Teen Athletic Injuries as a Path to Addiction

By Patti Richards No one plans on becoming addicted to opioids, especially teenage athletes with their whole lives and careers in front of them. But when a painful sports injury threatens to sideline an otherwise healthy young person, fighting through the pain is the only way he or she knows to get back in the…

Why Breaking Up With Addiction Isn’t Always Easy

By Christa A. Banister The struggle is very real for anyone who deals with addiction. Not only does it damage the mind, but it also wreaks havoc on the body, relationships and so many other facets of everyday life. And while the person who deals with drug or alcohol abuse may want to kick the…

Senior Adults and Addiction: A Hidden but Dangerous Risk

By Wesley Gallagher We all know health risks increase with age. But there’s a risk seniors face that often flies under the radar – substance abuse and addiction. You might be thinking, “Wait a second, Grandpa abusing alcohol?” or “The little old lady next door addicted to painkillers?” They don’t quite fit the common stereotype…

Common Problems

In the field of mental health treatment, there are a number of topics that are addressed regularly by professionals but are new terminology to the individuals who suffer from them. Family and friends are also often at a loss to comprehend what is happening to their loved one. This glossary of common mental health issues…