Across the nation, colleges are scrambling to keep up with an ever-growing demand for mental health services from students struggling to get by. This is according to a report put out by Penn State’s Center for Collegiate Mental Health. The report found that while some variables, including rates of prior mental health treatment, appear to…

Addiction-related overdoses have reached epidemic levels in Ohio. In 2015, nearly 30 out of every 100,000 Ohio residents died due to drug overdoses. In 2016, 1,424 Ohio residents specifically died from heroin overdoses. If other opiates, such as prescription painkillers like morphine, Percocet, OxyContin, or Fentanyl are included in the numbers, the total number of…

For many of us, the winter months are bittersweet. Sure, it may be the time of year for loved ones to come together for holiday celebrations, but it can also be a tricky season to navigate. The term ‘winter blues’ is casually used to refer to a mild form of seasonal affective disorder that occurs…

It’s not easy to be a recovering addict, but it’s even harder when you’re a recovering addict who suffers from chronic pain. If you’re someone who hasn’t had a problem with substance abuse, you could potentially be prescribed painkillers, benzodiazepines, sedatives and muscle relaxants to achieve a better quality of life. However, if you’re an…

One of the most common pieces of advice for addicts in early recovery is to wait before beginning any new romantic relationships. It’s often said that a person should wait at least a year,1 but this advice is usually not accompanied by much explanation about why romance may be a bad idea in early recovery….