What Is Overdose Awareness Day?
Since 2001, the world has observed International Awareness day every year on August 31st. It’s a day for spreading awareness and encouraging dialogue about the growing numbers of drug overdose incidents worldwide. This day is also meant to give community members information about the resources and support available for people at risk of drug-related harm and overdose.
Recovering from COVID/Lockdown with helpful resources
The sweeping effects of COVID-19 have impacted over 200 million people across the globe. While our bodies are reacting physically to the virus, further effects are making their way into our economies, food systems, workforces, and the mental health of millions more. While lockdown has extended far beyond our expectations, so has its rippling effects causing increased depression, addiction, and mental health disorders throughout the world.
Support For Veterans with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The cost of freedom becomes increasingly more taxing on veterans as mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) develop more prevalently throughout the armed forces. Becoming familiar with the common signs and symptoms can help you or your loved ones recognize when and why to receive professional support. However minor or severe, neglecting these signs can cause permanent d ...
The Importance Of Peer Support For Addiction Recovery
Addiction recovery is a long and winding road. The possibilities of relapse threaten to destroy the sobriety individuals have worked so hard to maintain. It can often feel lonely, and people find themselves feeling misunderstood as they struggle against their inner demons. A beneficial resource for someone striving for sobriety is a peer support group, one filled with people wh ...
Opioid Addiction During COVID-19
While precautions like social distancing, working from home and isolation are proven to combat the spread of COVID-19, they have a synergistic effect on addiction by limiting crucial treatment options and heightening factors that contribute to an individual’s disorder.
Does Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder Come with Grief and Loss?
While medical complications, accidental deaths, and drug overdoses that result in death are major factors contributing to loss along the path to sobriety, there is another form of loss that rarely gets discussed in treatment. This is the loss of friends, family, and activities that do not support a sober lifestyle.
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