IDLE HANDS: TIPS TO KEEP YOURSELF BUSY & MAINTAIN SOBRIETY

Windmill Wellness One of the most common challenges people struggling with addiction face is what to do instead of their bad habits. Some may fear they cannot have fun without drugs or alcohol, while others are simply new to sober…

Indiana losing $4B per year on untreated mental illness report

Hayley DeSilva – Beckers Behavioral Health Researchers in Indiana have found that untreated mental illness is costing the state $4.2 billion per year, according to a report from the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission  The largest cost is related to premature mortality, which…

Veterans speak about substance abuse and PTSD…in Virtual Reality

John Riley A friend of mine named Syrmor Shiraz also know as just “Syrmor” on Youtube is a interviewer who speaks to many people online in a therapy session atmosphere. He has 1.1 million subscribers and for some reason. I…

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The Power of Positivity in Addiction Recovery in Minneapolis

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What is Terminally Online?

Stay at home Covid-19’s negative effects on internet usage: Who Is Addicted And What Are The Consequences? John Riley People log in to their favorite social media sites all over the world every day and spend hours on them. Social…

How to Treat Both Trauma and Addiction

Single-gender sessions, and power in numbers. Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. Reviewed by Vanessa Lancaster Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. Trauma experienced during childhood may be especially harmful and long-lasting. Some people with unresolved trauma will turn…

Is Substance Abuse or Addiction Considered a VA Disability?

American Addiction Center The VA recognizes substance use disorders as a disability because the use of alcohol, tobacco, street drugs, and prescription drugs is so prevalent among veterans. Without treatment, substance use disorders can cause other health problems—both physical and…

L.A. Times report that Tom Petty’s death is still a hard reminder for aging rockers and opioid addiction.

BY RANDY LEWIS (This original article has paragraphs that have been omitted for context to opioid addiction) When Tom Petty was rushed to a hospital one year ago in full cardiac arrest, two words immediately sprang to many minds: Not again….

CDC issues new guidelines for opioid prescriptions

Will Stone & Pien Huang The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidance for clinicians on how and when to prescribe opioids for pain. Released Thursday, this revamps the agency’s 2016 recommendations which some doctors and patients have criticized…

Combating the Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire

Representative Chris Pappas of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Note from the Publisher: Election time is coming up and living in an important primary state such as New Hampshire I wanted to share what Mr. Pappas considered one of our…