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April 5, 2019

5 Ways to Support A Family Member With a Drinking…

“My eldest brother had not really been with us for many years. We had been losing him a little bit…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 5, 2019

How to Help Someone With Alcohol Use Disorder

You’ve probably had a glass of wine after a long and stressful day. Many of us have. But for 15.1…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
April 5, 2019

How Much is Too Much?

A lot of people drink alcohol to help take the edge off after a long day. In fact, roughly 86.4…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
March 27, 2019

10 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

“Of the almost 20 million individuals with a substance use disorder in 2017, more than 2 million qualified as having…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Choice?

Science has confirmed that addiction is a chronic brain disease that can happen to anyone. Despite this, there is still…

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