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March 20, 2019

5 Surprising Facts About Opioid Use

“The crisis is that we don’t understand the crisis, and because of that, countless lives have been lost,” said Rocco…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 14, 2019

Signs of Heroin Use: A Guide for Loved Ones

“It was really sad. She was just gone, and we didn’t know what to do.” Kelly Whaley lived in Monroe…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 11, 2019

From Heartbreak to Hope: A Family’s Journey Through Opioid Addiction

Our oldest child, Jamie, died of a fentanyl overdose two years ago at the age of 27. We miss him…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 6, 2019

How You Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic Yes

Every day, 140 individuals in the United States die of a drug overdose, 91 of them specifically due to opioids.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
September 6, 2018

One Man’s Story of Incarceration to Healing and Addiction to…

Hi, my name is Ramon Cruz and I am a person in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.…

Guest Commentary, Men, Minority Health, News, Substance Use
June 25, 2018

10 Tips for Talking About Addiction

If you notice a friend or loved one experiencing a substance use challenge, you may want to help, but might…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 14, 2018

Depression and Opioid Use Go Hand in Hand

Did you know that more than 40 percent of people who live with addiction also have another mental health challenge…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
June 6, 2018

Talk About It: Breaking the Stigma of Addiction and Mental…

As a flight attendant, Julie found herself drawn to the international nightlife, drinking at bars in London, cafes in Paris…

Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
April 9, 2018

Why the Opioid Epidemic Is a Mental Health Crisis, Not…

“Drug crimes,” as they relate specifically to our nation’s opioid epidemic, appear to be flooding the news as of late.…

Guest Commentary, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 27, 2018

Celebrating the Strength of Women This Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a month when women are especially celebrated for their strength, vigor and resilience. Coverage of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 6, 2018

A Doctor’s Education in Opioid Addiction

With a brassy laugh and penchant for bringing her granddaughter to appointments, Ms. L had been a memorable patient for…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 28, 2018

Depression and Addiction: Understanding Dual Diagnoses

Over 7.9 million people in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis according to a 2014 study by the National Alliance…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use