June 1, 2016

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death

While We’re Focused on Opioids, Alcohol Abuse Remains a Leading Cause of Death Did you know that according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), nearly 88,000 people “die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States”? In fact, recent statistics show that […]

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May 25, 2016

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life

Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life   Meditative practices offer a simple, intuitive approach to improving your life and mental well being, yet many who could benefit from meditation are quickly deterred by misinformation. Meditation is not difficult, it has a huge positive impact on the brain, and anyone can make […]

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May 18, 2016

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center   I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown children who are addicts. These family members are desperate for help because they have sent their loved ones to countless treatment facilities to no good end. The addicts are still using and the family […]

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May 3, 2016

Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness

Be Here Now: Five Reasons to Practice Mindfulness Mental illness can distort your perspective of the world around you as well as how you see yourself.  Treatment for some of the more common mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety, include creative therapies, psychotherapy, and physical activities like yoga and exercise. One important practice is mindfulness, […]

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April 28, 2016

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About Not every topic is considered “polite.” There are some subjects people are encouraged to avoid in general conversation, like religion and politics. But certain health conditions are too often swept under the rug to avoid perceived embarrassment, and as a result people are […]

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April 11, 2016

Don’t Give Up: How to Maintain Hope for the Addict in Your Life

Don’t Give Up: How to Maintain Hope for the Addict in Your Life I frequently receive late night calls, especially on the weekend, asking for help for a person with substance use disorder in need. Last weekend, a colleague needed a placement for a long time alcoholic. The alcoholic had previously “failed” at two facilities, […]

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April 7, 2016

What Parents Need to Know about Underage Drinking this Alcohol Awareness Month

What Parents Need to Know about Underage Drinking this Alcohol Awareness Month I am an alcoholic. Seventeen years and nine-ish months ago, I quit a 2-liter of hard liquor a day habit. I started drinking when I was 11 and spent the years up until I decided to quit getting drunk every opportunity I got. […]

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March 29, 2016

The Road is Long: Three Ways Officials are Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

The Road is Long: Three Ways Officials are Fighting the Opioid Epidemic   Elected officials are no longer ignoring the growing opioid abuse epidemic in our country, finally introducing and reviewing legislation in the House and Senate meant to address the immediate needs of those currently addicted to opioids, as well as to prevent future […]

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March 23, 2016

Four Reasons to Get Sober this Easter

Four Reasons to Get Sober this Easter   Spring is a time of incredible transformations. If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that freezes over the winter, the ground is usually just thawing out around this annual holiday that marks the end of winter and the long lead up to summer. Finding the “right” time […]

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March 14, 2016

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses Although marijuana is often touted as a sort of solution for all, which it is not, there are proving to be medical uses for the drug. Recently, a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Britain that specializes in research related to cannabis, has shown that cannabinoids are effective in the treatment of […]

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