Mental Illness: Busting the Stigma

Of all the health conditions that afflict people around the world, mental illness is arguably least understood. And for good reason. Depression or addiction, and the like, cannot be seen by the naked eye. Sure, symptoms

Florida Tackles Prescription Opioid Epidemic

With the hurricanes leaving Florida behind (for the time being), Governor Rick Scott is turning his attention toward prescription opioid use disorder. After all, the number of Floridians dying each year from opioids is like

Recovering From Addiction: A Tremendous Feat

Recovery is something worth celebrating. Anyone who manages to break the cycle of addiction has achieved a tremendous feat. It is something worth being proud of, to be sure. That doesn’t mean that one should

Stigma of Addiction Addressed Through Art

Addiction is an insidious mental illness that has no known cure. But, it can be treated and kept at bay through a program of spiritual maintenance. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)

Addiction Recovery Requires A Clean Home

Making the decision to seek help for addiction is monumental, one that requires immense courage. Your disease doesn’t want you to recover, so it will fight tooth and nail to convince you that you don’t

RECOVERY CHALLENGE DURING HOLIDAYS

Are you new to addiction recovery? If you are, then you may find yourself dreading next week a little—or a lot. Next Tuesday is our Independence Day. And for many working a program of recovery, major holidays

Opioid Addiction Epidemic Children

In the field of addiction we have an obligation to encourage people with alcohol and substance use disorders to seek help. It is not an easy task, to be sure. However, it is of the

Addiction Recovery: No Room for Drugs or Alcohol

There is a common misconception among people new to a program of addiction recovery. The idea that you only have to stop doing the substance that made your life unmanageable. People with alcohol use disorders

Talking About Addiction, Ending Stigma

In the United States we face a problem of paramount importance, an epidemic of addiction. It goes without saying that addiction is not a new concept for Americans. Over the last 40 years we have

Depression and Addiction Among Young Adult Males

Depression is form of mental illness that affects millions of Americans. It is estimated that more than 300 million people worldwide meet the criteria for the condition. Those affected by the disorder are