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Marijuana Legalization Continues to Grow: Three States Approve New Pot Laws

As the dust from the November 2018 election settles, voters in three states voted to approve new marijuana laws. Michiganders will soon have access to recreational marijuana, bringing the number of states that allow for recreational consumption to 10. Missouri and Utah voters cast their ballots for the use of medical marijuana. In total, 33 […]

Daylight Saving Time – Why “Fall Back” and “Spring Forward” Impact Health

With the recent “fall back” with the clocks in November, most of the nation welcomed a precious extra hour of sleep. After all, what adult doesn’t appreciate a little extra time under the covers? Some experts, however, posit that gaining an extra hour might not be worth the health consequences of losing an hour in […]

Substance Use and Mental Health Awareness Events Calendar

Millions of Americans are touched by substance use and mental health issues every single day. People in the throes of conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and many others are often in great pain and see no way out of their situation. Friends, family members and colleagues also suffer. Often, they […]

Great American Smokeout – The 3rd Thursday of November

November 15, 2018 It’s almost unfathomable to believe that big tobacco companies used to advertise cigarettes in national television commercials as recently as the 1950s. These ads promoted a culture of smoking that addicted generations of Americans. In fact, it wasn’t until 1970 that the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banned companies from advertising cigarettes […]

The Gabapentin High – Misuse and Abuse of Neurontin Painkiller on the Rise

The medication Gabapentin (Neurontin) is considered a safe, non-addictive alternative to opioid painkillers. Recently, though, law enforcement and health care professionals witnessed a spike in the number of arrests and hospital visits associated with gabapentin abuse. “We started hearing from pharmacists about people trying to get early refills. That’s usually a sign that something is […]

9 Movies About Borderline Personality Disorder

The stigma associated with poor mental health in the United States and other societies around the world, is all too often a reason people suffering from these issues don’t seek help. One of the ways society learns more about mental illness, its symptoms and consequences, is through storytelling. That lens, in modern society, is often […]