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Facts about Mental Illness in the United States

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Mental and substance use disorders affect millions of adults in the United States. These illnesses are common, recurrent, and if left untreated, can be fatal. Thankfully, mental disorders are treatable and many do recover. Talking openly about mental and substance use disorders can help individuals recognize the signs of mental illness and encourage them to… Read On »

11 Proven Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

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Each year, millions of people experience the reality of living with a mental health condition. Mental illness can affect anyone either directly or indirectly. Despite mental illnesses’ prevalence and impact on our society, stigma and misunderstanding remain widespread.   1 in 5 Americans will have a mental health condition in a given year.   During… Read On »

10 Powerful Quotes from Sober Celebrities

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September is National Recovery Month, a nationwide observance dedicated to raising awareness about substance use disorders. It is also a visible time in which we recognize those who have recovered and challenge the social stigma associated with addiction. In celebration as this month draws to a close, our team has collected a few quotes from sober celebrities who continue to publicly sharing their experience with… Read On »

Training Your Brain with the BAUD

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Dr. Frank Lawlis, Ph.D. – Director of Psychological and Neurological Plasticity Programs As more people have read about Psychoneuroplasticity (PNP) (Lawlis with Martinez, Psychoneuroplastricity Protocols in Addictions), there has been a growing interest in the device called the BioAccoustical Utilization Device (BAUD). A brief understanding needs to come about to understand how this instrument works… Read On »

Music, Wellness and Sleep

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“OK, I will have 8 hours of sleep if I can fall asleep in 10 minutes. Should I get groceries this weekend? I wonder how I did on that test. Work will be so busy tomorrow! 6 hours if I can just get some shut-eye. Maybe I should watch a movie. I need to flip… Read On »

Fentanyl Now Reported as a Leading Cause of Overdose

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Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have now surpassed heroin as the leading cause of drug overdose deaths. The National Center for Health Statistics, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimates that drug overdoses killed 64,070 people in the United States last year. This constitutes a rise of 21% over the… Read On »

Overdose Awareness Day: What You Need To Know

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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of drug overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.  The United States accounts for approximately 25% of the estimated number of drug-related deaths worldwide, including overdose deaths. The number of overdose deaths in… Read On »

Baby Boomers, Addiction, and 12 Step Recovery

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Globally, addiction is on the rise for Baby Boomers. By 2020, the number of Baby Boomers receiving treatment for substance use disorders is expected to triple in the United States. Data released this week demonstrates similar numbers on the rise in the United Kingdom. As we collectively approach the complex issue of addiction within this population, a turn to the… Read On »

Pharmaceutical Company Settles Opioid Lawsuit for $4.5 Million

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Opioid manufacturer, Insys Therapeutics Inc., has agreed to pay $4.45 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the company deceptively marketed an addictive fentanyl-based drug to doctors.   The case came amid a series of investigations centered on their drug Subsys, a sublingual spray intended for cancer patients. Subsys, a medication described by Insys as… Read On »

David Tejeda Rejoins Origins Behavioral HealthCare

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In this spotlight, David Tejeda, M.Ed., LPC, Primary Counselor, discusses his return to Origins as a part of the team at Origins Recovery Centers in South Padre Island, Texas. David is passionate about the solution that frees men from addiction and will serve as a key resource for those hoping to recover. He is eager… Read On »