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September is Pain Awareness Month: Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 76 million Americans, about one in four people, suffer from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours, and millions more deal with acute pain. The month of September, Pain Awareness […]

National Suicide Prevention Week – What Can You Do to Help?

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) declared this year’s Suicide Prevention Week theme “The Power of Connection.” In 2018, Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 9 to 15. Sadly, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),is on the […]

How Are Diseases Classified? Read the DSM-5 and ICD-11

Medical science takes a backseat to no other field when it comes to the density of its “inside baseball” jargon. Exhibit A for this argument is the fact that two of the most respected medical manuals in the world (DSM-5 and ICD-11), both of which the general public know little to nothing about, are thicker […]

3 Music Organizations Dedicated to Musicians and Recovery

It’s impossible to define exactly how important music is in our day-to-day lives. It has the power to bring people together, to soothe sad feelings, and even outline the beliefs and cultural touchstones of the many unique societies around the globe. So, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that music, in many ways, is a […]

Meth Use is Increasing, Especially Among Opioid Users

Meth is back and it’s cheaper and purer than ever before. With national attention focused on the country’s epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, law enforcement and health care professionals are seeing a massive resurgence of methamphetamines on the street. To complicate matters, a staggering number of people dependent on opioids appear to also […]

Cell Phone Addiction – Tips to Help to Get Off the Phone

For the last twenty years or so, it’s gotten harder to deny society’s cell phone addiction to the small “super-computers” everyone carries in their pockets, purses, backpacks, or in holsters hooked to their belt. More often than not, people have their smartphones out, eyes glued to texts they’re composing, games they’re playing, pictures they’re taking […]