Tag Archives: Signs and Symptoms

Suicide & Teenagers – Battling Depression, Restoring Faith

Teenager battling depression and suicide “The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” -Dr. [...]
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How to Recognize Opioid Abuse in Loved Ones

Friends discussing opioid Abuse Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center You may be concerned that a loved one is abusing opioids. Examples of opioids are heroin, morphine, codeine, and other prescription pain medications. These substances come in several different forms and can be used orally, intravenously, smoked, or snorted. Opioids could be obtained [...]
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Baby Boomers & Alcoholism: The “Civilized” Abuse of Wine

Couple embracing Even though the millennial are often subjected to stigma for their unhealthy drinking patterns, an unrecognized and silent storm is emerging among the older people as they go through life-altering events such as retirement, losing the purpose of life or losing a loved one. It is widely understood that the elderly drink moderately, and it [...]
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Dangers Linked to Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Man in danger by drinking alcohol Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center When it comes to alcohol consumption, it has been well-established that heavy drinking leads to adverse health consequences, including increased risk for dementia and degeneration of brain tissue. However, the connection between moderate alcohol consumption and brain health has been less understood. The [...]
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Current Advocacy Efforts for Mental Health Legislation

Man at lake thinking about sexual addiction rehab When it comes to the world of mental health, we may be experiencing a global human rights crisis. Individuals with a mental illness or disability are exposed to a wide array of human rights violations including discrimination, ridicule, bias and isolation. In many countries and regions, people do not even have access to basic mental [...]
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