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

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: African American Women and Recovery

This month is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and so we turn our attention to those minorities with mental health issues – minorities who have a different experience within the system than others. This article turns its focus onto African American females and how they fare in the mental healthcare system. Approximately 7.5 million African … Read more

Listen, Learn, and Heal: The Top Ten Recovery Podcasts on the Digital Dial

There are many tools in the recovery toolbox. Meditation, counseling, music, comedy – and all of these can be found on the podcast landscape that currently populates your smartphone. It’s a crowded field, so we’re here to help you maneuver the best recovery-themed podcasts out there.  BUBBLE PEOPLE  Alcoholism is the most prevalent – and … Read more

Daughters in Recovery: How Dad Can Help

In a crisis, you may run to your parents for help or you may shut them out completely, but when substance use becomes a lifestyle, a crisis is an understatement. Having the love and support of your dad may be just the boost you need to get back on the road to recovery. SUBSTANCE USE … Read more

Hyperpalatable foods

Hyperpalatable foods are those that hit the “sweet spot” in your mouth and immediately tell your brain to have more …. even if you are full. Hyper means excessive and palatable means appetizing, pleasing to the taste buds. So a hyperpalatable food is one that is so tempting it can override your ability to control … Read more

How to Convince a Loved One to Attend Rehab

convince your loved one to attend rehab

It’s never easy to ask for help, and it’s especially difficult to convince others they need to make a major life change, which is why staging an intervention is doubly challenging. Keep calm, keep focused, and keep the following information handy when helping a loved one enter a rehabilitation program. Types of Interventions  Rehab isn’t … Read more

The Mediterranean Diet

healthy eating for rehabilitation

May is National Mediterranean Diet Month. The purpose is to increase awareness of the health benefits of this tasty way of eating. The diet is inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Italy, and Spain in the 1950’s. People from the Greek Island of Crete were considered one of the healthiest people on the planet … Read more