Over the years, it’s become expected and almost acceptable for teens and young adults to experiment with substance abuse. In fact, studies estimate that approximately 70 percent of American young adults — a demographic group consisting of individuals in the 18-to-25 age range — drink alcohol in any amount1 while more than half of those…

Quality nutrition during addiction recovery is essential to healthy living. Because addiction alters the way the brain functions and depletes nutrients from the body, reintroducing healthy eating  habits aids the body’s healing process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drugs that resemble the brain’s messenger system send wrong messages to both the brain…

Families can be very influential in either helping or hindering a loved one’s recovery. The family’s role in recovery should not be underestimated. Of course, it is possible to recover from an addiction without family support, but it is much more fruitful for all members of the family if they work together on this journey….

One of the most concerning issues we fact in the United States is the opioid epidemic. For the past two decades, millions of Americans have become addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of annual overdose deaths caused by prescription painkillers has seen a 2.8-fold increase…

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…