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Summer and Sobriety: 5 Tips to Hang Tough and Hang Out

“Summertime, an’ the livin’ is easy,” sings a mother to her baby in the lullaby that opens “Porgy and Bess.” It’s a […]

Matthew Perry awarded for work helping addiction treatment centers

July 22, 2015

By now, many people know that Friends actor Matthew Perry has gone through a tough battle with alcohol and opiates. Now, Perry […]

This Cue Could be Triggering a Relapse into Substance Abuse

June 2, 2015

There are plenty of reasons a person may experience a drug relapse. It could be stress related or the result of exposure to the […]

Painkillers – Finding the Right Formula

May 25, 2015

A new Maine rule may drastically change opiate sales and addiction. Since the opioid crisis was first realized in the nation, scientists […]

Blindsided: Police Retirement

May 18, 2015

Retirement is not always kind to cops Forty retired police commit suicide per year, according to, a site dedicated to arresting […]

Suicide in the Ranks: Firefighters Moving in the Right Direction

March 4, 2015

“Mike was one of my best firefighters — a veteran of more than 20 years — one of those guys a chief […]

The Challenges of the Firefighter Wife

February 6, 2015

The firefighter wife or partner faces significant challenges.   Among the most highly visited blogs a few years back was one titled […]

Study reveals genes make children vulnerable to addiction

January 20, 2015

Research has proven that a variety of factors can influence whether a person develops an addiction. One of the most prevalent factors […]

AAC Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program

January 16, 2015

American Addiction Centers Launches Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship Program $10,000 in scholarship funds to be awarded to students entering or enrolled in […]

Lower the Risk of Prescription Pill Abuse

January 15, 2015

Prescription Medicine Abuse Prescription (Rx) medicine abuse is the use of an Rx medicine to create an altered state, to get high, […]

EMS workers, how to deal with stress

January 14, 2015

How to deal with stress on and off the job. The last blog looked at factors, such as stress, that become health […]

EMS Responders – The Stress is Killing Us

January 7, 2015

EMS Responders – The Stress is Killing Us If you, as a child, told people you wanted to work in Emergency Medical […]

The Trouble with Sleep: A hidden hazard to firefighters’ health

December 30, 2014

Firefighting trains us to sleep light and wake at a moment’s notice with our physiology on alert. Those habits don’t exactly play […]

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