Kratom Needs to be Researched Before It’s Listed as a Schedule 1 Drug

Kratom Needs to be Researched Before It’s Listed as a Schedule 1 Drug In August of this year, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced that kratom, an herbal supplement sold in headshops and mixed into drinks at trendy bars, would be reclassified as a Schedule I substance, making its use or possession illegal […]

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Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery

Apples and Honey, but No Wine: Here’s How the High Holidays Can Support Your Recovery A plane ticket home can burn a hole in your heart. Just thinking about how you’ll handle your family’s controversial politics or misaligned values can make even the calmest among us look around desperately for some way to make it […]

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Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace

Challenge is Inevitable, Stress is Not: The Case for Including Mental Health Care in the Workplace Workplace stress comes from a wide variety of circumstances and situations. It’s easy to see how an attorney speaking on the record or a surgeon making that first incision could feel a twinge of anxiety or a rush of […]

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Not Everyone Wants to Ban Kratom: Here Are Some Issues to Consider

Not Everyone Wants to Ban Kratom: Here Are Some Issues to Consider Never heard of kratom? The media has been so focused on the ongoing opioid epidemic that it’s easy to miss a less frequently used or abused substance, like kratom. But a movement to ban or restrict the sale of kratom in cafes, at […]

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You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

You Can Change Your Mood Without Drugs: Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms. Conventional wisdom tells us that a certain number of negative experiences are just part of life. Things don’t always turn out […]

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The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury

The Case for Recognizing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Purple Heart Injury Receiving a Purple Heart in recognition of a veteran’s bravery and sacrifice is a cherished honor among military families. Traditionally given out by the Pentagon in the name of the sitting president, Purple Hearts formally recognize the physical injuries and sacrifices an […]

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Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic

Deadlier than Ever Before: Here’s How the Federal Government is Fighting Back Against the Opioid Epidemic One of the federal government’s important roles is to take on our county’s most pressing issues and respond with solutions on a national scale. Responsible for killing nearly 50,000 people in 2014 alone, the opioid epidemic is clearly a […]

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Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress Everyone gets stressed sometimes. Dealing with disappointments or unforeseen difficulties is a natural part of life that we handle by developing coping mechanisms, like calling a friend after a bad day at work or journaling to consolidate and review a hectic week. But too much stress without adequate […]

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Why Some Therapists Want to Treat Patients with LSD, Explained

Why Some Therapists Want to Treat Patients with LSD, Explained When someone tells you they’re in therapy, their taking LSD as part of that psychotherapy is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. While most of the time your instincts would be spot on, small but meaningful studies being conducted around the globe […]

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Texas Just Made Naloxone Available Over the Counter: Here’s Why Your State Should Too

Texas Just Made Naloxone Available Over the Counter: Here’s Why Your State Should Too If you don’t live in the Lone Star state, you may have missed some big news about opioid overdose prevention happening now. According to a press release issued by CVS Pharmacy in late July, Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug, is […]

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