Foster Care, Adoption and Substance Abuse

Foster Care, Adoption and Substance Abuse

May is widely recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, with many individual days being given their own observances and addressing a variety of subjects. In addition to being Mental Health Awareness Month, May is also recognized as National Foster Care Month, an...
Alcohol and Drug-Related Birth Defects

Alcohol and Drug-Related Birth Defects

This week is recognized worldwide as National Alcohol and Drug-Related Birth Defects Week, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. Prenatal drug and alcohol use, including abuse of commonly used over the counter medicines, and even...
Substance Abuse and Youth Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Youth Mental Health

It’s no secret that mental health matters can sometimes lead to substance abuse disorders. This occurs when someone turns to substances to cope with his or her circumstances in life, instead of coping in a more positive way. What some people may not realize,...
Mental Health Literacy and Substance Abuse

Mental Health Literacy and Substance Abuse

Recently, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been some discussion of health literacy and how that may be impacting the world’s ability to get through the pandemic. Health literacy as defined by the CDC, is the degree to which an individual has the capacity to...
Stress and Substance Abuse

Stress and Substance Abuse

This Thursday, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day. Every person, young, old, or somewhere in between, has experienced some level of stress. Though stress may have traditionally been used to to refer to hardships as poverty of grief. As the years have...
Counseling Awareness Week

Counseling Awareness Week

Mental health has had a long history of being stigmatized. But what exactly is stigma? What does it mean to be stigmatized? According to the Mayo Clinic, stigma occurs when someone views you in a negative way due to a distinguishing characteristic or personal trait...
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