The U.S. is on pace for 50,000-plus overdose deaths this year, as we saw in 2016, and 88,000 deaths from alcohol misuse. There is no indication that the federal government will follow through on past initiatives to stem the opioid abuse epidemic. Plans to cut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act could decimate treatment opportunities for those most in need.
“Dad stop! Everyone drinks!” Thus spoke your tenth grader as you found vodka in her closet. As a parent, should you calm down, or be alarmed? Be concerned, if not alarmed, according to new research. In a study of teens from high achieving schools, we found troubling rates of addiction as we followed them across young adulthood. Our kids are not alright.
Utah has the highest rate of mental illness in the nation, according to this new study.
Science and Spirituality: If addiction is a brain disorder, why is spirituality an essential part of a recovery program?
When you think about the people in your extended family, your circle of friends, or your workplace, you can probably identify quite quickly the people to whom you feel the closest. You can probably also, just as quickly, identify with the ones who are the most difficult. Try as you might, it’s just impossible to have pleasant interactions with these people.