September 26, 2018

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction

What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one […]

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December 19, 2016

Another Stepping Stone to Recovery: What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act

Another Stepping Stone to Recovery: What You Need to Know about the 21st Century Cures Act This December, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act. The legislation is one of several bills passed by Congress this session taking aim at the nation’s ongoing opioid abuse epidemic. Here’s what you need to know about this […]

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May 13, 2015

Stop Eating Mindlessly

Stop Eating Mindlessly Sometimes, like everyone else, I’m a statistic. I’m one of the millions of Americans who are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69% of Americans are overweight or obese. Small comfort knowing that I am not alone. How does it happen? How do so many […]

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March 11, 2015

The Risks of College Age Drinking

The Risks of College Age Drinking Intervention for binge drinking in college has shown to be successful, but only for a limited time according to research published in the APA Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. A total 1,040 college students participated in a twelve-month study by James Henson, PhD, a psychology professor at Old […]

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February 6, 2015

Get Outside for Health Benefits

Get Outside for Health Benefits Exposure to nature has been shown to improve psychological well-being, relieve stress, increase positive mood, enhance life skills, reduce mental fatigue, increase concentration, and reduce aggression. There is growing evidence that contact with nature and physical activity in nature have considerable benefits for human health. One study sought to identify […]

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February 4, 2015

Opioid Use in Older People Increases Risk of Overdose, Suicide and Homicide

Opioid Use in Older People Increases Risk of Overdose, Suicide and Homicide Opioid drug misuse is an important cause of premature death. In many countries, opioid using populations are aging; older people frequently have more aches and pains than the young, which increases both the prescription of opioid painkillers and the risk for painkiller misuse […]

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January 9, 2015

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression?

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression? The benefits of mindfulness meditation seem to be never-ending; it decreases stress and helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your synapses that see the benefits. As it turns out, meditating may change the ways in which your genes express themselves. Mindfulness […]

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December 8, 2014

Drugging Kids with Legal Medications

Drugging Kids with Legal Medications The number of children who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States has climbed at an astonishing rate over a relatively short time span. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control released data revealing that 11 percent of American schoolchildren had been diagnosed with ADHD, […]

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October 20, 2014

Suicide and Mental Health

Suicide and Mental Health Suicide is a major public health concern. Estimates indicate that around 38,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States. Knowing what the risk factors are can help reduce the suicide rate. A combination of individual, relational, community and societal factors influence and contribute to the problem of suicide. […]

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June 13, 2014

The Junkie Next Door

The Junkie Next Door When most people think of a heroin addict, they often mentally picture a poor, unkempt looking young man living on the streets of a large city. This imagined “junkie” is rarely white, usually black or Latino. In the 1960s this was close to the truth; 82% of first time heroin users […]

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