Blog / 2018 / September
September 28, 2018
Spice is advertised as a “healthy” marijuana substitute, which is anything but the truth. In fact, the chemicals found in Spice mixes have become a great concern in the medical field.
September 27, 2018
A group of employees from Eli Lilly and Company visited Hope Academy on Thursday, Sept. 27, for a day of service.
September 26, 2018
The vast majority of young people struggling with addiction to opioids are not receiving medications that have been recommended to treat their disease, a new study shows.
September 25, 2018
Read about what recovery looks like for a group of families and their children in a specific support group.
September 24, 2018
An investigative reporter with South Dakota CBS affiliate KELO, who has covered the opioid crisis for years, lost her daughter to the epidemic. She shared her story upon returning to work in the hopes that it might save other lives.
September 21, 2018
After losing her son to opioid addiction, Simone Ochrym started a photo project that includes 15 portraits and narratives of people in recovery from addiction.
September 19, 2018
Nature wields a host of benefits for people of all ages, but during addiction recovery it can be particularly useful because of its ability to bring about a state of peace and mindfulness.
September 18, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are onto the fact that young people are using e-cigarettes to vape cannabis. Now, thanks to a new study, the CDC has a better sense for just how common it is.
September 17, 2018
Anxiety is an uncomfortable, sometimes terrifying emotion, and it's no wonder people try to find ways to minimize, avoid, or shut out those feelings. While alcohol and drugs may lessen anxious feelings in the short term, do they actually make the anxiety worse in the long run?
tags: anxiety
September 14, 2018
Far fewer people in the United States started using heroin last year, but the decline among young new 18- to 25-year-old heroin users was almost imperceptible – and that age group saw a big jump in methamphetamine and marijuana use, the federal government reported.
September 13, 2018
Experts and educators say young people are experimenting with a new and more heady way to consume cannabis - by vaping it.
September 12, 2018
The FDA has declared youth vaping an "epidemic" and said it will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can't prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens.
September 11, 2018
College can be so stressful that many students think about killing themselves, and some even try, a new study suggests.
September 10, 2018
Some colleges are tackling substance abuse head on with collegiate recovery programs and communities.
September 7, 2018
About 20 percent of kids in the U.S. use prescription drugs and many take more than one at a time, putting them at risk of harmful interactions, new research finds.
September 6, 2018
More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless or even beneficial, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it altogether.
September 4, 2018
Research shows that helping others offers a number of important psychological and health benefits.