Profile of a Drug Overdose Victim
02October

Profile of a Drug Overdose VictimProfile of a Drug Overdose VictimProfile of a Drug Overdose Victim

By Family First Adolescent Services

When you think of a drug overdose victim, chances are you think of someone... When you think of a drug overdoes victim, chances are you think of some inexperienced with drug use who takes more than they can handle or a person who unknowingly...

When you think of a drug overdose victim, chances are you think of someone... When you think of a drug overdoes victim, chances are you think of some inexperienced with drug use who takes more than they can handle or a person who unknowingly takes a purer strain of drug than...

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Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?
01October

Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?Is Addiction Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?

By Family First Adolescent Services

Medicines commonly found in the medicine cabinet pose a risk of addiction for your family As a result of a raging opioid epidemic, many people have become aware of the dangers of prescription painkillers like hydrocodone (Vicodin) and...

Medicines commonly found in the medicine cabinet pose a risk of addiction for your family As a result of a raging opioid epidemic, many people have become aware of the dangers of prescription painkillers like hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin). But there are several...

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Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for opioid use disorder
30September

Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for...Significant barriers for patients seeking...Significant barriers for patients seeking medication for...

By Neal Hoontis

Proven Opioid Treatment Faces Roadblocks Buprenorphine-naloxone (buprenorphine), a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), is difficult to access in states with high rates of death associated with opiates,...

Proven Opioid Treatment Faces Roadblocks Buprenorphine-naloxone (buprenorphine), a highly effective, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), is difficult to access in states with high rates of death associated with opiates, according to new research led by the Harvard...

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Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric drugs
27September

Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric...Harvard history professor traces the rise of...Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric...

By Family First Adolescent Services

An Era Where It Has Never Not Been About Drugs Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science and director of undergraduate studies, Anne Harrington, has watched the field of mental health evolve over decades, and its struggles to reach a...

An Era Where It Has Never Not Been About Drugs Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science and director of undergraduate studies, Anne Harrington, has watched the field of mental health evolve over decades, and its struggles to reach a consensus on basics such as the root...

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Vaping Hospitalizes Teens in Wisconsin
27August

Vaping Hospitalizes Teens in WisconsinVaping Hospitalizes Teens in WisconsinVaping Hospitalizes Teens in Wisconsin

By Family First Adolescent Services

Teen vaping has officially become an epidemic in the United States  On December 18, 2018, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued only his fourth advisory in ten years: "I am officially declaring e-cigarette use [vaping] among youth an...

Teen vaping has officially become an epidemic in the United States  On December 18, 2018, Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued only his fourth advisory in ten years: "I am officially declaring e-cigarette use [vaping] among youth an epidemic in the United States,” Dr....

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Addiction Intervention: A Healing Tool for the Whole Family
14August

Addiction Intervention: A Healing Tool for the Whole FamilyAddiction Intervention: A Healing Tool for...Addiction Intervention: A Healing Tool for the Whole Family

By Ben Cecil

To read the original article on PsychCentral's Addiction Recovery Blog, published on July 3rd, 2019 and written by David Sack, M.D. Individuals struggling with addiction need a great deal of support. The families that struggle alongside...

To read the original article on PsychCentral's Addiction Recovery Blog, published on July 3rd, 2019 and written by David Sack, M.D. Individuals struggling with addiction need a great deal of support. The families that struggle alongside them do as well. They are exposed to...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
16April

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Mike Giresi

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol
16April

Treating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or AlcoholTreating Anxiety Without Drugs or Alcohol

By Family First Adolescent Services

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety...

What Is Anxiety? Anxiety is the body’s physiological and psychological response to stress. The primary function of anxiety is to protect us from potentially dangerous situations by giving clear warning signals. However, when anxiety becomes a part of everyday life it can lead to...

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