Looking Beyond The Peephole of Addiction

Bev Kelley-Miller

There are many books about addiction.  Some are written by mothers who give you a glance into their private world of what it’s like having a daughter who is NOT in recovery when the book begins such as if you love me: A mother’s journey through her daughter’s opioid addiction (Henry Holt: 2018) by Maureen…

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TikTok: Know What Your Kids Are Watching!

Tik Tok

In 2021, the social video app TikTok had approximately 78.7 million users in the U.S.  Launched in 2016 under the former name musical.ly, Tik-Tok’s users are largely Generation Z, born 1997-2012. TikTok became the most visited site on the internet, overtaking Instagram in popularity. The Mechanics Here’s how it works:  Viewers can find similar videos…

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How To Evaluate An Addiction Treatment Program

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), approximation in 2017,  at least 20 to 23 million Americans age 12 or older needed treatment for substance abuse and addiction. There are about 14,000 addiction treatment centers in the U.S. alone from which to choose. It’s a daunting task to pick one, and…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: October 4-10, 2020

mental health awareness week

Just as substance abuse disorder affects millions of Americans and their families, so does mental illness, and the two are connected.  Mental Health Awareness Week will help educate, support, so those with co-occurring or dual diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and addiction will seek treatment. Many affected by both mental illness and substance…

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