This is what Addiction feels like.

By Belle Ogrodowski You cannot fully understand addiction unless you have walked down that road —and the same applies for the loved ones of the addicted. From the addict’s perspective, once we have become addicted to a substance, everything in us wants to get – and to be – sober, but we are bound to our … Read more

Are You a Sugar Addict?

sugar addiction

For many of us, sugary foods are some of the most tempting foods available. Humans have an innate love of sugar, which explains why early humans gravitated toward them. Historically, sweeter foods were most likely to be the safest foods found in nature, while bitter foods, could be really good for you, but were also … Read more

SAMHSA: Health. Home. Purpose. Community.

September is National Recovery Month, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)-sponsored event that boosts awareness and comprehension of mental and substance use disorders, and honors the individuals living in recovery. National Recovery Month (AKA Recovery Month) is held each September to teach Americans that substance use treatment, as well as mental health … Read more

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made … Read more

A Look at Amphetamine Overdose

Amphetamine Overdose and Women

Amphetamine abuse has become a rampant problem in the United States. Between 2008 and 2012 alone, ADHD prescriptions increased 53%. From the Hollywood elite to stressed out college kids and young professionals, prescription amphetamines don’t discriminate between the young and old or the rich and poor. While the current opioid epidemic has become one of … Read more

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day; a day filled with global activities designed to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdoses. Since 2012, International Overdose Awareness Day has been coordinated by the not-for-profit Australian public health organization Penington Institute – and you can show your support by wearing a badge or wristband. International … Read more

A Look at 5 Women We Lost Too Soon to Overdose

From singers to actresses to personalities, we’ve seen the brightest stars explode and fade, blessing us with their talent before succumbing to their demons. Let’s take a look at five women we lost too soon to an overdose – and the statistics behind the drugs they died from. Judy Garland Frances Ethel Gumm was much … Read more

Minority Mental Health Awareness Hispanic Females

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite depression being a common and treatable mental health illness, it is the number one cause of disability in the world, affecting more than 350 million people. The illness is characterized by mood changes and alteration in self-attitude, cognitive functioning, sleep, appetite, and energy level, causing impairment in … Read more

Minority Health Awareness for Women

This month is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and it is part of our mission to keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest statistics and information about a form of illness that affects so many of us. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental disorders can affect women and men differently. Some … Read more

Asian American Females Struggling with Addiction and Mental Health

According to the 2015 Census Bureau population estimate, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans living in the United States and Asian Americans account for 5.4 percent of the nation’s population. In 2015, the states with the largest Asian-American populations include California, New York, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and Washington. According to stats published by the … Read more