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Addiction, Social Media & Motherhood
Dec 5, 2022

Social media has the ability to level the playing field in order for those with a message to reach the masses without needing a record deal or the need to be an A-list actor in a major studio film. Social media has inadvertently created opportunities for the “everyday person” to shine with their unique talents […]

Can Music Lead to Sobriety?
Oct 20, 2022

Music therapy is a way to help those who have struggled with substance misuse and are now in treatment living their life in sobriety. This type of therapy is the use of music and the therapeutic relationship to create connection to oneself and to motivate change while learning to live a life of long-term sobriety. […]

Is it Ever too Late to get Sober?
Oct 13, 2022

No. If you’re struggling with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder and want to walk along the road to recovery, the path is available with the help of a supportive team. Although sobriety is a continual process, and often a choice that the individual usually makes on their own, treatment can save their life. […]

Can Anxiety Lead to Suicide?
Sep 29, 2022

Yes, it potentially can. The pandemic has proven that individuals react to adverse circumstances differently. And that reaction determines the experience that they have within the situation. There are also some individuals who face anxiety and can be triggered under certain circumstances. Sometimes suicidal ideation, attempted suicide, or suicide itself is the result. If you’re […]

Career Comeback after Addiction?
Sep 15, 2022

It’s possible. Many have done so. Celebrity-status doesn’t exempt an individual from the struggle of substance misuse. Some may even argue that the film and TV industry opens the door to such struggles due to the pressure and demands made by the career choice. Regardless, addiction to drugs (illicit or prescription) and/or alcohol is a […]

Mental Health & Suicide
Sep 1, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is an opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that is consistently facing people in the United States, as there are over 100 suicides per day. As the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) suggests, even though it’s an important issue that we face all year-round, this particular […]

Substance Misuse, Triggers & Relapse
Aug 11, 2022

Substance misuse, or a substance use disorder, is what happens when an individual uses drugs and/or alcohol recurrently and it causes clinical impairment such as failure to meet responsibilities, health problems, and disability. And when on the path to recovery, oftentimes, triggers and relapse are part of the process. A trigger is a catalyst that […]

Addiction, Stigma & Art
Jul 7, 2022

Stigma occurs when an individual views another individual (or even themselves) in a negative way for the sole reason of having a mental health condition. Some describe this experience as a feeling of judgement or shame from someone else. Stigma encourages a life of secrecy, blaming, and isolation, which creates obstacles for an individual struggling […]

Substance Misuse and Pregnant Women
Jun 30, 2022

Judging, shaming, and stigmatizing individuals are proven to be ineffective approaches for healthy, productive, and lasting change. Instead, they serve as proverbial weapons that tear at the core of an already-fragile human condition—a condition that strives to be valued, to matter, and to be loved. Pregnant women are no exception. A woman battling substance misuse […]

Mental Health & LGBTQ+ Pride
Jun 23, 2022

Between Juneteenth and LGBTQ+ Pride, June has become a home to raising awareness about the experiences of two marginalized groups: Black Americans and those within the LGBTQ+ community. One group celebrates their freedom from slavery and the other celebrates their freedom to feel proud of who they are. Despite the fanfare and advocacy, there are […]

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