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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Why Care?

We safely describe the fall months as a time of awareness. September is both National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Two other salient observances take place in October.

Stigma: Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Stigma is a tremendous roadblock to addiction and mental health recovery. The ideas that people have about those living with mental illness and substance use disorders are often harmful. They

National Recovery Month: Confronting Stigma

The weekly news cycle is often flooded with heartbreaking stories of rising addiction and overdose death rates. It can be easy to forget that there is a solution to mental

Recovery Memoirs Inspire Hope

The life of an addict or alcoholic is chaotic; the disease sets people on unusual, often painful trajectories. Each person living with addiction has a story to tell; this is

Alcohol Use Disorder Research in Colorado

Scientists have long held that there is a genetic predisposition element to both alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD). This essentially means that some men and women

Mental Health Spotlight: Self-Care for a Strong Mind-Body Connection

It is a truth that our physical health has a direct impact on our mental and emotional wellness. Everything we do plays a role in our overall happiness. So, it

Opioid Epidemic: A Virtual Road Map

After a protracted legal battle, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Ohio removed the protective order for part of the Automation of Reports and Consolidated Order System (ARCOS). Experts and

Recovery First Fourth of July

Many men and women in early recovery have a difficult time with holidays. For some, the challenge comes from memories of times long gone—before alcohol or drugs became a problem.

PTSD Awareness Month in America

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorder that affects millions of Americans. Those who are living with the condition contend with debilitating symptoms. A person’s recovery depends

Cannabis Use and Addiction: New Study

Cannabis use can result in the development of an addiction and have many adverse effects on a person’s life. While the drug probably does not require strict prohibition, it’s paramount