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Knowledge is a powerful tool in the fight against substance abuse. Our blogs provide helpful information, guides, and tips to anyone who needs it.

National Nutrition Month: Good Nutrition Helps in Healing and Curbs Cravings Good nutrition is essential for good health. Individuals who have substance use disorders (SUDs) tend to have limited or unhealthy diets, putting them at risk for malnutrition. That can result from drug-seeking behaviors. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also […]

Posted on March 17 , 2020
St. Patrick’s Day: How About Some Dance Steps to Go with Your 12 Steps? For St. Patrick’s Day, how about celebrating with a bit of dance instead of a lot of green beer and whiskey? You may laugh at the suggestion, but if you’ve never danced before (or have let […]

National Nutrition Month: Healthy Diet, Healthy You Substance abuse causes harm in many ways. One problem is that it often spurs poor and/or irregular eating habits. A proper diet provides nutrients to create energy, fight off infection, and keep organs functioning as they should. Depending on the substance people abuse, […]

National Nutrition Month: Alcoholic Ketoacidosis Ketogenic (keto) diets are trendy and seen by some as an effective way to drop pounds and enjoy higher energy levels. Followers of all things keto typically eat very few carbs and sugars, get more than half their calories from fat, and another 15-30% from […]

Posted on February 27 , 2020
Cold and Flu Season: Take Only as Prescribed The flu never rests. There are influenza viruses that circulate year-long in the United States, but there is a peak season. Typically cases rise in October, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been keeping track for decades, and […]

Posted on February 24 , 2020
Black History Month: Dorothy Dandridge The Academy Awards have come and gone, and like they do every year, they look at the previous year’s achievements in film as well as past achievements and recent losses. Dorothy Dandridge may have died in 1965, but her accomplishments live on, including that she […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month: Saving Your Smile February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association promotes it with the goal of instilling a lifetime of good oral health habits. Every year has a theme and for 2020, it’s celebrating the 75th anniversary of fluoridation. Drinking water […]

Posted on February 19 , 2020
Black History Month: Dr. Carl C. Bell Carl C. Bell, MD, may have died in 2019 at the age of 71, but his contributions to psychiatry will live on. He wrote about and spoke for many issues, including fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD), bipolar disorder, and trauma. Bell practiced in […]

Posted on February 07 , 2020
Dr. Beny J. Primm, tireless advocate for treating drug addiction and preventing the spread of AIDS Beny J. Primm, M.D., was enjoying his chosen field of obstetrics and gynecology, but when he was a resident at a Long Island hospital he found that many white patients did not want to […]

Frederick Douglass Spoke for Freedom, Equality — and Abstaining from Alcohol Frederick Douglass is well known for being an abolitionist, a supporter of the suffragist movement, and for being a powerful writer and accomplished speaker. He was also known for championing temperance, or abstinence from alcohol. Douglass experienced indescribable cruelties […]

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