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The month of December is a time of heavy drug and alcohol use due to festivities and the emotions that accompany holidays. Unfortunately, higher alcohol and substance use rates mean more people will decide to get behind the wheel intoxicated. A DUI is often a...

At Whitman Recovery Service, we would like to wish everyone in recovery a safe and sober Thanksgiving week. We understand that significant holidays can be challenging for people working a program. This Thanksgiving is even more difficult due to COVID-19. If you have been following the...

Prescription opioids, non-medical fentanyl, and heroin use all pose a significant risk to human beings. They all can lead to an opioid use disorder and carry the risk of overdose. As we shared a couple of weeks ago, the drug positivity rate for non-prescribed fentanyl...

As the year approaches the eleventh hour, it's fair to say that 2020 has been the most challenging year in living memory for Americans. Anxiety, fear, isolation, and depression are all too common, and many people are coping in harmful ways. The use of drugs...

September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month dovetail with another significant event: Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). Addiction, suicide, and mental illness often meet at a crossroads and must be treated concurrently. As such, professional interventions must address all co-occurring morbidities such as...

Addiction recovery should always be part of the national discussion. Alcohol and substance use disorders impact the lives of practically every American—in one way or another. The fallout of addiction affects every aspect of life, from the economy to the average national life expectancy. We...

There is a confluence between mental illness, mind-altering substance use, and suicide in the United States—it cannot be ignored. When mental health disorders go untreated, people are more likely to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, which exacerbates mental illness symptoms. Those who engage in the...

Borderline Personality Disorder Explained Borderline personality disorder, often abbreviated as BPD, is a serious mental health condition which requires professional treatment. This diagnosis is characterized by erratic behavior, unstable relationships, self-harm, and an inability to manage one’s emotions. The mood swings and intensity exhibited by a...

Addiction rarely occurs in a vacuum. In fact, it often develops alongside other mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. A person dealing with psychiatric issues and a substance use disorder at the same time is said to have a dual...

Last week, we shared with you that opioid overdoses could increase 30 to 40 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic per Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It was a reminder that we have lived amid an addiction epidemic for the...

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