These are a few simple suggestions for people who are willing to make an experiment.  You can discover for yourself the most important and practical thing any human being can ever learn – how to be in touch with God. All that is needed is the willingness to try it honestly.  Every person who has… Read On »

Shatter the Stigma | Alcohol Awareness Month

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“Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism.” Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease. If left untreated, it can be fatal. Even today, the stigma surrounding alcoholism continues to kill thousands every year. Though the opioid epidemic has taken a front… Read On »

Overdose Awareness Matters | A Tribute to Prince

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A toxicology report from Prince’s autopsy, obtained Monday by The Associated Press, revealed that “extremely high levels” of the powerful painkiller, Fentanyl, were found in Prince’s system at the time of his death. All too often, people believe that discussing drug overdose tarnishes the memory of the person who passed. As people standing on the firing… Read On »

Sobriety Isn’t About Luck

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It is St. Patrick’s Day, and around the world nearly 33 million adults will be hitting the local bar scene, ready to toast one another with cold glasses of stout and beer tinged with green dye. This age-old festival—with its ever shrinking religious undertones—seems to be known above all else as a celebration that can… Read On »

A Quick Guide to Addiction, Recovery and Sleep

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Most who have dealt with a substance use disorder (SUD) or addiction have experienced sleep issues at some point, either while in active addiction or during recovery. Even when they aren’t your system anymore, drugs and alcohol can have a major impact on your body. Facts About Addiction, Recovery And Sleep Sleep problems are common… Read On »