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Josh Weil, B.S.N. Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for Shelby County https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=XKaTAgVteRc&feature=emb_logo
Originally published on TMZ Dr. Drew says the coronavirus pandemic is creating dangerous sink or swim conditions for drug addicts and alcoholics. The danger doesn't come from the virus itself, instead, Drew tells us it's the quarantines that have people hooked on booze or substances really going through it right now....
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is the clinical term for alcohol addiction or alcoholism. It is a chronic, relapsing medical condition that requires long-term care. AUD is a multi-faceted disorder with physical, behavioral, social and spiritual elements. Addressing each part of this complicated disease is essential to successful treatment. 
Originally published on ScienceAlert Writing classroom resources on climate change told me a lot about how children – and teachers – view themselves in an uncertain future, like the one we're currently facing as the spread of COVID-19 accelerates around the planet. While putting together a national climate change program...
Originally Published on Psychiatry.org Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life....
Originally Published on Center on Addiction WHAT IS ADDICTION? Addiction is a complex disease, often chronic in nature, which affects the functioning of the brain and body. It also causes serious damage to families, relationships, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods. The most common symptoms of addiction are severe loss of control, continued use despite...
Originally Published on Addiction Hope Recovery is a “Family Process.” Families are an extremely important component of their child’s recovery, therefore, their roles are complex. Learning how to meaningfully participate in recovery and gain acceptance will positively impact how a loved one responds. If you are a parent or caregiver...
Originally published on Very Well Mind Children living in homes where there is parental substance abuse can find life difficult, unpredictable and confusing. Sometimes they even believe the alcohol or drug abuse is their fault. Dealing with the chaos and unpredictability of their home life, children can receive inconsistent messages.
Originally published on Washington Post As the virus that causes covid-19 spreads, health experts have instructed businesses, schools and parents to plan. Plan to stockpile necessary prescriptions. Plan to avoid large gatherings, and plan for extended absences from work or school. None of those plans include me. As the single mother of a young child, my small family is rarely factored...
Originally published on CNN There's no easy time to get sober, but a global pandemic is tougher than most. Back when I was trying and failing to quit, I'd reach for any excuse to bail on my better self. A bad day. A text from my ex, or no text. One day, a snowstorm walloped the city, shuttering my office, and I...

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