Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson For a person who has a traumatic past, the defining event may always be lingering in the back of their mind. Sometimes, the work to suppress trauma-related memories is more difficult than actually processing them. But even if we do everything in our power to work through painful moments and develop [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Drug use among adolescents has decreased, so why aren’t experts celebrating? Because more teens are dying from drug overdoses, and fentanyl is to blame . What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that doctors usually prescribe to patients suffering from severe pain, such as those who [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Starlite Recovery Center Given the severity of the opioid crisis in America, it is evident that opioid misuse is prevalent in a wide range of communities. Of those affected, the LGBTQ+ community is at a higher risk for opioid misuse due to the cumulative burden of minority discrimination that can lead to [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Bayside Marin Many people either have engaged in or know someone who has engaged in substance use at least once in their life. Whether it’s through an illicit drug, a prescription painkiller, or an alcoholic beverage, substance use is common among people from all walks of life and is a serious health [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center You won’t hear the term “drunkorexia” used as an official diagnosis. Still, this term is problematic on a number of levels as it relates to behavioral health. Drunkorexia, sometimes referred to as food and alcohol disturbance, is a pattern of behavior that essentially boils down to opting [...] Read More
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