Tag Archives: Addiction

First Responders & Addiction: Much Needed Help for Our Heroes

First responder at the scene of an incident First responders are typically the ones who arrive first at the scene of an emergency. They often put their lives in danger to save other’s lives. Some responders come to scenes where a person has died, such as a car accident or fire. The amount of stress that these men and women encounter are tremendous. [...]
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Powerful Substance Abuse Messages to Our Youth

Youth struggling with substance abuse relapse Teens are at high-risk for pressures from peers and young adults to engage in underage drinking. There are many variables that influence their risk for substance use and abuse. There are many programs that offer prevention and education to tweens, teens, and young adults. Parents and caregivers play a significant role in what decisions their [...]
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National Drug & Alcohol Week Overview: What You Need to Know

Woman drinking alcohol The 2018 National Drug & Alcohol Week, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a week-long observance on the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction [1]. From January 22-28th 2018, there will be educational events, activities, and online events [...]
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SAMHSA & the Opioid Crisis: Addiction Crisis in the US

Girl by the ocean struggling with opioid addiction The opioid crisis is a severe public health issue. In 2015, over 12 million people in the United States misused prescription opioids and young adults; aged 18-25 are at the highest risk for drug abuse of prescriptions [1]. In October 2017, President Trump announced a new action to address the opioid crisis. This declaration confirms [...]
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Acute Stress Management in Our Sad Era of Terrorism

Woman in hat struggling with stress Everyone experiences pain, whether it be physical or mental. When pain becomes too intense to handle, as humans, we attempt to find a solution to cope. Some examples of coping with physical or mental pain can be consuming large amounts of alcohol or other drugs, engaging in bingeing and/or purging, or inflicting harm to oneself. [...]
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