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Embracing Recovery: The Rise of Recovery Supportive Environments on Social Media

In an age when social media platforms are often criticized for their negative impact on mental health, addiction recovery, an area that is often stigmatized, has found an unexpected source of support. A growing movement of recovery-supportive environments is emerging across social media platforms–from Facebook to TikTok, providing a lifeline and extra support to those […]

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The Value of Family Support Groups for Families of People With SUDs

Addiction is a far-reaching disease that has devastating impacts on those who suffer from it. However, it doesn’t just affect the addicted individual–it also affects their families and loved ones. Families of people with substance use disorders go through a lot when dealing with an addicted loved one, and they need support, too. Fortunately, there

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This is Quitting: The First Text-to-Quit Vaping Service

Even though fewer people are smoking traditional cigarettes, vaping using e-cigarettes is more popular than ever before. In 2019, approximately 27.5% of high school students used vape products, and nearly 1 million youth e-cigarette users use their vapes on a daily basis.[1] The average vape delivers more nicotine per puff than the average cigarette, making

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Embracing Recovery: The Rise of Recovery Supportive Environments on Social Media

In an age when social media platforms are often criticized for their negative impact on mental health, addiction recovery, an area that is often stigmatized, has found an unexpected source of support. A growing movement of recovery-supportive environments is emerging across social media platforms–from Facebook to TikTok, providing a lifeline and extra support to those

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Exploring the connection between ADHD and Youth Substance Misuse

Marked by persistent patterns of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, ADHD can significantly disrupt daily life from childhood into adulthood. Unfortunately, one of the far-reaching effects of ADHD is the increased risk of substance misuse and addiction–particularly at a young age. According to the Child Mind Institute, kids with ADHD are two to three times more

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Naloxone Nasal Spray is Now Available Over-the-Counter in Pharmacies Nationwide

In a landmark decision aimed at combating the opioid crisis, Narcan nasal spray, a life-saving medication used to reverse opioid overdoses, has been approved for over-the-counter (OTC) purchase in pharmacies across the United States. Effective September 2023, individuals can now obtain Narcan nasal spray without a prescription at major retailers such as Target, CVS, Walgreens,

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What is BORG Drinking? A Look at the Dangerous Social Media Trend

Drinking alcohol, particularly binge drinking, is often viewed as a rite of passage for many college students. When leaving the freedom of their parents’ homes and enjoying the freedom of adult life for the first time, many students find themselves attending parties, drinking alcohol, and even experimenting with illegal drugs. In the process, trends come

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