The Future of Treating Opioid Addiction is Prevention

In St. Louis, the much reported on ‘opioid epidemic’ affects families just like other cities and towns across America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 63,000 Americans died in 2016 due to drug overdoses with 66 percent of those being attributed to opioids or complications from opioid use disorder Read More

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the clocks are turned back and daylight hours become shorter during the winter, this can take a toll on mental health. An estimated 14 million Americans struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. Though the exact causes are yet unknown, researchers believe that lack of sunlight decreases serotonin in the brain Read More

Tackling Holiday Stress in Healthier Ways

Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year are quickly approaching. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of it all and stress yourself out. However, putting this kind of pressure on yourself doesn’t help anyone, least of all your recovery. Stress can be a major trigger Read More

Preparing for Thanksgiving in Recovery

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for those in recovery, this can be a stressful time. Many get-togethers include alcohol, family you may not have seen in a while, and the usual smattering of chaos. Feel more prepared for the Thanksgiving festivities this year by planning ahead and making your recovery a priority. Ask Read More

How Communities can be more Supportive of Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction is a collaborative effort. While individuals in recovery must make changes in their lives, having support from family, friends, and their community can make these transitions easier. In recognition of September being National Recovery Month, we’re taking a closer look at some of the ways that communities can support addiction recovery. Host Read More

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