In recent years there is a growing amount of conversation about how to reduce stigma and why it’s important when it comes to both substance use and mental health conditions. The biggest misconceptions about substance use disorders are that they are a choice or a character flaw.
Problem Gambling There is a fine line between gambling just a few times and being overwhelmed with the need to gamble. Gambling has become more acceptable and accessible in our modern society, especially with access to apps on phones. Gambling just like alcohol and other drugs, p
During the month of February we celebrate Black history month and we would like to celebrate those Black role models in recovery. People of color have many barriers when it comes to medical treatment but even more for substance use treatment. There’s the stigma that surrounds i
Mark’s journey in Supported Employment Everyone’s experienced some unexpected twists and turns in 2020 with the pandemic. Including record unemployment rates and state issued mandatory stay-at-home orders. Additionally, some had pre-existing challenges finding employment.
Have you ever searched online for therapy techniques? How about mental health resources? Each individual search comes up with over 759 million results. Of those, the first page or two are filled with click-bait or magazine articles with so many pop-up ads it’s almost impossible
In the beginning of a new year, many people begin to think about forming healthier habits. Some include alcohol detox. There are many different ways to begin an alcohol detox; either on your own or with a detox program. It can take between four and five days for all detox symptom
February is African American History Month February is African American History Month. It’s also a time to honor the contributions to American history made by those in the Black community. The history of African American History Month After different variations of National Afri
Vitamins that Can Boost Your Mood Did you know that there are many vitamins that help boost your mood? In the colder, darker winter days it can be a challenge to stay motivated. Along with that, it can be easy to feel less energetic which can turn into a cycle of unfinished tasks
There is a cardinal rule of a healthy body: eat right and exercise. You may even know how to exercise, and what to eat. But having the tools to be healthy doesn’t always mean anything if you don’t have the motivation to use them. Think about these reasons as you are on your j
International Boost Self-Esteem Month is here In our culture it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others as a measure of who we are. This unhealthy cycle can leave us to feel inadequate or that we aren’t good enough. In a 2020 study, it was shown that pla