Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Heading North to Alaska I relate to what Queen Elizabeth II wrote: “…we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of...
Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

Meth: An Unwelcome Comeback

How Meth Takes Over Everything Methamphetamine, or meth, is a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine [a drug used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, a sleep disorder]. Other common names for methamphetamine...
A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

The Tightrope Between Binge Drinking, Heavy Drinking, and Alcohol Use Disorder No one takes their first drink with the intention of developing a problem. Most of us just wanted to have a good time and unwind. But when does a good time stop and trouble start? In a...
Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

Empathic Equine Therapy at D’Amore Healthcare

How Horses Demonstrate Empathy Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Horses are sensitive, feeling-oriented prey animals. Because of this, their survival depends on their ability to sense any incongruence in their...
Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

Maternal Mental Health and Postpartum Depression

New Moms: Take Care of Your Maternal Mental Health   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 women experience symptoms of depression in their lifetime. For new moms experiencing postpartum depression (PPD), that climbs to 1 in 7. There are...
Molly: Designer Danger

Molly: Designer Danger

What is this drug called Molly and what makes it so dangerous?   Molly, a party drug also known as Ecstasy, is the synthetic drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine). According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the nickname Molly (slang for...
Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Getting a Handle on Mental Health Disorders

Understanding Mental Health Disorders First off, to understand mental health conditions, we need to understand the state of mental well-being in America. Surprisingly, over 50 million Americans suffer from mental health conditions each year. Additionally, youth mental...
10 Benefits of Exercise in Recovery

10 Benefits of Exercise in Recovery

Sweating in Sobriety While exercising might not be at the top of your bucket list after addiction treatment, it may help maintain your sobriety. When people get out of rehab, they are usually overjoyed at the thought of their new life. They want to get out and...
Warning Signs of Suicide

Warning Signs of Suicide

   Suicide Prevention   Imagine there were 45,000 more Americans each year. Unfortunately, there were. They committed suicide. These people were your neighbors, teachers, bankers, and lawyers. They were unknown homebodies and they were celebrities you saw on TV. These...
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