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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
February 7, 2018

#BeTheDifference This February: The Opioid Epidemic

We see it in the news every day: the death toll due to opioid overdose continues to climb. The national…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
January 26, 2018

Polls Show Americans Understand the Opioid Crisis but Blame People…

There is good news and bad news in poll findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Washington Post’s investigation into…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
January 17, 2018

Facing a Mental Health Challenge? There’s a Resource for That

One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and more than 20 million Americans ages 12…

Be The Difference, Depression, Eating Disorders, News, Substance Use, Suicide
December 22, 2017

This is Opioid Addiction

“They just wanted to stop hurting.” — Jennifer Tafoya, whose 19-year-old stepdaughter, Dominique, died from an opioid overdose They ranged…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
November 8, 2017

How Addiction Is a Brain Disorder

Addiction is a brain disorder. That finding is still relatively new within the scientific community, having only really emerged during…

Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
July 14, 2017

Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery In – and With –…

“It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up.” That’s the mantra of David Yarborough, a full-time peer…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
July 11, 2017

Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Opioid Prescriptions: A Juggling Act

Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, with more than half prescribed to adults…

Anxiety, Depression, News, Substance Use
July 5, 2017

Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction

Did you know that the word “addict” cannot be found in the most recent edition of the standard AP Stylebook?…

Healthcare, News, Substance Use