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March Is Self-Injury Awareness Month (Self Harm)

Last Updated on March 16, 2021 by March is recognized as Self-Harm or Self-Injury Awareness Month. Self-injury or self-harm is a response to severe emotional distress. Intentional, non-suicidal injuries are a way for a person to mirror psychological pain with physical pain. In some cases, the physical injury has a temporary calming effect and, in […]


Criminalizing Drug Overdoses For Inducing Panic? Really?

Last Updated on March 8, 2021 by Nestled between Columbus and Cincinnati, Washington Court House, Ohio, a town with little more than 14,000 residents at last count, is now charging drug overdose survivors with “inducing panic.” The misdemeanor, which can result in a $1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail, is levied immediately […]


Mental Health and Addiction Coverage in Danger of Repeal and Replace

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Change is never easy, but it’s even more complex when there’s a seismic shift in ideology and policy put forth by the federal government. Under the new administration, Republicans are pushing the American Healthcare Act in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed during […]


E-Cigarette Dripping Causes Toxic Emissions for Teenagers

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by The sale of cigarettes is in a steady decline. However, that doesn’t mean teenagers and adults aren’t getting their nicotine fix. E-cigarettes, which use battery heated coils to turn liquid into vapor, are an $8 billion market, reports Bloomberg, and almost half of worldwide sales – 43 percent […]


Original Joe’s Restaurant Goes Viral For Sober Responsibility Against DUIs

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 by It’s a common dilemma: what to do with your car after consuming a little too much alcohol while on a night out with family and friends? Making the right decision is critical. One business owner is doing his part to reward customers for making the responsible choice and […]


‘Unhooked’ is a Mother’s Story About Facing Her Son’s Addiction

Last Updated on February 19, 2021 by “You don’t see cancer patients or diabetics stealing from the jewelry box or the family,” Annie Highwater writes in the description of her book, “Unhooked: A Mother’s Story of Unhitching from the Roller Coaster of Her Son’s Addiction.” Battling her son’s addiction to opioids, this mother admits she […]