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Mind Wellness

Resources and Tools for Addiction Recovery

As we settle into the ‘20s, it seems as though society as a whole is inflamed, with few resources available to put out the rapidly spreading fire. Some parts of the world are literally on fire, such as much of Australia, while others are engulfed on a more figurative level. For example, despite what we […]

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Community Wellness

Handling Addiction in the Workplace: Your Responsibility as an Employer

Image Source: Unsplash Nearly 30 people die every day because of a drunk driving-related crash. In 2017, drunk driving took a life every 48 minutes. While drunk driving deaths have gone down over the last 30 years, they’re still a major concern. In some cases, a person who has an addiction to drugs or alcohol […]

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Wellness

How Applied Behavior Analysis Can Help Those Struggling With a Mental Illness

If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental illness, the good news about living in the modern era is that the resources and understanding that our culture has developed in regards to mental health have never been better nor more readily available than now. We’ve come a long way from even just […]

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Wellness

The Importance of Exercise for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Image Source: Unsplash When your body hurts for weeks, months, or even years after an injury, it can impact everything in your life — including your mental health. When you’re suffering from chronic pain, you’ll reach for any relief. All too often, doctors prescribe painkillers to treat the pain. But painkillers are highly addictive and […]

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Culture Government

Treating the Opioid Crisis in Rural America

Opioid Crisis Plagues Rural America Midwest BLOG – Addiction typically begins with a legitimate injury or pain that is then rectified by a dosage of painkillers provided by a physician. Once the patient has used the prescribed medications, they are often unintentionally addicted to the substances. When their supply ultimately diminishes, they begin controlling their […]

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Government Wellness

How the Health Industry Fails Chronic Pain Sufferers

Blog – President Trump’s recent declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national public health emergency is a great start to tackling the crisis, but it also further brings to light the lack of chronic pain management available for pain sufferers. Currently, the main solution for treating chronic pain is to put out the fire with […]

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Community Wellness

Addiction: How did we get to a crisis mode in Indiana?

MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS – The Scott County, Indiana needle exchange program ushered in reluctantly by Governor Mike Pence was a sign that our drug abuse epidemic had reached a point where drug addicts were so hard up for a fix they shared used needles with others who were infected with HIV. Now there is an […]

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Culture Wellness

The Many Faces of Addiction

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought new attention to the resurgence of heroin in America and the potentially disastrous effects of substance abuse. In Bill Moyers’ 1998 series, Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home, Bill and his colleagues…